David Goldstein | 22 Oct 06:19 2015

auDA domain news - 22 October

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US senators lean on ICANN, tell it to quit squirming and open up

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_accountability/>

 

ICANN CEO, internet community heads clash in accountability row

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_accountability/>

 

ICANN boss warns against “content policing” calls

<http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls>

 

U.S. Bypasses ICANN Debates on Domain Privacy with Closed Room Deals at the OECD and TPP

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp>

 

Domain Registrars Have to Ask ICANN's Permission to Comply With Laws Protecting Your Privacy

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy>

 

Voluntary Practices and Rights Protection Mechanisms: Whitewashing Censorship at ICANN

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-icann>

 

au: Death of the dot com

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html>

 

Australia’s Domain Administration (auDA) Proposes To Allow Direct .au Registrations

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-registrations/>

 

Australians prepare for the “Death of the .Com”

<http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/>

 

Should brands get a new gTLD round to themselves? Twitter thinks so

<http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so>

 

Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded startups have invented names—nearly triple that of other high growth companies

<https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names—nearly-triple>

 

Acquisition to "substantially" grow sales

<http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales>

 

Australian domain market up in arms over Netfleet bidding scandal

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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US senators lean on ICANN, tell it to quit squirming and open up

Two leading US senators have warned domain name overseer ICANN to stop resisting accountability changes in return for control over the internet's DNS.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_accountability/>

 

A New Interactive on Global Internet Policy and Governance Challenges

It’s almost cliché to say that the Internet’s transformative power has created challenges for governments on a host of policy issues. Countries disagree over privacy, espionage, cybersecurity, appropriate state behavior in cyberspace, trade, and freedom of expression. Devising solutions to these challenges is complicated by the Internet’s complex and nontraditional governance structure. While this has enabled the Internet to grow with incredible speed, it is struggling to cope as the next billion people come online.

<http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/10/20/a-new-interactive-on-global-internet-policy-and-governance-challenges/>

 

We're Almost There… IANA Stewardship Transition by Kathy Brown

Since Friday, I have been listening to and, yes, talking to many in Dublin who are engaged in the multistakeholder effort to transition the IANA functions. Our goal is an orderly transition that both reaffirms the strength of the global multistakeholder model while protecting and preserving the coordinated, well-functioning administration of the unique identifiers that are the core of the technical genius of the Internet.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151020_were_almost_there_iana_stewardship_transition/>

 

Re-decentralizing and reclaiming the internet #netcom15

On 1 October 2015, the European Green Group, The Commons Network and the Heinrich Böll Foundation arranged a conference about re-decentralizing and reclaiming the internet for all. The conference was called ‘Internet as a Commons: Public Space in the Digital Age’.

<http://piratetimes.net/re-decentralizing-and-reclaiming-the-internet-netcom15/>

 

The African Internet Governance Forum: Continued Discomfort with Multistakeholderism

This September, African civil society, business, and government leaders gathered at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to debate Internet issues at the African Internet Governance Forum. I attended the Forum to interview participants for research I am conducting on the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Data Protection.

<http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2015/10/21/the-african-internet-governance-forum-continued-discomfort-with-multistakeholderism/>

 

ICC BASIS at the UN to highlight the driving role of Digital connectivity to meet the 2030 Agenda

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) spoke at the United Nations General Assembly President’s stakeholder consultation on the review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in New York on 19-22 October to share the priorities for global business in ensuring the Internet and information communication technology (ICT) innovation can deliver on their potential to drive sustainable economic and social growth.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2015/ICC-BASIS-at-the-UN-to-highlight-the-driving-role-of-Digital-connectivity-to-meet-the-2030-Agenda/>

 

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ICANN54

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Irish Communications Minister Expresses Support for Multistakeholder Model, IANA Stewardship Transition [ICANN news release]

Irish Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, expressed Ireland’s support of both the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and the IANA Stewardship Transition today, during the Opening Ceremony of ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, from 18-22 October, has convened members of the global ICANN community to discuss and develop policy related to the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS).

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/19/icann-irish-communications-minister-multistakeholder-model-iana/>

 

ICANN54 Dublin GAC Communiqué

The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN54 in Dublin has issued its Dublin Communiqué. It is available for review at GAC Dublin 54 Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-22-en>

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gac-to-board-21oct15-en.pdf>

 

COUNTDOWN TO ICANN 55: From Dublin to Marrakech by Pierre Dandjinou

We are nearing the end of our 54th Public Meeting, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, and I'm already looking forward to welcoming you in Marrakech, the third largest city in the northwestern African nation of Morocco, for ICANN's 55th Public Meeting, which will take place next March.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann-55-from-dublin-to-marrakech>

 

ICANN CEO, internet community heads clash in accountability row

The CEO of ICANN got his facts wrong during high-level talks on limiting the power of the domain-name overseer, it is claimed.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_accountability/>

 

ICANN 54 comes to Dublin as IEDR calls for greater Irish support

For its 54th meeting, ICAAN has come to Dublin for the first time and, given its role, the IEDR is calling on greater levels of Irish internet management and governance.

<https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/2015/10/19/icann-54-comes-to-dublin-as-iedr-calls-for-greater-irish-support>

 

Minister confirms support for internet governance transfer

Ireland “firmly” backs the planned transition from US government to international oversight of a critical area of global internet management, Minister for Communications Alex White told delegates yesterday at the Dublin meeting of the powerful internet governance group Icann.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/minister-confirms-support-for-internet-governance-transfer-1.2397963>

 

Internet governance body will not police content on the internet

Icann has reiterated that it does not intend to police content on the internet.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/internet-governance-body-will-not-police-content-on-the-internet-1.2399073>

 

Battle lines drawn over content policing, fracture between IP community and registrars intensifies [subscription]

This week at the ICANN meeting in Dublin, one hot button issue has been responsibility for combatting abuse and illegal activity online. The debate has been intense, with ICANN and registrars seeking to avoid a ‘content policing’ role. This week’s discussions have also highlighted a fracture between the IP community and registrar stakeholders.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=bbfe5a17-4a18-4ad0-9498-33c683f462da>

 

Getting a glimpse of the people who run the internet

I definitely have two-, three- and four-letter acronym fatigue. But after several days of following sessions at this week’s meeting of Icann, I have much greater insight into how the internet is run.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/getting-a-glimpse-of-the-people-who-run-the-internet-1.2400563>

 

ICANN boss warns against “content policing” calls

ICANN should resist attempts to turn the organization into a content regulator responsible for fighting piracy, counterfeiting and terrorism.

<http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls>

 

ICANN Accountability Takes Center Stage at Dublin Meeting by J. Scott Evans

With the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin in full swing, the internet stakeholder community should be assessing where the IANA transition and ICANN accountability proposals stand and where they will need to go before a transition occurs. At the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group meeting in Los Angeles last month, the consensus seemed to be all systems are go for launch.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151019_icann_accountability_takes_center_stage_at_dublin_meeting/>

 

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U.S. Bypasses ICANN Debates on Domain Privacy with Closed Room Deals at the OECD and TPP

Today ICANN's GNSO Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group is discussing the comments that EFF and thousands of others made in response to proposals to clamp down on the availability of privacy proxy services by domain registrants. Those plans could have prevented registrants from using such services to shield their personal information from public view—but the news from the Working Group session on that count is relatively good. It seems that the Working Group will accept that privacy services should remain generally available, including by those who use their domain names commercially.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp>

 

Domain Registrars Have to Ask ICANN's Permission to Comply With Laws Protecting Your Privacy

What happens when ICANN's rules that require domain name registrars to publish domain owners' personal data in a public database, conflict with the data protection laws in countries where those registrars operate?

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy>

 

Voluntary Practices and Rights Protection Mechanisms: Whitewashing Censorship at ICANN

Perhaps the toughest challenge facing any putatively multi-stakeholder governance process is its capture by vested interests. ICANN is a textbook illustration of this. Ever since its formation, public interest advocates have been engaged in a struggle to assert their influence within ICANN against an onslaught of intellectual property lobbyists, intent on stacking every committee and process with their own trademark, copyright and patent lawyers.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-icann>

 

Domain privacy will die if #TPP becomes global law

Last summer, thousands of organizations and individuals wrote to ICANN to defend domain-name proxies that keep registrants' personal information private -- a crucial facility used by people in danger of political or personal reprisal, from people fleeing gender violence to dissidents documenting human rights abuses.

<http://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.html>

<https://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.html>

 

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ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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au: Death of the dot com

Is smaller, better? Domain name traders certainly think so and hope Australia's business community agrees.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html>

 

Australia’s Domain Administration (auDA) Proposes To Allow Direct .au Registrations

According to smh.com.au, folowing the led of New Zealand and the Britain,  Australia's regulatory body for domain names, .au Domain Administration (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal that individuals and entities should be allowed to register domain names directly under .au, for example abc.au in addition to .com.au.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-registrations/>

 

Australians prepare for the “Death of the .Com”

Australians are passionate about their nationality; the land of the Oz has its own ccTLD: dot .AU.

<http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/>

 

DNS Belgium to raise cost of .be domain names

The cost of a .be domain name will increase from 2016, reports Datanews. The registrar DNS Belgium announced that the annual price will increase from EUR 3 to EUR 4.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dns-belgium-to-raise-cost-of-be-domain-names--1108445>

 

NiRA seeks support as .ng domain names surpasses 27,000

Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has released its latest statistics in which it recorded 27,454 domain names, inclusive of new registrations and renewals at both second and third levels, from January to September 2015, compared to the renewals in other months of the year except in March 2015.

<http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-seeks-support-as-ng-domain-names-surpasses-27000/>

 

Does something suck about This.Sucks?

A couple weeks ago, a new company popped up on the scene called This.Sucks.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/does-something-suck-about-this-sucks/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Should brands get a new gTLD round to themselves? Twitter thinks so

Twitter wants to get its hands on some new gTLDs but doesn’t want to wait.

<http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so>

 

This week’s new TLDs: .Law, .Abogado

Minds + Machines releases the highly-anticipated .law and .abogado (Spanish for lawyer) domain names today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/this-weeks-new-tlds-law-abogado/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Cybersecurity Firm Says Chinese Hackers Keep Attacking U.S. Companies

It was heralded as the first concrete step taken by the United States and China on the thorny issue of online espionage.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/technology/cybersecurity-firm-says-chinese-hackers-keep-attacking-us-companies.html>

 

China tried to hack U.S. firms even after cyber pact: CrowdStrike

Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/20/us-usa-china-cybersecurity-idUKKCN0SD0AT20151020>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/19/usa-china-cybersecurity-idINKCN0SD0AK20151019>

 

Discovering the Top Young European Master Hackers

This is the day that has been anticipated in the past few weeks and months by the best young cyber talents in Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each country ran a national competition to form a team of its top 10 talents to participate in the final of the first European Cyber Security Challenge, an initiative supported by ENISA, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security. This year, the teams travel to Lucerne, Switzerland to compete against each other in various disciplines related to IT security.

<https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/discovering-the-top-young-european-master-hackers>

 

With goal of universal HTTPS, Let’s Encrypt reaches important milestone

A nonprofit effort aimed at encrypting the entire Web has reached an important milestone: its HTTPS certificates are now trusted by all major browsers.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/10/with-goal-of-universal-https-lets-encrypt-reaches-important-milestone/>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Dozens of Pirate Domains Quietly Added to UK ISP Blocklists

Dozens of new domains have quietly been added to the UK's unofficial 'pirate' block list. In addition to blacklisting several Popcorn Time related URLs, plenty of torrent, streaming and proxy 'unblocker' sites have also been targeted. Several hundred URLs are now blocked by UK ISPs yet public announcements are a rare event.

<https://torrentfreak.com/dozens-of-pirate-domains-quietly-added-to-uk-isp-blocklists-151019/>

 

us: MPAA Asks Government to Facilitate Private Anti-Piracy Deals

The MPAA has asked the U.S. Government for help in its efforts to reach private anti-piracy agreements with search engines, domain name registrars and hosting services. The Hollywood group believes that these three industries have shown "lagging progress" and should do more to deter online copyright infringement.

<https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-asks-government-to-facilitate-private-anti-piracy-deals-151020/>

 

Verizon Wins Cybersquatting Battle Over .Porn Domain

Verizon has taken over control of Verizon.porn from a cybersquatter after a successful UDRP complaint. The domain name could have been blocked through the Trademark Clearinghouse, but Verizon won its bid with registrar ICM Registry to take control of it last week.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/verizon-wins-cybersquatting-battle-over-porn-domain>

 

Verizon wins first .Porn domain name dispute

Verizon has won a cybersquatting dispute with the registrant of Verizon.porn, the first such dispute to be resolved since the .Porn domain name became available in June.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/verizon-wins-first-porn-domain-name-dispute/>

 

Google Opposes Whole-Site Removal of “Pirate” Domains

Google is rejecting calls from copyright holders to remove entire domain names from Google search based on copyright infringements. In a letter to the U.S. Government the company points out that this would prove counterproductive and lead to overbroad censorship.

<https://torrentfreak.com/google-opposes-whole-site-removal-of-pirate-domains-151021/>

 

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REGISTRAR NEWS

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Afilias is Likely “One and Done” with 101Domain Acquisition

Last Friday, domain name registrar 101Domain disclosed that it had been acquired by domain name registry Afilias.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/afilias-is-likely-one-and-done-with-101domain-acquisition/>

 

There Are Now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars

During remarks made at the 54th ICANN Meeting being held in Dublin, Akram Atallah, the President of the Global Domain Domains Division of ICANN stated that there are now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in the world.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/19/there-are-now-2121-icann-accredited-domain-name-registrars/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded startups have invented names—nearly triple that of other high growth companies

Forty-one percent of newer, venture-funded startups have invented names, almost three times the amount of invented names in comparison to other, high growth companies, according to a new study from Clutch, the leading source of ratings and reviews on naming and branding agencies. While some branding experts see invented names as a domain and trademark opportunity, others in Clutch’s study warn against them.

<https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names—nearly-triple>

 

Naming a Business in 2015: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Recent startups have more outlandish name and domain name combinations than ever before. These new businesses tend to reach for more imaginative types of names over the more descriptive names that were previously expected. Curious about naming and domain name trends, we set out to quantify trends of new venture funded startups and to reveal possible reasons for these trends.

<https://clutch.co/agencies/resources/business-naming-domain-trends-2015>

 

Company bringing multi-level marketing to domain names

A California company has filed an intent-to-use trademark application for “RealDomains”, and the description of services is interesting.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/company-bringing-multi-level-marketing-to-domain-names/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Acquisition to "substantially" grow sales

MYSALE Group has acquired OO.com.au, Deals Direct and Top Buy from the Grays E-Commerce Group for $5.2 million.

<http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales>

 

Australian domain market up in arms over Netfleet bidding scandal

The Australian domain community is still reeling from a controversy that emerged in late September. Haven’t heard? Then you’re not an Aussie. But if private bids are shared to attract competing bidders, then that matters everywhere.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/>

 

5 Expired Domain Tips with Jonathan Tenenbaum – DNW Podcast #55

Want to master the expired domain name game? NameJet GM Jonathan Tenenbaum discusses how NameJet acquires expired domain names, and provides 5 tips to crush it with NameJet.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/5-expired-domain-tips-with-jonathan-tenenbaum-dnw-podcast-55/>

 

How an Obsessed Billionaire Finally Bought Gold.co.uk After Seven Years

In September 2015, Rob Halliday-Stein forked out £600k for “gold.co.uk,” making it the most expensive domain name in the UK. But it had taken him a whole seven years to lay claim to the website of his dreams.

<http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-an-obsessed-billionaire-finally-bought-goldcouk-after-seven-years>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide

Apple wants mobile devices to be filled with apps. Google supports a world where people browse the web for most things. Now websites are increasingly caught in the middle of those competing visions.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/19/technology/publishers-straddle-the-apple-google-app-web-divide.html>

 

How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones

An obscure organization that standardizes the way punctuation marks and other text are represented by computer systems has in recent years found itself at the forefront of mobile pop culture, with its power to create new emojis.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/technology/how-emojis-find-their-way-to-phones.html>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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au: Facebook photos could be taken for use in national biometric database – officials

Images harvested from social media sites such as Facebook could be part of the latest counter-terrorism measures, the attorney general’s department has confirmed.

<http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/oct/21/facebook-photos-could-be-taken-for-use-in-national-biometric-database-officials>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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au: Just a third of ISPs' data retention plans have been processed by government [AAP]

The federal government has processed less than a third of data retention plans submitted by internet service providers, while hundreds more have not even put forward proposals, placing them in technical breach of the country’s metadata laws.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/21/just-a-third-of-isps-data-retention-plans-have-been-processed-by-government>

 

au: Bill Shorten unveils Labor’s plans for sharing economy

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has unveiled Labor’s plans to regulate and grow Australia’s sharing economy, including controversial services like Uber.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/bill-shorten-unveils-labors-plans-for-sharing-economy/story-e6frgakx-1227578262146>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US senators lean on ICANN, tell it to quit squirming and open up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_accountability/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO, internet community heads clash in accountability row<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_accountability/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_accountability/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN boss warns against &ldquo;content policing&rdquo; calls<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls"><span>http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. Bypasses ICANN Debates on Domain Privacy with Closed Room Deals at the OECD and TPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Registrars Have to Ask ICANN's Permission to Comply With Laws Protecting Your Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Voluntary Practices and Rights Protection Mechanisms: Whitewashing Censorship at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-icann"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-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: Death of the dot com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s Domain Administration (auDA) Proposes To Allow Direct .au Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-registrations/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-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">Australians prepare for the &ldquo;Death of the .Com&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/"><span>http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should brands get a new gTLD round to themselves? Twitter thinks so<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so"><span>http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded startups have invented names&mdash;nearly triple that of other high growth companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names%E2%80%94nearly-triple"><span>https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names&mdash;nearly-triple</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Acquisition to "substantially" grow sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales"><span>http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain market up in arms over Netfleet bidding scandal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US senators lean on ICANN, tell it to quit squirming and open up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two leading US senators have warned domain name overseer ICANN to stop resisting accountability changes in return for control over the internet's DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_accountability/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/19/congress_tells_icann_quit_escaping_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">A New Interactive on Global Internet Policy and Governance Challenges<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s almost clich&eacute; to say that the Internet&rsquo;s transformative power has created challenges for governments on a host of policy issues. Countries disagree over privacy, espionage, cybersecurity, appropriate state behavior in cyberspace, trade, and freedom of expression. Devising solutions to these challenges is complicated by the Internet&rsquo;s complex and nontraditional governance structure. While this has enabled the Internet to grow with incredible speed, it is struggling to cope as the next billion people come online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/10/20/a-new-interactive-on-global-internet-policy-and-governance-challenges/"><span>http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/10/20/a-new-interactive-on-global-internet-policy-and-governance-challenges/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We're Almost There&hellip; IANA Stewardship Transition by Kathy Brown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since Friday, I have been listening to and, yes, talking to many in Dublin who are engaged in the multistakeholder effort to transition the IANA functions. Our goal is an orderly transition that both reaffirms the strength of the global multistakeholder model while protecting and preserving the coordinated, well-functioning administration of the unique identifiers that are the core of the technical genius of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151020_were_almost_there_iana_stewardship_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151020_were_almost_there_iana_stewardship_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">Re-decentralizing and reclaiming the internet #netcom15<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 1 October 2015, the European Green Group, The Commons Network and the Heinrich B&ouml;ll Foundation arranged a conference about re-decentralizing and reclaiming the internet for all. The conference was called &lsquo;Internet as a Commons: Public Space in the Digital Age&rsquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://piratetimes.net/re-decentralizing-and-reclaiming-the-internet-netcom15/"><span>http://piratetimes.net/re-decentralizing-and-reclaiming-the-internet-netcom15/</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 African Internet Governance Forum: Continued Discomfort with Multistakeholderism<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This September, African civil society, business, and government leaders gathered at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa to debate Internet issues at the African Internet Governance Forum. I attended the Forum to interview participants for research I am conducting on the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Data Protection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2015/10/21/the-african-internet-governance-forum-continued-discomfort-with-multistakeholderism/"><span>http://blogs.cfr.org/campbell/2015/10/21/the-african-internet-governance-forum-continued-discomfort-with-multistakeholderism/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICC BASIS at the UN to highlight the driving role of Digital connectivity to meet the 2030 Agenda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) spoke at the United Nations General Assembly President&rsquo;s stakeholder consultation on the review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in New York on 19-22 October to share the priorities for global business in ensuring the Internet and information communication technology (ICT) innovation can deliver on their potential to drive sustainable economic and social growth.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2015/ICC-BASIS-at-the-UN-to-highlight-the-driving-role-of-Digital-connectivity-to-meet-the-2030-Agenda/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2015/ICC-BASIS-at-the-UN-to-highlight-the-driving-role-of-Digital-connectivity-to-meet-the-2030-Agenda/</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">ICANN54<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish Communications Minister Expresses Support for Multistakeholder Model, IANA Stewardship Transition [ICANN news release]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Irish Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, expressed Ireland&rsquo;s support of both the multistakeholder model of Internet governance and the IANA Stewardship Transition today, during the Opening Ceremony of ICANN&rsquo;s 54th Public Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, from 18-22 October, has convened members of the global ICANN community to discuss and develop policy related to the Internet&rsquo;s Domain Name System (DNS).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/19/icann-irish-communications-minister-multistakeholder-model-iana/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/19/icann-irish-communications-minister-multistakeholder-model-iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN54 Dublin GAC Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Governmental Advisory Committee meeting at ICANN54 in Dublin has issued its Dublin Communiqu&eacute;. It is available for review at GAC Dublin 54 Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-22-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-22-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gac-to-board-21oct15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gac-to-board-21oct15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">COUNTDOWN TO ICANN 55: From Dublin to Marrakech by Pierre Dandjinou<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are nearing the end of our 54th Public Meeting, taking place in Dublin, Ireland, and I'm already looking forward to welcoming you in Marrakech, the third largest city in the northwestern African nation of Morocco, for ICANN's 55th Public Meeting, which will take place next March.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann-55-from-dublin-to-marrakech"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann-55-from-dublin-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">ICANN CEO, internet community heads clash in accountability row<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CEO of ICANN got his facts wrong during high-level talks on limiting the power of the domain-name overseer, it is claimed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_accountability/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/21/icann_ceo_governments_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 54 comes to Dublin as IEDR calls for greater Irish support<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For its 54th meeting, ICAAN has come to Dublin for the first time and, given its role, the IEDR is calling on greater levels of Irish internet management and governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/2015/10/19/icann-54-comes-to-dublin-as-iedr-calls-for-greater-irish-support"><span>https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/2015/10/19/icann-54-comes-to-dublin-as-iedr-calls-for-greater-irish-support</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minister confirms support for internet governance transfer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ireland &ldquo;firmly&rdquo; backs the planned transition from US government to international oversight of a critical area of global internet management, Minister for Communications Alex White told delegates yesterday at the Dublin meeting of the powerful internet governance group Icann.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/minister-confirms-support-for-internet-governance-transfer-1.2397963"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/minister-confirms-support-for-internet-governance-transfer-1.2397963</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 body will not police content on the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Icann has reiterated that it does not intend to police content on the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/internet-governance-body-will-not-police-content-on-the-internet-1.2399073"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/internet-governance-body-will-not-police-content-on-the-internet-1.2399073</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 lines drawn over content policing, fracture between IP community and registrars intensifies [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week at the ICANN meeting in Dublin, one hot button issue has been responsibility for combatting abuse and illegal activity online. The debate has been intense, with ICANN and registrars seeking to avoid a &lsquo;content policing&rsquo; role. This week&rsquo;s discussions have also highlighted a fracture between the IP community and registrar stakeholders.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=bbfe5a17-4a18-4ad0-9498-33c683f462da"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=bbfe5a17-4a18-4ad0-9498-33c683f462da</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Getting a glimpse of the people who run the internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I definitely have two-, three- and four-letter acronym fatigue. But after several days of following sessions at this week&rsquo;s meeting of Icann, I have much greater insight into how the internet is run.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/getting-a-glimpse-of-the-people-who-run-the-internet-1.2400563"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/getting-a-glimpse-of-the-people-who-run-the-internet-1.2400563</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 boss warns against &ldquo;content policing&rdquo; calls<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN should resist attempts to turn the organization into a content regulator responsible for fighting piracy, counterfeiting and terrorism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls"><span>http://domainincite.com/19485-icann-boss-warns-against-content-policing-calls</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 Accountability Takes Center Stage at Dublin Meeting by J. Scott Evans<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the ICANN 54 meeting in Dublin in full swing, the internet stakeholder community should be assessing where the IANA transition and ICANN accountability proposals stand and where they will need to go before a transition occurs. At the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group meeting in Los Angeles last month, the consensus seemed to be all systems are go for launch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151019_icann_accountability_takes_center_stage_at_dublin_meeting/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151019_icann_accountability_takes_center_stage_at_dublin_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">ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. Bypasses ICANN Debates on Domain Privacy with Closed Room Deals at the OECD and TPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today ICANN's GNSO Privacy &amp; Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Working Group is discussing the comments that EFF and thousands of others made in response to proposals to clamp down on the availability of privacy proxy services by domain registrants. Those plans could have prevented registrants from using such services to shield their personal information from public view&mdash;but the news from the Working Group session on that count is relatively good. It seems that the Working Group will accept that privacy services should remain generally available, including by those who use their domain names commercially.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/us-bypasses-icann-debates-domain-privacy-closed-room-deals-oecd-and-tpp</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">Domain Registrars Have to Ask ICANN's Permission to Comply With Laws Protecting Your Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What happens when ICANN's rules that require domain name registrars to publish domain owners' personal data in a public database, conflict with the data protection laws in countries where those registrars operate?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/domain-registrars-have-ask-icanns-permission-comply-laws-protecting-your-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Voluntary Practices and Rights Protection Mechanisms: Whitewashing Censorship at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Perhaps the toughest challenge facing any putatively multi-stakeholder governance process is its capture by vested interests. ICANN is a textbook illustration of this. Ever since its formation, public interest advocates have been engaged in a struggle to assert their influence within ICANN against an onslaught of intellectual property lobbyists, intent on stacking every committee and process with their own trademark, copyright and patent lawyers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-icann"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/voluntary-practices-and-rights-protection-mechanisms-whitewashing-censorship-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">Domain privacy will die if #TPP becomes global law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last summer, thousands of organizations and individuals wrote to ICANN to defend domain-name proxies that keep registrants' personal information private -- a crucial facility used by people in danger of political or personal reprisal, from people fleeing gender violence to dissidents documenting human rights abuses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.html"><span>http://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.html"><span>https://boingboing.net/2015/10/21/tpp-means-no-more-domain-priva.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">ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Death of the dot com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is smaller, better? Domain name traders certainly think so and hope Australia's business community agrees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/death-of-the-dot-com-20151008-gk48eb.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s Domain Administration (auDA) Proposes To Allow Direct .au Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to smh.com.au, folowing the led of New Zealand and the Britain,&nbsp; Australia's regulatory body for domain names, .au Domain Administration (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal that individuals and entities should be allowed to register domain names directly under .au, for example abc.au in addition to .com.au.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-registrations/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/21/australias-domain-administration-auda-proposes-to-allow-direct-au-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">Australians prepare for the &ldquo;Death of the .Com&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australians are passionate about their nationality; the land of the Oz has its own ccTLD: dot .AU.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/"><span>http://domaingang.com/domain-news/australians-prepare-for-the-death-of-the-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNS Belgium to raise cost of .be domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The cost of a .be domain name will increase from 2016, reports Datanews. The registrar DNS Belgium announced that the annual price will increase from EUR 3 to EUR 4.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dns-belgium-to-raise-cost-of-be-domain-names--1108445"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dns-belgium-to-raise-cost-of-be-domain-names--1108445</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NiRA seeks support as .ng domain names surpasses 27,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has released its latest statistics in which it recorded 27,454 domain names, inclusive of new registrations and renewals at both second and third levels, from January to September 2015, compared to the renewals in other months of the year except in March 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-seeks-support-as-ng-domain-names-surpasses-27000/"><span>http://dailytimes.com.ng/nira-seeks-support-as-ng-domain-names-surpasses-27000/</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 something suck about This.Sucks?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A couple weeks ago, a new company popped up on the scene called This.Sucks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/does-something-suck-about-this-sucks/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/does-something-suck-about-this-sucks/</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">Should brands get a new gTLD round to themselves? Twitter thinks so<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twitter wants to get its hands on some new gTLDs but doesn&rsquo;t want to wait.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so"><span>http://domainincite.com/19491-should-brands-get-a-new-gtld-round-to-themselves-twitter-thinks-so</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s new TLDs: .Law, .Abogado<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines releases the highly-anticipated .law and .abogado (Spanish for lawyer) domain names today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/this-weeks-new-tlds-law-abogado/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/this-weeks-new-tlds-law-abogado/</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">DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity Firm Says Chinese Hackers Keep Attacking U.S. Companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It was heralded as the first concrete step taken by the United States and China on the thorny issue of online espionage.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/technology/cybersecurity-firm-says-chinese-hackers-keep-attacking-us-companies.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/technology/cybersecurity-firm-says-chinese-hackers-keep-attacking-us-companies.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">China tried to hack U.S. firms even after cyber pact: CrowdStrike<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers associated with the Chinese government have tried to penetrate at least seven U.S. companies in the three weeks since Washington and Beijing agreed not to spy on each other for commercial reasons, according to a prominent U.S. security firm.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/20/us-usa-china-cybersecurity-idUKKCN0SD0AT20151020"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/20/us-usa-china-cybersecurity-idUKKCN0SD0AT20151020</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/19/usa-china-cybersecurity-idINKCN0SD0AK20151019"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/19/usa-china-cybersecurity-idINKCN0SD0AK20151019</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Discovering the Top Young European Master Hackers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the day that has been anticipated in the past few weeks and months by the best young cyber talents in Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each country ran a national competition to form a team of its top 10 talents to participate in the final of the first European Cyber Security Challenge, an initiative supported by ENISA, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security. This year, the teams travel to Lucerne, Switzerland to compete against each other in various disciplines related to IT security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/discovering-the-top-young-european-master-hackers"><span>https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/discovering-the-top-young-european-master-hackers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With goal of universal HTTPS, Let&rsquo;s Encrypt reaches important milestone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A nonprofit effort aimed at encrypting the entire Web has reached an important milestone: its HTTPS certificates are now trusted by all major browsers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/10/with-goal-of-universal-https-lets-encrypt-reaches-important-milestone/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/10/with-goal-of-universal-https-lets-encrypt-reaches-important-milestone/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dozens of Pirate Domains Quietly Added to UK ISP Blocklists<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dozens of new domains have quietly been added to the UK's unofficial 'pirate' block list. In addition to blacklisting several Popcorn Time related URLs, plenty of torrent, streaming and proxy 'unblocker' sites have also been targeted. Several hundred URLs are now blocked by UK ISPs yet public announcements are a rare event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/dozens-of-pirate-domains-quietly-added-to-uk-isp-blocklists-151019/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/dozens-of-pirate-domains-quietly-added-to-uk-isp-blocklists-151019/</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: MPAA Asks Government to Facilitate Private Anti-Piracy Deals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The MPAA has asked the U.S. Government for help in its efforts to reach private anti-piracy agreements with search engines, domain name registrars and hosting services. The Hollywood group believes that these three industries have shown "lagging progress" and should do more to deter online copyright infringement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-asks-government-to-facilitate-private-anti-piracy-deals-151020/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-asks-government-to-facilitate-private-anti-piracy-deals-151020/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verizon Wins Cybersquatting Battle Over .Porn Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verizon has taken over control of Verizon.porn from a cybersquatter after a successful UDRP complaint. The domain name could have been blocked through the Trademark Clearinghouse, but Verizon won its bid with registrar ICM Registry to take control of it last week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/verizon-wins-cybersquatting-battle-over-porn-domain"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/verizon-wins-cybersquatting-battle-over-porn-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">Verizon wins first .Porn domain name dispute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verizon has won a cybersquatting dispute with the registrant of Verizon.porn, the first such dispute to be resolved since the .Porn domain name became available in June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/verizon-wins-first-porn-domain-name-dispute/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/verizon-wins-first-porn-domain-name-dispute/</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 Opposes Whole-Site Removal of &ldquo;Pirate&rdquo; Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is rejecting calls from copyright holders to remove entire domain names from Google search based on copyright infringements. In a letter to the U.S. Government the company points out that this would prove counterproductive and lead to overbroad censorship.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/google-opposes-whole-site-removal-of-pirate-domains-151021/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/google-opposes-whole-site-removal-of-pirate-domains-151021/</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">REGISTRAR NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias is Likely &ldquo;One and Done&rdquo; with 101Domain Acquisition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last Friday, domain name registrar 101Domain disclosed that it had been acquired by domain name registry Afilias.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/afilias-is-likely-one-and-done-with-101domain-acquisition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/20/afilias-is-likely-one-and-done-with-101domain-acquisition/</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">There Are Now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">During remarks made at the 54th ICANN Meeting being held in Dublin, Akram Atallah, the President of the Global Domain Domains Division of ICANN stated that there are now 2,121 ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrars in the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/19/there-are-now-2121-icann-accredited-domain-name-registrars/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/19/there-are-now-2121-icann-accredited-domain-name-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded startups have invented names&mdash;nearly triple that of other high growth companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Forty-one percent of newer, venture-funded startups have invented names, almost three times the amount of invented names in comparison to other, high growth companies, according to a new study from Clutch, the leading source of ratings and reviews on naming and branding agencies. While some branding experts see invented names as a domain and trademark opportunity, others in Clutch&rsquo;s study warn against them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names%E2%80%94nearly-triple"><span>https://clutch.co/press-releases/study-shows-41-percent-venture-funded-startups-have-invented-names&mdash;nearly-triple</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Naming a Business in 2015: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recent startups have more outlandish name and domain name combinations than ever before. These new businesses tend to reach for more imaginative types of names over the more descriptive names that were previously expected. Curious about naming and domain name trends, we set out to quantify trends of new venture funded startups and to reveal possible reasons for these trends.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://clutch.co/agencies/resources/business-naming-domain-trends-2015"><span>https://clutch.co/agencies/resources/business-naming-domain-trends-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Company bringing multi-level marketing to domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A California company has filed an intent-to-use trademark application for &ldquo;RealDomains&rdquo;, and the description of services is interesting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/company-bringing-multi-level-marketing-to-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/21/company-bringing-multi-level-marketing-to-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Acquisition to "substantially" grow sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MYSALE Group has acquired OO.com.au, Deals Direct and Top Buy from the Grays E-Commerce Group for $5.2 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales"><span>http://www.ragtrader.com.au/news/acquisition-to-substantially-grow-sales</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian domain market up in arms over Netfleet bidding scandal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian domain community is still reeling from a controversy that emerged in late September. Haven&rsquo;t heard? Then you&rsquo;re not an Aussie. But if private bids are shared to attract competing bidders, then that matters everywhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/australian-domain-market-up-in-arms-over-netfleet-bidding-scandal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">5 Expired Domain Tips with Jonathan Tenenbaum &ndash; DNW Podcast #55<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to master the expired domain name game? NameJet GM Jonathan Tenenbaum discusses how NameJet acquires expired domain names, and provides 5 tips to crush it with NameJet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/5-expired-domain-tips-with-jonathan-tenenbaum-dnw-podcast-55/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/19/5-expired-domain-tips-with-jonathan-tenenbaum-dnw-podcast-55/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How an Obsessed Billionaire Finally Bought Gold.co.uk After Seven Years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In September 2015, Rob Halliday-Stein forked out &pound;600k for &ldquo;gold.co.uk,&rdquo; making it the most expensive domain name in the UK. But it had taken him a whole seven years to lay claim to the website of his dreams.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-an-obsessed-billionaire-finally-bought-goldcouk-after-seven-years"><span>http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-an-obsessed-billionaire-finally-bought-goldcouk-after-seven-years</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Publishers Straddle the Apple-Google, App-Web Divide<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple wants mobile devices to be filled with apps. Google supports a world where people browse the web for most things. Now websites are increasingly caught in the middle of those competing visions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/19/technology/publishers-straddle-the-apple-google-app-web-divide.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/19/technology/publishers-straddle-the-apple-google-app-web-divide.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How Emojis Find Their Way to Phones<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An obscure organization that standardizes the way punctuation marks and other text are represented by computer systems has in recent years found itself at the forefront of mobile pop culture, with its power to create new emojis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/technology/how-emojis-find-their-way-to-phones.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/technology/how-emojis-find-their-way-to-phones.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Facebook photos could be taken for use in national biometric database &ndash; officials<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Images harvested from social media sites such as Facebook could be part of the latest counter-terrorism measures, the attorney general&rsquo;s department has confirmed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/oct/21/facebook-photos-could-be-taken-for-use-in-national-biometric-database-officials"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/oct/21/facebook-photos-could-be-taken-for-use-in-national-biometric-database-officials</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Just a third of ISPs' data retention plans have been processed by government [AAP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The federal government has processed less than a third of data retention plans submitted by internet service providers, while hundreds more have not even put forward proposals, placing them in technical breach of the country&rsquo;s metadata laws.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/21/just-a-third-of-isps-data-retention-plans-have-been-processed-by-government"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/21/just-a-third-of-isps-data-retention-plans-have-been-processed-by-government</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: Bill Shorten unveils Labor&rsquo;s plans for sharing economy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Opposition leader Bill Shorten has unveiled Labor&rsquo;s plans to regulate and grow Australia&rsquo;s sharing economy, including controversial services like Uber.<p></p></span></p>
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auDA domain news - 12 October

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Now even EUROPE is slapping down ICANN in internet power struggle

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/>

 

ICANN: Just give us the keys to the internet – or the web will disintegrate

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_iana_transition/>

 

ICANN Announces New Registry Termination Webpage

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en>

 

The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared ... Top-Down Control of the Internet

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared>

 

Vox Pop denies links to free .sucks company

<http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company>

 

Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/>

 

au: Ted Baillieu's private website now flogs hen's nights and weekends in Werribee

<http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/>

 

au: How to make money from domain names

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Domain bill author pushes back against critics of transition

The lawmaker behind a bill giving Congress oversight of the transition shifting control of the Internet domain name system away from the U.S. said Wednesday he disagrees with critics who question whether the transition is entirely legal.

<http://thehill.com/policy/technology/256347-author-of-domain-bill-pushes-back-against-critics-of-transition>

 

ICANN Accountability - the chronology and Dublin thoughts by Jordan Carter

This post shares a referenced chronology of recent accountability-related milestones in the ICANN environment, and offers some thoughts about the stakes at ICANN's Dublin meeting next week.

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-chronology-and-dublin-thoughts>

 

Now even EUROPE is slapping down ICANN in internet power struggle

European governments and internet registries have sent a stinging message to the board of domain name overseer ICANN warning it to stop trying to avoid limits on its absolute authority.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/>

 

ICANN: Just give us the keys to the internet – or the web will disintegrate

ICANN has embarked on a campaign of fear and fuzzy logic in its latest bid to seize control of the internet from the US government without agreeing to limits on its power.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_iana_transition/>

 

Controlling Internet Infrastructure: The 'IANA Transition' and ICANN Accountability, Part II by David G. Post & Danielle Kehl

Abstract: In Part 1 of this series on Controlling Internet Infrastructure, we described the “IANA transition,” the U.S. government’s plan to relinquish its special oversight role in connection with ICANN by terminating the contract pursuant to which ICANN has been managing the Internet’s “domain name system” since 1999.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2671343>

 

Joint statement from CENTR and the European Commission’s HLIG on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability improvement processes

This statement was agreed upon following a joint meeting between the European Commission’s High Level Group on Internet Governance (HLIG) and CENTR on the IANA stewardship transition and ICANN accountability improvement processes, which was held in Brussels on 8 October 2015.

<https://centr.org/news/10-08-2015/4440/CENTR-HLIG_Joint_Statement_IST-Accountability>

 

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ICANN

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ICANN Announces New Registry Termination Webpage

ICANN today launched a new gTLD Registry Agreement Termination Information Page on icann.org. This webpage will be the source of all current information related to any requests for termination of a gTLD Registry Agreement.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en>

 

Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs

Purpose: The Preliminary Issue Report is published for public comment to obtain community input on the issue of launching a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-prelim-issue-2015-10-09-en>

 

ICANN Kicks Off With First DNS-Entrepreneurship Center Roadshow This Month

ICANN is pleased to announce the commencement of its DNS Roadshow, a series of workshops aimed to advance the DNS-Entrepreneurship Center's (DNS-EC) objectives, now in its second year of operations.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-06-en>

 

Vocus Communications Contributes to Responsive and Resilient Internet with L-Root Instance in Australia

The L-Root instance in Australia has been successfully installed in Sydney, increasing the DNS's overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as DoS attacks.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2-2015-10-07-en>

 

ICANN Reinforces Globalization Commitment in Asia Pacific

ICANN announced today that it has moved its APAC hub to a new office, located in the South Beach Tower in the Esplanade area. The move is in line with ICANN's expanded presence in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-07-en>

 

ICANN 54: Dublin – Global Domains Division (GDD) Session Highlights by Akram Atallah

In less than two weeks we'll be meeting in Dublin for ICANN 54, during which the Global Domains Division will have its strongest showing yet! We will conduct over 20 sessions on a variety of topics, with the GDD Update and New gTLD Program Reviews at the forefront of discussion along with related topics such as Universal Acceptance.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-54-dublin-global-domains-division-gdd-session-highlights>

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct15-en>

 

Call for Participation: Workshop on Internationalized Domains Names (IDNs) in Africa

ICANN will be hosting a workshop on Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) from 26-27 November 2015 in Point- Noire, Congo, prior to the AFRINIC-23 meeting.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-08-en>

 

Updated PDT Specifications: Whois Test Changes

ICANN has updated the PDT test specifications and supporting resources for Whois testing. The changes update the Whois tests to incorporate requirements described in the Additional Whois Information Policy (AWIP) and the Whois Advisory, published on 27 April 2015. A Whois self-test tool is in development and will be made available in December 2015.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08oct15-en>

 

8 October 2015 – Additional CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 1 application, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe>

 

Letter from Alison Wenham, Chairman and Chief Executive | Worldwide Independent Network, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/wenham-to-icann-06oct15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Benoît Machuel, General Secretary | International Federation of Musicians, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/machuel-to-icann-05oct15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Cherine Chalaby, Chair, Board New gTLD Program Committee, to Jonathan Robinson

Proposal from Ron Andruff to Establish a PICS Review Committee

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chalaby-to-robinson-greenberg-30sep15-en.pdf>

 

The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared ... Top-Down Control of the Internet

Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations. ... ICANN, the global domain name authority, provoked a furore earlier this year over proposals that could limit the ability for owners of domain names to shield their personal information from copyright and trademark trolls, identity thieves, scammers and harassers. The TPP has just ridden roughshod over that entire debate (at least for ccTLDs such as .us, .au and .jp), by cementing in place rules (QQ.C.12) that countries must provide “online public access to a reliable and accurate database of contact information concerning domain-name registrants.”

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared>

 

An alternative to CCWG Overreach

ICANN is in the midst (I wouldn't yet say the middle) of its transition from oversight by the US Department of Commerce to oversight by something else. A Cross Community Working Group on Accountability delivered a long report in August that proposes a new oversight structure for ICANN. But it has the practical problem that the ICANN board really, really hates it. Having looked at it, I can't entirely blame them.

<http://jl.ly/ICANN/blobplus.html>

 

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ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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at/ch/de: SWITCH wins Security Award for .ch registry

SWITCH and its counterparts in Austria (nic.at) and Germany (denic) have been rewarded for their joint efforts to protect the Domain Name System. They have won the Security Award from CENTR.

<http://www.switch.ch/news/centr-security-award/>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/12/switch-security-award/>

 

CNNIC releases "Report on Operation Status and Analysis of Domain Name's Root Service System "

National Engineering Laboratory for Internet Domain Name Management Technology released the "Report on Operation Status and Analysis of Domain Name's Root Service System" (hereinafter referred to as "the Report") a few days ago to monitor and analyze the services provided by the only 13 root domain name servers in the world.

<http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201510/t20151010_52895.htm>

 

IE Domain Registry recognised by international body for e-commerce fund, OPTIMISE

IEDR (IE Domain Registry), the independent company that manages and registers the .ie internet domain, has been nominated for a prestigious international award for its OPTIMISE Fund, which was established in 2011 to promote e-commerce and web development amongst Irish SMEs.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2015/10/ie-domain-registry-recognised-by-international-body-for-e-commerce-fund-optimise/>

 

Start-ups: the engine of the .nl domain

Lots of Dutch people dream of having their own business. Admittedly, dreaming is often as far as it goes, but the zest for enterprise is unmistakable. Nowhere more so than in the .nl domain, where business aspirations are now the main reason why newcomers register domain names. What is the significance of on-line start-ups for .nl and what does it say about the way Dutch people use the internet?

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/start-ups-the-engine-of-the-nl-domain>

 

.NYC Gets Around 650 Domain Registrations Out Of 16k+ On The ICANN Collision List

.NYC celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday by releasing over 16,000 domain names which were previously unavailable due to being placed on the ICANN collision list. We ran the list through a whois program earlier today and according to the results somewhere around 650 of these domain names got registered.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/nyc-gets-around-650-domain-registrations-out-of-16k-on-the-icann-collision-list/>

 

rs: Marking European Cyber Security Month in October

During October, the Serbian National Internet Domain Name Registry Foundation (RNIDS) is organising a series of talks and a panel debate as part of European Cyber Security Month, initiated by ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.

<https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/marking-european-cyber-security-month-in-october>

 

ru: Coordination Center CEO is relieved of his appointment

The General Meeting of Founders of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ made a decision to terminate CEO Andrei Kolesnikov's discretion. A new Coordination Center CEO will be appointed by the General Meeting of Founders at the nearest meeting according to the Charter.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=7272>

 

Company to offer .sucks domains at .com prices

A new company says it is going to sell .sucks domain names, which usually retail for around $250, for as little as $12 a year.

<http://domainincite.com/19393-company-to-offer-sucks-domains-at-com-prices>

 

Vox Pop denies links to free .sucks company

Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has told DI that it is not involved with This.sucks, the company offering free .sucks domains, after evidence to the contrary was discovered.

<http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company>

 

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How are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report

<https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Oct15 EN.pdf>

 

Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay

This time last year, the applicants for the TLD .gay were stunned to find that their application to be recognized as a "community" was rejected because they weren't gay enough.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/>

 

.gay flunks community review for second time

dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time.

<http://domainincite.com/19399-gay-flunks-community-review-for-second-time>

 

Application for .gay web domain turned down

ICANN rejects application from dotgay LLC for the TLD, saying the community the group claims to represent is too large

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11925067/Application-for-.gay-web-ending-turned-down.html>

 

Application for dot gay domain turned down

ICANN has turned down an application to register the dot gay web domain.

<http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/world/application-for-dot-gay-domain-turned-down-19245.html>

 

Community bid for ‘.gay’ web domains rejected again

A group representing the LGBT community has had its bid to control ‘.gay’ domains rejected by internet watchdog ICANN.

<http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/11/community-bid-for-gay-web-domains-rejected-again/>

 

First dot-brand gTLD calls it quits

The South Korean industrial conglomerate Doosan has decided to formally abandon its new dot-brand gTLD, the first to do so.

<http://domainincite.com/19410-first-dot-brand-gtld-calls-it-quits>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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nl: How secure is your webshop?

Naturally, you are proud of your business and you want to show it off. At street level and on line. But what if your webshop is hacked and information about your customers leaked? Responsibility for cyber security isn't limited to your hosting service provider or IT technician. It is shared by everyone within your business. It's very important, therefore, to know how to defend yourself against cybercriminals and to strengthen your negotiating position with suppliers.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/how-secure-is-your-webshop>

 

How to Take Control of Your Online Identity & Build Your Professional Brand

Seventy-three percent of recruiters plan to invest more in social recruiting. If a hiring manager looked you up online, what would he or she find? You can give yourself that extra edge and stand out from the crowd by taking control of your digital footprint. And, the easiest way to do that? Register a domain name and secure your professional space online to show who you are and what you can offer. In fact, 56 percent of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s personal website than any other personal branding tool.

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

 

Verisign Champions Cybersecurity Awareness in October

Cybersecurity is no longer a concern for just IT and security professionals. Recent breaches at organizations like Sony, Target, JP Morgan Chase, and numerous U.S. government entities have brought the issue of cyber-attacks very close to home. If you bank online, use your debit card at a local store or engage in any activity that relies on an Internet-connected system, you are at risk.

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

 

OECD: CEOs and governments should treat digital security as an economic risk

A global, interconnected, open and dynamic digital environment brings considerable business and economic opportunities - and holds even more promise as the Internet of Things and Big Data become pervasive. But countries and businesses are increasingly exposed to digital security threats that are growing in both number and sophistication.

<http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/Digital-Security-Risk-Management.htm>

 

Learn to think like an attacker to stay safe online

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month. You’ll be seeing a lot of encouraging words to “be aware” of cybersecurity. But how the heck are we supposed to do that? Cybersecurity done well is ideally something people don’t have to think about! However, a big part of cybersecurity awareness involves being able to estimate and plan accordingly for common threats. In the technical community, we call this threat modeling.

<https://cdt.org/blog/learn-to-think-like-an-attacker-to-stay-safe-online/>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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UDRP panel makes finding of reverse domain name hijacking, even if respondent did not request it [registration]

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name and went on to make a finding of reverse domain name hijacking, even though the respondent did not specifically ask for such relief.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=8d9976cc-9ae0-4bca-b8e6-9b94f990446b>

 

LVMH’s URS claim falls short at NAF

LVMH has failed to suspend a website that it claimed was registered with bad-faith intent under the Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/lvmh-s-urs-claim-falls-short-at-naf-4512>

 

Netflix fails to transfer domain despite bad-faith use

Netflix has failed to transfer a domain name despite a finding that it is being used in bad faith.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/netflix-fails-to-transfer-domain-despite-bad-faith-use-4507>

 

Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited v. Russell Ekas - Case No. DAU2015-0028

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited of Shirebrook, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by Griffith Hack, Australia. The Respondent is Russell Ekas of Neutral Bay, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <sportsdirectaustralia.com.au> is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0028>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Google Domains Offers Custom Email Addresses, Integrates Apps for Work

Google has expanded its Domains offering with custom email addresses and over 90 new domain extensions, the company announced this week in a blog post. The service expansion also includes domain ownership transferring and a new integration of Google Apps for Work.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-domains-offers-custom-email-addresses-integrates-apps-for-work>

 

Amazon Registry Appears To Be Off To A Rough Start

We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Amazon launching Amazonregistry.com as a domain name registrar for at least the new gTLD's At the time the site resolved but was not taking any registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/amazon-registry-appears-to-be-off-to-a-rough-start/>

 

Google as a Domain Name Registrar: A Heavyweight Makes its Mark

The introduction of new domain name extensions—or, as we call them, “not-coms”—is proving to be the largest ever expansion of Internet namespace, with now more than 8 million registrations in these fresh, new options. It’s a seismic shift in the online world.

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/google-as-a-domain-name-registrar-a-heavyweight-makes-its-mark>

 

RIPE: General Meeting November 2015 - Registration Open

The RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) will take place from 18-20 November 2015 in the JW Marriott Hotel in Bucharest, Romania, adjacent to the RIPE 71 Meeting.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/general-meeting-november-2015-registration-open>

 

A Frank Schilling company owns more than 5% of Rightside

Some people say the domain name business is an incestuous industry. They might be right.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/08/a-frank-schilling-company-owns-more-than-5-of-rightside/>

 

au: Ted Baillieu's private website now flogs hen's nights and weekends in Werribee

Sometimes, you just can't take a trick. So it seems with former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu (right) and the internet. Freed from the daily grind of politics since last November, Baillieu decided to revamp his personal website a few months back, focusing on life after Spring Street. The result is far from what he had in mind: tedbaillieu.com.au has gone from showcasing speeches and photographs from his political career to flogging weekend getaways to Werribee and deals on "sexy" hens night packages.

<http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/>

 

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WEBHOSTING

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eu: “Existing Contradictions Should Be Resolved”

The European data center norm EN 50600 creates standards for the building and operation of data centers. What lies behind this attempt at standardization and what the consequences of non-conformity will be are explained in interview by Marc Wilkens. The Leader of the eco Competence Group Data Center Efficiency is himself in the Standardization Committee.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/existing-contradictions-should-be-resolved.html>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2015

For the second month in a row, GoDaddy had the most reliable hosting company website. Throughout September, it was the only company to respond to all of Netcraft's requests, with an average connection time of only 8 milliseconds. This is the fifth time this year that GoDaddy has been in the top ten.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/10/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2015.html>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Adopting.com

There are a finite supply of quality domain names in every vertical. The adoption space was no different. In my opinion there are a few domains that are on par with “Adopting”. It’s important to point out there are two primary consumers of the term adopting. There are those as it relates to both the adopting of people and pets.

<http://domainsaleguide.com/adopting-com/>

 

.CLUB September Registry Reserved Premium Name & SnapNames Sales Report

September was a busy month of travel for the .CLUB team, starting and ending the month with events focused on the Domain Investor community, DomainFest Asia in Macau and then The Domain Conference in our hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our premium name sales continue to grow on a month to month basis, as do the sales and auctions of our deleted dropping names on the SnapNames platform.

<http://nic.club/septembersalesreport5649/>

 

Google purchases abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

Google is taking no chances after its restructuring into Alphabet by purchasing the domain name abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11918910/Google-purchases-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.html>

 

Top 3 Names on This Week's Sales Chart Total $1.35 Million - All Are 3-Digit or 3-Letter Domains

If you "go short" in most markets you are betting prices will go down. The domain market is just the opposite with prices for short .com domains continuing to sell at nosebleed levels. This year's darlings have been 3-letter or 3-digit domains (2, of course, is even better).

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150930.htm>

 

Four-Letter .Coms - the New Frontier? GGRG.com Broker Publishes Guide to This Suddenly Hot Group

Most of your know how hot short numeric .com domains became this year with Chinese buyers fueling frenzied activity in the domain aftermarket that produced sales like 588.com at $1 million, 899.com at $801,000 and 345.com at $800,000.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20151008.htm>

 

au: How to make money from domain names

ARE you a domainer? If not maybe you should be. A domainer is someone who buys and sells internet domain names. And they can make some serious cash.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983>

 

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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OECD: Data-Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-Being

Today, the generation and use of huge volumes of data are redefining our “intelligence” capacity and our social and economic landscapes, spurring new industries, processes and products, and creating significant competitive advantages. In this sense, data-driven innovation (DDI) has become a key pillar of 21st-century growth, with the potential to significantly enhance productivity, resource efficiency, economic competitiveness, and social well-being.

<http://www.oecd.org/internet/data-driven-innovation-9789264229358-en.htm>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Rightscorp Granted Australian Patent to Chase Pirates

Rightscorp has been awarded a patent by the Australian Patent Office which should protect it from competitors looking to muscle in on its business model Down Under. The patent protects a system which helps Rightscorp identify repeat infringers, individuals it is now targeting in the United States with settlement demands and lawsuits.

<https://torrentfreak.com/rightscorp-granted-australian-patent-to-chase-pirates-151008/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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au: Stay Smart Online week kicks off

Stay Smart Online week begins today with a focus on increasing online security awareness for small businesses.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586488/stay-smart-online-week-kicks-off/>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Under my thumb: Governments grapple with law enforcement in the virtual world

If FBI agents equipped with an American search warrant broke into a safetydeposit box owned by an American firm in Dublin to seize letters that might help catch a drug-dealer, it would provoke uproar. But that is essentially what the FBI wants to be able to do in the virtual realm. It has asked a court to order Microsoft, in its capacity as an e-mail provider, to hand over messages from a suspect in a drugs case that are stored in an Irish data centre. After two lower courts sided with the government, an appeals court in New York will rule soon on whether the firm must comply.

<http://www.economist.com/news/international/21672204-governments-grapple-law-enforcement-virtual-world-under-my-thumb>

 

Spies and internet giants are in the same business: surveillance. But we can stop them

On Tuesday, the European court of justice, Europe’s supreme court, lobbed a grenade into the cosy, quasi-monopolistic world of the giant American internet companies.

<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/11/spies-internet-giants-surveillance-safe-harbour-ruling-edward-snowden>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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TPP leaked: Wikileaks releases intellectual property chapter of controversial internet and medicine-regulating trade agreement

Wikileaks has released the Intellectual Property Rights chapter of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which they claim contains rules and regulations that would have "wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents."

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/tpp-leaked-wikileaks-releases-intellectual-property-chapter-of-controversial-internet-and-medicine-a6688226.html>

 

Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears

Wikileaks has released what it claims is the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial agreement between 12 countries that was signed off on Monday.

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/09/wikileaks-releases-tpp-intellectual-property-rights-chapter>

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Every silver lining has a cloud

UNTIL this week, the world had not seen a big multilateral trade pact for over 20 years. The deal that has broken the drought—the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which comprises 12 countries in Asia and the Americas, including the United States and Japan—is welcome. But those who believe in free trade, and the benefits it brings, ought not to miss the bigger picture. The backdrop to this week’s deal is a bleak one.

<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21672214-sealing-pacific-trade-deal-welcome-spare-cheers-every-silver-lining-has>

 

The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared

Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared>

 

What We Know So Far About Digital Rights in the Still Secret Final TPP Text

Trade negotiators announced their agreement over the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Monday, and yet the exact terms of the deal remain as secret as ever. For more than five years, we have been given a series of dubious justifications for keeping the text under close wraps. Now that it's done, there is absolutely no reason they should not release it immediately.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/what-we-know-so-far-about-digital-rights-still-secret-final-tpp-text>

 

Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 6: Final Thoughts by Geoff Huston

Today we just don't have an "Open" Internet. The massive proliferation of network-based middleware has resulted in an internet that has few remaining open apertures. Most of the time the packet you send is not precisely the packet I receive, and all too often if you deviate from a very narrowly set of technical constraints within this packet, then the packet you send is the packet I will never receive. more»

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_6_final_thoughts/>

 

Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 5: Security by Geoff Huston

Any form of public communications network necessarily exposes some information about the identity and activity of the user's of its services. The extent to which such exposure of information can be subverted and used in ways that are in stark opposition to the users' individual interests forms part of the motivation on the part of many users to reduce such open exposure to an absolute minimum. The tensions between a desire to protect the user through increasing the level of opacity of network transactions to third party surveillance, and the need to expose some level of basic information to support the functions of a network lies at the heart of many of the security issues in today's Internet.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_5_security/>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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">Now even EUROPE is slapping down ICANN in internet power struggle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/</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: Just give us the keys to the internet &ndash; or the web will disintegrate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_iana_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces New Registry Termination Webpage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared ... Top-Down Control of the Internet</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Pop denies links to free .sucks company<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company"><span>http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/</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: Ted Baillieu's private website now flogs hen's nights and weekends in Werribee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/"><span>http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/</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: How to make money from domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983</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">Domain bill author pushes back against critics of transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The lawmaker behind a bill giving Congress oversight of the transition shifting control of the Internet domain name system away from the U.S. said Wednesday he disagrees with critics who question whether the transition is entirely legal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/256347-author-of-domain-bill-pushes-back-against-critics-of-transition"><span>http://thehill.com/policy/technology/256347-author-of-domain-bill-pushes-back-against-critics-of-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">ICANN Accountability - the chronology and Dublin thoughts by Jordan Carter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This post shares a referenced chronology of recent accountability-related milestones in the ICANN environment, and offers some thoughts about the stakes at ICANN's Dublin meeting next week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-chronology-and-dublin-thoughts"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-chronology-and-dublin-thoughts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Now even EUROPE is slapping down ICANN in internet power struggle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European governments and internet registries have sent a stinging message to the board of domain name overseer ICANN warning it to stop trying to avoid limits on its absolute authority.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/europe_punches_icann_board/</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: Just give us the keys to the internet &ndash; or the web will disintegrate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has embarked on a campaign of fear and fuzzy logic in its latest bid to seize control of the internet from the US government without agreeing to limits on its power.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/08/icann_fires_fear_fuzzy_logic_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">Controlling Internet Infrastructure: The 'IANA Transition' and ICANN Accountability, Part II by David G. Post &amp; Danielle Kehl</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: In Part 1 of this series on Controlling Internet Infrastructure, we described the &ldquo;IANA transition,&rdquo; the U.S. government&rsquo;s plan to relinquish its special oversight role in connection with ICANN by terminating the contract pursuant to which ICANN has been managing the Internet&rsquo;s &ldquo;domain name system&rdquo; since 1999.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2671343"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2671343</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint statement from CENTR and the European Commission&rsquo;s HLIG on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability improvement processes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This statement was agreed upon following a joint meeting between the European Commission&rsquo;s High Level Group on Internet Governance (HLIG) and CENTR on the IANA stewardship transition and ICANN accountability improvement processes, which was held in Brussels on 8 October 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/10-08-2015/4440/CENTR-HLIG_Joint_Statement_IST-Accountability"><span>https://centr.org/news/10-08-2015/4440/CENTR-HLIG_Joint_Statement_IST-Accountability</span></a>&gt;<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">ICANN Announces New Registry Termination Webpage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today launched a new gTLD Registry Agreement Termination Information Page on icann.org. This webpage will be the source of all current information related to any requests for termination of a gTLD Registry Agreement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose: The Preliminary Issue Report is published for public comment to obtain community input on the issue of launching a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review all Rights Protection Mechanisms in all gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-prelim-issue-2015-10-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-prelim-issue-2015-10-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Kicks Off With First DNS-Entrepreneurship Center Roadshow This Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN is pleased to announce the commencement of its DNS Roadshow, a series of workshops aimed to advance the DNS-Entrepreneurship Center's (DNS-EC) objectives, now in its second year of operations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Vocus Communications Contributes to Responsive and Resilient Internet with L-Root Instance in Australia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">The L-Root instance in Australia has been successfully installed in Sydney, increasing the DNS</span><span>'s</span><span lang="EN-US"> overall fault tolerance and its resilience against certain types of cyber threats, such as DoS attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2-2015-10-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2-2015-10-07-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Reinforces Globalization Commitment in Asia Pacific<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN announced today that it has moved its APAC hub to a new office, located in the South Beach Tower in the Esplanade area. The move is in line with ICANN's expanded presence in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2015-10-07-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">ICANN 54: Dublin &ndash; Global Domains Division (GDD) Session Highlights</span><span> by Akram Atallah</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In less than two weeks we'll be meeting in Dublin for ICANN 54, during which the Global Domains Division will have its strongest showing yet! We will conduct over 20 sessions on a variety of topics, with the GDD Update and New gTLD Program Reviews at the forefront of discussion along with related topics such as Universal Acceptance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-54-dublin-global-domains-division-gdd-session-highlights"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-54-dublin-global-domains-division-gdd-session-highlights</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct15-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct15-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">Call for Participation: Workshop on Internationalized Domains Names (IDNs) in Africa<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will be hosting a workshop on Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) from 26-27 November 2015 in Point- Noire, Congo, prior to the AFRINIC-23 meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-08-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">Updated PDT Specifications: Whois Test Changes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has updated the PDT test specifications and supporting resources for Whois testing. The changes update the Whois tests to incorporate requirements described in the Additional Whois Information Policy (AWIP) and the Whois Advisory, published on 27 April 2015. A Whois self-test tool is in development and will be made available in December 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08oct15-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08oct15-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">8 October 2015 &ndash; Additional CPE Results Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 1 application, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Alison Wenham, Chairman and Chief Executive | Worldwide Independent Network, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/wenham-to-icann-06oct15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/wenham-to-icann-06oct15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Beno&icirc;t Machuel, General Secretary | International Federation of Musicians, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/machuel-to-icann-05oct15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/machuel-to-icann-05oct15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Cherine Chalaby, Chair, Board New gTLD Program Committee, to Jonathan Robinson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposal from Ron Andruff to Establish a PICS Review Committee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chalaby-to-robinson-greenberg-30sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/chalaby-to-robinson-greenberg-30sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared ... Top-Down Control of the Internet</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations. ... ICANN, the global domain name authority, provoked a furore earlier this year over proposals that could limit the ability for owners of domain names to shield their personal information from copyright and trademark trolls, identity thieves, scammers and harassers. The TPP has just ridden roughshod over that entire debate (at least for ccTLDs such as .us, .au and .jp), by cementing in place rules (QQ.C.12) that countries must provide &ldquo;online public access to a reliable and accurate database of contact information concerning domain-name registrants.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An alternative to CCWG Overreach<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is in the midst (I wouldn't yet say the middle) of its transition from oversight by the US Department of Commerce to oversight by something else. A Cross Community Working Group on Accountability delivered a long report in August that proposes a new oversight structure for ICANN. But it has the practical problem that the ICANN board really, really hates it. Having looked at it, I can't entirely blame them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jl.ly/ICANN/blobplus.html"><span>http://jl.ly/ICANN/blobplus.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">ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">at/ch/de: SWITCH wins Security Award for .ch registry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SWITCH and its counterparts in Austria (nic.at) and Germany (denic) have been rewarded for their joint efforts to protect the Domain Name System. They have won the Security Award from CENTR.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/news/centr-security-award/"><span>http://www.switch.ch/news/centr-security-award/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/12/switch-security-award/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/12/switch-security-award/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CNNIC releases "Report on Operation Status and Analysis of Domain Name's Root Service System "<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">National Engineering Laboratory for Internet Domain Name Management Technology released the "Report on Operation Status and Analysis of Domain Name's Root Service System" (hereinafter referred to as "the Report") a few days ago to monitor and analyze the services provided by the only 13 root domain name servers in the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201510/t20151010_52895.htm"><span>http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201510/t20151010_52895.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">IE Domain Registry recognised by international body for e-commerce fund, OPTIMISE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IEDR (IE Domain Registry), the independent company that manages and registers the .ie internet domain, has been nominated for a prestigious international award for its OPTIMISE Fund, which was established in 2011 to promote e-commerce and web development amongst Irish SMEs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2015/10/ie-domain-registry-recognised-by-international-body-for-e-commerce-fund-optimise/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2015/10/ie-domain-registry-recognised-by-international-body-for-e-commerce-fund-optimise/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Start-ups: the engine of the .nl domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lots of Dutch people dream of having their own business. Admittedly, dreaming is often as far as it goes, but the zest for enterprise is unmistakable. Nowhere more so than in the .nl domain, where business aspirations are now the main reason why newcomers register domain names. What is the significance of on-line start-ups for .nl and what does it say about the way Dutch people use the internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/start-ups-the-engine-of-the-nl-domain"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/start-ups-the-engine-of-the-nl-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">.NYC Gets Around 650 Domain Registrations Out Of 16k+ On The ICANN Collision List<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.NYC celebrated its one year anniversary yesterday by releasing over 16,000 domain names which were previously unavailable due to being placed on the ICANN collision list. We ran the list through a whois program earlier today and according to the results somewhere around 650 of these domain names got registered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/nyc-gets-around-650-domain-registrations-out-of-16k-on-the-icann-collision-list/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/nyc-gets-around-650-domain-registrations-out-of-16k-on-the-icann-collision-list/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">rs: Marking European Cyber Security Month in October</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">During October, the Serbian National Internet Domain Name Registry Foundation (RNIDS) is organising a series of talks and a panel debate as part of European Cyber Security Month, initiated by ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/marking-european-cyber-security-month-in-october"><span>https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/marking-european-cyber-security-month-in-october</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ru: Coordination Center CEO is relieved of his appointment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The General Meeting of Founders of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.</span><span lang="RU">&#1056;&#1060; made a decision to terminate CEO Andrei Kolesnikov's discretion. A new Coordination Center CEO will be appointed by the General Meeting of Founders at the nearest meeting according to the Charter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=7272"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=7272</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="RU"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Company to offer .sucks domains at .com prices<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new company says it is going to sell .sucks domain names, which usually retail for around $250, for as little as $12 a year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19393-company-to-offer-sucks-domains-at-com-prices"><span>http://domainincite.com/19393-company-to-offer-sucks-domains-at-com-prices</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Pop denies links to free .sucks company<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has told DI that it is not involved with This.sucks, the company offering free .sucks domains, after evidence to the contrary was discovered.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company"><span>http://domainincite.com/19406-vox-pop-denies-links-to-free-sucks-company</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">How are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC%20gTLD%20Report_Oct15%20EN.pdf"><span>https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Oct15 EN.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot-gay bid fails again: This time because it is too gay<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This time last year, the applicants for the TLD .gay were stunned to find that their application to be recognized as a "community" was rejected because they weren't gay enough.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/09/dotgay_application_fails_again/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.gay flunks community review for second time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19399-gay-flunks-community-review-for-second-time"><span>http://domainincite.com/19399-gay-flunks-community-review-for-second-time</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Application for .gay web domain turned down<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN rejects application from dotgay LLC for the TLD, saying the community the group claims to represent is too large<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11925067/Application-for-.gay-web-ending-turned-down.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11925067/Application-for-.gay-web-ending-turned-down.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">Application for dot gay domain turned down<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has turned down an application to register the dot gay web domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/world/application-for-dot-gay-domain-turned-down-19245.html"><span>http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/news/world/application-for-dot-gay-domain-turned-down-19245.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">Community bid for &lsquo;.gay&rsquo; web domains rejected again<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group representing the LGBT community has had its bid to control &lsquo;.gay&rsquo; domains rejected by internet watchdog ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/11/community-bid-for-gay-web-domains-rejected-again/"><span>http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/10/11/community-bid-for-gay-web-domains-rejected-again/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">First dot-brand gTLD calls it quits<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The South Korean industrial conglomerate Doosan has decided to formally abandon its new dot-brand gTLD, the first to do so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19410-first-dot-brand-gtld-calls-it-quits"><span>http://domainincite.com/19410-first-dot-brand-gtld-calls-it-quits</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">nl: How secure is your webshop?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Naturally, you are proud of your business and you want to show it off. At street level and on line. But what if your webshop is hacked and information about your customers leaked? Responsibility for cyber security isn't limited to your hosting service provider or IT technician. It is shared by everyone within your business. It's very important, therefore, to know how to defend yourself against cybercriminals and to strengthen your negotiating position with suppliers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/how-secure-is-your-webshop"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/how-secure-is-your-webshop</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 to Take Control of Your Online Identity &amp; Build Your Professional Brand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Seventy-three percent of recruiters plan to invest more in social recruiting. If a hiring manager looked you up online, what would he or she find? You can give yourself that extra edge and stand out from the crowd by taking control of your digital footprint. And, the easiest way to do that? Register a domain name and secure your professional space online to show who you are and what you can offer. In fact, 56 percent of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate&rsquo;s personal website than any other personal branding tool.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/take_control_of_your_online"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/take_control_of_your_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">Verisign Champions Cybersecurity Awareness in October<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity is no longer a concern for just IT and security professionals. Recent breaches at organizations like Sony, Target, JP Morgan Chase, and numerous U.S. government entities have brought the issue of cyber-attacks very close to home. If you bank online, use your debit card at a local store or engage in any activity that relies on an Internet-connected system, you are at risk.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_champions_cybersecurity_awareness_in"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_champions_cybersecurity_awareness_in</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OECD: CEOs and governments should treat digital security as an economic risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A global, interconnected, open and dynamic digital environment brings considerable business and economic opportunities - and holds even more promise as the Internet of Things and Big Data become pervasive. But countries and businesses are increasingly exposed to digital security threats that are growing in both number and sophistication.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/Digital-Security-Risk-Management.htm"><span>http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/Digital-Security-Risk-Management.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">Learn to think like an attacker to stay safe online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s National Cyber Security Awareness Month. You&rsquo;ll be seeing a lot of encouraging words to &ldquo;be aware&rdquo; of cybersecurity. But how the heck are we supposed to do that? Cybersecurity done well is ideally something people don&rsquo;t have to think about! However, a big part of cybersecurity awareness involves being able to estimate and plan accordingly for common threats. In the technical community, we call this threat modeling.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/learn-to-think-like-an-attacker-to-stay-safe-online/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/learn-to-think-like-an-attacker-to-stay-safe-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP panel makes finding of reverse domain name hijacking, even if respondent did not request it [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name and went on to make a finding of reverse domain name hijacking, even though the respondent did not specifically ask for such relief.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=8d9976cc-9ae0-4bca-b8e6-9b94f990446b"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=8d9976cc-9ae0-4bca-b8e6-9b94f990446b</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">LVMH&rsquo;s URS claim falls short at NAF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">LVMH has failed to suspend a website that it claimed was registered with bad-faith intent under the Uniform Rapid Suspension procedure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/lvmh-s-urs-claim-falls-short-at-naf-4512"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/lvmh-s-urs-claim-falls-short-at-naf-4512</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix fails to transfer domain despite bad-faith use<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix has failed to transfer a domain name despite a finding that it is being used in bad faith.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/netflix-fails-to-transfer-domain-despite-bad-faith-use-4507"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/netflix-fails-to-transfer-domain-despite-bad-faith-use-4507</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited v. Russell Ekas - Case No. DAU2015-0028</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Sportsdirect.com Retail Limited of Shirebrook, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by Griffith Hack, Australia. The Respondent is Russell Ekas of Neutral Bay, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;sportsdirectaustralia.com.au&gt; is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0028"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0028</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Domains Offers Custom Email Addresses, Integrates Apps for Work<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has expanded its Domains offering with custom email addresses and over 90 new domain extensions, the company announced this week in a blog post. The service expansion also includes domain ownership transferring and a new integration of Google Apps for Work.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-domains-offers-custom-email-addresses-integrates-apps-for-work"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/google-domains-offers-custom-email-addresses-integrates-apps-for-work</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 Registry Appears To Be Off To A Rough Start<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We wrote a couple of weeks ago about Amazon launching Amazonregistry.com as a domain name registrar for at least the new gTLD's At the time the site resolved but was not taking any registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/amazon-registry-appears-to-be-off-to-a-rough-start/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/09/amazon-registry-appears-to-be-off-to-a-rough-start/</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 as a Domain Name Registrar: A Heavyweight Makes its Mark<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The introduction of new domain name extensions&mdash;or, as we call them, &ldquo;not-coms&rdquo;&mdash;is proving to be the largest ever expansion of Internet namespace, with now more than 8 million registrations in these fresh, new options. It&rsquo;s a seismic shift in the online world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/google-as-a-domain-name-registrar-a-heavyweight-makes-its-mark"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/google-as-a-domain-name-registrar-a-heavyweight-makes-its-mark</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIPE: General Meeting November 2015 - Registration Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) will take place from 18-20 November 2015 in the JW Marriott Hotel in Bucharest, Romania, adjacent to the RIPE 71 Meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/general-meeting-november-2015-registration-open"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/general-meeting-november-2015-registration-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">A Frank Schilling company owns more than 5% of Rightside<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some people say the domain name business is an incestuous industry. They might be right.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/08/a-frank-schilling-company-owns-more-than-5-of-rightside/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/08/a-frank-schilling-company-owns-more-than-5-of-rightside/</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: Ted Baillieu's private website now flogs hen's nights and weekends in Werribee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sometimes, you just can't take a trick. So it seems with former Victorian premier Ted Baillieu (right) and the internet. Freed from the daily grind of politics since last November, Baillieu decided to revamp his personal website a few months back, focusing on life after Spring Street. The result is far from what he had in mind: tedbaillieu.com.au has gone from showcasing speeches and photographs from his political career to flogging weekend getaways to Werribee and deals on "sexy" hens night packages.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/"><span>http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3414204/ted-baillieus-private-website-now-flogs-hens-nights-and-weekends-in-werribee/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eu: </span><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Existing Contradictions Should Be Resolved&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European data center norm EN 50600 creates standards for the building and operation of data centers. What lies behind this attempt at standardization and what the consequences of non-conformity will be are explained in interview by Marc Wilkens. The Leader of the eco Competence Group Data Center Efficiency is himself in the Standardization Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/existing-contradictions-should-be-resolved.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/existing-contradictions-should-be-resolved.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">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the second month in a row, GoDaddy had the most reliable hosting company website. Throughout September, it was the only company to respond to all of Netcraft's requests, with an average connection time of only 8 milliseconds. This is the fifth time this year that GoDaddy has been in the top ten.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/10/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/10/05/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adopting.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are a finite supply of quality domain names in every vertical. The adoption space was no different. In my opinion there are a few domains that are on par with &ldquo;Adopting&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s important to point out there are two primary consumers of the term adopting. There are those as it relates to both the adopting of people and pets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainsaleguide.com/adopting-com/"><span>http://domainsaleguide.com/adopting-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB September Registry Reserved Premium Name &amp; SnapNames Sales Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">September was a busy month of travel for the .CLUB team, starting and ending the month with events focused on the Domain Investor community, DomainFest Asia in Macau and then The Domain Conference in our hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Our premium name sales continue to grow on a month to month basis, as do the sales and auctions of our deleted dropping names on the SnapNames platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/septembersalesreport5649/"><span>http://nic.club/septembersalesreport5649/</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 purchases abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is taking no chances after its restructuring into Alphabet by purchasing the domain name abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11918910/Google-purchases-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11918910/Google-purchases-abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com.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">Top 3 Names on This Week's Sales Chart Total $1.35 Million - All Are 3-Digit or 3-Letter Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you "go short" in most markets you are betting prices will go down. The domain market is just the opposite with prices for short .com domains continuing to sell at nosebleed levels. This year's darlings have been 3-letter or 3-digit domains (2, of course, is even better).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150930.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150930.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">Four-Letter .Coms - the New Frontier? GGRG.com Broker Publishes Guide to This Suddenly Hot Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most of your know how hot short numeric .com domains became this year with Chinese buyers fueling frenzied activity in the domain aftermarket that produced sales like 588.com at $1 million, 899.com at $801,000 and 345.com at $800,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20151008.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20151008.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: How to make money from domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARE you a domainer? If not maybe you should be. A domainer is someone who buys and sells internet domain names. And they can make some serious cash.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/how-to-make-money-from-domain-names/story-e6frg6n6-1227561753983</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">REPORTS &amp; RESEARCH PAPERS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">OECD: Data-Driven Innovation: Big Data for Growth and Well-Being</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, the generation and use of huge volumes of data are redefining our &ldquo;intelligence&rdquo; capacity and our social and economic landscapes, spurring new industries, processes and products, and creating significant competitive advantages. In this sense, data-driven innovation (DDI) has become a key pillar of 21st-century growth, with the potential to significantly enhance productivity, resource efficiency, economic competitiveness, and social well-being.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.oecd.org/internet/data-driven-innovation-9789264229358-en.htm"><span>http://www.oecd.org/internet/data-driven-innovation-9789264229358-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Rightscorp Granted Australian Patent to Chase Pirates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightscorp has been awarded a patent by the Australian Patent Office which should protect it from competitors looking to muscle in on its business model Down Under. The patent protects a system which helps Rightscorp identify repeat infringers, individuals it is now targeting in the United States with settlement demands and lawsuits.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/rightscorp-granted-australian-patent-to-chase-pirates-151008/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/rightscorp-granted-australian-patent-to-chase-pirates-151008/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Stay Smart Online week kicks off<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stay Smart Online week begins today with a focus on increasing online security awareness for small businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586488/stay-smart-online-week-kicks-off/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586488/stay-smart-online-week-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">**********************<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">Under my thumb: Governments grapple with law enforcement in the virtual world</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If FBI agents equipped with an American search warrant broke into a safetydeposit box owned by an American firm in Dublin to seize letters that might help catch a drug-dealer, it would provoke uproar. But that is essentially what the FBI wants to be able to do in the virtual realm. It has asked a court to order Microsoft, in its capacity as an e-mail provider, to hand over messages from a suspect in a drugs case that are stored in an Irish data centre. After two lower courts sided with the government, an appeals court in New York will rule soon on whether the firm must comply.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/international/21672204-governments-grapple-law-enforcement-virtual-world-under-my-thumb"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/international/21672204-governments-grapple-law-enforcement-virtual-world-under-my-thumb</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spies and internet giants are in the same business: surveillance. But we can stop them<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Tuesday, the European court of justice, Europe&rsquo;s supreme court, lobbed a grenade into the cosy, quasi-monopolistic world of the giant American internet companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/11/spies-internet-giants-surveillance-safe-harbour-ruling-edward-snowden"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/oct/11/spies-internet-giants-surveillance-safe-harbour-ruling-edward-snowden</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP leaked: Wikileaks releases intellectual property chapter of controversial internet and medicine-regulating trade agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wikileaks has released the Intellectual Property Rights chapter of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which they claim contains rules and regulations that would have "wide-ranging effects on internet services, medicines, publishers, civil liberties and biological patents."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/tpp-leaked-wikileaks-releases-intellectual-property-chapter-of-controversial-internet-and-medicine-a6688226.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/tpp-leaked-wikileaks-releases-intellectual-property-chapter-of-controversial-internet-and-medicine-a6688226.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">Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wikileaks has released what it claims is the full intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the controversial agreement between 12 countries that was signed off on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/09/wikileaks-releases-tpp-intellectual-property-rights-chapter"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/09/wikileaks-releases-tpp-intellectual-property-rights-chapter</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Every silver lining has a cloud<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UNTIL this week, the world had not seen a big multilateral trade pact for over 20 years. The deal that has broken the drought&mdash;the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which comprises 12 countries in Asia and the Americas, including the United States and Japan&mdash;is welcome. But those who believe in free trade, and the benefits it brings, ought not to miss the bigger picture. The backdrop to this week&rsquo;s deal is a bleak one.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21672214-sealing-pacific-trade-deal-welcome-spare-cheers-every-silver-lining-has"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21672214-sealing-pacific-trade-deal-welcome-spare-cheers-every-silver-lining-has</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 Final Leaked TPP Text is All That We Feared<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today's release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement, and dashes the few hopes that we held out that its most onerous provisions wouldn't survive to the end of the negotiations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared</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 We Know So Far About Digital Rights in the Still Secret Final TPP Text<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Trade negotiators announced their agreement over the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Monday, and yet the exact terms of the deal remain as secret as ever. For more than five years, we have been given a series of dubious justifications for keeping the text under close wraps. Now that it's done, there is absolutely no reason they should not release it immediately.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/what-we-know-so-far-about-digital-rights-still-secret-final-tpp-text"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/what-we-know-so-far-about-digital-rights-still-secret-final-tpp-text</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 6: Final Thoughts by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today we just don't have an "Open" Internet. The massive proliferation of network-based middleware has resulted in an internet that has few remaining open apertures. Most of the time the packet you send is not precisely the packet I receive, and all too often if you deviate from a very narrowly set of technical constraints within this packet, then the packet you send is the packet I will never receive. more&raquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_6_final_thoughts/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_6_final_thoughts/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 5: Security by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Any form of public communications network necessarily exposes some information about the identity and activity of the user's of its services. The extent to which such exposure of information can be subverted and used in ways that are in stark opposition to the users' individual interests forms part of the motivation on the part of many users to reduce such open exposure to an absolute minimum. The tensions between a desire to protect the user through increasing the level of opacity of network transactions to third party surveillance, and the need to expose some level of basic information to support the functions of a network lies at the heart of many of the security issues in today's Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_5_security/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151009_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_5_security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 8 Oct 01:48 2015

auDA domain news - 8 October

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IAG Initial Report and Proposed Revisions to the ICANN Procedure for Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en>

 

Swedish govt appeals court decision guarding thepiratebay.se domain

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/>

 

auIGF: What Was Involved In Making .AU More Secure With DNSSEC

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/>

 

auIGF: ISPs request changes to Australian Internet Security Initiative

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/>

 

Individuals Increasingly Registering Domains In Bid To Control Personal Identity

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/>

 

auIGF: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/>

 

 

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ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk

ICANN hopes to convince the US government that it can oversee the Internet's technical infrastructure on its own.

<http://www.informationweek.com/government/leadership/icann-ceo-why-the-internets-future-is-at-risk/d/d-id/1322472>

 

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IAG Initial Report and Proposed Revisions to the ICANN Procedure for Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws

Purpose: Public comment is sought on Implementation Advisory Group's proposals to improve the current Whois Conflicts Procedure.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en>

 

Process for Considering Comments for Two-Character Letter/Letter Labels Launched

ICANN today announced that it will begin the first phase of the process for considering comments on two-character letter/letter domain name labels. During this phase, ICANN will request that governments and others who commented on these labels prior to today clarify their reasons for commenting. It will then solicit a response from those registry operators whose requests for labels have received comments.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-06-en>

 

ICANN's Global Support Center: We're Here to Help! by Michaela Quinzy

Earlier this year ICANN, announced plans to provide enhanced customer service capabilities, including broadening our global footprint and the channels we use to communicate with you. The reason for these changes is simple and straightforward – to provide you with a highly available global service and support organization that makes it easier to reach us and get your questions answered accurately in an open, transparent and expeditious manner.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-global-support-center-we-re-here-to-help>

 

Thai Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone for Thai script.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-06-en>

 

ISOC-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Hosts Discussion on E-Friction by Joe Catapano is Program Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, North America at ICANN

Many of the global companies that facilitate e-commerce have their headquarters in or around San Francisco, California. This city was the ideal setting to present the latest research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Which Wheels to Grease: Reducing Friction in the Internet Economy, and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-SFBay) were the perfect hosts.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/isoc-san-francisco-bay-area-chapter-hosts-discussion-on-e-friction>

 

Chehade outlines five ways ICANN could die

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has outlined five ways in which the internet could fall to pieces if the IANA transition fails, and they all seem really horrible.

<http://domainincite.com/19390-chehade-outlines-five-ways-icann-could-die>

 

​ICANN, Vocus team up for Domain Name System security

ICANN and Vocus Communications have installed an L-Root server node in Sydney to increase the DNS resilience against DDoS attacks.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586173/icann-vocus-team-up-domain-name-system-security/>

 

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This week: .Film TLD launches

It’s more restricted than the already-available .movie. array of registrars.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/this-week-film-top-level-domain-name-launches/>

 

.food applies for dot-brand status, but you can help stop it

Scripps Networks, the company that runs the Food Network television network, wants to make .food a dot-brand gTLD that only it can use.

<http://domainincite.com/19383-food-applies-for-dot-brand-status-but-you-can-help-stop-it>

 

.ng Domain brand, catalyst for economic development- Folayan

As all patriotic Nigerians continue to reminiscenceon the 55th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, the President, Nigeria internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr. Sunday Folayan introspected on what the country has achieved and affirmed that though torturous, but the country continues to make steady progress towards National Development and Economic prosperity.

<http://dailytimes.com.ng/ng-domain-brand-catalyst-economic-development-folayan/>

 

Domain Name Commission calls for public comment on .nz WHOIS review

As part of a wide-ranging two stage review, the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) has today launched the first of two public consultations on the .nz WHOIS.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-calls-public-comment-nz-whois-review>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/domain-name-commission-nz-whois-review/>

 

Public consultation on .nz domain name search service

New Zealand's Domain Name Commission (DNCL) has launched the first of two public consultations on the .nz WHOIS.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/public-consultation-on-nz-domain-name-search-service--1106270>

 

se: Pirate Bay verdict appealed

Just before summer, the verdict came from the district court. The domains thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se need not be removed. The prosecutor, however, has chosen to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals, as we wrote about in June already.

<https://www.iis.se/english/blog/pirate-bay-verdict-appealed/>

 

Swedish govt appeals court decision guarding thepiratebay.se domain

The Swedish government has decided to appeal a court decision that protected the domain names used by torrent-search site The Pirate Bay from being suspended.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/>

 

se: Pirate Bay Domains Clash Set For Court of Appeal

Following legal action against the organization responsible for Sweden’s top level .SE domain, in May a Swedish court ordered two Pirate Bay domains to be seized by the state. However, in a blow to the prosecutor the court stopped short of a finding the domain registry liable. The case will now go to the Court of Appeal.

<https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-clash-set-for-court-of-appeal-151006/>

 

.Sex domain name enters “matching” period

The .Sex TLD has exited sunrise and is now available to more registrants.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/sex-domain-name-enters-matching-period/>

 

.WINE New gTLD is Here, Thanks to Politicians by Jean Guillon

It is no news that the .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs are to be announced soon by Donuts and if the month of November is the very month everybody has been waiting for, at the beginning of the Sunrise Periods, many questions arise regarding the protection of wine geographical indications... There is a lot to say regarding the length of time it took to launch .wine and .vin new gTLDs and, most of all, how difficult it has been to protect its wine Geographical Indications (also called "wine GIs").

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/201451005_wine_new_gtld_is_here_thanks_to_politicians/>

 

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Upping Its Small Business Game, Google Expands Domain Registration Offering

Google Domains just got a major “.upgrade.” The search giant announced today that its domain registration service, initially rolled out last year to help small businesses build or better their web presence, today expands to include custom email addresses, an additional 90-plus new domain name endings and more.

<http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251414>

 

Google Ups the Not-Com Ante: The Revolution Marches On by Jeff Davidoff, Chief Marketing Officer at Donuts Inc.

When Google makes an announcement, the digital world listens. This week, the technology giant has taken one more step in the “not-com” direction and announced the availability of nearly 90 new “not-com” domain name options. Words like .coffee, .fitness, .photography and others are now available on Google Domains, a one-stop-shop for launching a business website.

<https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/google-ups-not-com-ante-revolution-marches-jeff-davidoff>

 

Generic TLD Insights for Q3 2015 by Christa Taylor

Participants in the recently released Global Consumer described new gTLDs as being "innovative", "trustworthy", "interesting", "informative", and "cutting edge". With such impressive descriptions, it appears that the industry has made significant progress in reaching the tipping point. Although Q3 reflects growth, it also highlights the varying degrees of performance and need for further advancement in developing consumer awareness and in turn, the health of the industry.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_generic_top_level_domain_insights_for_q3_2015/>

 

Guess who owns Netflix.news and Netflix.website – clue: definitely not Netflix

Netflix has failed in its attempt to shut down two namesake domain names, in the most peculiar circumstances.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/05/netflix_loses_shutdown_bid_namesake_domains/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Shorter DDoS Attacks Harder to Mitigate with Traditional Security Methods: Report

Shorter DDoS attacks are more difficult to mitigate in carrier or service provider network environments, according to a new report by Corero Network Security released on Monday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/shorter-ddos-attacks-harder-to-mitigate-with-traditional-security-methods-report>

 

Corero Network Security Trends and Analysis Report Finds Attackers Primarily Leverage Lower-Bandwidth DDoS Attacks to Degrade and Infiltrate Networks

Corero Network Security, a leading provider of First Line of Defense® security solutions against DDoS attacks, today announced the findings of its Trends and Analysis Report for the first half of 2015. Analyzing customer data, Corero found that attackers are continuing to leverage sub-saturating DDoS attacks with increasing frequency, using shorter attack durations to evade legacy cloud DDoS scrubbing solutions to cause network disruptions and, in some cases, distract victims while other malware infiltrates networks and steals customer information and corporate data.

<http://www.corero.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/corero-network-security-trends-and-analysis-report-finds-attackers-primarily-leverage-lower-bandwidth-ddos-attacks-to-degrade-and-infiltrate-networks/>

 

auIGF: What Was Involved In Making .AU More Secure With DNSSEC

The .au (Australian) ccTLD implemented DNNSEC at the end of 2014, joining the vast majority of TLDs, including all new gTLDs. Adam King, auDA's Chief Technology Officer, spoke at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in Melbourne, Wednesday, which is organised by the .au policy and regulatory body. Adam was on a panel speaking about DNSSEC and online security in Australia. I spoke to Adam on the sidelines of the auIGF after his presentation on auDA's experiences in implementing DNSSEC.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24207>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/>

 

auIGF: ISPs request changes to Australian Internet Security Initiative

ISPs have suggested improvements to the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) portal including more detailed information on malware infections.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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UDRP complainant fails to prove that domain name was registered for its trademark value [registration]

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name confusingly similar to a trademark for failure to prove that it was registered for its trademark value, as opposed to its generic or descriptive value.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1d8e6e97-1fdc-491c-98ed-f9544d8f9a32>

 

RIAA and MPAA Report Notorious Piracy Sites to U.S. Government

The RIAA and MPAA have submitted their lists of most "notorious" pirate sites to the U.S. Government. The groups target torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, as well as various linking and streaming portals. Uncooperative domain registrars and other third-party service providers are called out as well.

<https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-and-mpaa-report-notorious-piracy-sites-to-u-s-government-151007/>

 

UDRP panel at odds on reverse domain name hijacking [registration]

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a three-member panel has denied the transfer of the domain name ‘modway.com’, but dissented on the issue of reverse domain name hijacking.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=9f2bdfee-822b-49f6-bd6f-9456bb5fbedc>

 

Arcadia Group Brands Limited trading as Topshop, Top Shop/Top Man Limited trading as Topshop v. Andrew Cooper, Topshop Holdings Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0026

1. The Parties: The Complainants (collectively, the “Complainant”) are Arcadia Group Brands Limited trading as Topshop and Top Shop/Top Man Limited trading as Topshop of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (“United Kingdom”), represented by Griffith Hack, Australia. The Respondent is Topshop Holdings Pty Ltd of Carindale, Queensland, Australia, represented by King & Wood Mallesons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <topshop.com.au> is registered with Netregistry Pty Ltd (the “Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0026>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Customers Wanting to Control Their Digital Identity are Pointing Domains to Social Networking Sites More than Ever Before

GoDaddy Inc. ... released results showing in the last 18 months, customers pointing a domain name to social media sites increased by 37 percent. GoDaddy attributes the rise in the redirects to customers wanting to control their online identity.

<https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/Personal-Domain-Names-On-The-Rise/default.aspx>

 

Individuals Increasingly Registering Domains In Bid To Control Personal Identity

Individual domain name registrants are increasingly registering domain names and then using these as a means to point to the various social media platforms they use such as Facebook and LinkedIn.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24201>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/>

 

Domains pointing to social media tiny, but growing

The number of domain names registered via Go Daddy and pointing to social media profiles measures only in the “tens of thousands”, according to the company.

<http://domainincite.com/19387-domains-pointing-to-social-media-tiny-but-growing>

 

Google Domains Adds Nearly 90 Donuts Domain Names to Inventory

Donuts Inc. ... said today that Google has added nearly 90 of the company's domain options to its highly visible domain name sales platform, bringing a more robust and diverse set of new domains to its system.

<http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/press-releases/google-domains-adds-nearly-90-donuts-domain-names-to-inventory>

 

Google .supplies .cheap web .properties with 90 top-level .domains to .world via .partners

Fresh from an embarrassing glitch in its system that saw an ex-employee seemingly register Google.com, the search giant is now selling domain names with 90 TLDs to choose from – such as .business, .world and .gripe.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/06/google_expands_domain_name_arm/>

 

Google bolsters Google Domains, switching to Domains.Google?

Google announced today that it’s adding features to its domain name registrar Google Domains, plus expanding the number of domain names it offers. I suspect Google is also getting ready to change the domain name the service is hosted on.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/google-bolsters-google-domains-switching-to-domains-google/>

 

Uniregistry Introduces “The Domain Archive”

I received an email from Uniregistry this afternoon announcing a unique feature called “The Domain Archive.” Essentially what this does is allow you to track domain names you previously had registered at Uniregistry.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/uniregistry-introduces-the-domain-archive/>

 

auIGF: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material

More than 5000 URLs pointing to websites containing child sexual abuse material were investigated by the Children’s eSafety Commissioner during the 2014/15 calendar year. ... Cyber safety education and engagement with the community is needed to support legislation if e-safety is to succeed, according to MacGibbon. Speaking at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in Melbourne on Tuesday, he said that if all it is doing is taking down online content, it is playing a “whack a mole game” that it is going to lose.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/>

 

Richard Lau’s Journey, Resume.com and NamesCon – DNW Podcast #53

Richard Lau’s life hit bottom in 2000. His business was essentially wiped out in one week. Worse, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then he has perservered in both business and in health. On today’s show, he discusses his journey. He also talks about his Resume.com business and why he started the NamesCon conference, which returns to Las Vegas in January.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/richard-laus-journey-resume-com-and-namescon-dnw-podcast-53/>

 

.Com Winners Update: Google Domains is Growing

ICANN has published Verisign’s registrar data for .com from June. As always, GoDaddy dominated the charts in terms of new registrations. And, for the second month in a row, it avoided the top 5 when it comes to net transfer losses.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/com-winners-update-google-domains-is-growing/>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Here are premium domain names .Club sold last month

The .Club domain name registry continues to release details of its premium domain name sales. It’s also including data on expired domain name sales from its unique relationship with SnapNames.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/07/premium-domains-club-sold-last-month/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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The Cost of Mobile Ads on 50 News Websites

Ad blockers, which Apple first allowed on the iPhone in September, promise to conserve data and make websites load faster. But how much of your mobile data comes from advertising?

<http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/01/business/cost-of-mobile-ads.html>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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How Race Influences Social-Media Sharing: Just about everyone is participating in online discussions. But a new poll shows that what people talk about can vary greatly.

When Stephanie Williams saw that Western High School in her town of Shively, Kentucky, was on lockdown after reports of an active shooter, she quickly shared the news on Facebook. Williams—a 42-year-old registered nurse—has several friends with children at the school and wanted to make sure they knew about the situation. Outside of emergencies, she posts weekly, typically about topics related to her community, or medical articles connected to her work. “If it’s useful to me, it’s definitely useful to someone else,” she says.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/race-social-media/408889/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material

More than 5000 URLs pointing to websites containing child sexual abuse material were investigated by the Children’s eSafety Commissioner during the 2014/15 calendar year.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Some Thoughts on the Open Internet by Geoff Huston

I’m sure we’ve all heard about “the Open Internet.” The expression builds upon a rich pedigree of term “open” in various contexts. We seem to have this connotation that “open” is some positive attribute, and when we use the expression of the “Open Internet” it seems that we are lauding it in some way. But in what way? So let’s ask the question: What does the “Open Internet” mean?

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-10/open.html>

 

Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 2: The Where and How of "Internet Fragmentation" by Geoff Huston

In defining what is meant by "Internet Fragmentation" it is useful to briefly describe what is meant by its opposite, an "Open and Coherent Internet". As we've explored in the previous section, "coherence" implies that each of the elements of the Internet are orchestrated to work together to produce a seamless Internet which does not expose the boundaries between discrete elements.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_open_internet_part_2_where_and_how_of_internet_fragmentation/>

 

Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 3: Local Filtering and Blocking by Geoff Huston

The public policy objectives in the area of content filtering and blocking space are intended to fulfil certain public policy objectives by preventing users within a country from accessing certain online content. The motives for such public policies vary from a desire to uphold societal values through to concessions made to copyright holders to deter the circulation of unauthorised redistribution of content.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151007_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_3_local_filtering_and_blocking/>

 

The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Adam S. Hersh

As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalize the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), some sober analysis is warranted. The biggest regional trade and investment agreement in history is not what it seems.

<https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trans-pacific-partnership-charade-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-and-adam-s--hersh-2015-10>

 

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Director General Francis Gurry Opens WIPO Assemblies

WIPO Director General Francis Gurry opened the WIPO Assemblies by saying that increasing interest in intellectual property is driving uptake of WIPO’s global IP systems and resulting in a healthy financial state for the Organization.

<http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2015/article_0011.html>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IAG Initial Report and Proposed Revisions to the ICANN Procedure for Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Swedish govt appeals court decision guarding thepiratebay.se domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auIGF: What Was Involved In Making .AU More Secure With DNSSEC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auIGF: ISPs request changes to Australian Internet Security Initiative</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Individuals Increasingly Registering Domains In Bid To Control Personal Identity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auIGF: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO: Why The Internet's Future Is At Risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN hopes to convince the US government that it can oversee the Internet's technical infrastructure on its own.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/government/leadership/icann-ceo-why-the-internets-future-is-at-risk/d/d-id/1322472"><span>http://www.informationweek.com/government/leadership/icann-ceo-why-the-internets-future-is-at-risk/d/d-id/1322472</span></a>&gt;<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">IAG Initial Report and Proposed Revisions to the ICANN Procedure for Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose: Public comment is sought on Implementation Advisory Group's proposals to improve the current Whois Conflicts Procedure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Process for Considering Comments for Two-Character Letter/Letter Labels Launched<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced that it will begin the first phase of the process for considering comments on two-character letter/letter domain name labels. During this phase, ICANN will request that governments and others who commented on these labels prior to today clarify their reasons for commenting. It will then solicit a response from those registry operators whose requests for labels have received comments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Global Support Center: We're Here to Help! by Michaela Quinzy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year ICANN, announced plans to provide enhanced customer service capabilities, including broadening our global footprint and the channels we use to communicate with you. The reason for these changes is simple and straightforward &ndash; to provide you with a highly available global service and support organization that makes it easier to reach us and get your questions answered accurately in an open, transparent and expeditious manner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-global-support-center-we-re-here-to-help"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-global-support-center-we-re-here-to-help</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thai Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is pleased to announce the formation of the Generation Panel to develop Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone for Thai script.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ISOC-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Hosts Discussion on E-Friction by Joe Catapano is Program Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, North America at ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many of the global companies that facilitate e-commerce have their headquarters in or around San Francisco, California. This city was the ideal setting to present the latest research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Which Wheels to Grease: Reducing Friction in the Internet Economy, and the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-SFBay) were the perfect hosts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/isoc-san-francisco-bay-area-chapter-hosts-discussion-on-e-friction"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/isoc-san-francisco-bay-area-chapter-hosts-discussion-on-e-friction</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chehade outlines five ways ICANN could die<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has outlined five ways in which the internet could fall to pieces if the IANA transition fails, and they all seem really horrible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19390-chehade-outlines-five-ways-icann-could-die"><span>http://domainincite.com/19390-chehade-outlines-five-ways-icann-could-die</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&#8203;ICANN, Vocus team up for Domain Name System security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN and Vocus Communications have installed an L-Root server node in Sydney to increase the DNS resilience against DDoS attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586173/icann-vocus-team-up-domain-name-system-security/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586173/icann-vocus-team-up-domain-name-system-security/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week: .Film TLD launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s more restricted than the already-available .movie. array of registrars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/this-week-film-top-level-domain-name-launches/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/this-week-film-top-level-domain-name-launches/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.food applies for dot-brand status, but you can help stop it<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scripps Networks, the company that runs the Food Network television network, wants to make .food a dot-brand gTLD that only it can use.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19383-food-applies-for-dot-brand-status-but-you-can-help-stop-it"><span>http://domainincite.com/19383-food-applies-for-dot-brand-status-but-you-can-help-stop-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">.ng Domain brand, catalyst for economic development- Folayan<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As all patriotic Nigerians continue to reminiscenceon the 55th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria, the President, Nigeria internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr. Sunday Folayan introspected on what the country has achieved and affirmed that though torturous, but the country continues to make steady progress towards National Development and Economic prosperity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dailytimes.com.ng/ng-domain-brand-catalyst-economic-development-folayan/"><span>http://dailytimes.com.ng/ng-domain-brand-catalyst-economic-development-folayan/</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 Commission calls for public comment on .nz WHOIS review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of a wide-ranging two stage review, the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL) has today launched the first of two public consultations on the .nz WHOIS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-calls-public-comment-nz-whois-review"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-calls-public-comment-nz-whois-review</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/domain-name-commission-nz-whois-review/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/domain-name-commission-nz-whois-review/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Public consultation on .nz domain name search service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand's Domain Name Commission (DNCL) has launched the first of two public consultations on the .nz WHOIS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/public-consultation-on-nz-domain-name-search-service--1106270"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/public-consultation-on-nz-domain-name-search-service--1106270</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">se: Pirate Bay verdict appealed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Just before summer, the verdict came from the district court. The domains thepiratebay.se and piratebay.se need not be removed. The prosecutor, however, has chosen to appeal the decision to the Court of Appeals, as we wrote about in June already.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/blog/pirate-bay-verdict-appealed/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/blog/pirate-bay-verdict-appealed/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Swedish govt appeals court decision guarding thepiratebay.se domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Swedish government has decided to appeal a court decision that protected the domain names used by torrent-search site The Pirate Bay from being suspended.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/07/sweden_appeals_pirate_bay_court_decision/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">se: Pirate Bay Domains Clash Set For Court of Appeal</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following legal action against the organization responsible for Sweden&rsquo;s top level .SE domain, in May a Swedish court ordered two Pirate Bay domains to be seized by the state. However, in a blow to the prosecutor the court stopped short of a finding the domain registry liable. The case will now go to the Court of Appeal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-clash-set-for-court-of-appeal-151006/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-domains-clash-set-for-court-of-appeal-151006/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Sex domain name enters &ldquo;matching&rdquo; period<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Sex </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> has exited sunrise and is now available to more registrants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/sex-domain-name-enters-matching-period/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/sex-domain-name-enters-matching-period/</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 New gTLD is Here, Thanks to Politicians by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is no news that the .WINE and .VIN new gTLDs are to be announced soon by Donuts and if the month of November is the very month everybody has been waiting for, at the beginning of the Sunrise Periods, many questions arise regarding the protection of wine geographical indications... There is a lot to say regarding the length of time it took to launch .wine and .vin new gTLDs and, most of all, how difficult it has been to protect its wine Geographical Indications (also called "wine GIs").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/201451005_wine_new_gtld_is_here_thanks_to_politicians/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/201451005_wine_new_gtld_is_here_thanks_to_politicians/</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">Upping Its Small Business Game, Google Expands Domain Registration Offering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Domains just got a major &ldquo;.upgrade.&rdquo; The search giant announced today that its domain registration service, initially rolled out last year to help small businesses build or better their web presence, today expands to include custom email addresses, an additional 90-plus new domain name endings and more.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251414"><span>http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/251414</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 Ups the Not-Com Ante: The Revolution Marches On by Jeff Davidoff, Chief Marketing Officer at Donuts Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Google makes an announcement, the digital world listens. This week, the technology giant has taken one more step in the &ldquo;not-com&rdquo; direction and announced the availability of nearly 90 new &ldquo;not-com&rdquo; domain name options. Words like .coffee, .fitness, .photography and others are now available on Google Domains, a one-stop-shop for launching a business website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/google-ups-not-com-ante-revolution-marches-jeff-davidoff"><span>https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/google-ups-not-com-ante-revolution-marches-jeff-davidoff</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Generic TLD Insights for Q3 2015 by Christa Taylor<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Participants in the recently released Global Consumer described new gTLDs as being "innovative", "trustworthy", "interesting", "informative", and "cutting edge". With such impressive descriptions, it appears that the industry has made significant progress in reaching the tipping point. Although Q3 reflects growth, it also highlights the varying degrees of performance and need for further advancement in developing consumer awareness and in turn, the health of the industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_generic_top_level_domain_insights_for_q3_2015/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_generic_top_level_domain_insights_for_q3_2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Guess who owns Netflix.news and Netflix.website &ndash; clue: definitely not Netflix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix has failed in its attempt to shut down two namesake domain names, in the most peculiar circumstances.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/05/netflix_loses_shutdown_bid_namesake_domains/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/05/netflix_loses_shutdown_bid_namesake_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">DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter DDoS Attacks Harder to Mitigate with Traditional Security Methods: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shorter DDoS attacks are more difficult to mitigate in carrier or service provider network environments, according to a new report by Corero Network Security released on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/shorter-ddos-attacks-harder-to-mitigate-with-traditional-security-methods-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/shorter-ddos-attacks-harder-to-mitigate-with-traditional-security-methods-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">Corero Network Security Trends and Analysis Report Finds Attackers Primarily Leverage Lower-Bandwidth DDoS Attacks to Degrade and Infiltrate Networks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Corero Network Security, a leading provider of First Line of Defense&reg; security solutions against DDoS attacks, today announced the findings of its Trends and Analysis Report for the first half of 2015. Analyzing customer data, Corero found that attackers are continuing to leverage sub-saturating DDoS attacks with increasing frequency, using shorter attack durations to evade legacy cloud DDoS scrubbing solutions to cause network disruptions and, in some cases, distract victims while other malware infiltrates networks and steals customer information and corporate data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.corero.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/corero-network-security-trends-and-analysis-report-finds-attackers-primarily-leverage-lower-bandwidth-ddos-attacks-to-degrade-and-infiltrate-networks/"><span>http://www.corero.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/corero-network-security-trends-and-analysis-report-finds-attackers-primarily-leverage-lower-bandwidth-ddos-attacks-to-degrade-and-infiltrate-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">auIGF: What Was Involved In Making .AU More Secure With DNSSEC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .au (Australian) ccTLD implemented DNNSEC at the end of 2014, joining the vast majority of TLDs, including all new gTLDs. Adam King, auDA's Chief Technology Officer, spoke at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in Melbourne, Wednesday, which is organised by the .au policy and regulatory body. Adam was on a panel speaking about DNSSEC and online security in Australia. I spoke to Adam on the sidelines of the auIGF after his presentation on auDA's experiences in implementing DNSSEC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24207"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24207</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/07/making-au-more-secure-dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auIGF: ISPs request changes to Australian Internet Security Initiative</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ISPs have suggested improvements to the Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) portal including more detailed information on malware infections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586064/acma-considers-improvements-australian-internet-security-initiative/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP complainant fails to prove that domain name was registered for its trademark value [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name confusingly similar to a trademark for failure to prove that it was registered for its trademark value, as opposed to its generic or descriptive value.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1d8e6e97-1fdc-491c-98ed-f9544d8f9a32"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1d8e6e97-1fdc-491c-98ed-f9544d8f9a32</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIAA and MPAA Report Notorious Piracy Sites to U.S. Government<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIAA and MPAA have submitted their lists of most "notorious" pirate sites to the U.S. Government. The groups target torrent sites including The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, as well as various linking and streaming portals. Uncooperative domain registrars and other third-party service providers are called out as well.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-and-mpaa-report-notorious-piracy-sites-to-u-s-government-151007/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/riaa-and-mpaa-report-notorious-piracy-sites-to-u-s-government-151007/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP panel at odds on reverse domain name hijacking [registration]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a three-member panel has denied the transfer of the domain name &lsquo;modway.com&rsquo;, but dissented on the issue of reverse domain name hijacking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=9f2bdfee-822b-49f6-bd6f-9456bb5fbedc"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=9f2bdfee-822b-49f6-bd6f-9456bb5fbedc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Arcadia Group Brands Limited trading as Topshop, Top Shop/Top Man Limited trading as Topshop v. Andrew Cooper, Topshop Holdings Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2015-0026</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainants (collectively, the &ldquo;Complainant&rdquo;) are Arcadia Group Brands Limited trading as Topshop and Top Shop/Top Man Limited trading as Topshop of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (&ldquo;United Kingdom&rdquo;), represented by Griffith Hack, Australia. The Respondent is Topshop Holdings Pty Ltd of Carindale, Queensland, Australia, represented by King &amp; Wood Mallesons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;topshop.com.au&gt; is registered with Netregistry Pty Ltd (the &ldquo;Registrar&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0026"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0026</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Customers Wanting to Control Their Digital Identity are Pointing Domains to Social Networking Sites More than Ever Before<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Inc. ... released results showing in the last 18 months, customers pointing a domain name to social media sites increased by 37 percent. GoDaddy attributes the rise in the redirects to customers wanting to control their online identity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/Personal-Domain-Names-On-The-Rise/default.aspx"><span>https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2015/Personal-Domain-Names-On-The-Rise/default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Individuals Increasingly Registering Domains In Bid To Control Personal Identity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Individual domain name registrants are increasingly registering domain names and then using these as a means to point to the various social media platforms they use such as Facebook and LinkedIn.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24201"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24201</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/06/individuals-increasingly-registering-domains-control-identity/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domains pointing to social media tiny, but growing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of domain names registered via Go Daddy and pointing to social media profiles measures only in the &ldquo;tens of thousands&rdquo;, according to the company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19387-domains-pointing-to-social-media-tiny-but-growing"><span>http://domainincite.com/19387-domains-pointing-to-social-media-tiny-but-growing</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 Domains Adds Nearly 90 Donuts Domain Names to Inventory<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Inc. ... said today that Google has added nearly 90 of the company's domain options to its highly visible domain name sales platform, bringing a more robust and diverse set of new domains to its system.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/press-releases/google-domains-adds-nearly-90-donuts-domain-names-to-inventory"><span>http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/press-releases/google-domains-adds-nearly-90-donuts-domain-names-to-inventory</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 .supplies .cheap web .properties with 90 top-level .domains to .world via .partners<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fresh from an embarrassing glitch in its system that saw an ex-employee seemingly register Google.com, the search giant is now selling domain names with 90 TLDs to choose from &ndash; such as .business, .world and .gripe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/06/google_expands_domain_name_arm/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/06/google_expands_domain_name_arm/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google bolsters Google Domains, switching to Domains.Google?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google announced today that it&rsquo;s adding features to its domain name registrar Google Domains, plus expanding the number of domain names it offers. I suspect Google is also getting ready to change the domain name the service is hosted on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/google-bolsters-google-domains-switching-to-domains-google/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/google-bolsters-google-domains-switching-to-domains-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">Uniregistry Introduces &ldquo;The Domain Archive&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I received an email from Uniregistry this afternoon announcing a unique feature called &ldquo;The Domain Archive.&rdquo; Essentially what this does is allow you to track domain names you previously had registered at Uniregistry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/uniregistry-introduces-the-domain-archive/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>uniregistry</span><span>-</span><span>introduces</span><span>-</span><span>the</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>archive</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">auIGF: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 5000 URLs pointing to websites containing child sexual abuse material were investigated by the Children&rsquo;s eSafety Commissioner during the 2014/15 calendar year. ... Cyber safety education and engagement with the community is needed to support legislation if e-safety is to succeed, according to MacGibbon. Speaking at the Australian Internet Governance Forum in Melbourne on Tuesday, he said that if all it is doing is taking down online content, it is playing a &ldquo;whack a mole game&rdquo; that it is going to lose.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Richard Lau&rsquo;s Journey, Resume.com and NamesCon &ndash; DNW Podcast #53<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Richard Lau&rsquo;s life hit bottom in 2000. His business was essentially wiped out in one week. Worse, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since then he has perservered in both business and in health. On today&rsquo;s show, he discusses his journey. He also talks about his Resume.com business and why he started the NamesCon conference, which returns to Las Vegas in January.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/richard-laus-journey-resume-com-and-namescon-dnw-podcast-53/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/richard-laus-journey-resume-com-and-namescon-dnw-podcast-53/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Com Winners Update: Google Domains is Growing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has published Verisign&rsquo;s registrar data for .com from June. As always, GoDaddy dominated the charts in terms of new registrations. And, for the second month in a row, it avoided the top 5 when it comes to net transfer losses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/com-winners-update-google-domains-is-growing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/05/com-winners-update-google-domains-is-growing/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here are premium domain names .Club sold last month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Club domain name registry continues to release details of its premium domain name sales. It&rsquo;s also including data on expired domain name sales from its unique relationship with SnapNames.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/07/premium-domains-club-sold-last-month/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/07/premium-domains-club-sold-last-month/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Cost of Mobile Ads on 50 News Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ad blockers, which Apple first allowed on the iPhone in September, promise to conserve data and make websites load faster. But how much of your mobile data comes from advertising?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/01/business/cost-of-mobile-ads.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/01/business/cost-of-mobile-ads.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How Race Influences Social-Media Sharing: Just about everyone is participating in online discussions. But a new poll shows that what people talk about can vary greatly.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Stephanie Williams saw that Western High School in her town of Shively, Kentucky, was on lockdown after reports of an active shooter, she quickly shared the news on Facebook. Williams&mdash;a 42-year-old registered nurse&mdash;has several friends with children at the school and wanted to make sure they knew about the situation. Outside of emergencies, she posts weekly, typically about topics related to her community, or medical articles connected to her work. &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s useful to me, it&rsquo;s definitely useful to someone else,&rdquo; she says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/race-social-media/408889/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/10/race-social-media/408889/</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">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: Authorities remove 5000 URLs pointing to child sex abuse material<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 5000 URLs pointing to websites containing child sexual abuse material were investigated by the Children&rsquo;s eSafety Commissioner during the 2014/15 calendar year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/586060/over-5000-urls-investigated-by-children-e-safety-commissioner/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some Thoughts on the Open Internet by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;m sure we&rsquo;ve all heard about &ldquo;the Open Internet.&rdquo; The expression builds upon a rich pedigree of term &ldquo;open&rdquo; in various contexts. We seem to have this connotation that &ldquo;open&rdquo; is some positive attribute, and when we use the expression of the &ldquo;Open Internet&rdquo; it seems that we are lauding it in some way. But in what way? So let&rsquo;s ask the question: What does the &ldquo;Open Internet&rdquo; mean?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-10/open.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-10/open.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">Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 2: The Where and How of "Internet Fragmentation" by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In defining what is meant by "Internet Fragmentation" it is useful to briefly describe what is meant by its opposite, an "Open and Coherent Internet". As we've explored in the previous section, "coherence" implies that each of the elements of the Internet are orchestrated to work together to produce a seamless Internet which does not expose the boundaries between discrete elements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_open_internet_part_2_where_and_how_of_internet_fragmentation/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151006_open_internet_part_2_where_and_how_of_internet_fragmentation/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thoughts on the Open Internet - Part 3: Local Filtering and Blocking by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The public policy objectives in the area of content filtering and blocking space are intended to fulfil certain public policy objectives by preventing users within a country from accessing certain online content. The motives for such public policies vary from a desire to uphold societal values through to concessions made to copyright holders to deter the circulation of unauthorised redistribution of content.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151007_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_3_local_filtering_and_blocking/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151007_thoughts_on_the_open_internet_part_3_local_filtering_and_blocking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Trans-Pacific Free-Trade Charade by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Adam S. Hersh<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As negotiators and ministers from the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries meet in Atlanta in an effort to finalize the details of the sweeping new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), some sober analysis is warranted. The biggest regional trade and investment agreement in history is not what it seems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trans-pacific-partnership-charade-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-and-adam-s--hersh-2015-10"><span>https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trans-pacific-partnership-charade-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-and-adam-s--hersh-2015-10</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤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">Director General Francis Gurry Opens WIPO Assemblies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WIPO Director General Francis Gurry opened the WIPO Assemblies by saying that increasing interest in intellectual property is driving uptake of WIPO&rsquo;s global IP systems and resulting in a healthy financial state for the Organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2015/article_0011.html"><span>http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2015/article_0011.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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 5 Oct 05:14 2015

auDA domain news - 5 October

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Don’t forget to register for the Australian Internet Governance Forum, starting tomorrow, in Melbourne.

 

Topics up for discussion include security in .au, .au dispute resolution, auDA Foundation, the internet and reshaping of culture, metadata retention, gender and the internet and internet and indigenous communities.

 

Registration and more information is available from:

http://www.igf.org.au/

 

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Some congressional confusion about the Internet and the ‘IANA Transition’

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-iana-transition/>

 

Does the IANA transition constitute a transfer of US Government Property? by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/>

 

ICANN Waives Registrar Insurance Requirement, Levels Playing Field for Registrars Globally

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally>

 

ICANN will approve extension of URS to legacy TLDs, but only in particular circumstances

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21>

 

ICANN: we won’t force registrars to suspend domains

<http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-domains>

 

Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

<http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators>

 

Domain Disputes as a Cybersecurity Tool

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool>

 

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN's Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights by Monika Zalnieriute

Abstract: Freedom of expression and privacy are internationally recognised human rights. This paper addresses the privacy and freedom of expression issues that arise in relation to ICANN policies and procedures.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667488>

 

ICANN's Procedures and Policies in the Light of Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and Democratic Values by Monika Zalnieriute & Thomas Schneider

Abstract: This report focuses on the meaning of ICANN’s global public interest responsibilities from an international human rights perspective. The report aims at clarifying the role and responsibilities of states in securing human rights in ICANN mechanisms and procedures; and how States can support this multi-stakeholder model in a way that better guarantees to serve the global public interest.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667478>

 

Some congressional confusion about the Internet and the ‘IANA Transition’

There are, as I’ve written before, many reasons to be concerned about the government’s proposed “IANA transition” — the plan to terminate the contracts between the U.S. government (acting through the NTIA, a division of and the ICANN under which ICANN has been managing (subject to U.S. oversight) the Internet’s critical system of interlocking databases that constitute the Internet’s DNS.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-iana-transition/>

 

Does the IANA transition constitute a transfer of US Government Property? by Milton Mueller

Early this year, it appeared as if the U.S. Congress was going to be taking an intelligent and constructive approach to the IANA transition. Led by Senators Thune and Rubio, Congress asserted its oversight authority over NTIA to help ensure that the transition settlement provided adequate accountability mechanisms for ICANN.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/>

 

ICANN Struggles to Retain its Power as the Internet’s Czar Faces a Coup

If you were Alice and the Internet was Wonderland, then the title of the Queen of Hearts would be reserved for ICANN ... which ensure that computers on the internet connect to correct addresses. What stops ICANN from proverbially declaring “off with their heads!” and monopolising the internet is the ICANN Board of Directors’ accountability to the internet community – an essential requirement embedded in the core values of the corporation’s bylaws.

<http://thewire.in/2015/10/04/icann-struggles-to-retain-its-power-as-the-internets-czar-faces-a-coup-12311/>

 

Geneva Internet Platform and the Internet Society launch Digital Watch, an online resource for critical Internet governance issues

The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the launch of the Digital Watch, a new online tool to empower diplomats and other Internet policy participants by providing a concise overview of Internet policy issues, participants and ongoing developments.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/geneva-internet-platform-and-internet-society-launch-digital-watch-online-resource-critical>

 

Congress Must Approve Transfer of IANA Function to ICANN by Berin Szoka

Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced its plans to turn over the very heart of the Internet to the control of ICANN. On Monday, Republican leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees sent a letter asking the Government Accountability Office to study whether a Congressional vote on the transfer is required under the Constitution's Property Clause because administration of the root zone file is a government asset, created under government contract. Some will no doubt dismiss the letter as Republican obstructionism.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_congress_must_approve_transfer_of_iana_function_to_icann/>

 

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ICANN

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ICANN Waives Registrar Insurance Requirement, Levels Playing Field for Registrars Globally

A resolution recently approved by the ICANN Board of Directors will promote enhanced gTLD registrar competition in the global domain name marketplace by removing an unnecessary barrier to registrar accreditation. Since 1999, the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) has required that registrars maintain Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policies with policy limits of at least US$ 500,000.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally>

 

Update On Steps To Combat Abuse And Illegal Activity by Allen R. Grogan | Chief Contract Compliance Officer

I want to take this opportunity to update the community on the progress we've made since my previous blog, Community Outreach On Interpretation and Enforcement of the 2013 RAA, as well as share with you our plans for convening a roundtable discussion at ICANN54 in Dublin.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-steps-to-combat-abuse-and-illegal-activity>

 

Call for Volunteers for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team

ICANN today published a call for volunteers for community members to apply to serve on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team. Representatives of the various supporting organizations and advisory committees, as well as independent experts are invited to apply.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-01-en>

 

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the FY16 Q1 call on 7 October 0000 UTC

ICANN has announced its FY16 Q1 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 7 October at 0000 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 30 September 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-01-en>

 

Letter from Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy | African Union Commission, to Geographic Names Panel

New gTLD application for .AFRICA

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-gnp-29sep15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Molly Neuman, Vice President/Interim President | American Association of Independent Music, to Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/neuman-to-crocker-et-al-01oct15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN will approve extension of URS to legacy TLDs, but only in particular circumstances

This week the ICANN board approved the proposed renewal of the registry agreements for the .travel’, ‘.pro’ and ‘.cat’ legacy TLDs, giving the green light for use of the Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) to be extended to the strings. However, addressing previous opposition to such a move, it stated that extension of the URS to other legacy TLDs is far from automatic, being dependent on the string operators themselves wishing to do so.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21>

 

ICANN: we won’t force registrars to suspend domains

In one of the ongoing battles between registrars and the intellectual property lobby, ICANN’s compliance department seems to have sided with the registrars, for now.

<http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-domains>

 

INTA Makes its Voice Heard on Critical Internet Matters

This summer saw a flurry of activity for Internet Committee members as a number of hot issues were on the table for comment at ICANN. ICANN’s entire governance structure is under debate, subsequent rounds of the new gTLD program are being considered and the future of data access and the accuracy of the domain name registrant directory known as “Whois” are being mapped by working groups.

<http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7017.aspx>

 

Domain name registrars no longer have to carry general liability insurance

ICANN’s board approved a resolution this week to waive an insurance requirement for domain name registrars.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/domain-name-registrars-no-longer-have-to-carry-general-liability-insurance/>

 

ICANN going to Panama for 56th meeting

Panama has been selected as the venue for ICANN’s 56th public meeting.

<http://domainincite.com/19371-icann-going-to-panama-for-56th-meeting>

 

ICANN selects Panama for June 2016 meeting

ICANN’s summer meeting next year will take place in Panama City, Panama. The decision was made during a board meeting earlier this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/icann-selects-panama-for-june-2016-meeting/>

 

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ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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at: Registrar transfer: New AuthInfo Process

Starting from September 29, 2015 nic.at has implemented a new procedure for registrar transfers for .at domains. It is similar to internationally known AuthInfo procedures.

<https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//registrartransfer-neuer-authinfo-prozess/>

 

Ministry and SIDN renew covenant on .nl domain

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and SIDN have renewed the covenant originally signed seven years ago. The covenant reaffirms the signatories' shared commitment to assuring the reliability and availability of the .nl domain.

<https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/ministry-and-sidn-renew-covenant-on-nl-domain>

 

so: Domestic Pricing for Somali-based Registrations

To encourage the development of the Somali ICT Sector, SONIC makes .so domains available to Somalis at a lower price from the Somali registrars based in Somalia.

<http://www.soregistry.so/2015/10/01/domestic-pricing-somali-registrations/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators

The African Union and a United Nations commission have formally told ICANN that they don’t support DotConnectAfrica’s bid for .africa.

<http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators>

 

LifetotheFullest.Abbott: Incorporating a New gTLD into a Brand Campaign

Abbott, maker of popular products including Similac, Ensure, and PediaSure, released its new brand campaign “LIFE. TO THE FULLEST.” The new campaign is designed to increase consumer awareness of Abbott and the company’s efforts to help people around the world live healthier and happier lives.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/lifetothefullest-abbott-incorporating-a-new-gtld-into-a-brand-campaign>

 

Viking victor in .cruise gTLD auction

Viking River Cruises has emerged as the winner of the .cruise new gTLD contention set.

<http://domainincite.com/19378-viking-victor-in-cruise-gtld-auction>

 

The Social Responsibility Imperative - TLDs Leading the Charge by David Fowler

Last month at CIRA's annual general meeting, I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy Axelsson, the executive director of the Vancouver Community Network. Her organization is working to connect street-involved citizens in downtown Vancouver with critical life-saving information via SMS messages. Chatting about her program was a vivid reminder for me of what many technology companies around the world have recognized, that the benefits of our wares can have a profound impact on our economies, culture and social fabric of our countries.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_social_responsibility_imperative_tlds_leading_the_charge/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Verisign iDefense Analysis of XcodeGhost by Danny McPherson

At Verisign we take our Internet stewardship mission very seriously, so when details emerged over the past week concerning the XcodeGhost infection, researchers at Verisign iDefense wanted to help advance community research efforts related to the XcodeGhost issue, and leveraging our unique capabilities, offer a level of public service to help readers determine their current and historical level of exposure to the infection.

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

 

Neustar Global DDoS Report Reveals Seven Key Trends, Including Attacks Evolving from Disruptive to Continuous Threat

Neustar, Inc. ... released the findings of its latest DDoS Attacks and Protection report, including seven key trends. The global research reveals more activity around targeted, smaller assaults aimed at distracting firms’ IT departments while malware is installed to steal valuable corporate data.

<https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ddos-report-pr>

 

Half of companies hit by hacker takedown tactics

It's a danger that any company faces -- and for some it could cost $1 million an hour and result in the loss of customer data and irreparable damage to brand reputation.

<http://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-companies-hit-by-ddos-attacks/>

 

eBay phishing sites hosted by… eBay

The convincing appearance of the spoof login form is bolstered by the fact that it is hosted on a genuine eBay domain, ebaydesc.com. This domain is ordinarily used to host descriptions for eBay listings which are displayed within iframes on eBay listing pages.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/23/ebay-phishing-sites-hosted-by-ebay.html>

 

Cyber Attacks: Developing Proportionate Responses

The number of cyber attacks is increasing, including those initiated by foreign states. Therefore, governments must develop a strategy for responding adequately to these threats, says Tobias Feakin, senior analyst and director of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In an article for the Council on Foreign Relations, Feakin advises policymakers to develop a menu of pre-planned response options. “Although each response will be case specific, a framework will enable policymakers to quickly consider their options,” he writes.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/cyber-attacks-developing-proportionate-responses.html>

 

CEOs and governments should treat digital security as an economic risk

Digital security risk should be treated as an economic rather than a technical issue, and should be part of an organisation’s overall risk management and decision-making, according to a new OECD Recommendation to member countries.

<http://www.oecd.org/internet/ceos-and-governments-should-treat-digital-security-as-an-economic-risk.htm>

 

Multistakeholder Process: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Domain Disputes as a Cybersecurity Tool

When some people think of cybersecurity, they envision dimly-lit rooms filled with glowing monitors staffed by FBI agents sleuthing scam artists and offshore bank accounts. While this may be the sharp end of the stick for cyber criminals, a significant, albeit less visible role is played by brand owners pursuing domain name enforcement efforts such as filing complaints under the UDRP or URS.

<http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool>

 

Beano domain name abusive, says Nominet

The publisher of comic book “The Beano” has taken control of the domain name thebeano.co.uk after its registration by a UK businessman was found to be abusive.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/beano-domain-name-abusive-says-nominet-4505>

 

URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on.

<http://domainincite.com/19380-urs-arrives-in-three-legacy-gtlds>

 

Netflix Loses URS On Netflix.news & Netflix.website

Netflix is a well known brand and has lodged several domain disputes in the past. The URS is a type of dispute mechanism that they’ve used several times since the launch of the new TLDs. URS is a cheaper and faster alternative to the traditional UDRP: ... If Netflix proceeds with full UDRP things might turn out differently.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-urs-on-netflix-news-netflix-website/>

 

Netflix Loses It’s 2nd URS This Week & Why This May Kill Off The URS

Netflix has lost it's 2nd Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) decision of the week this time on the domain name Netflix.news A few days ago we wrote about Netflix losing the URS on the domain name Netflix.website in what we described as the strangest decision of the year, which was decided by the same Examiner as this case, David J. Steele Esq.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-its-2nd-urs-this-week-why-this-may-kill-off-the-urs/>

 

BMW wins B.MW domain name cybersquatting case

Car company BMW has won rights to the domain name B.MW through a cybersquatting arbitration proceeding through World Intellectual Property Organization.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/bmw-wins-b-mw-domain-name-cybersquatting-case/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

**********************

Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute

A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world’s most popular website, for $12 (£7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say the transaction had been cancelled.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute>

 

Man allegedly bought the Google.com domain name for $12

Even if you don't know anything about domain names or what they cost, you could probably guess that the name "Google.com" was unavailable for sale - and very expensive to buy. But MBA student and ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved actually bought it on Tuesday for $12, and owned it for a full minute, he claimed.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11905369/Man-allegedly-bought-the-Google.com-domain-name-for-12.html>

 

GoDaddy Taps Dropmysite for Website Backup Service

GoDaddy has added cloud-based website backup for small and medium sized businesses from Dropmysite, according to an announcement on Thursday. Under the partnership, GoDaddy customers will gain self-service website and database recovery from Dropmysite’s global platform.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-taps-dropmysite-for-website-backup-service>

 

Pritz quitz DNA

Domain Name Association boss Kurt Pritz has resigned after two years on the job.

<http://domainincite.com/19375-pritz-quitz-dna>

 

Kurt Pritz resigns from Domain Name Association

Kurt Pritz has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of Domain Name Association, and advocacy group for the domain name industry.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/kurt-pritz-resigns-from-domain-name-association/>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

**********************

Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web

Apple's recently-announced support for adblockers on iOS 9 provoked dramatic debate between those who were celebrating the news, and those who were angry over what they see as the company undermining the primary business model for online publishing and journalism.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/adblockers-and-innovative-ad-companies-are-working-together-build-more-privacy>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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Bitcoin flounders in Australia as regulatory worries bite

Australian businesses are turning their backs on bitcoin, as signs grow that the cryptocurrency's mainstream appeal is fading.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/australia-bitcoin-idINKCN0RY02W20151004>

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/us-australia-bitcoin-idUKKCN0RY02H20151004>

 

TPP trade deadlock: Pacific countries near deal after biotech breakthrough [Reuters]

A dozen Pacific countries closed in on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta, after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/04/tpp-trans-pacific-partnership-pacific-countries-pharmaceuticals>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Becomes Alphabet’s ‘Do the Right Thing’

“Don’t be evil” is so 2004. Alphabet Inc. posted a new code of conduct for its employees Friday, after Google completed its transformation into a holding company. There were few substantive changes in more than 20 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the Alphabet code of conduct, posted on its website, is among them.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/10/02/as-google-becomes-alphabet-dont-be-evil-vanishes/>

 

Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet

Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/03/google-restructuring-alphabet-idINKCN0RW21Y20151003>

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/02/us-google-restructuring-alphabet-idUKKCN0RW21H20151002>

 

 

 

 

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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>Don&rsquo;t forget to register for the Australian Internet Governance Forum, starting tomorrow, in Melbourne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Topics up for discussion include security in .au, .au dispute resolution, auDA Foundation, the internet and reshaping of culture, metadata retention, gender and the internet and internet and indigenous communities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Registration and more information is available from:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><a href="http://www.igf.org.au/">http://www.igf.org.au/</a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some congressional confusion about the Internet and the &lsquo;IANA Transition&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-iana-transition/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-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">Does the IANA transition constitute a transfer of US Government Property? by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/</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 Waives Registrar Insurance Requirement, Levels Playing Field for Registrars Globally<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally</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 will approve extension of URS to legacy TLDs, but only in particular circumstances<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21</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: we won&rsquo;t force registrars to suspend domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-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">Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators"><span>http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators</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 Disputes as a Cybersecurity Tool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute</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">ICANN's Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights by Monika Zalnieriute</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: Freedom of expression and privacy are internationally recognised human rights. This paper addresses the privacy and freedom of expression issues that arise in relation to ICANN policies and procedures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667488"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667488</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 Procedures and Policies in the Light of Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms and Democratic Values by Monika Zalnieriute &amp; Thomas Schneider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: This report focuses on the meaning of ICANN&rsquo;s global public interest responsibilities from an international human rights perspective. The report aims at clarifying the role and responsibilities of states in securing human rights in ICANN mechanisms and procedures; and how States can support this multi-stakeholder model in a way that better guarantees to serve the global public interest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667478"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2667478</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some congressional confusion about the Internet and the &lsquo;IANA Transition&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are, as I&rsquo;ve written before, many reasons to be concerned about the government&rsquo;s proposed &ldquo;IANA transition&rdquo; &mdash; the plan to terminate the contracts between the U.S. government (acting through the NTIA, a division of and the ICANN under which ICANN has been managing (subject to U.S. oversight) the Internet&rsquo;s critical system of interlocking databases that constitute the Internet&rsquo;s DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-iana-transition/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/10/02/some-congressional-confusion-about-the-internet-and-the-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">Does the IANA transition constitute a transfer of US Government Property? by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Early this year, it appeared as if the U.S. Congress was going to be taking an intelligent and constructive approach to the IANA transition. Led by Senators Thune and Rubio, Congress asserted its oversight authority over NTIA to help ensure that the transition settlement provided adequate accountability mechanisms for ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/09/29/does-the-iana-transition-constitute-a-transfer-of-us-government-property/</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 Struggles to Retain its Power as the Internet&rsquo;s Czar Faces a Coup<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you were Alice and the Internet was Wonderland, then the title of the Queen of Hearts would be reserved for ICANN</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">which ensure that computers on the internet connect to correct addresses. What stops ICANN from proverbially declaring &ldquo;off with their heads!&rdquo; and monopolising the internet is the ICANN Board of Directors&rsquo; accountability to the internet community &ndash; an essential requirement embedded in the core values of the corporation&rsquo;s bylaws.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thewire.in/2015/10/04/icann-struggles-to-retain-its-power-as-the-internets-czar-faces-a-coup-12311/"><span>http://thewire.in/2015/10/04/icann-struggles-to-retain-its-power-as-the-internets-czar-faces-a-coup-12311/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Geneva Internet Platform and the Internet Society launch Digital Watch, an online resource for critical Internet governance issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Internet Society (ISOC) today announced the launch of the Digital Watch, a new online tool to empower diplomats and other Internet policy participants by providing a concise overview of Internet policy issues, participants and ongoing developments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/geneva-internet-platform-and-internet-society-launch-digital-watch-online-resource-critical"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/geneva-internet-platform-and-internet-society-launch-digital-watch-online-resource-critical</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congress Must Approve Transfer of IANA Function to ICANN by Berin Szoka<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced its plans to turn over the very heart of the Internet to the control of ICANN. On Monday, Republican leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees sent a letter asking the Government Accountability Office to study whether a Congressional vote on the transfer is required under the Constitution's Property Clause because administration of the root zone file is a government asset, created under government contract. Some will no doubt dismiss the letter as Republican obstructionism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_congress_must_approve_transfer_of_iana_function_to_icann/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_congress_must_approve_transfer_of_iana_function_to_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">**********************<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">ICANN Waives Registrar Insurance Requirement, Levels Playing Field for Registrars Globally<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A resolution recently approved by the ICANN Board of Directors will promote enhanced gTLD registrar competition in the global domain name marketplace by removing an unnecessary barrier to registrar accreditation. Since 1999, the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) has required that registrars maintain Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policies with policy limits of at least US$ 500,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-waives-registrar-insurance-requirement-levels-playing-field-for-registrars-globally</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Update On Steps To Combat Abuse And Illegal Activity by Allen R. Grogan | Chief Contract Compliance Officer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I want to take this opportunity to update the community on the progress we've made since my previous blog, Community Outreach On Interpretation and Enforcement of the 2013 RAA, as well as share with you our plans for convening a roundtable discussion at ICANN54 in Dublin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-steps-to-combat-abuse-and-illegal-activity"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-steps-to-combat-abuse-and-illegal-activity</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 Volunteers for Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published a call for volunteers for community members to apply to serve on the Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice (CCT) Review Team. Representatives of the various supporting organizations and advisory committees, as well as independent experts are invited to apply.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-01-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report &ndash; Register for the FY16 Q1 call on 7 October 0000 UTC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has announced its FY16 Q1 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 7 October at 0000 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 30 September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-01-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-01-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">Letter from Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy | African Union Commission, to Geographic Names Panel</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-gnp-29sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-gnp-29sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Molly Neuman, Vice President/Interim President | American Association of Independent Music, to Steve Crocker et al.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/neuman-to-crocker-et-al-01oct15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/neuman-to-crocker-et-al-01oct15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will approve extension of URS to legacy TLDs, but only in particular circumstances<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week the ICANN board approved the proposed renewal of the registry agreements for the .travel&rsquo;, &lsquo;.pro&rsquo; and &lsquo;.cat&rsquo; legacy TLDs, giving the green light for use of the Uniform Rapid Suspension system (URS) to be extended to the strings. However, addressing previous opposition to such a move, it stated that extension of the URS to other legacy TLDs is far from automatic, being dependent on the string operators themselves wishing to do so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=43fb32da-5e16-43d0-81fc-57cb1fe48a21</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: we won&rsquo;t force registrars to suspend domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In one of the ongoing battles between registrars and the intellectual property lobby, ICANN&rsquo;s compliance department seems to have sided with the registrars, for now.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/19373-icann-we-wont-force-registrars-to-suspend-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">INTA Makes its Voice Heard on Critical Internet Matters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This summer saw a flurry of activity for Internet Committee members as a number of hot issues were on the table for comment at ICANN. ICANN&rsquo;s entire governance structure is under debate, subsequent rounds of the new gTLD program are being considered and the future of data access and the accuracy of the domain name registrant directory known as &ldquo;Whois&rdquo; are being mapped by working groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7017.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7017.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">Domain name registrars no longer have to carry general liability insurance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s board approved a resolution this week to waive an insurance requirement for domain name registrars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/domain-name-registrars-no-longer-have-to-carry-general-liability-insurance/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/domain-name-registrars-no-longer-have-to-carry-general-liability-insurance/</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 going to Panama for 56th meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panama has been selected as the venue for ICANN&rsquo;s 56th public meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19371-icann-going-to-panama-for-56th-meeting"><span>http://domainincite.com/19371-icann-going-to-panama-for-56th-meeting</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 selects Panama for June 2016 meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s summer meeting next year will take place in Panama City, Panama. The decision was made during a board meeting earlier this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/icann-selects-panama-for-june-2016-meeting/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/icann-selects-panama-for-june-2016-meeting/</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">at: Registrar transfer: New AuthInfo Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Starting from September 29, 2015 nic.at has implemented a new procedure for registrar transfers for .at domains. It is similar to internationally known AuthInfo procedures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article/registrartransfer-neuer-authinfo-prozess/"><span>https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//registrartransfer-neuer-authinfo-prozess/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ministry and SIDN renew covenant on .nl domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and SIDN have renewed the covenant originally signed seven years ago. The covenant reaffirms the signatories' shared commitment to assuring the reliability and availability of the .nl domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/ministry-and-sidn-renew-covenant-on-nl-domain"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/ministry-and-sidn-renew-covenant-on-nl-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">so: Domestic Pricing for Somali-based Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To encourage the development of the Somali ICT Sector, SONIC makes .so domains available to Somalis at a lower price from the Somali registrars based in Somalia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.soregistry.so/2015/10/01/domestic-pricing-somali-registrations/"><span>http://www.soregistry.so/2015/10/01/domestic-pricing-somali-registrations/</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">Africa hands coffin nails to DotConnectAfrica evaluators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The African Union and a United Nations commission have formally told ICANN that they don&rsquo;t support DotConnectAfrica&rsquo;s bid for .africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators"><span>http://domainincite.com/19364-africa-hands-coffin-nails-to-dotconnectafrica-evaluators</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">LifetotheFullest.Abbott: Incorporating a New gTLD into a Brand Campaign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abbott, maker of popular products including Similac, Ensure, and PediaSure, released its new brand campaign &ldquo;LIFE. TO THE FULLEST.&rdquo; The new campaign is designed to increase consumer awareness of Abbott and the company&rsquo;s efforts to help people around the world live healthier and happier lives.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/lifetothefullest-abbott-incorporating-a-new-gtld-into-a-brand-campaign"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/lifetothefullest-abbott-incorporating-a-new-gtld-into-a-brand-campaign</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Viking victor in .cruise gTLD auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Viking River Cruises has emerged as the winner of the .cruise new gTLD contention set.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19378-viking-victor-in-cruise-gtld-auction"><span>http://domainincite.com/19378-viking-victor-in-cruise-gtld-auction</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 Social Responsibility Imperative - TLDs Leading the Charge by David Fowler<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last month at CIRA's annual general meeting, I had the pleasure of meeting Tracy Axelsson, the executive director of the Vancouver Community Network. Her organization is working to connect street-involved citizens in downtown Vancouver with critical life-saving information via SMS messages. Chatting about her program was a vivid reminder for me of what many technology companies around the world have recognized, that the benefits of our wares can have a profound impact on our economies, culture and social fabric of our countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_social_responsibility_imperative_tlds_leading_the_charge/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151001_social_responsibility_imperative_tlds_leading_the_charge/</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">Verisign iDefense Analysis of XcodeGhost by Danny McPherson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At Verisign we take our Internet stewardship mission very seriously, so when details emerged over the past week concerning the XcodeGhost infection, researchers at Verisign iDefense wanted to help advance community research efforts related to the XcodeGhost issue, and leveraging our unique capabilities, offer a level of public service to help readers determine their current and historical level of exposure to the infection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/xcodeghost"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/xcodeghost</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar Global DDoS Report Reveals Seven Key Trends, Including Attacks Evolving from Disruptive to Continuous Threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar, Inc. ... released the findings of its latest DDoS Attacks and Protection report, including seven key trends. The global research reveals more activity around targeted, smaller assaults aimed at distracting firms&rsquo; IT departments while malware is installed to steal valuable corporate data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ddos-report-pr"><span>https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ddos-report-pr</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Half of companies hit by hacker takedown tactics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's a danger that any company faces -- and for some it could cost $1 million an hour and result in the loss of customer data and irreparable damage to brand reputation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-companies-hit-by-ddos-attacks/"><span>http://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-companies-hit-by-ddos-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eBay phishing sites hosted by&hellip; eBay<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The convincing appearance of the spoof login form is bolstered by the fact that it is hosted on a genuine eBay domain, ebaydesc.com. This domain is ordinarily used to host descriptions for eBay listings which are displayed within iframes on eBay listing pages.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/23/ebay-phishing-sites-hosted-by-ebay.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/23/ebay-phishing-sites-hosted-by-ebay.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">Cyber Attacks: Developing Proportionate Responses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of cyber attacks is increasing, including those initiated by foreign states. Therefore, governments must develop a strategy for responding adequately to these threats, says Tobias Feakin, senior analyst and director of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. In an article for the Council on Foreign Relations, Feakin advises policymakers to develop a menu of pre-planned response options. &ldquo;Although each response will be case specific, a framework will enable policymakers to quickly consider their options,&rdquo; he writes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/cyber-attacks-developing-proportionate-responses.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/cyber-attacks-developing-proportionate-responses.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">CEOs and governments should treat digital security as an economic risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Digital security risk should be treated as an economic rather than a technical issue, and should be part of an organisation&rsquo;s overall risk management and decision-making, according to a new OECD Recommendation to member countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.oecd.org/internet/ceos-and-governments-should-treat-digital-security-as-an-economic-risk.htm"><span>http://www.oecd.org/internet/ceos-and-governments-should-treat-digital-security-as-an-economic-risk.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">Multistakeholder Process: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Disputes as a Cybersecurity Tool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When some people think of cybersecurity, they envision dimly-lit rooms filled with glowing monitors staffed by FBI agents sleuthing scam artists and offshore bank accounts. While this may be the sharp end of the stick for cyber criminals, a significant, albeit less visible role is played by brand owners pursuing domain name enforcement efforts such as filing complaints under the UDRP or URS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool"><span>http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/domain-disputes-as-a-cybersecurity-tool</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Beano domain name abusive, says Nominet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The publisher of comic book &ldquo;The Beano&rdquo; has taken control of the domain name thebeano.co.uk after its registration by a UK businessman was found to be abusive.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/beano-domain-name-abusive-says-nominet-4505"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/beano-domain-name-abusive-says-nominet-4505</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19380-urs-arrives-in-three-legacy-gtlds"><span>http://domainincite.com/19380-urs-arrives-in-three-legacy-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix Loses URS On Netflix.news &amp; Netflix.website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix is a well known brand and has lodged several domain disputes in the past. The URS is a type of dispute mechanism that they&rsquo;ve used several times since the launch of the new TLDs. URS is a cheaper and faster alternative to the traditional UDRP: ... If Netflix proceeds with full UDRP things might turn out differently.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-urs-on-netflix-news-netflix-website/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-urs-on-netflix-news-netflix-website/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix Loses It&rsquo;s 2nd URS This Week &amp; Why This May Kill Off The URS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netflix has lost it's 2nd Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) decision of the week this time on the domain name Netflix.news A few days ago we wrote about Netflix losing the URS on the domain name Netflix.website in what we described as the strangest decision of the year, which was decided by the same Examiner as this case, David J. Steele Esq.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-its-2nd-urs-this-week-why-this-may-kill-off-the-urs/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/10/03/netflix-loses-its-2nd-urs-this-week-why-this-may-kill-off-the-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BMW wins B.MW domain name cybersquatting case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Car company BMW has won rights to the domain name B.MW through a cybersquatting arbitration proceeding through World Intellectual Property Organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/bmw-wins-b-mw-domain-name-cybersquatting-case/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/bmw-wins-b-mw-domain-name-cybersquatting-case/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ex-Google employee owned google.com for one minute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A man was able to successfully buy google.com, the domain name for the world&rsquo;s most popular website, for $12 (&pound;7.90), minutes before the company contacted him to say the transaction had been cancelled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/02/ex-google-employee-owned-googlecom-for-one-minute</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Man allegedly bought the Google.com domain name for $12<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Even if you don't know anything about domain names or what they cost, you could probably guess that the name "Google.com" was unavailable for sale - and very expensive to buy. But MBA student and ex-Google employee Sanmay Ved actually bought it on Tuesday for $12, and owned it for a full minute, he claimed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11905369/Man-allegedly-bought-the-Google.com-domain-name-for-12.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11905369/Man-allegedly-bought-the-Google.com-domain-name-for-12.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">GoDaddy Taps Dropmysite for Website Backup Service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has added cloud-based website backup for small and medium sized businesses from Dropmysite, according to an announcement on Thursday. Under the partnership, GoDaddy customers will gain self-service website and database recovery from Dropmysite&rsquo;s global platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-taps-dropmysite-for-website-backup-service"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-taps-dropmysite-for-website-backup-service</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pritz quitz DNA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Name Association boss Kurt Pritz has resigned after two years on the job.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19375-pritz-quitz-dna"><span>http://domainincite.com/19375-pritz-quitz-dna</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kurt Pritz resigns from Domain Name Association<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kurt Pritz has stepped down from his role as Executive Director of Domain Name Association, and advocacy group for the domain name industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/kurt-pritz-resigns-from-domain-name-association/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/01/kurt-pritz-resigns-from-domain-name-association/</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">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple's recently-announced support for adblockers on iOS 9 provoked dramatic debate between those who were celebrating the news, and those who were angry over what they see as the company undermining the primary business model for online publishing and journalism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/adblockers-and-innovative-ad-companies-are-working-together-build-more-privacy"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/adblockers-and-innovative-ad-companies-are-working-together-build-more-privacy</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bitcoin flounders in Australia as regulatory worries bite<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian businesses are turning their backs on bitcoin, as signs grow that the cryptocurrency's mainstream appeal is fading.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/australia-bitcoin-idINKCN0RY02W20151004"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/australia-bitcoin-idINKCN0RY02W20151004</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/us-australia-bitcoin-idUKKCN0RY02H20151004"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/us-australia-bitcoin-idUKKCN0RY02H20151004</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP trade deadlock: Pacific countries near deal after biotech breakthrough [Reuters]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A dozen Pacific countries closed in on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta, after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/04/tpp-trans-pacific-partnership-pacific-countries-pharmaceuticals"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/04/tpp-trans-pacific-partnership-pacific-countries-pharmaceuticals</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">Google&rsquo;s &lsquo;Don&rsquo;t Be Evil&rsquo; Becomes Alphabet&rsquo;s &lsquo;Do the Right Thing&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Don&rsquo;t be evil&rdquo; is so 2004. Alphabet Inc. posted a new code of conduct for its employees Friday, after Google completed its transformation into a holding company. There were few substantive changes in more than 20 documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission; the Alphabet code of conduct, posted on its website, is among them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/10/02/as-google-becomes-alphabet-dont-be-evil-vanishes/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/10/02/as-google-becomes-alphabet-dont-be-evil-vanishes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Inc has morphed into Alphabet Inc. After U.S. markets closed on Friday, Alphabet replaced Google as the publicly traded company that will house Google's search and Web advertising businesses, maps, YouTube and its "moonshot" ventures such as driverless cars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/03/google-restructuring-alphabet-idINKCN0RW21Y20151003"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/10/03/google-restructuring-alphabet-idINKCN0RW21Y20151003</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/02/us-google-restructuring-alphabet-idUKKCN0RW21H20151002"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/02/us-google-restructuring-alphabet-idUKKCN0RW21H20151002</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 1 Oct 06:42 2015

auDA domain news - 1 October

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Don’t forget to register for the Australian Internet Governance Forum next week on 6 and 7 October in Melbourne.

 

Topics up for discussion include security in .au, .au dispute resolution, auDA Foundation, the internet and reshaping of culture, metadata retention, gender and the internet and internet and indigenous communities.

 

Registration and more information is available from:

http://www.igf.org.au/

 

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Handing over control of the Internet is unconstitutional, Republicans say

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/>

 

ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Economic Study Evaluating Competition in the Domain Name Space

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en>

 

Uniregistry Takes Over .HIV gTLD Continuing Fundraising Goals

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-gtld/>

 

More Than Just Forwarding: How .brands Like Apple Can Use Defensive Registrations by Tony Kirsch

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_registrations/>

 

Study reveals general awareness of cybersquatting threat remains too low

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631>

 

Verisign introduces free, privacy-focused public DNS

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.html>

 

au: The dirty world of domain trading

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading>

 

The Dirty World Of Domain Trading

<http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/>

 

au: Five tips for spotting domain trends to make money

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Handing over control of the Internet is unconstitutional, Republicans say

Congressional Republicans are once again accusing the Obama administration of violating the Constitution.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/>

 

ICANN taking over the 'net from Uncle Sam? Ted Cruz to the rescue!

Four leading Congressional figures, including US presidential candidate Ted Cruz, have questioned whether the Obama Administration has the legal right to transfer control of the internet's key technical functions outside the US government.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/28/ted_cruz_questions_entire_iana_transition/>

 

Revisiting Internet Governance by Paul Budde

You might recall that I played an advisory role to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in 2012 in Dubai. In the run-up to that event -- as well as during and after it -- I gave my opinion on the role of internet governance, plus an analysis of what was happening. At that time I held a more conciliatory position on the issue, but you may have noticed that, in the wake of the Snowden revelations and the illegal NSA activities, as well as many other similar activities from ASIO in Australia and no doubt the Russian, Israeli and Chinese authorities, my position has shifted significantly.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150927_evisiting_internet_governance/>

 

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ICANN

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ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Economic Study Evaluating Competition in the Domain Name Space

ICANN today published the findings from the "Phase 1 Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program," setting a baseline for measuring competition in the domain name marketplace to be compared against changes that may be found a year later.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en>

 

Case Studies

As part of ICANN's global efforts to raise awareness of, and interest in new gTLDs, all registries are invited to partner with us to develop case studies. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources. We will continue to publish new case studies on this webpage on an ongoing basis.

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

 

TLD Incident Response Resource Now Available by Dave Piscitello

When TLD operations are attacked, ICANN's SSR department may be asked to assist with incident response, either directly, or as a facilitator that can identify competent incident response, recovery, or subsequent investigations.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/top-level-domain-incident-response-resource-now-available>

 

IPv6: The Future is Now More than Ever by Adiel. A. Akplogan | Vice President of Technical Engagement

On Thursday of last week (September 28th), ARIN announced that it has officially run out of IPv4 addresses. This is an important milestone in a countdown that started on 3 February 2011, when IANA's central pool of IPv4 addresses was depleted, triggering the implementation of the last phase of the Global Policy "for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space".

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ipv6-the-future-is-now-more-than-ever>

 

What to Expect at ICANN54: A Guide for Business Stakeholders

This webinar is an introduction to ICANN and the Commercial Stakeholder Group. It is designed for people in the business world who are new to the ICANN Community and interested in the upcoming ICANN54 Public Meeting in Dublin, Ireland taking place on 18-22 October 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-28-en>

 

Chairs' Statement from the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Meeting in Los Angeles

Members and participants of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) met in Los Angeles, California, from 25-26 September 2015. The gathering served as an opportunity to begin analysis of the feedback received in the group’s recent public comment, advance discussions on key outstanding issues and reach agreement on next steps towards finalizing its Work Stream 1 recommendations.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/chairs-statement-from-the-cross-community-working-group-on-enhancing-icann-accountability-meeting-in-los-angeles>

 

30 September 2015 – Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 30 September 2015. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN independent review process (IRP) proceedings

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair | ICANN GAC, to Steve Crocker

Clarification request regarding GAC Buenos Aires Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocker-26sep15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Howard M. Stupp, International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Director of Legal Affairs, to Steve Crocker

ICANN Independent Review Proceeding: 01-14-0001-6263

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/stupp-to-crocker-17sep15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider

DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN independent review process (IRP) proceedings

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf>

 

Do you agree with our fee hike? Press 1 to answer Yes; or 2 for Yes

Every biz that wishes to sell domain names – called a registrar – has to pay the organization $4,000 a year, plus 18 cents on every domain they sell.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/29/icann_fee_agreement_survey_only_yes_option/>

 

ICANN on “knife edge” after accountability impasse

The ICANN board of directors and the community group tasked with improving its accountability have failed to come to a compromise over the future direction of the organization, despite an intense two-day argument at the weekend.

<http://domainincite.com/19355-icann-on-knife-edge-after-accountability-impasse>

 

New TLD competition report is worthless

ICANN released a report yesterday called “Phase I Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program”, undertaken by an outside research firm.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/new-tld-competition-report-is-worthless/>

 

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ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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eu: First outcome of the WHOIS Quality Programme

Please note that in line with EURid’s WHOIS Quality Programme, a number of domain names have been or are about to be withdrawn and/or deleted.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2015/first-outcome-whois-quality-programme>

 

Uniregistry Takes Over .HIV gTLD Continuing Fundraising Goals

The .hiv gTLD has found a new home with Uniregistry agreeing to take over the reins and agreeing to continue the gTLD’s role in raising awareness and funds for HIV and AIDS causes. It is anticipated the takeover will be concluded prior to 1 December – World AIDS Day.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24185>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-gtld/>

 

Uniregistry will stick with risky .hiv model for now

Uniregistry has agreed to take over the new gTLD .hiv from original registry dotHIV, and said it has no plans to immediately change the business model.

<http://domainincite.com/19359-uniregistry-will-stick-with-risky-hiv-model-for-now>

 

16,000+ .NYC domains will be released next week

.NYC will release 16,674 previously blocked .NYC domain names on October 8. The domain names were all blocked as name collisions.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/16000-nyc-domains-will-be-released-next-week/>

 

Smack talk is cheap: .sucks domains are going for 99 cents a year

We've all heard the stories about big, famous people like Taylor Swift and Mark Zuckerberg buying up Web addresses ending in .sucks. But now low-level peons like you and me have the chance to make like the stars — for dirt cheap.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/you-can-now-buy-your-very-own-sucks-domain-for-99-cents/>

 

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NEW TLDS

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More Than Just Forwarding: How .brands Like Apple Can Use Defensive Registrations by Tony Kirsch

The domain industry media was abuzz last week with speculation that tech giant Apple may be gearing up to launch its .apple brand TLD. Rumours began when it was discovered that Apple registered 29 .com domain names that to the untrained eye, appear to be strangely worded. These include the likes of imovieapple.com, macbookproapple.com and ipadapple.com, providing hope to many industry pundits that they could potentially be defensive registrations designed to protect Apple from losing traffic when it begins to utilise its .apple TLD.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_registrations/>

 

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DNS SECURITY

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Stakeholders Must Work Together to Protect Cybersecurity Research: Report

Cybersecurity stakeholders need to work together to promote legal changes necessary to protect cybersecurity research and vulnerability disclosures, according to a workshop report published this week by the University of California at Berkeley.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/stakeholders-must-work-together-to-protect-cybersecurity-research-report>

 

John McAfee’s warning on hackers

Smart device manufacturers are building a playground for hackers, cybersecurity pioneer John Mc­Afee warns, adding that companies are putting security last in their rush to build a world where every conceivable object — from cars and household appliances — are connected to the internet.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/john-mcafees-warning-on-hackers/story-e6frgakx-1227547967616>

 

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DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Study reveals general awareness of cybersquatting threat remains too low

ICANN has published its first Global Registrant Survey, which reveals that almost half of domain name registrants are unaware of cybersquatting. The findings evidence the uphill battle facing trademark counsel as they seek to ensure that internet users are not duped by those seeking to exploit their marks.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631>

 

Donald Trump unleashes trademark fury on critic’s website

... Donald Trump wants to stop StopTrump.us, a website that sells a variety of anti-Trump paraphernalia, including T-shirts and other doodads that have slogans like "Donald is Dumb" and "Stop Trump." His lawyer has sent a cease-and-desist letter ordering the website to stop selling its anti-Trump wares and hand over the domain name.

<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/donald-trump-unleashes-trademark-fury-on-critics-website/>

 

Blackjack.com: A rare RDNH in an “outside the scope” UDRP

A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has found the complainants in a UDRP over Blackjack.com to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/28/blackjack-com-a-rare-rdnh-in-an-outside-the-scope-udrp/>

 

Lawsuit filed to recover stolen OnlineMBA.com domain name

After failing to recover the allegedly stolen domain name OnlineMBA.com through a UDRP, the previous owner of the domain name has turned to the courts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/lawsuit-stolen-onlinemba-domain-name/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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How Many Websites Are There?

Most webpages die after a couple of months. The average lifespan is something like 100 days. That's longer than it used to be. In the late 1990s, the typical webpage lasted for around 44 days.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/how-many-websites-are-there/408151/>

 

Verisign introduces free, privacy-focused public DNS

When it comes to DNS, there are a lot of choices available. Yesterday, Verisign introduced a free, public DNS service that respects users' privacy.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.html>

 

Introducing Verisign Public DNS: A Free Recursive DNS Service That Respects Your Privacy

There are two types of information that can be found online about you: the information you intentionally post and the information that is automatically collected.

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

 

Thinking Ahead on Privacy in the Domain Name System by Burt Kaliski

Earlier this year, I wrote about a recent enhancement to privacy in the Domain Name System (DNS) called qname-minimization. Following the principle of minimum disclosure, this enhancement reduces the information content of a DNS query to the minimum necessary to get either an authoritative response from a name server, or a referral to another name server.

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

 

Verisign offers free public DNS

Verisign has launched a free recursive DNS service aimed at the consumer market.

<http://domainincite.com/19361-verisign-offers-free-public-dns>

 

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DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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au: The dirty world of domain trading

All is not well in the world of domain trading, with complaints arising of insider trading, deception and conscious reselling of prohibited domains.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading>

 

The Dirty World Of Domain Trading

I was made aware of this article (written by David M Williams) which was published on iTWire earlier today.

<http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/>

 

au: Five tips for spotting domain trends to make money

David Lye is the founder of Netfleet, which he describes as Australia's number one domain name trading platform. According to Lye "domaining" can be described as the online equivalent of property investing but without the price tag.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money>

 

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INTERNET USE

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How ad-blocking software could revolutionise disabled people’s lives

We’ve all been there: we want to shop online, find a new recipe for supper, catch up on the latest news or watch a video – only to be dazzled by a moving, blinking or flashing advert. These “autoplaying” ads are annoying for most internet users, but for those with disabilities or long-term conditions, they make those websites largely inaccessible.

<http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/30/ad-blocking-software-revolutionise-disabled-lives>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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au: Communications Minister is hopeful 'all should be good' and NBN satellite won't blow up on launch

The Federal Government has taken out satellite insurance in the unlikely event that the National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite blows up when it launches tomorrow.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/mitch-fifield-hopes-nbn-satellite-wont-blow-up-when-launched/6815678>

 

 

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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>Don&rsquo;t forget to register for the Australian Internet Governance Forum next week on 6 and 7 October in Melbourne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Topics up for discussion include security in .au, .au dispute resolution, auDA Foundation, the internet and reshaping of culture, metadata retention, gender and the internet and internet and indigenous communities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Registration and more information is available from:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><a href="http://www.igf.org.au/">http://www.igf.org.au/</a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Handing over control of the Internet is unconstitutional, Republicans say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Economic Study Evaluating Competition in the Domain Name Space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry Takes Over .HIV gTLD Continuing Fundraising Goals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-gtld/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-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">More Than Just Forwarding: How .brands Like Apple Can Use Defensive Registrations by Tony Kirsch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_registrations/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_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">Study reveals general awareness of cybersquatting threat remains too low</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631</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 introduces free, privacy-focused public DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.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: The dirty world of domain trading<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading</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 Dirty World Of Domain Trading<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/"><span>http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/</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: Five tips for spotting domain trends to make money<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money</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">Handing over control of the Internet is unconstitutional, Republicans say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Congressional Republicans are once again accusing the Obama administration of violating the Constitution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/handing-over-control-of-the-internet-is-unconstitutional-republicans-say/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN taking over the 'net from Uncle Sam? Ted Cruz to the rescue!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Four leading Congressional figures, including US presidential candidate Ted Cruz, have questioned whether the Obama Administration has the legal right to transfer control of the internet's key technical functions outside the US government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/28/ted_cruz_questions_entire_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/28/ted_cruz_questions_entire_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">Revisiting Internet Governance by Paul Budde<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">You might recall that I played an advisory role to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in 2012 in Dubai. In the run-up to that event -- as well as during and after it -- I gave my opinion on the role of internet governance, plus an analysis of what was happening. At that time I held a more conciliatory position on the issue, but you may have noticed that, in the wake of the Snowden revelations and the illegal NSA activities, as well as many other similar activities from ASIO in Australia and no doubt the Russian, Israeli and Chinese authorities, my position has shifted significantly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150927_evisiting_internet_governance/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150927_evisiting_internet_governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Announces Phase One Results from Economic Study Evaluating Competition in the Domain Name Space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published the findings from the "Phase 1 Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program," setting a baseline for measuring competition in the domain name marketplace to be compared against changes that may be found a year later.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Case Studies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of ICANN's global efforts to raise awareness of, and interest in new gTLDs, all registries are invited to partner with us to develop case studies. These case studies tell the story of a TLD, including its background and business objectives. They are intended for use as educational resources. We will continue to publish new case studies on this webpage on an ongoing basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/case-studies</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TLD Incident Response Resource Now Available by Dave Piscitello</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When TLD operations are attacked, ICANN's SSR department may be asked to assist with incident response, either directly, or as a facilitator that can identify competent incident response, recovery, or subsequent investigations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/top-level-domain-incident-response-resource-now-available"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/top-level-domain-incident-response-resource-now-available</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6: The Future is Now More than Ever by Adiel. A. Akplogan | Vice President of Technical Engagement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Thursday of last week (September 28th), ARIN announced that it has officially run out of IPv4 addresses. This is an important milestone in a countdown that started on 3 February 2011, when IANA's central pool of IPv4 addresses was depleted, triggering the implementation of the last phase of the Global Policy "for the Allocation of the Remaining IPv4 Address Space".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ipv6-the-future-is-now-more-than-ever"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ipv6-the-future-is-now-more-than-ever</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What to Expect at ICANN54: A Guide for Business Stakeholders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This webinar is an introduction to ICANN and the Commercial Stakeholder Group. It is designed for people in the business world who are new to the ICANN Community and interested in the upcoming ICANN54 Public Meeting in Dublin, Ireland taking place on 18-22 October 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chairs' Statement from the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Meeting in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Members and participants of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) met in Los Angeles, California, from 25-26 September 2015. The gathering served as an opportunity to begin analysis of the feedback received in the group&rsquo;s recent public comment, advance discussions on key outstanding issues and reach agreement on next steps towards finalizing its Work Stream 1 recommendations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/chairs-statement-from-the-cross-community-working-group-on-enhancing-icann-accountability-meeting-in-los-angeles"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/chairs-statement-from-the-cross-community-working-group-on-enhancing-icann-accountability-meeting-in-los-angeles</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">30 September 2015 &ndash; Updated Auction Schedule<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Auction Schedule is updated as of 30 September 2015. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN independent review process (IRP) proceedings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Thomas Schneider, Chair | ICANN GAC, to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarification request regarding GAC Buenos Aires Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocker-26sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/schneider-to-crocker-26sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Howard M. Stupp, International Olympic Committee (IOC) | Director of Legal Affairs, to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Independent Review Proceeding: 01-14-0001-6263<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/stupp-to-crocker-17sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/stupp-to-crocker-17sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker to Thomas Schneider</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) v. ICANN independent review process (IRP) proceedings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-29sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Do you agree with our fee hike? Press 1 to answer Yes; or 2 for Yes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Every biz that wishes to sell domain names &ndash; called a registrar &ndash; has to pay the organization $4,000 a year, plus 18 cents on every domain they sell.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/29/icann_fee_agreement_survey_only_yes_option/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/29/icann_fee_agreement_survey_only_yes_option/</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 on &ldquo;knife edge&rdquo; after accountability impasse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN board of directors and the community group tasked with improving its accountability have failed to come to a compromise over the future direction of the organization, despite an intense two-day argument at the weekend.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19355-icann-on-knife-edge-after-accountability-impasse"><span>http://domainincite.com/19355-icann-on-knife-edge-after-accountability-impasse</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLD competition report is worthless<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN released a report yesterday called &ldquo;Phase I Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program&rdquo;, undertaken by an outside research firm.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/new-tld-competition-report-is-worthless/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/new-tld-competition-report-is-worthless/</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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eu: First outcome of the WHOIS Quality Programme<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please note that in line with EURid&rsquo;s WHOIS Quality Programme, a number of domain names have been or are about to be withdrawn and/or deleted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2015/first-outcome-whois-quality-programme"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/sep-2015/first-outcome-whois-quality-programme</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry Takes Over .HIV gTLD Continuing Fundraising Goals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .hiv gTLD has found a new home with Uniregistry agreeing to take over the reins and agreeing to continue the gTLD&rsquo;s role in raising awareness and funds for HIV and AIDS causes. It is anticipated the takeover will be concluded prior to 1 December &ndash; World AIDS Day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24185"><span>http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24185</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-gtld/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/28/uniregistry-takeover-hiv-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">Uniregistry will stick with risky .hiv model for now<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry has agreed to take over the new gTLD .hiv from original registry dotHIV, and said it has no plans to immediately change the business model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19359-uniregistry-will-stick-with-risky-hiv-model-for-now"><span>http://domainincite.com/19359-uniregistry-will-stick-with-risky-hiv-model-for-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">16,000+ .NYC domains will be released next week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.NYC will release 16,674 previously blocked .NYC domain names on October 8. The domain names were all blocked as name collisions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/16000-nyc-domains-will-be-released-next-week/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/16000-nyc-domains-will-be-released-next-week/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Smack talk is cheap: .sucks domains are going for 99 cents a year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We've all heard the stories about big, famous people like Taylor Swift and Mark Zuckerberg buying up Web addresses ending in .sucks. But now low-level peons like you and me have the chance to make like the stars &mdash; for dirt cheap.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/you-can-now-buy-your-very-own-sucks-domain-for-99-cents/"><span>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/09/29/you-can-now-buy-your-very-own-sucks-domain-for-99-cents/</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">More Than Just Forwarding: How .brands Like Apple Can Use Defensive Registrations by Tony Kirsch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain industry media was abuzz last week with speculation that tech giant Apple may be gearing up to launch its .apple brand TLD. Rumours began when it was discovered that Apple registered 29 .com domain names that to the untrained eye, appear to be strangely worded. These include the likes of imovieapple.com, macbookproapple.com and ipadapple.com, providing hope to many industry pundits that they could potentially be defensive registrations designed to protect Apple from losing traffic when it begins to utilise its .apple TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_registrations/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150928_how_brands_like_apple_can_use_defensive_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">**********************<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">Stakeholders Must Work Together to Protect Cybersecurity Research: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity stakeholders need to work together to promote legal changes necessary to protect cybersecurity research and vulnerability disclosures, according to a workshop report published this week by the University of California at Berkeley.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/stakeholders-must-work-together-to-protect-cybersecurity-research-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/stakeholders-must-work-together-to-protect-cybersecurity-research-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">John McAfee&rsquo;s warning on hackers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Smart device manufacturers are building a playground for hackers, cybersecurity pioneer John Mc&shy;Afee warns, adding that companies are putting security last in their rush to build a world where every conceivable object &mdash; from cars and household appliances &mdash; are connected to the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/john-mcafees-warning-on-hackers/story-e6frgakx-1227547967616"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/john-mcafees-warning-on-hackers/story-e6frgakx-1227547967616</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">Study reveals general awareness of cybersquatting threat remains too low</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published its first Global Registrant Survey, which reveals that almost half of domain name registrants are unaware of cybersquatting. The findings evidence the uphill battle facing trademark counsel as they seek to ensure that internet users are not duped by those seeking to exploit their marks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=ec380db4-e99e-4613-937b-39d5c1e01631</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donald Trump unleashes trademark fury on critic&rsquo;s website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Donald Trump wants to stop StopTrump.us, a website that sells a variety of anti-Trump paraphernalia, including T-shirts and other doodads that have slogans like "Donald is Dumb" and "Stop Trump." His lawyer has sent a cease-and-desist letter ordering the website to stop selling its anti-Trump wares and hand over the domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/donald-trump-unleashes-trademark-fury-on-critics-website/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/09/donald-trump-unleashes-trademark-fury-on-critics-website/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blackjack.com: A rare RDNH in an &ldquo;outside the scope&rdquo; UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A three person National Arbitration Forum panel has found the complainants in a UDRP over Blackjack.com to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/28/blackjack-com-a-rare-rdnh-in-an-outside-the-scope-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/28/blackjack-com-a-rare-rdnh-in-an-outside-the-scope-udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lawsuit filed to recover stolen OnlineMBA.com domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After failing to recover the allegedly stolen domain name OnlineMBA.com through a UDRP, the previous owner of the domain name has turned to the courts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/lawsuit-stolen-onlinemba-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/29/lawsuit-stolen-onlinemba-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How Many Websites Are There?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most webpages die after a couple of months. The average lifespan is something like 100 days. That's longer than it used to be. In the late 1990s, the typical webpage lasted for around 44 days.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/how-many-websites-are-there/408151/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/how-many-websites-are-there/408151/</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 introduces free, privacy-focused public DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When it comes to DNS, there are a lot of choices available. Yesterday, Verisign introduced a free, public DNS service that respects users' privacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2987972/cisco-subnet/verisign-introduces-free-privacy-focused-public-dns.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">Introducing Verisign Public DNS: A Free Recursive DNS Service That Respects Your Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are two types of information that can be found online about you: the information you intentionally post and the information that is automatically collected.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_verisign_public_dns_a"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_verisign_public_dns_a</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thinking Ahead on Privacy in the Domain Name System by Burt Kaliski</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year, I wrote about a recent enhancement to privacy in the Domain Name System (DNS) called qname-minimization. Following the principle of minimum disclosure, this enhancement reduces the information content of a DNS query to the minimum necessary to get either an authoritative response from a name server, or a referral to another name server.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/thinking_ahead_on_privacy_in"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/thinking_ahead_on_privacy_in</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 offers free public DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign has launched a free recursive DNS service aimed at the consumer market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19361-verisign-offers-free-public-dns"><span>http://domainincite.com/19361-verisign-offers-free-public-dns</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">DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: The dirty world of domain trading<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All is not well in the world of domain trading, with complaints arising of insider trading, deception and conscious reselling of prohibited domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69623-the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading</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 Dirty World Of Domain Trading<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I was made aware of this article (written by David M Williams) which was published on iTWire earlier today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/"><span>http://www.domainer.com.au/the-dirty-world-of-domain-trading/</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: Five tips for spotting domain trends to make money<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">David Lye is the founder of Netfleet, which he describes as Australia's number one domain name trading platform. According to Lye "domaining" can be described as the online equivalent of property investing but without the price tag.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/69614-five-tips-for-spotting-domain-trends-to-make-money</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How ad-blocking software could revolutionise disabled people&rsquo;s lives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We&rsquo;ve all been there: we want to shop online, find a new recipe for supper, catch up on the latest news or watch a video &ndash; only to be dazzled by a moving, blinking or flashing advert. These &ldquo;autoplaying&rdquo; ads are annoying for most internet users, but for those with disabilities or long-term conditions, they make those websites largely inaccessible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/30/ad-blocking-software-revolutionise-disabled-lives"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/30/ad-blocking-software-revolutionise-disabled-lives</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Communications Minister is hopeful 'all should be good' and NBN satellite won't blow up on launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Federal Government has taken out satellite insurance in the unlikely event that the National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite blows up when it launches tomorrow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/mitch-fifield-hopes-nbn-satellite-wont-blow-up-when-launched/6815678"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-30/mitch-fifield-hopes-nbn-satellite-wont-blow-up-when-launched/6815678</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span><span lang="EN-GB"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 21 Sep 06:42 2015

auDA domain news - 21 September

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US govt: Why we're OK with letting control of the internet slip into ICANN's hands

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_iana_transition/>

 

au: Call for nominations for election to auDA Board

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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US govt: Why we're OK with letting control of the internet slip into ICANN's hands

A highly anticipated report from the US Government Accountability Office has given the green light to a shift of critical internet functions away from the government to domain overseer ICANN.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_iana_transition/>

 

WORKING GROUP TURNS TO ICANN’S PAST TO HELP IT GET TO THE FUTURE

Could the ghost of ICANN past hold the keys to pushing through a present impasse, and help shape the organization’s future?

<http://www.bna.com/working-group-turns-b17179936279/>

 

JEB BUSH OPPOSES IANA TRANSITION

Technology policy rarely is prominent in presidential elections. Topics such as online privacy, piracy and net neutrality don’t resonate with voters as much as immigration, health care, and foreign policy.

<http://www.bna.com/jeb-bush-opposes-b17179936290/>

 

ICANN Accountability and IANA Stewardship update

This is a brief update on the state of play of the two intertwined processes I’ve written about on and off over the past eighteen months: the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability improvement process.

<https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-and-iana-stewardship-update>

 

Proposal Regarding IANA Review Committee Selection Process

The proposal for IANA stewardship developed by the CRISP Team (and now incorporated into the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group’s proposal) proposes establishing a community-based Review Committee to assist the RIRs in their periodic review of the IANA numbering services Service Level Agreement (SLA).

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/proposal-regarding-community-based-review-committee-to-assist-rirs-in-periodic-review-of-iana-numbering-services>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Pre-ICANN 54 Policy Update Webinar

The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, summarizing policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and the ongoing Transition of Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions and the ICANN Accountability efforts.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-17-en>

 

Kick-off of the FY17 Operating Plan & Budget Five-Year Operating Plan Update Webinar

Kick-off of the FY17 Operating Plan & Budget along with the update of the Five-Year Operating Plan will begin on 22nd September 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-09-17-en>

 

Building Momentum: An Update from the CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs

As co-Chairs of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), we wanted to provide a quick status update for the community on where things currently stand in our proposal development.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-momentum-an-update-from-the-ccwg-accountability-co-chairs>

 

ICG – Sixth Face-to-Face Meeting in Los Angeles

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will be holding its next face-to-face meeting on Friday 18 September and Saturday 19 September from 09:00 – 17:00 in Los Angeles at the THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-17-en>

 

Letter from Paul Zamek, EVP: Communications & Strategic Relationships | DotMusic, to ICANN and EIU

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-16sep15-en.pdf>

 

Letter from Gian Franco Kasper and Sarah Lewis, President and Secretary General | AIOWF – Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, to Steve Crocker

ICANN Independent Review Proceeding: 01-0001-6263 (Donuts, Inc. v ICANN)

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/kasper-lewis-to-crocker-07sep15-en.pdf>

 

Announcement of Vice Chair Nominees

Announcement for GAC Members from the GAC Chair: As you are aware the current GAC Vice Chairs formally complete their terms of office at the end of the Marrakech meeting (ICANN55). During (and shortly after) the Buenos Aires (ICANN53) meeting of the GAC the ACIG GAC Secretariat sought nominations for the five available roles of GAC Vice Chair for 2016. The nomination period officially closed on 1 September 2015.

<https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Look out, world! Apple is about to launch .apple

Apple is getting ready to launch its own piece of the internet: .apple.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/apple_about_to_launch_dot_apple/>

 

au: Call for nominations for election to auDA Board

Two Demand Class and two Supply Class positions on the auDA Board are up for election at this year's AGM.

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/>

 

Here Comes .Bloomberg: Say Hello To Mike.Bloomberg and Michael.Bloomberg

.Bloomberg is .Brand new gTLD which is looking like its getting to launch as they have created over 50 domain names ending in .Bloomberg.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2015/09/20/here-comes-bloomberg-say-hello-to-mike-bloomberg-and-michael-bloomberg/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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New gTLDs growing faster than .com, latest Verisign data shows

That seems to be one of the conclusions that can be drawn from Verisign’s Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published yesterday, if you dig into the numbers a little.

<http://domainincite.com/19322-new-gtlds-growing-faster-than-com-latest-verisign-data-shows>

 

Dot dot dot... Observations from the first two years of ICANN's new gTLD programme

It's been about two years since the first of hundreds of new gTLDs began trickling out. New Sunrise Periods continue to open, and new registries are still being delegated by ICANN. To date, more than 300 alternatives to .com have launched.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9f3e0d90-ec96-41ee-9d34-0241ad38f3f0>

 

New TLDs get prime exposure at Dmexco

New TLDs are getting lots of exposure at this week’s dmexco digital marketing conference in Cologne, Germany.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/new-tlds-get-prime-exposure-at-dmexco/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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New DDoS Tactics Expose Businesses to Data Theft

Neustar, Inc. ... released the Europe, Middle East and Africa findings from its DDoS attacks and protection report titled North America and EMEA: The Continual Threat to Digital Brands for 2015. The report reveals a significant change in the nature of DDoS attacks that is leaving businesses exposed to data breaches and malware.

<https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/uk-ddos-report-september-2015>

 

us: Pentagon designing cyber 'scorecard' to stay ahead of hackers

The U.S. Defense Department is building a massive, electronic system to provide an overview of the vulnerabilities of the military's computer networks, weapons systems, and installations, and help officials prioritize how to fix them, the deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command said on Thursday.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/09/18/usa-military-cybersecurity-idINKCN0RH2TW20150918>

 

U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace

The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other’s critical infrastructure during peacetime, according to officials involved in the talks.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html>

 

Developing an Australian cybersecurity framework

The Australian government is developing a framework for how Australia should best address electronic threats and the US NIST Cybersecurity Framework offers some pointers as to what approach may be best suited for the task.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/9/18/technology/developing-australian-cybersecurity-framework>

 

Demand for DDoS Mitigation Skills on the Rise in the US, China: Report

Demand for professionals with DDoS mitigation experience is increasing on a sustained basis, across IT security, network engineering and operations, systems administration and DevOps, according to research released Thursday by Incapsula.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/demand-for-ddos-mitigation-skills-on-the-rise-in-the-us-china-report>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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‘Parked' Domain Name Program Is Not Cybersquatting

Domain name registrar GoDaddy's “parked” domain name program did not constitute cybersquatting on trademarks owned by the organization that awards the Oscars, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled Sept. 10.

<http://www.bna.com/parked-domain-name-n17179936192/>

 

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Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption Survey

As part of 2015 Internet Governance Forum activities, the Best Practice Forum (BPF) for IPv6 has launched a global survey to collect examples of “Best Practices” to help to create an environment for the adoption of IPv6 and are seeking community input.

<https://www.nro.net/news/creating-an-enabling-environment-for-ipv6-adoption-survey>

 

Kerala rolls out roadmap for IPv6 deployment

Kerala government has rolled out a roadmap to implement IPv6 across the state.

<http://www.financialexpress.com/article/tech/kerala-rolls-out-roadmap-for-ipv6-deployment/138325/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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nz: Complaint about cheap rugby TV site touches on battle over internet anonymity

Sky Television and World Rugby face a problem trying to chase down a company that is offering Kiwis a cheap way to watch Rugby World Cup matches online. That is finding out who is behind the service and where it is located. ... ViewTVabroad lists a postal address in London, but its website is registered on the official "whois" database of web addresses to a Panamanian company, Whoisguard Inc.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/72254471/Complaint-about-cheap-rugby-TV-site-touches-on-battle-over-internet-anonymity>

 

uk: Thousands cut off from email after EE bungles domain renewal

Thousands of UK internet users were cut off from email after their ISP failed to renew the domain name used to route them.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/ee_fails_to_renew_domain_no_email/>

 

Is it time to scrap HTTP?

I stumbled on an initiative that wants to replace HTTP. They go so far as to call HTTP ”obsolete” and line up reasons that make it hard to disagree. It’s about a completely new protocol called IPFS, which is a acronym for the unbelievably cool “Interplanetary File System”, and it’s built from the ground up to replace the current technology we use for the web.

<https://www.iis.se/se-tech/is-it-time-to-scrap-http/>

 

A few historical facts about the DNS

It is not always easy to understand how the DNS works. So we decided to publish a series of articles on that topic. Each article will shed light on a different aspect: we will focus on a few historical facts and the evolution of the DNS. We will start by explaining the origin of the system and why it was created.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/few-historical-facts-about-dns>

 

Over 43,000 Visitors Attended the DMEXCO Show That Closed Thursday in Cologne - Sedo Pleased With Results

That huge DMEXCO conference in Cologne, Germany that we told you about earlier this week concluded its two-day run Thursday (Sept. 17, 2015) with the final visitor count coming in at a mind boggling 43,484 people from all over the world! DMEXCO is Europe's biggest digital marketing expo and conference.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150918.htm>

 

Finally! Google sues robocallers Local Lighthouse

Google has sued Local Lighthouse Corp, which has undertaken a massive robocall and telemarketing campaign and, from personal experience, tried to trick callers into thinking it was associated with Google.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/finally-google-sues-robocallers-local-lighthouse/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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September 2015 Web Server Survey

In the September 2015 survey we received responses from 892,743,625 sites and 5,438,101 web-facing computers. Both of these key metrics grew this month, with net gains of 18 million sites and 47,000 computers.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/16/september-2015-web-server-survey.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Is gold.co.uk the most expensive .uk name sale yet?

The domain name gold.co.uk has reportedly changed hands for £600,000 ($940,000), potentially making it the biggest .uk domain sale ever.

<http://domainincite.com/19331-is-gold-co-uk-the-most-expensive-uk-name-sale-yet>

 

End User Stories: How Parachute bought Parachute.co

College campus delivery service Parachute recently acquired the domain name Parachute.co. In our continuing series on end user domain name purchase stories, Parachute co-founder Zev Lapin explains why his company selected Parachute.co and how it bought it.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/18/parachute-co/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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The Allure of an Ad-Free Internet: Software promises a better experience for readers, but at what cost?

... Ad blockers are controversial for good reason. To the person scrolling or clicking through a website, online advertising can feel like trip wire designed to trick you into clicking. Depending on the strength of one’s wi-fi connection and the reserve of one’s patience, navigating this ad-speckled landscape can be tolerable or aggravating. On mobile devices, where mere scrolling can trigger the unwanted click of an ad, the experience can be rage-inducing. So it’s understandable that ad-blocking apps seem to be gaining popularity now that iOS9, Apple’s latest operating system, enables such software.

<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/ios9-ad-blockers-peace/406150/>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook's new opt-out for tracking ads is not enough, says privacy expert

Facebook has rolled out a new tool that allows users to choose whether tracking data from ‘Like’ buttons and other social elements is used to serve them ads, but privacy experts say the move does not go far enough.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/18/facebooks-opt-out-tracking-ads-not-enough-privacy-expert>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Sexting dangers app seeks to expand to cover cyber bullying and be taught in classrooms

The Law Society of South Australia wants to update an educational mobile phone app about sexting to include cyber bullying, with the hope it could be used as a learning tool in classrooms.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-19/push-to-update-sexting-app-as-concerns-grow/6786770>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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The internet hasn’t killed privacy – but it has changed it forever by Jose Such, Lecturer in Cyber Security, Lancaster University

When people say “privacy is dead”, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either they truly believe that privacy is irrelevant or unachievable in today’s hyper-connected world or, more often, that not enough is being done to protect privacy when huge amounts of personal information are being posted online. Although I agree more could be done to protect privacy online, I believe that privacy is not dead, it’s just changing forms.

<https://theconversation.com/the-internet-hasnt-killed-privacy-but-it-has-changed-it-forever-47220>

 

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US govt: Why we're OK with letting control of the internet slip into ICANN's hands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_iana_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Call for nominations for election to auDA Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/</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">US govt: Why we're OK with letting control of the internet slip into ICANN's hands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A highly anticipated report from the US Government Accountability Office has given the green light to a shift of critical internet functions away from the government to domain overseer ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_iana_transition/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/19/us_gao_green_lights_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">WORKING GROUP TURNS TO ICANN&rsquo;S PAST TO HELP IT GET TO THE FUTURE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Could the ghost of ICANN past hold the keys to pushing through a present impasse, and help shape the organization&rsquo;s future?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/working-group-turns-b17179936279/"><span>http://www.bna.com/working-group-turns-b17179936279/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JEB BUSH OPPOSES IANA TRANSITION<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Technology policy rarely is prominent in presidential elections. Topics such as online privacy, piracy and net neutrality don&rsquo;t resonate with voters as much as immigration, health care, and foreign policy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/jeb-bush-opposes-b17179936290/"><span>http://www.bna.com/jeb-bush-opposes-b17179936290/</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 Accountability and IANA Stewardship update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is a brief update on the state of play of the two intertwined processes I&rsquo;ve written about on and off over the past eighteen months: the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability improvement process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-and-iana-stewardship-update"><span>https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-accountability-and-iana-stewardship-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">Proposal Regarding IANA Review Committee Selection Process<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The proposal for IANA stewardship developed by the CRISP Team (and now incorporated into the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group&rsquo;s proposal) proposes establishing a community-based Review Committee to assist the RIRs in their periodic review of the IANA numbering services Service Level Agreement (SLA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/proposal-regarding-community-based-review-committee-to-assist-rirs-in-periodic-review-of-iana-numbering-services"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/proposal-regarding-community-based-review-committee-to-assist-rirs-in-periodic-review-of-iana-numbering-services</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">Pre-ICANN 54 Policy Update Webinar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Policy Development Support Team will provide a Policy Update Webinar on Thursday, 8 October 2015 at 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC, summarizing policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and the ongoing Transition of Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions and the ICANN Accountability efforts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kick-off of the FY17 Operating Plan &amp; Budget Five-Year Operating Plan Update Webinar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kick-off of the FY17 Operating Plan &amp; Budget along with the update of the Five-Year Operating Plan will begin on 22nd September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-09-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-09-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Building Momentum: An Update from the CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As co-Chairs of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), we wanted to provide a quick status update for the community on where things currently stand in our proposal development.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-momentum-an-update-from-the-ccwg-accountability-co-chairs"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-momentum-an-update-from-the-ccwg-accountability-co-chairs</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 &ndash; Sixth Face-to-Face Meeting in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will be holding its next face-to-face meeting on Friday 18 September and Saturday 19 September from 09:00 &ndash; 17:00 in Los Angeles at the THE WESTIN BONAVENTURE, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-09-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Paul Zamek, EVP: Communications &amp; Strategic Relationships | DotMusic, to ICANN and EIU</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-16sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-16sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Gian Franco Kasper and Sarah Lewis, President and Secretary General | AIOWF &ndash; Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Independent Review Proceeding: 01-0001-6263 (Donuts, Inc. v ICANN)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/kasper-lewis-to-crocker-07sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/kasper-lewis-to-crocker-07sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Announcement of Vice Chair Nominees<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Announcement for GAC Members from the GAC Chair: As you are aware the current GAC Vice Chairs formally complete their terms of office at the end of the Marrakech meeting (ICANN55). During (and shortly after) the Buenos Aires (ICANN53) meeting of the GAC the ACIG GAC Secretariat sought nominations for the five available roles of GAC Vice Chair for 2016. The nomination period officially closed on 1 September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee"><span>https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee</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">Look out, world! Apple is about to launch .apple<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple is getting ready to launch its own piece of the internet: .apple.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/apple_about_to_launch_dot_apple/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/apple_about_to_launch_dot_apple/</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: Call for nominations for election to auDA Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two Demand Class and two Supply Class positions on the auDA Board are up for election at this year's AGM.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/call-for-nominations-for-election-to-auda-board/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Here Comes .Bloomberg: Say Hello To Mike.Bloomberg and Michael.Bloomberg<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Bloomberg is .Brand new gTLD which is looking like its getting to launch as they have created over 50 domain names ending in .Bloomberg.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2015/09/20/here-comes-bloomberg-say-hello-to-mike-bloomberg-and-michael-bloomberg/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2015/09/20/here-comes-bloomberg-say-hello-to-mike-bloomberg-and-michael-bloomberg/</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">New gTLDs growing faster than .com, latest Verisign data shows<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">That seems to be one of the conclusions that can be drawn from Verisign&rsquo;s Q2 Domain Name Industry Brief, which was published yesterday, if you dig into the numbers a little.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19322-new-gtlds-growing-faster-than-com-latest-verisign-data-shows"><span>http://domainincite.com/19322-new-gtlds-growing-faster-than-com-latest-verisign-data-shows</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot dot dot... Observations from the first two years of ICANN's new gTLD programme<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's been about two years since the first of hundreds of new gTLDs began trickling out. New Sunrise Periods continue to open, and new registries are still being delegated by ICANN. To date, more than 300 alternatives to .com have launched.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9f3e0d90-ec96-41ee-9d34-0241ad38f3f0"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9f3e0d90-ec96-41ee-9d34-0241ad38f3f0</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 get prime exposure at Dmexco<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s are getting lots of exposure at this week&rsquo;s dmexco digital marketing conference in Cologne, Germany.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/new-tlds-get-prime-exposure-at-dmexco/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/new-tlds-get-prime-exposure-at-dmexco/</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">New DDoS Tactics Expose Businesses to Data Theft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar, Inc. ... released the Europe, Middle East and Africa findings from its DDoS attacks and protection report titled North America and EMEA: The Continual Threat to Digital Brands for 2015. The report reveals a significant change in the nature of DDoS attacks that is leaving businesses exposed to data breaches and malware.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/uk-ddos-report-september-2015"><span>https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/uk-ddos-report-september-2015</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Pentagon designing cyber 'scorecard' to stay ahead of hackers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Defense Department is building a massive, electronic system to provide an overview of the vulnerabilities of the military's computer networks, weapons systems, and installations, and help officials prioritize how to fix them, the deputy commander of U.S. Cyber Command said on Thursday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/09/18/usa-military-cybersecurity-idINKCN0RH2TW20150918"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/09/18/usa-military-cybersecurity-idINKCN0RH2TW20150918</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. and China Seek Arms Deal for Cyberspace<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States and China are negotiating what could become the first arms control accord for cyberspace, embracing a commitment by each country that it will not be the first to use cyberweapons to cripple the other&rsquo;s critical infrastructure during peacetime, according to officials involved in the talks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/world/asia/us-and-china-seek-arms-deal-for-cyberspace.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developing an Australian cybersecurity framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian government is developing a framework for how Australia should best address electronic threats and the US NIST Cybersecurity Framework offers some pointers as to what approach may be best suited for the task.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/9/18/technology/developing-australian-cybersecurity-framework"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2015/9/18/technology/developing-australian-cybersecurity-framework</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand for DDoS Mitigation Skills on the Rise in the US, China: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand for professionals with DDoS mitigation experience is increasing on a sustained basis, across IT security, network engineering and operations, systems administration and DevOps, according to research released Thursday by Incapsula.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/demand-for-ddos-mitigation-skills-on-the-rise-in-the-us-china-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/demand-for-ddos-mitigation-skills-on-the-rise-in-the-us-china-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"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;Parked' Domain Name Program Is Not Cybersquatting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name registrar GoDaddy's &ldquo;parked&rdquo; domain name program did not constitute cybersquatting on trademarks owned by the organization that awards the Oscars, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled Sept. 10.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/parked-domain-name-n17179936192/"><span>http://www.bna.com/parked-domain-name-n17179936192/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of 2015 Internet Governance Forum activities, the Best Practice Forum (BPF) for IPv6 has launched a global survey to collect examples of &ldquo;Best Practices&rdquo; to help to create an environment for the adoption of IPv6 and are seeking community input.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/creating-an-enabling-environment-for-ipv6-adoption-survey"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/creating-an-enabling-environment-for-ipv6-adoption-survey</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kerala rolls out roadmap for IPv6 deployment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kerala government has rolled out a roadmap to implement IPv6 across the state.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.financialexpress.com/article/tech/kerala-rolls-out-roadmap-for-ipv6-deployment/138325/"><span>http://www.financialexpress.com/article/tech/kerala-rolls-out-roadmap-for-ipv6-deployment/138325/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Complaint about cheap rugby TV site touches on battle over internet anonymity</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sky Television and World Rugby face a problem trying to chase down a company that is offering Kiwis a cheap way to watch Rugby World Cup matches online. That is finding out who is behind the service and where it is located. ... ViewTVabroad lists a postal address in London, but its website is registered on the official "whois" database of web addresses to a Panamanian company, Whoisguard Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/72254471/Complaint-about-cheap-rugby-TV-site-touches-on-battle-over-internet-anonymity"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/72254471/Complaint-about-cheap-rugby-TV-site-touches-on-battle-over-internet-anonymity</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: Thousands cut off from email after EE bungles domain renewal</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thousands of UK internet users were cut off from email after their ISP failed to renew the domain name used to route them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/ee_fails_to_renew_domain_no_email/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/18/ee_fails_to_renew_domain_no_email/</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 it time to scrap HTTP?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I stumbled on an initiative that wants to replace HTTP. They go so far as to call HTTP &rdquo;obsolete&rdquo; and line up reasons that make it hard to disagree. It&rsquo;s about a completely new protocol called IPFS, which is a acronym for the unbelievably cool &ldquo;Interplanetary File System&rdquo;, and it&rsquo;s built from the ground up to replace the current technology we use for the web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/se-tech/is-it-time-to-scrap-http/"><span>https://www.iis.se/se-tech/is-it-time-to-scrap-http/</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 few historical facts about the DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is not always easy to understand how the DNS works. So we decided to publish a series of articles on that topic. Each article will shed light on a different aspect: we will focus on a few historical facts and the evolution of the DNS. We will start by explaining the origin of the system and why it was created.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/few-historical-facts-about-dns"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/few-historical-facts-about-dns</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over 43,000 Visitors Attended the DMEXCO Show That Closed Thursday in Cologne - Sedo Pleased With Results<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">That huge DMEXCO conference in Cologne, Germany that we told you about earlier this week concluded its two-day run Thursday (Sept. 17, 2015) with the final visitor count coming in at a mind boggling 43,484 people from all over the world! DMEXCO is Europe's biggest digital marketing expo and conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150918.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150918.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">Finally! Google sues robocallers Local Lighthouse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google has sued Local Lighthouse Corp, which has undertaken a massive robocall and telemarketing campaign and, from personal experience, tried to trick callers into thinking it was associated with Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/finally-google-sues-robocallers-local-lighthouse/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/17/finally-google-sues-robocallers-local-lighthouse/</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"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">September 2015 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the September 2015 survey we received responses from 892,743,625 sites and 5,438,101 web-facing computers. Both of these key metrics grew this month, with net gains of 18 million sites and 47,000 computers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/16/september-2015-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/16/september-2015-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is gold.co.uk the most expensive .uk name sale yet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name gold.co.uk has reportedly changed hands for &pound;600,000 ($940,000), potentially making it the biggest .uk domain sale ever.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19331-is-gold-co-uk-the-most-expensive-uk-name-sale-yet"><span>http://domainincite.com/19331-is-gold-co-uk-the-most-expensive-uk-name-sale-yet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">End User Stories: How Parachute bought Parachute.co<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">College campus delivery service Parachute recently acquired the domain name Parachute.co. In our continuing series on end user domain name purchase stories, Parachute co-founder Zev Lapin explains why his company selected Parachute.co and how it bought it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/18/parachute-co/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/18/parachute-co/</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Allure of an Ad-Free Internet: Software promises a better experience for readers, but at what cost?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Ad blockers are controversial for good reason. To the person scrolling or clicking through a website, online advertising can feel like trip wire designed to trick you into clicking. Depending on the strength of one&rsquo;s wi-fi connection and the reserve of one&rsquo;s patience, navigating this ad-speckled landscape can be tolerable or aggravating. On mobile devices, where mere scrolling can trigger the unwanted click of an ad, the experience can be rage-inducing. So it&rsquo;s understandable that ad-blocking apps seem to be gaining popularity now that iOS9, Apple&rsquo;s latest operating system, enables such software.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/ios9-ad-blockers-peace/406150/"><span>http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/ios9-ad-blockers-peace/406150/</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">Facebook's new opt-out for tracking ads is not enough, says privacy expert<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook has rolled out a new tool that allows users to choose whether tracking data from &lsquo;Like&rsquo; buttons and other social elements is used to serve them ads, but privacy experts say the move does not go far enough.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/18/facebooks-opt-out-tracking-ads-not-enough-privacy-expert"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/18/facebooks-opt-out-tracking-ads-not-enough-privacy-expert</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: Sexting dangers app seeks to expand to cover cyber bullying and be taught in classrooms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Law Society of South Australia wants to update an educational mobile phone app about sexting to include cyber bullying, with the hope it could be used as a learning tool in classrooms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-19/push-to-update-sexting-app-as-concerns-grow/6786770"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-19/push-to-update-sexting-app-as-concerns-grow/6786770</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">The internet hasn&rsquo;t killed privacy &ndash; but it has changed it forever</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jose Such</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Lecturer in Cyber Security, Lancaster University<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When people say &ldquo;privacy is dead&rdquo;, it&rsquo;s usually for one of two reasons. Either they truly believe that privacy is irrelevant or unachievable in today&rsquo;s hyper-connected world or, more often, that not enough is being done to protect privacy when huge amounts of personal information are being posted online. Although I agree more could be done to protect privacy online, I believe that privacy is not dead, it&rsquo;s just changing forms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://theconversation.com/the-internet-hasnt-killed-privacy-but-it-has-changed-it-forever-47220"><span>https://theconversation.com/the-internet-hasnt-killed-privacy-but-it-has-changed-it-forever-47220</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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>web: <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 10 Sep 06:29 2015

auDA domain news - 10 September

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en>

 

Upcoming Comments from the ICANN Board to the ICG and CCWG-Accountability by Steve Crocker

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-accountability>

 

Who wants ICANN’s $60m gTLD windfall?

<http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall>

 

Article Summary: The ICANN Legal Rights Objection: Statistics and Takeaways

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

 

EFF to ICANN: Privacy Must be Purposeful—Not an Afterthought

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought>

 

An optimistic view on China’s tough new domain name regulations, and more from DOMAINfest Asia

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0>

 

.SKI, .SWISS And .TAIPEI Get Going

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/>

 

How are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report

<https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Sept15 EN.pdf>

 

ARIN's registry and transfer policies can help bridge the gap from IPv4 to IPv6

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html>

 

APNIC 40: Geoff Huston on the state of IPv4 address transfers

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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India Favours Multi-Stakeholder Model for Internet Governance

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology held consultations last week with a view to preserve the character of the Internet as a unified, dynamic engine for innovation and to encourage equity and inclusion.

<http://www.niticentral.com/2015/09/09/india-favours-multi-stakeholder-model-for-internet-governance-333011.html>

 

Sept 8 Deadline for Comments on IANA Stewardship Transition - Have You Submitted Your Comments? by Dan York

Have you submitted your comments on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal? Do you believe the proposal of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) for how to transition the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions away from the U.S. government to the global community to be a solid proposal? Do you have points in the proposal you would like to emphasize? Do you have concerns?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150907_sept_8_deadline_for_comments_on_iana_stewardship_transition/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper

Purpose: This is a discussion paper on the proceeds from ICANN-conducted auctions for contested new gTLD strings. This paper calls for broad, open and inclusive public comment and encourages participation from all sectors, regions and levels (or no level) of engagement with the ICANN community.

<https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en>

 

Linguistic Diversity in the Internet Root: The Case of the Arabic Script and Jawi

Representing Multiple Languages and Scripts in the Internet Root the ICANN manages the root zone for the global Internet. The root zone contains the authoritative list and record of all TLDs.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/linguistic-diversity-in-the-internet-root-the-case-of-the-arabic-script-and-jawi>

 

Upcoming Comments from the ICANN Board to the ICG and CCWG-Accountability by Steve Crocker

This is a very important week as we work towards the end of phase one of the IANA Stewardship Transition. With both the ICG and CCWG-Accountability public comments coming to a close, the ICANN Board plans to submit comments into each process.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-accountability>

 

Who wants ICANN’s $60m gTLD windfall?

ICANN has opened a formal public comment period to move forward discussions on how it should spend the almost $60 million it has so far received in new gTLD auction proceeds.

<http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall>

 

Article Summary: The ICANN Legal Rights Objection: Statistics and Takeaways

ICANN, as part of its new gTLD program, incorporated several dispute resolution procedures intended to afford businesses, individuals, governmental entities and communities the opportunity to challenge the introduction of certain new gTLD strings into the domain name system. One such mechanism was the Legal Rights Objection (LRO), under which parties could object to a new gTLD string on the basis that it would violate the trademark rights of the objector.

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

 

ICANN has $60m burning a hole in its pocket – and it needs your help blowing it all

Domain-name overseer ICANN wants your suggestions for how it should spend the $60m it made from auctioning off new dot-words.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/09/how_should_icann_spend_60m/>

 

ICANN Wants Your Input On How To Spend $59 Million In Proceeds From New gTLD Auctions

ICANN have put out for public comment a discussion paper on how it should spend the money, estimated to be around $58.8 million so far, from ICANN-conducted auctions for contested new gTLD strings.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24136>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/09/icann-wants-your-input-on-how-to-spend-59-million-in-proceeds-from-new-gtld-auctions/>

 

EFF to ICANN: Privacy Must be Purposeful—Not an Afterthought

The working group at ICANN that has been tasked with designing a new domain registration database can’t seem to wrap its head around why privacy matters when it comes to domain registration services.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought>

 

ICANN descends into farce as bigwigs try to cling to power

The process to bring greater accountability to domain-name overseer ICANN descended into farce last week when the organization's board tried to skewer plans to force it to answer to the internet community while simultaneously claiming it supported the idea.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/07/icann_accountability_latest/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.Bank Represents "A New Online Chapter For Global Banking Community"

In 2008, ICANN approved a program to offer on the Internet thousands of new gTLDs in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG.

<https://hacked.com/bank-represents-new-online-chapter-global-banking-community/>

 

Marriott launching custom domain sites to fight scam bookings

In an effort to thwart the growing problem of scam hotel booking websites, Marriott is talking radical action by moving its online presence to custom .marriott domain names.

<http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2018379>

 

An optimistic view on China’s tough new domain name regulations, and more from DOMAINfest Asia

Today marked the final day of DOMAINfest Asia, a first-of-its-kind international conference aimed at balancing Eastern and Western perspectives on issues including gTLDs, IDNs and the regulatory challenges unique to the Chinese Internet. World Trademark Review ferried across the Pearl River Estuary for a look at day two of the event in Macau, where it was clear that this region is a driving force in the world of domain names – a trend that brand owners need to be aware of if their strategies rely on reaching Asian consumers online.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0>

 

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) said it is now reviewing its role in protecting the child on the use of the internet, which the Association recognizes as a very exciting place for the youths, including children where they pick up skills and information easily online

<http://dailytimes.com.ng/nigeria-internet-registration-association-nira/>

 

TOR's .onion domain gets privacy-conscious users off the DNS

IANA has okayed the .onion special-use domain for The Onion Router (TOR) community.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/10/tors_onion_domain_gets_privacyconscious_users_off_the_dns/>

 

Russian domain: New opportunities, or a haven for cyber criminals?

The preliminary registration of domain names in a new Cyrillic script zone, .rus (.рус), began in September. However, the Internet community fears cybersquatters might make the most of it.

<http://asia.rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/09/09/russian_domain_new_opportunities_or_a_haven_for_cyber_crimin_49119.html>

 

.SKI, .SWISS And .TAIPEI Get Going

Whether you want to ski, or visit Switzerland or Taipei, there are now TLDs to suit you!

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/>

 

This week: .Ski and .Lotto domain names

Two new TLDs launch today, the most anticipated of which is .ski.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/this-week-ski-and-lotto-domain-names/>

 

.SKI Launches Today: Uniting the Snow Sports Industry and Ski Enthusiasts Worldwide Under One Domain Extension

Dot Ski (.ski), powered by Internet registry StartingDot, officially launched today after three years of development and planning. With support and input from global organizations, including the International Ski Federation (FIS), .ski is the world’s first Internet domain space dedicated to those with a passion for ski and snow sports.

<http://www.dot-ski.com/ski-launches-today-uniting-the-snow-sports-industry-and-ski-enthusiasts-worldwide-under-one-domain-extension/>

 

New internet domain “.swiss” officially launched

Swiss companies, as well as public and private organisations, can now apply for a domain name ending in “.swiss”.

<http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/digital-economy_new-internet-domain--u201c-swiss-u201d-officially-launched/41649318>

 

Launch of the .swiss domain

In autumn 2015 the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) will introduce the new .swiss-TLD.

<http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Zuerich_EN_04_09_15.pdf>

 

Registration starts for .swiss domain names

Swiss organisations can now register .swiss addresses with web hosting provider Hostpoint.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/registration-starts-for-swiss-domain-names--1101045>

 

.TAIPEI Domain Names Are Now Available for Everyone

On September 9 at 10 AM the .TAIPEI domain name extension will be open for registrations for any business, organization or natural person.

<http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ97B5LCDSSAA00NN>

 

.taipei General Availability starts on September 9.

To celebrate the General Availability of .taipei, a series of promotional events will be hold in September by registry. Come to join us to celebrate the first City TLD goes live.

<http://nic.taipei/eng/news-23.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Why Did Google Choose ABC.XYZ for the Alphabet Domain Name? by Jennifer Wolfe

It's a question many in both the SEO and domain name industry have been asking since it was announced recently.

<http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2424754/why-did-google-choose-abcxyz-for-the-alphabet-domain-name>

 

How are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report

Published every two months, the CSC New gTLD Utilization Report is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. We examine how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the top new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).

<https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Sept15 EN.pdf>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Dark Reading And DomainTools To Host Cybersecurity Webinar On 'Using Threat Intelligence To Improve Enterprise Cyber Defense' [news release]

DomainTools ... announced an upcoming webinar, 'Using Threat Intelligence to Improve Enterprise Cyber Defense' that will provide insight on how security teams can use DNS-based threat intelligence to assess cyber security risk and defend their businesses.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/10/darkreading-domaintools-host-cybersecurity-webinar/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Police Raid Fails to Dent UK Top 40 Music Piracy

A raid last week by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has done little to reduce the availability of packs containing the country's most popular music tracks. Aside from the disappearance of the torrents usually uploaded by the individual who was arrested, it was very much business as usual during last Friday's global release day.

<https://torrentfreak.com/police-raid-fails-to-dent-uk-top-40-music-piracy-150907/>

 

UDRP respondent found to have legitimate interests in disputed domain name [registration]

In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the WIPO, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name identically reproducing a trademark, as the registrant was able to demonstrate that she had a legitimate interest in the domain name in question.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=558f03ad-3d3f-4b3f-9941-740305b62060>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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ARIN's registry and transfer policies can help bridge the gap from IPv4 to IPv6

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is, for all practical purposes, out of numbers. Until IPv6 displaces IPv4 as the dominant protocol over the coming decade, IP network operators will have to depend on the IPv4 market to obtain their IP addresses.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html>

 

APNIC 40: Geoff Huston on the state of IPv4 address transfers

Geoff Huston discusses the state of IPv4 address exhaustion and the state of the transfer market.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Switzerland: new venue to block ”.com” domain names selling counterfeits?

In what is thought to be a first Swiss ruling of its kind, the Geneva Court of Justice recently ordered a major US based registrar of “.com“ domain names to place on registry-hold multiple “.com“ domain names selling counterfeit goods (ACJC/335/2015). This innovative precedent gives Swiss trademark owners a new venue to block third parties’ websites infringing their trademark rights worldwide.

<http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Genf_EN_04_09_15.pdf>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e2c35838-1a6b-40bb-be4b-0ee998bfa4c5>

 

Symantec issued patent for rating domain registrars

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,130,962 to Symantec for “Calculating Domain Registrar Reputation by Analysis of Hosted Domains”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/symantec-issued-patent-for-rating-domain-registrars/>

 

XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers

XYZ.com is trying to become one of the first non-Chinese gTLD registries to be able to sell unhindered into the Chinese market, in the face of Draconian government regulations.

<http://domainincite.com/19283-xyz-fighting-red-tape-to-serve-chinese-customers>

 

AWS, GoDaddy Named in Ashley Madison Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GoDaddy by three anonymous plaintiffs for hosting websites that reproduced the user data stolen from Ashley Madison. The suit seeks $3 million in damages, and also names 20 other defendants, three of whom operated sites which sold the leaked user data.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/aws-godaddy-named-in-ashley-madison-lawsuit>

 

Frakes to lead Moniker

Domain industry veteran Jothan Frakes has been tapped to take over leadership of troubled US registrar Moniker.

<http://domainincite.com/19278-frakes-to-lead-moniker>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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.Club banks with more premium sales in August

The .Club registry has released premium domain sales totals from August, much like it did for the previous month. This provides great insight into premium sales by registries.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/club-banks-with-more-premium-sales-in-august/>

 

Charts.com – The Breakdown

There are those out there for whom the domain industry is an unknown frontier because the domain industry is often misunderstood. This even applies to those who have invested fortunes in the hopes of striking it rich.

<http://domainsaleguide.com/2015/09/01/charts-com-the-breakdown-2/>

 

How can we bring liquidity to the domain name business?

Is there a way to make domain names a more efficient market? Domain name investing is an incredibly inefficient and illiquid business compared to many markets.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/09/how-can-we-bring-liquidity-to-the-domain-name-business/>

 

The DOMAINfest Asia Auction That Ends Thursday Has Already Drawn Over $6 Million in Bids + Some Related Domain Sales Notes

While the first DOMAINfest Asia conference ended Monday (Sept. 7, 2015) in Macau, the RightOfTheDot.com domain auction being held on the 4.cn platform as part of the show is still going on and is shaping up to be the biggest domain auction in years.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150908.htm>


 

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David Goldstein

 

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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">New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Upcoming Comments from the ICANN Board to the ICG and CCWG-Accountability by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-accountability"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-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">Who wants ICANN&rsquo;s $60m gTLD windfall?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall"><span>http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Article Summary: The ICANN Legal Rights Objection: Statistics and Takeaways<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/ArticleSummaryTheICANNLegalRightsObjectionStatisticsandTakeaways.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/ArticleSummaryTheICANNLegalRightsObjectionStatisticsandTakeaways.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">EFF to ICANN: Privacy Must be Purposeful&mdash;Not an Afterthought<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An optimistic view on China&rsquo;s tough new domain name regulations, and more from DOMAINfest Asia</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0</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">.SKI, .SWISS And .TAIPEI Get Going<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/</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 are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC%20gTLD%20Report_Sept15%20EN.pdf"><span>https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Sept15 EN.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN's registry and transfer policies can help bridge the gap from IPv4 to IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC 40: Geoff Huston on the state of IPv4 address transfers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA</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">India Favours Multi-Stakeholder Model for Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Ministry of Electronics &amp; Information Technology held consultations last week with a view to preserve the character of the Internet as a unified, dynamic engine for innovation and to encourage equity and inclusion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.niticentral.com/2015/09/09/india-favours-multi-stakeholder-model-for-internet-governance-333011.html"><span>http://www.niticentral.com/2015/09/09/india-favours-multi-stakeholder-model-for-internet-governance-333011.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">Sept 8 Deadline for Comments on IANA Stewardship Transition - Have You Submitted Your Comments? by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you submitted your comments on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal? Do you believe the proposal of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) for how to transition the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions away from the U.S. government to the global community to be a solid proposal? Do you have points in the proposal you would like to emphasize? Do you have concerns?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150907_sept_8_deadline_for_comments_on_iana_stewardship_transition/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150907_sept_8_deadline_for_comments_on_iana_stewardship_transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose: This is a discussion paper on the proceeds from ICANN-conducted auctions for contested new gTLD strings. This paper calls for broad, open and inclusive public comment and encourages participation from all sectors, regions and levels (or no level) of engagement with the ICANN community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Linguistic Diversity in the Internet Root: The Case of the Arabic Script and Jawi<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Representing Multiple Languages and Scripts in the Internet Root the ICANN manages the root zone for the global Internet. The root zone contains the authoritative list and record of all TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/linguistic-diversity-in-the-internet-root-the-case-of-the-arabic-script-and-jawi"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/linguistic-diversity-in-the-internet-root-the-case-of-the-arabic-script-and-jawi</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Upcoming Comments from the ICANN Board to the ICG and CCWG-Accountability by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is a very important week as we work towards the end of phase one of the IANA Stewardship Transition. With both the ICG and CCWG-Accountability public comments coming to a close, the ICANN Board plans to submit comments into each process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-accountability"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/upcoming-comments-from-the-icann-board-to-the-icg-and-ccwg-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">Who wants ICANN&rsquo;s $60m gTLD windfall?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has opened a formal public comment period to move forward discussions on how it should spend the almost $60 million it has so far received in new gTLD auction proceeds.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall"><span>http://domainincite.com/19287-who-wants-icanns-60m-gtld-windfall</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Article Summary: The ICANN Legal Rights Objection: Statistics and Takeaways<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN, as part of its new gTLD program, incorporated several dispute resolution procedures intended to afford businesses, individuals, governmental entities and communities the opportunity to challenge the introduction of certain new gTLD strings into the domain name system. One such mechanism was the Legal Rights Objection (LRO), under which parties could object to a new gTLD string on the basis that it would violate the trademark rights of the objector.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/ArticleSummaryTheICANNLegalRightsObjectionStatisticsandTakeaways.aspx"><span>http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/ArticleSummaryTheICANNLegalRightsObjectionStatisticsandTakeaways.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">ICANN has $60m burning a hole in its pocket &ndash; and it needs your help blowing it all<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain-name overseer ICANN wants your suggestions for how it should spend the $60m it made from auctioning off new dot-words.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/09/how_should_icann_spend_60m/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/09/how_should_icann_spend_60m/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Wants Your Input On How To Spend $59 Million In Proceeds From New gTLD Auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN have put out for public comment a discussion paper on how it should spend the money, estimated to be around $58.8 million so far, from ICANN-conducted auctions for contested new gTLD strings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24136"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24136</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/09/icann-wants-your-input-on-how-to-spend-59-million-in-proceeds-from-new-gtld-auctions/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/09/icann-wants-your-input-on-how-to-spend-59-million-in-proceeds-from-new-gtld-auctions/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EFF to ICANN: Privacy Must be Purposeful&mdash;Not an Afterthought<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The working group at ICANN that has been tasked with designing a new domain registration database can&rsquo;t seem to wrap its head around why privacy matters when it comes to domain registration services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/eff-icann-privacy-must-be-purposeful-not-afterthought</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN descends into farce as bigwigs try to cling to power<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The process to bring greater accountability to domain-name overseer ICANN descended into farce last week when the organization's board tried to skewer plans to force it to answer to the internet community while simultaneously claiming it supported the idea.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/07/icann_accountability_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/07/icann_accountability_latest/</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">.Bank Represents "A New Online Chapter For Global Banking Community"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In 2008, ICANN approved a program to offer on the Internet thousands of new gTLDs in addition to existing ones such as .COM and .ORG.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://hacked.com/bank-represents-new-online-chapter-global-banking-community/"><span>https://hacked.com/bank-represents-new-online-chapter-global-banking-community/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Marriott launching custom domain sites to fight scam bookings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In an effort to thwart the growing problem of scam hotel booking websites, Marriott is talking radical action by moving its online presence to custom .marriott domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2018379"><span>http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2018379</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An optimistic view on China&rsquo;s tough new domain name regulations, and more from DOMAINfest Asia</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today marked the final day of DOMAINfest Asia, a first-of-its-kind international conference aimed at balancing Eastern and Western perspectives on issues including gTLDs, IDNs and the regulatory challenges unique to the Chinese Internet. World Trademark Review ferried across the Pearl River Estuary for a look at day two of the event in Macau, where it was clear that this region is a driving force in the world of domain names &ndash; a trend that brand owners need to be aware of if their strategies rely on reaching Asian consumers online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=4965013e-f678-403b-a0b9-07506ed44aa0</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">Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) said it is now reviewing its role in protecting the child on the use of the internet, which the Association recognizes as a very exciting place for the youths, including children where they pick up skills and information easily online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dailytimes.com.ng/nigeria-internet-registration-association-nira/"><span>http://dailytimes.com.ng/nigeria-internet-registration-association-nira/</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's .onion domain gets privacy-conscious users off the DNS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA has okayed the .onion special-use domain for The Onion Router (TOR) community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/10/tors_onion_domain_gets_privacyconscious_users_off_the_dns/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/10/tors_onion_domain_gets_privacyconscious_users_off_the_dns/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian domain: New opportunities, or a haven for cyber criminals?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The preliminary registration of domain names in a new Cyrillic script zone, .rus (.</span><span lang="RU">&#1088;&#1091;&#1089;), began in September. However, the Internet community fears cybersquatters might make the most of it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="RU"><a href="http://asia.rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/09/09/russian_domain_new_opportunities_or_a_haven_for_cyber_crimin_49119.html"><span>http://asia.rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/09/09/russian_domain_new_opportunities_or_a_haven_for_cyber_crimin_49119.html</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SKI, .SWISS And .TAIPEI Get Going<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whether you want to ski, or visit Switzerland or Taipei, there are now TLDs to suit you!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/08/ski-swiss-and-taipei-get-going/</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: .Ski and .Lotto domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s launch today, the most anticipated of which is .ski. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/this-week-ski-and-lotto-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/this-week-ski-and-lotto-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">.SKI Launches Today: Uniting the Snow Sports Industry and Ski Enthusiasts Worldwide Under One Domain Extension<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot Ski (.ski), powered by Internet registry StartingDot, officially launched today after three years of development and planning. With support and input from global organizations, including the International Ski Federation (FIS), .ski is the world&rsquo;s first Internet domain space dedicated to those with a passion for ski and snow sports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dot-ski.com/ski-launches-today-uniting-the-snow-sports-industry-and-ski-enthusiasts-worldwide-under-one-domain-extension/"><span>http://www.dot-ski.com/ski-launches-today-uniting-the-snow-sports-industry-and-ski-enthusiasts-worldwide-under-one-domain-extension/</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 &ldquo;.swiss&rdquo; officially launched<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Swiss companies, as well as public and private organisations, can now apply for a domain name ending in &ldquo;.swiss&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/digital-economy_new-internet-domain--u201c-swiss-u201d-officially-launched/41649318"><span>http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/digital-economy_new-internet-domain--u201c-swiss-u201d-officially-launched/41649318</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Launch of the .swiss domain</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In autumn 2015 the Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) will introduce the new .swiss-TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Zuerich_EN_04_09_15.pdf"><span>http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Zuerich_EN_04_09_15.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration starts for .swiss domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Swiss organisations can now register .swiss addresses with web hosting provider Hostpoint.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/registration-starts-for-swiss-domain-names--1101045"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/registration-starts-for-swiss-domain-names--1101045</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.TAIPEI Domain Names Are Now Available for Everyone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 9 at 10 AM the .TAIPEI domain name extension will be open for registrations for any business, organization or natural person.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ97B5LCDSSAA00NN"><span>http://en.ctimes.com.tw/DispNews.asp?O=HJZ97B5LCDSSAA00NN</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.taipei General Availability starts on September 9.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To celebrate the General Availability of .taipei, a series of promotional events will be hold in September by registry. Come to join us to celebrate the first City TLD goes live. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.taipei/eng/news-23.html"><span>http://nic.taipei/eng/news-23.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why Did Google Choose ABC.XYZ for the Alphabet Domain Name? by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's a question many in both the SEO and domain name industry have been asking since it was announced recently.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2424754/why-did-google-choose-abcxyz-for-the-alphabet-domain-name"><span>http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2424754/why-did-google-choose-abcxyz-for-the-alphabet-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How are new gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Published every two months, the CSC New gTLD Utilization Report is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how new gTLDs are being adopted. We examine how .brand domains are being used and how effectively the top new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC%20gTLD%20Report_Sept15%20EN.pdf"><span>https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_Sept15 EN.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Dark Reading And DomainTools To Host Cybersecurity Webinar On 'Using Threat Intelligence To Improve Enterprise Cyber Defense' [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DomainTools ... announced an upcoming webinar, 'Using Threat Intelligence to Improve Enterprise Cyber Defense' that will provide insight on how security teams can use DNS-based threat intelligence to assess cyber security risk and defend their businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/10/darkreading-domaintools-host-cybersecurity-webinar/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/09/10/darkreading-domaintools-host-cybersecurity-webinar/</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">Police Raid Fails to Dent UK Top 40 Music Piracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A raid last week by the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has done little to reduce the availability of packs containing the country's most popular music tracks. Aside from the disappearance of the torrents usually uploaded by the individual who was arrested, it was very much business as usual during last Friday's global release day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/police-raid-fails-to-dent-uk-top-40-music-piracy-150907/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/police-raid-fails-to-dent-uk-top-40-music-piracy-150907/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP respondent found to have legitimate interests in disputed domain name [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a recent decision under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the WIPO, a panel has denied the transfer of a domain name identically reproducing a trademark, as the registrant was able to demonstrate that she had a legitimate interest in the domain name in question.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=558f03ad-3d3f-4b3f-9941-740305b62060"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=558f03ad-3d3f-4b3f-9941-740305b62060</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">ARIN's registry and transfer policies can help bridge the gap from IPv4 to IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is, for all practical purposes, out of numbers. Until IPv6 displaces IPv4 as the dominant protocol over the coming decade, IP network operators will have to depend on the IPv4 market to obtain their IP addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2981819/infrastructure-management/arins-registry-and-transfer-policies-can-help-bridge-the-gap-from-ipv4-to-ipv6.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC 40: Geoff Huston on the state of IPv4 address transfers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Geoff Huston discusses the state of IPv4 address exhaustion and the state of the transfer market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWgAOR4J4bA</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">Switzerland: new venue to block &rdquo;.com&rdquo; domain names selling counterfeits?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In what is thought to be a first Swiss ruling of its kind, the Geneva Court of Justice recently ordered a major US based registrar of &ldquo;.com&ldquo; domain names to place on registry-hold multiple &ldquo;.com&ldquo; domain names selling counterfeit goods (ACJC/335/2015). This innovative precedent gives Swiss trademark owners a new venue to block third parties&rsquo; websites infringing their trademark rights worldwide.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Genf_EN_04_09_15.pdf"><span>http://www.froriep.com/uploads/tx_news/NL_IP_Genf_EN_04_09_15.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e2c35838-1a6b-40bb-be4b-0ee998bfa4c5"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e2c35838-1a6b-40bb-be4b-0ee998bfa4c5</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 issued patent for rating domain registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,130,962 to Symantec for &ldquo;Calculating Domain Registrar Reputation by Analysis of Hosted Domains&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/symantec-issued-patent-for-rating-domain-registrars/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/symantec-issued-patent-for-rating-domain-registrars/</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">XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">XYZ.com is trying to become one of the first non-Chinese gTLD registries to be able to sell unhindered into the Chinese market, in the face of Draconian government regulations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19283-xyz-fighting-red-tape-to-serve-chinese-customers"><span>http://domainincite.com/19283-xyz-fighting-red-tape-to-serve-chinese-customers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AWS, GoDaddy Named in Ashley Madison Lawsuit<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A lawsuit has been filed against Amazon Web Services (AWS) and GoDaddy by three anonymous plaintiffs for hosting websites that reproduced the user data stolen from Ashley Madison. The suit seeks $3 million in damages, and also names 20 other defendants, three of whom operated sites which sold the leaked user data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/aws-godaddy-named-in-ashley-madison-lawsuit"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/aws-godaddy-named-in-ashley-madison-lawsuit</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Frakes to lead Moniker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain industry veteran Jothan Frakes has been tapped to take over leadership of troubled US registrar Moniker.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19278-frakes-to-lead-moniker"><span>http://domainincite.com/19278-frakes-to-lead-moniker</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">.Club banks with more premium sales in August<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Club registry has released premium domain sales totals from August, much like it did for the previous month. This provides great insight into premium sales by registries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/club-banks-with-more-premium-sales-in-august/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/08/club-banks-with-more-premium-sales-in-august/</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">Charts.com &ndash; The Breakdown<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are those out there for whom the domain industry is an unknown frontier because the domain industry is often misunderstood.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This even applies to those who have invested fortunes in the hopes of striking it rich.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainsaleguide.com/2015/09/01/charts-com-the-breakdown-2/"><span>http://domainsaleguide.com/2015/09/01/charts-com-the-breakdown-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">How can we bring liquidity to the domain name business?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is there a way to make domain names a more efficient market?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Domain name investing is an incredibly inefficient and illiquid business compared to many markets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/09/how-can-we-bring-liquidity-to-the-domain-name-business/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/09/how-can-we-bring-liquidity-to-the-domain-name-business/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The DOMAINfest Asia Auction That Ends Thursday Has Already Drawn Over $6 Million in Bids + Some Related Domain Sales Notes <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the first DOMAINfest Asia conference ended Monday (Sept. 7, 2015) in Macau, the RightOfTheDot.com domain auction being held on the 4.cn platform as part of the show is still going on and is shaping up to be the biggest domain auction in years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150908.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150908.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br><br></span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 7 Sep 04:45 2015

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Who Should Control the Internet – Have Your Say!

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.html>

 

Working Together Through The Last Mile by Steve Crocker

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile>

 

Terrorism Victims Reassert That Domain Names Are Property

<http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/>

 

Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady

<http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady>

 

Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up

<http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up>

 

 

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Who Should Control the Internet – Have Your Say!

Thomas Rickert, Leader of the eco Names and Numbers Forum, is actively involved in the reform process which will decide who will have supervision and control over the Internet in the future. In this open letter, he asks for your support – bring yourself into the discussion, and help to define the structures that will ensure an open Internet with equal access for all.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.html>

 

NRO Call for Community Support of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

For the past 12 months, many in the Internet community have worked hard to formulate a plan for the transition of stewardship of the IANA functions away from the U.S. Government and into the hands of the broader Internet community.

<https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-transition-coordination-group-icg-call-for-public-comment-on-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

The IANA Stewardship Transition – what you need to know by Paul Wilson

Over the past 18 months, many in the Internet community have worked hard to complete a plan for the transition of the IANA Function away from US Government stewardship and into the hands of the broader Internet community.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/04/the-iana-stewardship-transition-what-you-need-to-know/>

 

Internet Society Comments on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal

The Internet Society (ISOC) commends the progress made by the global Internet community on the IANA Stewardship Transition and the associated issues of ICANN accountability. We congratulate the IANA Coordination Group (ICG) and the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) for their tireless efforts to produce proposals for community review and comment.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-comments-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal>

 

Crowdsourcing Ideas as an Emerging Form of Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance by Roxana Radu, Nicolo Zingales & Enrico Calandro

Abstract: The online crowdsourcing of ideas for institutional change and legislation drafting has been widely adopted by public bodies from the local to the international level, for improving legitimacy, transparency, and accountability. In multistakeholder set-ups, such an approach seems to fulfill the promise of openness, real-time engagement and cross-fertilization of ideas.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649351>

 

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- ICANN

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Working Together Through The Last Mile by Steve Crocker

I'd like to thank everyone who has participated in both the CCWG briefing to the ICANN Board, and the CCWG and ICANN board dialogue. All of our dialogues over the past months have been illuminating, challenging and in my opinion, an important and true testament to the multistakeholder model as we work toward the IANA Stewardship Transition.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile>

 

Asia Pacific Community speaks up on the IANA Stewardship Transition by Low Jia-Rong

In my recent commentary in the TODAY newspaper, titled "Keeping the Internet Open and Free", I posed a couple of questions to our Asian and Pacific readers to gauge their awareness of the issues surrounding the Internet's governance (i.e. the current affairs of the Internet), and the need to participate in these conversations. Every voice counts, and even if we may not be involved in the day-to-day discussions ourselves, we should at least be concerned with who is representing us and speaking up for our community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/asia-pacific-community-speaks-up-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

Additional CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 2 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to Jonathan Robinson

New gTLD Auction Proceeds

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-03sep15-en.pdf>

 

Fellowship and NextGen Application Rounds Open for ICANN55

ICANN launches the application rounds for both the NextGen and Fellowship Programs to participate in ICANN55 in Marrakech, Morocco in March 2016. This round remains open until 16 October 2015 and successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website, 11 December 2015.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-04-en>

 

Letter from Steve Crocker, Chair | ICANN GAC, to Thomas Schneider

Clarification request re GAC Buenos Aires Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-04sep15-en.pdf>

 

Anger as ICANN’s member flops before board

ICANN’s board of directors came to blows with its key accountability working group this week, over proposals that would give ICANN the community the right to sue ICANN the organization.

<http://domainincite.com/19246-anger-as-icanns-member-flops-before-board>

 

ICANN Compliance Explained Using Cute Videos

ICANN’s Compliance department is being made that little bit more accessible via a new friendly video: As domain transfers are the most common source of complaints it’s not surprising that they chose an issue with a transfer for “Sarah”.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/03/icann-compliance-explained-using-cute-videos/>

 

Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension

The battle between ICANN’s Compliance team and Freenom has got plenty of in depth coverage by Kevin over the last few weeks. It’s been an interesting topic to follow. However ICANN finally prevailed and was able to impose the suspension which is scheduled to run from 26 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC to 24 November 2015.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/01/freenom-fail-to-comply-with-icann-suspension/>

 

Why is ICANN tax exempt?

ICANN, as we all know, is a California non-profit that is tax exempt in the US as a charity, under section 501(c)(3) of the US tax code. But it's a rather unusual charity. Typical charities support the arts, or education, or sports, or relief for the poor. ICANN doesn't do anything like that. So what's the basis for its tax exemption? We don't have to guess, it's all in the application they filed in 1999.

<http://jl.ly/ICANN/501c3.html>

 

Terrorism Victims Reassert That Domain Names Are Property

An important early Internet law decision misconstrued the nature of domain names, according to an Aug. 27 filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

<http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/>

 

ICANN: The internet admins come to Dublin

ICANN is coming to Dublin. The occasion – a first for Ireland – is the 54th public meeting, and 17th annual general meeting, to be held by the Los Angeles-based non-profit organisation which has had technical and functional oversight of the internet since it was handed over from direct control as a US government project in 1998.

<http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/icann-the-internet-admins-come-to-dublin-1.2337454>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.SEX is Now Available

ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT domain extensions proudly announces the launch of .SEX.

<http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=59>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Another new gTLD goes to a closed generic applicant

Dish DBS has won the contention set for the .data gTLD, even though its proposed business model has been banned by ICANN.

<http://domainincite.com/19239-another-new-gtld-goes-to-a-closed-generic-applicant>

 

Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady

Disputing the recent Blue Coat report into “shady” new gTLDs, domain security firm Architelos says that the shadiest namespace is just under 10% shady.

<http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady>

 

Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up

Security vendor Blue Coat apparently doesn’t check whether domains are actually domains before it advises customers to block them.

<http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up>

 

Google does not run shady domain, study authors say

Clicking on a Web address ending in .zip will not endanger users, the authors of a study that put .zip at the top of a list of "shady Web neighbourhoods" said on Friday.

<http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/internet-security-domains-idUSL5N11A2XY20150904>

 

.ZIP URLs (or, Why You Should Block Domains on a TLD That Doesn't Have Any)

As regular readers of our blog know, we've been doing a series of posts on shady TLDs this year. Nine so far, in fact. Yesterday we released a report summarizing some of this research. It was designed for Mr. or Ms. Average-Internet-User, focused primarily on raising awareness. Today, it's time to take a look at one of the remaining top ten shadiest TLDs in our report that we haven't covered yet – the .zip TLD.

<https://www.bluecoat.com/security-blog/2015-09-02/zip-urls-or-why-you-should-block-domains-tld-doesnt-have-any>

 

.cam given the nod as Rightside wins confusion appeal

Rightside’s application for .cam will be un-rejected after the company beat Verisign in an appeal against a 2013 String Confusion Objection decision.

<http://domainincite.com/19242-cam-given-the-nod-as-rightside-wins-confusion-appeal>

 

Panel rules that Rightside’s .Cam application is still in the mix

Verisign’s successful string confusion objection against Rightside’s .cam TLD has been overturned.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/panel-rules-that-rightsides-cam-application-is-still-in-the-mix/>

 

Two .cpa applicants lose CPE

Two applicants that applied for the gTLD .cpa as a “Community” have lost their Community Priority Evaluations.

<http://domainincite.com/19263-two-cpa-applicants-lose-cpe>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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What goes on at a Black Hat conference?

Hacker conferences are great for building relationships, raising awareness and sharing practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/03/what-goes-on-at-a-black-hat-conference/>

 

au: Cyber attacks top Tasmanian fraud

Cyber attacks were amongst the top three types of fraud identified by Tasmanian organisations in a new Deloitte report.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583880/cyber-attacks-top-tasmanian-fraud/>

 

au: ​2015 Cyber Security Challenge to attract over 250 students

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s annual Cyber Security Challenge is set to attract more than 250 university undergraduates and undergraduate TAFE students from around Australia.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583779/2015-cyber-security-challenge-attracts-over-250-students/>

 

Shopperz adware takes local DNS hijacking to the next level [IDG]

New versions of a highly persistent adware program called Shopperz use a cunning technique to make DNS hijacking harder to detect and fix.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/>

 

Average DDoS Attack Size Increased 52 Percent in Q2 2015: Report

The average DDoS attack size increased 52 percent to 5.53 Gbps from the first to the second quarter of 2015, according to Verisign, despite a rash of smaller attacks intended to extort Bitcoin ransoms, and often targeting the financial industry.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/average-ddos-attack-size-increased-52-percent-in-q2-2015-report>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Gucci Sets Trend for Broad Internet ‘Censorship’

In the fashion industry Gucci has been a trendsetter for years, but this role can also be extended to the online world. Over the past several months the company has won broad injunctions to shut down and seize hundreds of domain names, making them disappear from search engines.

<https://torrentfreak.com/gucci-sets-trend-for-broad-internet-censorship-150905/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 Waiting List Status Report Now Available

ARIN is now publishing a table that shows the current state of the Waiting List for Unmet Requests. This list will be updated every 24 hours, and is displayed in chronological order beginning with the oldest waiting list request. The table does not include data about the requesting organizations in order to preserve customer anonymity.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150824.html>

 

IANA Issues /14 to ARIN, Waiting List Requests Fulfilled

On 1 September 2015, ARIN received a total of /14 of IPv4 address space (one /15 block and two /16 blocks) from the IANA in accordance with the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA.

<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150902.html>

 

RIPE NCC Receives /14 from IANA's Recovered IPv4 Pool

Yesterday, on 2 September 2015, the RIPE NCC and other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) were each allocated a /14 of IPv4 address space from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The RIPE NCC received the IPv4 address ranges 45.66.0.0/15, 139.28.0.0/16 and 152.89/16. We are currently adding this to our available pool.

<https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-receives-14-from-ianas-recovered-ipv4-pool>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Uniregistry continues to shine in .Com Winners and Losers

Uniregistry recently announced that it crossed the million domain milestone. I’m not sure how Frank Schilling’s own domain names and North Sound new TLDs are accounted for, but the number is strong even if all of his domains in the total.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/com-winners-uniregistry/>

 

Reddit peppers Go Daddy boss with sexism questions

Go Daddy can’t seem to shake off the legacy of its long-running, sexually suggestive TV advertising.

<http://domainincite.com/19272-reddit-peppers-go-daddy-boss-with-sexism-questions>

 

GoDaddy Ranks No. 1 In .IN Domain Name Market Share [news release]

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced that it is now number one in .IN domain name market share, according to the National Internet Exchange of India (NiXi).

<http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/tech/godaddy-ranks-no-1-in-in-domain-name-market-share/129917/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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DE-CIX Develops New Tools for Controlling Data Traffic

Anyone holding video conferences, watching television over the Internet, streaming HD and UHD videos or playing online games with thousands of other users, only wants one thing: The applications should run smoothly and jitter-free, because otherwise the whole fun of it, the whole point of it, is lost.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-develops-new-tools-for-controlling-data-traffic.html>

 

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2015

GoDaddy had the most reliable company website in August, responding successfully to all but one of Netcraft's requests. This marks GoDaddy's third consecutive appearance in the top 10 in 2015, and the first time it has topped the charts this year.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2015.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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DomainApps to eliminate content sites, become just a parking company

... DomainApps, which came to life as WhyPark and an alternative to domain name parking, will now become just a parking company.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/03/domainapps-to-eliminate-content-sites-become-just-a-parking-company/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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Desktops and Banners Still Rule the Ad Marketplace

These observations are based on data collected via AppNexus' advertising index for Q2 2015. Use these insights to make informed inferences about the future of digital marketing.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2424139/desktops-and-banners-still-rule-the-ad-marketplace>

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES

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Experts Warn: Security Fears Impeding Internet of Things

When the lightbulb develops intelligence, the power station becomes part of a smart grid, and the car is connected, then it would seem that the victory parade of the Internet of Things (IoT), with more than 50 billion smartphones, PCs, sensors and other networked devices by the year 2020, is unstoppable.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/experts-warn-security-fears-impeding-internet-of-things.html>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Labor MPs Terri Butler, Tim Watts propose private members bill banning revenge porn

So-called revenge porn could be outlawed under legislation being flagged by the federal Opposition, with Labor backbenchers Terri Butler and Tim Watts proposing a private members bill to deal with the issue.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-03/labor-mps-propose-private-members-bill-banning-revenge-porn/6747764>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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The dry stream of musicians' royalties

In November last year, Taylor Swift withdrew most of her music from Spotify, complaining that the music-streaming service made her music available to all users, not just paying subscribers. She had previously called Spotify’s payments to musical artists—on average less than a penny per song—stingy. Nor is Spotify the only one to attract Swiftian scorn: she has withheld her latest album, "1989", from Apple's new music-streaming service, describing their free, three-month trial period, in which artists would get no royalties, as "shocking" and "disappointing" on Tumblr.

<http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/09/music-business>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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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"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Who Should Control the Internet &ndash; Have Your Say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.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">Working Together Through The Last Mile by Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Terrorism Victims Reassert That Domain Names Are Property</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/"><span>http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady"><span>http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up"><span>http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up</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">**********************<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">Who Should Control the Internet &ndash; Have Your Say!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thomas Rickert, Leader of the eco Names and Numbers Forum, is actively involved in the reform process which will decide who will have supervision and control over the Internet in the future. In this open letter, he asks for your support &ndash; bring yourself into the discussion, and help to define the structures that will ensure an open Internet with equal access for all.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/who-should-control-the-internet-have-your-say.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">NRO Call for Community Support of the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the past 12 months, many in the Internet community have worked hard to formulate a plan for the transition of stewardship of the IANA functions away from the U.S. Government and into the hands of the broader Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-transition-coordination-group-icg-call-for-public-comment-on-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-transition-coordination-group-icg-call-for-public-comment-on-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</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 IANA Stewardship Transition &ndash; what you need to know</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Paul Wilson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the past 18 months, many in the Internet community have worked hard to complete a plan for the transition of the IANA Function away from US Government stewardship and into the hands of the broader Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/04/the-iana-stewardship-transition-what-you-need-to-know/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/04/the-iana-stewardship-transition-what-you-need-to-know/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Society Comments on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society (ISOC) commends the progress made by the global Internet community on the IANA Stewardship Transition and the associated issues of ICANN accountability. We congratulate the IANA Coordination Group (ICG) and the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) for their tireless efforts to produce proposals for community review and comment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-comments-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-comments-iana-stewardship-transition-proposal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Crowdsourcing Ideas as an Emerging Form of Multistakeholder Participation in Internet Governance by Roxana Radu, Nicolo Zingales &amp; Enrico Calandro</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: The online crowdsourcing of ideas for institutional change and legislation drafting has been widely adopted by public bodies from the local to the international level, for improving legitimacy, transparency, and accountability. In multistakeholder set-ups, such an approach seems to fulfill the promise of openness, real-time engagement and cross-fertilization of ideas.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649351"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2649351</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">Working Together Through The Last Mile by Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I'd like to thank everyone who has participated in both the CCWG briefing to the ICANN Board, and the CCWG and ICANN board dialogue. All of our dialogues over the past months have been illuminating, challenging and in my opinion, an important and true testament to the multistakeholder model as we work toward the IANA Stewardship Transition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-through-the-last-mile</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Asia Pacific Community speaks up on the IANA Stewardship Transition by Low Jia-Rong<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my recent commentary in the TODAY newspaper, titled "Keeping the Internet Open and Free", I posed a couple of questions to our Asian and Pacific readers to gauge their awareness of the issues surrounding the Internet's governance (i.e. the current affairs of the Internet), and the need to participate in these conversations. Every voice counts, and even if we may not be involved in the day-to-day discussions ourselves, we should at least be concerned with who is representing us and speaking up for our community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/asia-pacific-community-speaks-up-on-the-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/asia-pacific-community-speaks-up-on-the-iana-stewardship-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">Additional CPE Results Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 2 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/cpe</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to Jonathan Robinson</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Auction Proceeds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-03sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-robinson-03sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fellowship and NextGen Application Rounds Open for ICANN55<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN launches the application rounds for both the NextGen and Fellowship Programs to participate in ICANN55 in Marrakech, Morocco in March 2016. This round remains open until 16 October 2015 and successful candidates will be announced on the ICANN website, 11 December 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-09-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Steve Crocker, Chair | ICANN GAC, to Thomas Schneider</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clarification request re GAC Buenos Aires Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-04sep15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-04sep15-en.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anger as ICANN&rsquo;s member flops before board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s board of directors came to blows with its key accountability working group this week, over proposals that would give ICANN the community the right to sue ICANN the organization.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19246-anger-as-icanns-member-flops-before-board"><span>http://domainincite.com/19246-anger-as-icanns-member-flops-before-board</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 Compliance Explained Using Cute Videos<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Compliance department is being made that little bit more accessible via a new friendly video: As domain transfers are the most common source of complaints it&rsquo;s not surprising that they chose an issue with a transfer for &ldquo;Sarah&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/03/icann-compliance-explained-using-cute-videos/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/03/icann-compliance-explained-using-cute-videos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freenom Fail To Comply With ICANN Suspension<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The battle between ICANN&rsquo;s Compliance team and Freenom has got plenty of in depth coverage by Kevin over the last few weeks. It&rsquo;s been an interesting topic to follow. However ICANN finally prevailed and was able to impose the suspension which is scheduled to run from 26 August 2015 at 00:00 UTC to 24 November 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/01/freenom-fail-to-comply-with-icann-suspension/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2015/09/01/freenom-fail-to-comply-with-icann-suspension/</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 is ICANN tax exempt?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN, as we all know, is a California non-profit that is tax exempt in the US as a charity, under section 501(c)(3) of the US tax code. But it's a rather unusual charity. Typical charities support the arts, or education, or sports, or relief for the poor. ICANN doesn't do anything like that. So what's the basis for its tax exemption? We don't have to guess, it's all in the application they filed in 1999.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jl.ly/ICANN/501c3.html"><span>http://jl.ly/ICANN/501c3.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">Terrorism Victims Reassert That Domain Names Are Property</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An important early Internet law decision misconstrued the nature of domain names, according to an Aug. 27 filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/"><span>http://www.bna.com/terrorism-victims-reassert-n17179935517/</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: The internet admins come to Dublin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is coming to Dublin. The occasion &ndash; a first for Ireland &ndash; is the 54th public meeting, and 17th annual general meeting, to be held by the Los Angeles-based non-profit organisation which has had technical and functional oversight of the internet since it was handed over from direct control as a US government project in 1998.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/icann-the-internet-admins-come-to-dublin-1.2337454"><span>http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/icann-the-internet-admins-come-to-dublin-1.2337454</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">.SEX is Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX, .PORN, and .ADULT domain extensions proudly announces the launch of .SEX.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=59"><span>http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=59</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">Another new gTLD goes to a closed generic applicant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dish DBS has won the contention set for the .data gTLD, even though its proposed business model has been banned by ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19239-another-new-gtld-goes-to-a-closed-generic-applicant"><span>http://domainincite.com/19239-another-new-gtld-goes-to-a-closed-generic-applicant</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Architelos: shadiest new gTLD is only 10% shady<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Disputing the recent Blue Coat report into &ldquo;shady&rdquo; new gTLDs, domain security firm Architelos says that the shadiest namespace is just under 10% shady.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady"><span>http://domainincite.com/19269-architelos-shadiest-new-gtld-is-only-10-shady</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blue Coat explains .zip screw-up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security vendor Blue Coat apparently doesn&rsquo;t check whether domains are actually domains before it advises customers to block them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up"><span>http://domainincite.com/19241-blue-coat-explains-zip-screw-up</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google does not run shady domain, study authors say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clicking on a Web address ending in .zip will not endanger users, the authors of a study that put .zip at the top of a list of "shady Web neighbourhoods" said on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/internet-security-domains-idUSL5N11A2XY20150904"><span>http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/04/internet-security-domains-idUSL5N11A2XY20150904</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.ZIP URLs (or, Why You Should Block Domains on a TLD That Doesn't Have Any)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As regular readers of our blog know, we've been doing a series of posts on shady TLDs this year. Nine so far, in fact. Yesterday we released a report summarizing some of this research. It was designed for Mr. or Ms. Average-Internet-User, focused primarily on raising awareness. Today, it's time to take a look at one of the remaining top ten shadiest TLDs in our report that we haven't covered yet &ndash; the .zip TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="https://www.bluecoat.com/security-blog/2015-09-02/zip-urls-or-why-you-should-block-domains-tld-doesnt-have-any"><span>https://www.bluecoat.com/security-blog/2015-09-02/zip-urls-or-why-you-should-block-domains-tld-doesnt-have-any</span></a></span><span>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.cam given the nod as Rightside wins confusion appeal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rightside&rsquo;s application for .cam will be un-rejected after the company beat Verisign in an appeal against a 2013 String Confusion Objection decision.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19242-cam-given-the-nod-as-rightside-wins-confusion-appeal"><span>http://domainincite.com/19242-cam-given-the-nod-as-rightside-wins-confusion-appeal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panel rules that Rightside&rsquo;s .Cam application is still in the mix<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verisign&rsquo;s successful string confusion objection against Rightside&rsquo;s .cam </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> has been overturned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/panel-rules-that-rightsides-cam-application-is-still-in-the-mix/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/panel-rules-that-rightsides-cam-application-is-still-in-the-mix/</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">Two .cpa applicants lose CPE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two applicants that applied for the gTLD .cpa as a &ldquo;Community&rdquo; have lost their Community Priority Evaluations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19263-two-cpa-applicants-lose-cpe"><span>http://domainincite.com/19263-two-cpa-applicants-lose-cpe</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">What goes on at a Black Hat conference?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hacker conferences are great for building relationships, raising awareness and sharing practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/03/what-goes-on-at-a-black-hat-conference/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/09/03/what-goes-on-at-a-black-hat-conference/</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: Cyber attacks top Tasmanian fraud</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber attacks were amongst the top three types of fraud identified by Tasmanian organisations in a new Deloitte report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583880/cyber-attacks-top-tasmanian-fraud/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583880/cyber-attacks-top-tasmanian-fraud/</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: &#8203;2015 Cyber Security Challenge to attract over 250 students</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet&rsquo;s annual Cyber Security Challenge is set to attract more than 250 university undergraduates and undergraduate TAFE students from around Australia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583779/2015-cyber-security-challenge-attracts-over-250-students/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583779/2015-cyber-security-challenge-attracts-over-250-students/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shopperz adware takes local DNS hijacking to the next level [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New versions of a highly persistent adware program called Shopperz use a cunning technique to make DNS hijacking harder to detect and fix.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/583828/shopperz-adware-takes-local-dns-hijacking-next-level/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Average DDoS Attack Size Increased 52 Percent in Q2 2015: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The average DDoS attack size increased 52 percent to 5.53 Gbps from the first to the second quarter of 2015, according to Verisign, despite a rash of smaller attacks intended to extort Bitcoin ransoms, and often targeting the financial industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/average-ddos-attack-size-increased-52-percent-in-q2-2015-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/average-ddos-attack-size-increased-52-percent-in-q2-2015-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"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gucci Sets Trend for Broad Internet &lsquo;Censorship&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the fashion industry Gucci has been a trendsetter for years, but this role can also be extended to the online world. Over the past several months the company has won broad injunctions to shut down and seize hundreds of domain names, making them disappear from search engines.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://torrentfreak.com/gucci-sets-trend-for-broad-internet-censorship-150905/"><span>https://torrentfreak.com/gucci-sets-trend-for-broad-internet-censorship-150905/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 Waiting List Status Report Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARIN is now publishing a table that shows the current state of the Waiting List for Unmet Requests. This list will be updated every 24 hours, and is displayed in chronological order beginning with the oldest waiting list request. The table does not include data about the requesting organizations in order to preserve customer anonymity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150824.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150824.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">IANA Issues /14 to ARIN, Waiting List Requests Fulfilled<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 1 September 2015, ARIN received a total of /14 of IPv4 address space (one /15 block and two /16 blocks) from the IANA in accordance with the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by the IANA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150902.html"><span>https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150902.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">RIPE NCC Receives /14 from IANA's Recovered IPv4 Pool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday, on 2 September 2015, the RIPE NCC and other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) were each allocated a /14 of IPv4 address space from the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). The RIPE NCC received the IPv4 address ranges 45.66.0.0/15, 139.28.0.0/16 and 152.89/16. We are currently adding this to our available pool.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-receives-14-from-ianas-recovered-ipv4-pool"><span>https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-receives-14-from-ianas-recovered-ipv4-pool</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">Uniregistry continues to shine in .Com Winners and Losers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry recently announced that it crossed the million domain milestone. I&rsquo;m not sure how Frank Schilling&rsquo;s own domain names and North Sound new TLDs are accounted for, but the number is strong even if all of his domains in the total.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/com-winners-uniregistry/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/04/com-winners-uniregistry/</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">Reddit peppers Go Daddy boss with sexism questions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Go Daddy can&rsquo;t seem to shake off the legacy of its long-running, sexually suggestive TV advertising.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19272-reddit-peppers-go-daddy-boss-with-sexism-questions"><span>http://domainincite.com/19272-reddit-peppers-go-daddy-boss-with-sexism-questions</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 Ranks No. 1 In .IN Domain Name Market Share [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world&rsquo;s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced that it is now number one in .IN domain name market share, according to the National Internet Exchange of India (NiXi).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/tech/godaddy-ranks-no-1-in-in-domain-name-market-share/129917/"><span>http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/tech/godaddy-ranks-no-1-in-in-domain-name-market-share/129917/</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">DE-CIX Develops New Tools for Controlling Data Traffic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anyone holding video conferences, watching television over the Internet, streaming HD and UHD videos or playing online games with thousands of other users, only wants one thing: The applications should run smoothly and jitter-free, because otherwise the whole fun of it, the whole point of it, is lost.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-develops-new-tools-for-controlling-data-traffic.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/news/de-cix-develops-new-tools-for-controlling-data-traffic.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">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2015<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy had the most reliable company website in August, responding successfully to all but one of Netcraft's requests. This marks GoDaddy's third consecutive appearance in the top 10 in 2015, and the first time it has topped the charts this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2015.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/09/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-august-2015.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DomainApps to eliminate content sites, become just a parking company</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... DomainApps, which came to life as WhyPark and an alternative to domain name parking, will now become just a parking company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/03/domainapps-to-eliminate-content-sites-become-just-a-parking-company/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2015/09/03/domainapps-to-eliminate-content-sites-become-just-a-parking-company/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Desktops and Banners Still Rule the Ad Marketplace<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">These observations are based on data collected via AppNexus' advertising index for Q2 2015. Use these insights to make informed inferences about the future of digital marketing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2424139/desktops-and-banners-still-rule-the-ad-marketplace"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2424139/desktops-and-banners-still-rule-the-ad-marketplace</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NEW TECHNOLOGIES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts Warn: Security Fears Impeding Internet of Things<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the lightbulb develops intelligence, the power station becomes part of a smart grid, and the car is connected, then it would seem that the victory parade of the Internet of Things (IoT), with more than 50 billion smartphones, PCs, sensors and other networked devices by the year 2020, is unstoppable.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/experts-warn-security-fears-impeding-internet-of-things.html"><span>https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/experts-warn-security-fears-impeding-internet-of-things.html</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: Labor MPs Terri Butler, Tim Watts propose private members bill banning revenge porn<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So-called revenge porn could be outlawed under legislation being flagged by the federal Opposition, with Labor backbenchers Terri Butler and Tim Watts proposing a private members bill to deal with the issue.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-03/labor-mps-propose-private-members-bill-banning-revenge-porn/6747764"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-03/labor-mps-propose-private-members-bill-banning-revenge-porn/6747764</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The dry stream of musicians' royalties<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In November last year, Taylor Swift withdrew most of her music from Spotify, complaining that the music-streaming service made her music available to all users, not just paying subscribers. She had previously called Spotify&rsquo;s payments to musical artists&mdash;on average less than a penny per song&mdash;stingy. Nor is Spotify the only one to attract Swiftian scorn: she has withheld her latest album, "1989", from Apple's new music-streaming service, describing their free, three-month trial period, in which artists would get no royalties, as "shocking" and "disappointing" on Tumblr.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/09/music-business"><span>http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2015/09/music-business</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 31 Aug 06:48 2015

auDA domain news - 31 August

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The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead

<https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/>

 

Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition>

 

ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehadé

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard>

 

Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains>

 

au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/>

 

au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/>

 

au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234>

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation>

 

Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden möglich

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html>

 

Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

<http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years>

 

What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead

On 17 August, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling announced that the US government would be extending the IANA contract with ICANN through 30 September 2016. This long anticipated extension reflects the community’s need for additional time to accomplish a number of important tasks, in order to bring about the IANA stewardship transition. The extension does not mean that the community is not delivering on its commitments, but rather that the process of ensuring appropriate consultation, refining proposals, securing endorsement from the ICANN community, undergoing interagency review, etc., is going to take more time.

<https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/>

 

Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government’s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA’s previous reports are posted here. This third report covers activities from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. As required by Public Law 113-235, NTIA will update this report on a quarterly basis.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition>

 

GAC as “first among equals:” the danger in the accountability plan by Milton Mueller

How will ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee handle the dilemma it has been put into by the community empowerment mechanism?

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehadé

After over a year of building ICANN's management discipline and solidifying our planning cycle, I am pleased to announce that today we've published a beta version of the ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard...

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard>

 

The Latest Update on the Board's Review of the CCWG Proposal by Steve Crocker

As reported Wednesday, the Board is engaged in full review of the CCWG-Accountability proposal. In line with our commitment to be open and transparent about our process, we are using this space to update the community on our next steps.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal>

 

Internet Governance Forum: a Trend or a Necessity? by Yaovi Atohoun

The Tenth Internet Governance Forum will be held from 10 to 13 November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. This large annual worldwide event has been held every year since its first edition on November 2006 in Athens, Greece.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity>

 

Letter from Sarah Gardner, Executive Director | International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, to Steve Crocker et al.

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-en.pdf>

 

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.at report: Roundtable

Did you know that there exists a nic.at committee where registrars and nic.at have been working together on improvements of the .at zone since 2005?

<https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//at-report-roundtable/>

 

Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains

July 2015 marked a milestone month for the .au domain space as we passed 3 million domain names under management, an achievement that places us within the top 10 of all country codes globally by volume.

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains>

 

au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland

Auckland’s St Matthew-in-the-City was a fitting venue to host the 2015 Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony last night. Both the venue and the ANZIAs encourage progressive, innovative thinking, along with inspiring creativity and offering inclusivity for all who enter.

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/>

<https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland>

 

au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF

Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Communications, will speak at the opening of the 2015 auIGF (Australian Internet Governance Forum) on 6 October, in Melbourne.

<http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/>

 

au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation

Industry lobby group internet Australia has called for the formation of a trans-Tasman regional innovation zone, where Australia and New Zealand explore the challenges and opportunities of a digitally enabled world economy.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234>

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation>

<http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205>

<http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205>

<http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205>

 

Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden möglich

Die Registrierung von Domain-Namen unterhalb der australischen Länderendung .au steht vor einschneidenden Änderungen.

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html>

 

Free speech banned from .bible

The Bible may be a piece of literature that belongs to the world, but in .bible it’s going to be a propaganda tool for Christians.

<http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible>

 

eu: EURid a partner of the 72nd Italian Open

EURid is delighted to announce its partnership with the 72nd Italian Open, a golf tournament scheduled to take place in Milan on 17-22 September 2015.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open>

 

New Zealand adds 3,544 .nz domain names in July

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 648,923 by end-July, from 645,379 at 30 June.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-3544-nz-domain-names-in-july--1099365>

 

nz: Grand Central Complex woos InternetNZ

InternetNZ, a society that promotes the benefits of the web, has signed a new long term lease with the Grand Central complex at 80 Boulcott St in Wellington.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71520692/Grand-Central-Complex-woos-InternetNZ>

 

Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years

Having just finished the most-successful new gTLD launch day to date, Radix Registry reckons it can get .online to seven figures in two to three years.

<http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years>

 

.Online domain name registrations by the numbers

By all accounts, .Online had a great first day yesterday. It got over 30,000 registrations. Its overnight zone file now sits at about 35,000 names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/online-domain-name-registrations-by-the-numbers/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Moving From Dot-Com to Not-Com: Businesses begin trying to migrate customers to private Web domains

There’s a downside to the relative freedom and lack of gatekeepers on the Internet, including that most anyone can buy a Web address that ends in “.com.” Online, scammers can pay $10 for an address that looks like that of your bank, your favorite clothier, or your auto dealer and create a site that looks enough like the original to trick you into buying phony merchandise or revealing your login and password. Every day, almost 1,000 Americans file some kind of identity-theft complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and about 750 report being scammed by an impostor, as in a phishing scheme.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-27/moving-from-dot-com-to-not-com>

 

M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today.

<http://domainincite.com/19193-mm-gets-3-5m-from-two-gtld-auctions>

 

ICANN will post more uncensored .africa info

ICANN has committed to post more unredacted documents from its Independent Review Process case with DotConnectAfrica, following a request from DI.

<http://domainincite.com/19190-icann-will-post-more-uncensored-africa-info>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Missed Us at Black Hat? No Problem. See iDefense IntelGraph Today

Black Hat USA 2015 is behind us. Through all of the presentations, celebrations and meetings, one thing was very clear to me and the iDefense Security Intelligence Services crew in attendance: online security practitioners and their constituents face a more complex threat landscape than ever before. From some pretty intense software vulnerabilities to even scarier remote-control hacking of automobiles, the “bad guys” have some pretty serious tools at their disposal.

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

 

Verisign’s Q2’15 DDoS Trends: DDoS for Bitcoin Increasingly Targets Financial Industry

Verisign just released its Q2 2015 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q2_15_ddos>

 

Protect Your Network From BYOD Malware Threats With The Verisign DNS Firewall

Today’s new age of ubiquitous connectivity has created an insatiable and growing demand among employees and consumers to be online with familiar systems and tools at all times. Employees are no longer satisfied with the limited choices in devices and tools provided to them by their corporate IT organizations.

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

 

Internet Security Days 2015: The Summit for the Internet Security Elite

In just three weeks, the who’s who of international online security experts will meet at the Internet Security Days at Phantasialand in Brühl, near Cologne in Germany. The participants can look forward to an impressive line-up on 16 and 17 September, with gurus like the Internet pioneer Dr. Paul Vixie, Sean Obrey (VP, Avira) and Hanns Proenen (CISO GE, Europe). The topics will range from Cloud Security to the Internet of Things, Network and Infrastructure, Physical Data Security, Advanced Cyber Defence, and many more.

<https://international.eco.de/2015/press-releases/internet-security-days-2015-the-summit-for-the-internet-security-elite.html>

 

Online criminals attacking Australians on the rise: FireEye report

While China is Australia's number one trading market, it is also one of the country's largest threats, along with Russia, when it comes to online security.

<http://www.zdnet.com/article/online-criminals-attacking-australians-on-the-rise-fireeye-report/>

 

Multistakeholder Process: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

This web page provides details on the NTIA-convened multistakeholder process concerning collaboration between security researchers and software and system developers and owners to address security vulnerability disclosure.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2015/multistakeholder-process-cybersecurity-vulnerabilities>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Why Donald Trump's 3,000 Domain Names Won't Protect Him From the Haters

Donald Trump's acquisition of up to 3,000 domain names in a bid to stop people discrediting him online shows a lack of understanding of the internet and how it works.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/russell-haworth/donald-trump-domain-names_b_8042920.html>

 

Updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules

As of July 31, 2015 updated UDRP Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules are in effect. As further described below, these updates impact complaint filing modalities, model pleadings, registrar “locking” of domain names during pending UDRP proceedings, and party settlement practices.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/resources/updated_udrp_rules.html>

 

Domain hijacking spear-phisher foiled by the last line of defense—paranoia: An Ars editor's paranoia is all that prevents a successful spear phish—this time.

... Yesterday, I got an e-mail telling me that the domain name server information of my vanity domain had been changed. It purported to be a message from GoDaddy and had enough information to be almost legitimate—I had just regained the domain after another hosting company had neglected to auto-renew it a year ago, and at one point I had put in a domain backorder with GoDaddy to ensure that I could jump on it when the spam Japanese medical device WordPress blog was done sucking all the search engine optimization mojo out of it.

<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/domain-hijacking-spear-phisher-foiled-by-the-last-line-of-defense-paranoia/>

 

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What does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?

IPv4 transfers in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific are increasing as demand for the limited resource grows.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Highly relevant domain names worth “thousands of keywords” in Google search: study

A comprehensive study of the top 30 Google search results across 10,000 keywords has found the importance of keywords in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is decreasing, while short and highly relevant domain names have the equivalent worth of “thousands of keywords in the rankings”.

<http://iconic.sydney/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/>

<http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/highly-relevant-domain-names-worth-thousands-of-keywords-in-google-search-study/>

 

67 Percent of Consumers Lose Trust in Brands When Websites Take Too Long to Load, According to Neustar’s Latest Research

Neustar, Inc. ... announced the findings of new research in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, explaining the factors that build or erode trust in a brand’s digital presence. The report affirms a truth long predating the Internet: trust is earned as a direct result of experience.

<https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ponemon-press-release>

 

GoDaddy introduces two factor authentication outside U.S.

Non-U.S. customers of GoDaddy can now activate two-factor authentication to add security to their accounts.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2015/08/27/godaddy-introduces-two-factor-authentication-outside-u-s/>

 

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eNaming.com Rings the Six-Figure Bell Again - Tops Chart With Four-Letter .Com

Tracy Fogarty continues to enjoy a fruitful first year as head of her own brokerage, eNaming.com. The former Domain Holdings broker opened her shop in April and has been ringing up impressive sales ever since. Tracy had the two highest sales reported this week, topping our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with MGTV.com at $130,000 and claiming the runner-up spot as well with FranchisePlayer.com at $40,000. Tracy also scored a third time with #12 RealTimeCommunications.com at $13,500.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150826.htm>

 

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INTERNET USE

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#Blessed: The Internet actually makes us happier, science says

According to a strain of trend piece popular in certain circles these days, the Web is some kind of social parasite, eating our decency and confidence and good humor away. It’s filled us with FOMO; it’s made us fake; it’s torpedoed love and intimacy.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/08/25/blessed-the-internet-actually-makes-us-happier-science-says/>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Marketing in the digital age: As people spend more time on social media, advertisers are following them

Earlier this year BMW advertised on WeChat, a popular messaging app in China with around 550m monthly users. But its ads were shown only to those whose profiles suggested they were potential buyers of expensive cars. Others were shown ads for more affordable stuff, such as smartphones. The campaign bruised a few egos. Some of those not shown the BMW ad complained, referring to themselves as diao, or (putting it politely) losers.

<http://www.economist.com/news/business/21662543-people-spend-more-time-social-media-advertisers-are-following-them-brand-new-game>

 

Facebook has a billion users in a single day, says Mark Zuckerberg

For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34082393>

 

One in 7 people on the entire planet logged onto Facebook Monday

A million users in a day isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion. That's right: Facebook just hit a huge milestone, announcing that earlier this week a billion people logged onto Facebook in a single day.

<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/08/27/holy-cow-a-billion-people-logged-onto-facebook-on-monday-in-a-massive-first/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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'Dark net' paedophilia: Prosecutors fear more children falling prey to secret abuse networks

As revealed by the ABC, scores of children have been saved from abuse after an elaborate sting by Queensland Police detectives who adopted the online persona of paedophile Shannon McCoole, the administrator of a secret online abuse network with 45,000 members.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/dismantled-child-porn-network-could-be-just-tip-of-the-iceberg/6729226>

 

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GOVERNMENT & POLICY

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Copyright Law, the Creative Industries, and Internet Freedom by Matthew Rimmer

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a highly secretive trade agreement being negotiated between the US and eleven Pacific Rim countries, including Australia. Having obtained a fast-track authority from the United States Congress, US President Barack Obama is keen to finalise the deal. However, he was unable to achieve a resolution of the deal at recent talks in Hawaii on the TPP. A number of chapters of the TPP will affect the creative artists, cultural industries and internet freedom – including the intellectual property chapter, the investment chapter, and the electronic commerce chapter.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/34913>

 

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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">The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden m&ouml;glich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.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">Radix targets a million .online names in 2-3 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years"><span>http://domainincite.com/19196-radix-targets-a-million-online-names-in-2-3-years</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 does IPv4 transfer activity look like in Australia?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2015/08/27/what-does-ipv4-transfer-activity-look-like-in-australia/</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">The IANA Transition: The Work Ahead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 17 August, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence Strickling announced that the US government would be extending the IANA contract with ICANN through 30 September 2016. This long anticipated extension reflects the community&rsquo;s need for additional time to accomplish a number of important tasks, in order to bring about the IANA stewardship transition. The extension does not mean that the community is not delivering on its commitments, but rather that the process of ensuring appropriate consultation, refining proposals, securing endorsement from the ICANN community, undergoing interagency review, etc., is going to take more time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/the-iana-transition-the-work-ahead/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Third Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government&rsquo;s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA&rsquo;s previous reports are posted here. This third report covers activities from April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015. As required by Public Law 113-235, NTIA will update this report on a quarterly basis.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-transition"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/third-report-iana-functions-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">GAC as &ldquo;first among equals:&rdquo; the danger in the accountability plan by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How will ICANN&rsquo;s Governmental Advisory Committee handle the dilemma it has been put into by the community empowerment mechanism?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/08/29/gac-as-first-among-equals-the-danger-in-the-accountability-plan/</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">ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard by Fadi Chehad&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After over a year of building ICANN's management discipline and solidifying our planning cycle, I am pleased to announce that today we've published a beta version of the ICANN Beta KPI Dashboard...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-beta-kpi-dashboard</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 Latest Update on the Board's Review of the CCWG Proposal by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As reported Wednesday, the Board is engaged in full review of the CCWG-Accountability proposal. In line with our commitment to be open and transparent about our process, we are using this space to update the community on our next steps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-latest-update-on-the-board-s-review-of-the-ccwg-proposal</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 Forum: a Trend or a Necessity? by Yaovi Atohoun<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Tenth Internet Governance Forum will be held from 10 to 13 November 2015 in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. This large annual worldwide event has been held every year since its first edition on November 2006 in Athens, Greece.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/internet-governance-forum-a-trend-or-a-necessity</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from Sarah Gardner, Executive Director | International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies, to Steve Crocker et al.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .MUSIC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-en.pdf"><span>https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gardner-to-crocker-et-al-26aug15-en.pdf</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">.at report: Roundtable<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did you know that there exists a nic.at committee where registrars and nic.at have been working together on improvements of the .at zone since 2005?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article/at-report-roundtable/"><span>https://www.nic.at/en/aboutnic/current-issues/nicat-news/news-view/article//at-report-roundtable/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Product innovation will produce the next 3 million .au domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">July 2015 marked a milestone month for the .au domain space as we passed 3 million domain names under management, an achievement that places us within the top 10 of all country codes globally by volume.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-domains"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/product-innovation-will-produce-the-next-3-million-au-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">au/nz: ANZIA winners shine at the Gala event in Auckland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Auckland&rsquo;s St Matthew-in-the-City was a fitting venue to host the 2015 Australia &amp; New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony last night. Both the venue and the ANZIAs encourage progressive, innovative thinking, along with inspiring creativity and offering inclusivity for all who enter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/anzia-winners-shine-at-the-gala-event-in-auckland/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland"><span>https://internetnz.nz/news/anzia-winners-shine-gala-event-auckland</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Paul Fletcher MP to open 2015 auIGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Communications, will speak at the opening of the 2015 auIGF (Australian Internet Governance Forum) on 6 October, in Melbourne.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/"><span>http://auda.org.au/news/2015/paul-fletcher-mp-to-open-2015-auigf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au/nz: Australia, NZ told to partner up on innovation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Industry lobby group internet Australia has called for the formation of a trans-Tasman regional innovation zone, where Australia and New Zealand explore the challenges and opportunities of a digitally enabled world economy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-e6frgakx-1227502382234</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2015/8/28/technology/australia-nz-told-partner-innovation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205"><span>http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0hb-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205"><span>http://www.perthnow.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0ha-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205"><span>http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/breaking-news/australia-nz-told-to-partner-up-on-innovation/story-fnn9c0gx-1227502567205</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second-Level-Domain-Namen unter .au werden m&ouml;glich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Die Registrierung von Domain-Namen unterhalb der australischen L&auml;nderendung .au steht vor einschneidenden &Auml;nderungen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/laender-endungen-cctld/cctlds-second-level-domain-namen-unter-au-werden-moeglich-64720.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">Free speech banned from .bible<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bible may be a piece of literature that belongs to the world, but in .bible it&rsquo;s going to be a propaganda tool for Christians.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible"><span>http://domainincite.com/19195-free-speech-banned-from-bible</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: EURid a partner of the 72nd Italian Open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EURid is delighted to announce its partnership with the 72nd Italian Open, a golf tournament scheduled to take place in Milan on 17-22 September 2015.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/aug-2015/eurid-partner-72nd-italian-open</span>&