David Goldstein | 6 Nov 05:57 2014

auDA domain news - 6 November

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UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/>

 

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/>

 

ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en>

 

New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

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

 

What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers>

 

We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/>

 

Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/>

 

How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/>

 

CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group

<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely

Efforts to squeeze the United Nations into the throne of the internet have been comprehensively defeated at a key meeting in South Korea. The result raises the possibility that after more than a decade of fighting, the threat of a UN takeover is a thing of the past.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/>

 

Internet Governance After Busan: Playing the Long Game by Byron Holland

As you might imagine, I've been following the ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference very closely. It was built up to be the great showdown of our time -- the pro-'free and open' Internet in one corner (comprised for the most part of developed and democratic nations), in the other corner a contingent of totalitarian regimes bent on a fractured, censored Internet -- a near battle royale for control of one of the greatest communications tool the world has ever seen.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/>

 

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display

The much belaboured takeover of the internet by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union again has not taken place. Instead, ITU member states gathered at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, this week rather smoothly passed a set of internet-related resolutions that will, once the closing plenary adopts them, preserve the limited status quo of involvement of the UN organisation responsible for telecommunication and radio frequencies in internet-related public policy issues.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/>

 

7 questions we're dying to ask the internet's MOST EXCITING BLOKE

It is some irony that the further away the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) walks from trying to run the internet, the more it understands it.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/itu_zhao_twitterfest/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

Community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015), a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability, has prompted ICANN to postpone the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco and to relocate to Singapore on the same dates.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en>

 

Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration

On 3 November 2014, the Drafting Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) distributed a charter for adoption by chartering organizations. The charter includes, among other things, a problem statement, goals & objectives, scope, and proposed areas for work.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en>

 

ICANN 51 Los Angeles – Showcasing Positive Trends and Business Diversity at ICANN Public Meetings by Riccardo Ruffolo, Global Business Engagement Coordinator

A few months ago, after the ICANN 50 meeting in London, we blogged about the impressive participation; almost 4,000 registered individuals and, in particular, private sector attendance over 600. ICANN 51 participation may not have reached the same heights (though 2,857 registered participants was impressive), but business participation numbers remained the same, counting more than 600.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-los-angeles-showcasing-positive-trends-and-business-diversity-at-icann-public-meetings>

 

ICANN's Updated Proposal for Enhanced Engagement in Africa

WEBINAR OBJECTIVE: This webinar aims to cover ICANN's Africa Strategy framework for 2015 and to elicit community feedback moving forward. ICANN continuously aspires to find means to strengthening our engagement in Africa.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en>

 

Upcoming ICG Conference Calls

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) has scheduled its seventh, eighth and ninth conference calls:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en>

 

Standing Room Only at ICANN51 Tech Day by Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement

The recent ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles brought together technical community participants for the 25th Tech Day as part of the collaboration with the the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center Annual Meeting.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day>

 

Stephen D. Crocker to Thomas Schneider

Bylaws Issue in London Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-2014-11-03-en>

 

New gTLD Auction Rules Update

The Auction Rules were recently updated to address feedback provided by the community over the course of several Auctions. The Auction Manager intends to provide an "early bidding" option prior to the standard 30 minutes of Round 1. Please find the latest version in the link below.

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

 

For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

ICANN’s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization’s history.

<http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed>

 

ICANN, ICAN'T, IWON'T: uWHAT? How the internet is actually run

Comment: A few weeks ago in Los Angeles, internet oversight body ICANN met for the 51st time – apparently in order to suck as much life as possible from 2,000 souls suffering a collective case of permanent, misplaced optimism.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/icann_icant_iwont_lifting_the_lid_on_the_net_lord_and_master/>

 

ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears

Following what ICANN describes as "community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015)," which roughly translates as concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, and a meeting that ICANN describes as "a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability," the meeting scheduled to be held in Marrakech, Morocco has been relocated to Singapore on the same dates.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23073>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html>

 

Ebola 1 – ICANN 0 as Marrakech dumped for Singapore

Ebola has claimed its first Moroccan victim, in the form of ICANN 52.

<http://domainincite.com/17617-ebola-1-icann-0-as-marrakech-dumped-for-singapore>

 

DreamHost hit with big breach notice

DreamHost, a web hosting provider which says it hosts over 1.3 million web sites, has been hit with a lengthy ICANN compliance notice, largely concerning alleged Whois failures.

<http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice>

 

ICANN 51: Los Angeles – Getting Ready for a Big 2015 by Kiran Malancharuvil

Earlier this month, ICANN held its 51st public meeting in Los Angeles. Once again, MarkMonitor joined stakeholders from across the globe to discuss issues ranging from government control over the Internet, to key lessons learned thus far from the new gTLD rollout.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-51-los-angeles-getting-ready-for-a-big-2015/>

 

How to Improve WHOIS Data Accuracy by Lanre Ajayi

A major concern about the present WHOIS is the level of data inaccuracy. The Expert Working Group (EWG) on Registration Directory Service (RDS), of which I had the pleasure of being a member, spent considerable time figuring out how to improve WHOIS data accuracy.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141105_how_to_improve_whois_data_accuracy/>

 

Can ICANN Intervene on Illegal Online Pharmacies?

ICANN has been under criticism lately for not being aggressive enough in cracking down on illegal online pharmacies. According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, complaints in the thousands about online pharmacies have accumulated since ICANN stopped maintaining one of its servers in 2012.

<http://family-intervention.com/blog/can-icann-intervene-illegal-online-pharmacies/>

 

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New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which was passed by the Federal Council today. SWITCH will in future focus on operating the .ch domain name directory and on ensuring that the Swiss Internet remains secure and stable.

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

 

ch: Higher data rates and new rules for domain names

As part of the universal service, the minimum data rates for broadband internet connections will be doubled. This is one of the consequences of the Federal Council's approval of various amendments to ordinances in the telecommunications sector. These amendments improve transparency and the indication of prices for telecommunications services and value-added services and strengthen the means available to the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in order to combat frequency spectrum interference. Management of the ".ch" and ".swiss" domains will in future be regulated in an independent Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), the text of which has also been approved by the Federal Council. These new provisions will enter into force on 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2015, respectively.

<http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=55090>

 

Startups: Your Cute ‘.io’ Domain Name Supports British Imperialism

Over the past year or so, startups have been using the “.io” TLD to add a little spice to their branding. Names like 360.io, Vox.io, Takes.io, Spark.io, Sush.io are becoming more common among founders for whom .net is retrograde and .com is, more often than not, taken already.

<http://betabeat.com/2014/11/startups-your-cute-io-domain-name-supports-british-imperialism/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe

You might not think that a gTLD and patents have much in common. But, if you look at which new TLDs big companies plan to operate and compare them to recent patent filings by the same companies, you might be able to spot trends in digital media.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers>

 

We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

Operator of the dot-London internet registry, Minds & Machines, has told investors that it is "highly satisfied" with registrations in the new domain name extensions it operates – "particularly from a revenue perspective."

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/>

 

Boosting brand value with new domain names

Till a couple of years back, most users would have been content with just a .com address, but not any longer... Let’s presume you are a choreographer and have your own website with a dot-com or .com address. Would you choose a .dance if you had the option?

<http://www.livemint.com/Specials/97b0W1WzRe8He8ZcFIsxdI/Boosting-brand-value-with-new-domain-names.html>

 

Bern announces new '.swiss' domain name

A new internet domain name, .swiss, will become available next year, the Swiss federal government announced on Wednesday.

<http://www.thelocal.ch/20141105/bern-announces-new-swiss-domain-name>

 

New web domains for Swiss enterprises

Starting next year, the internet will welcome a new URL ending: .swiss. The patriotic domain names will be reserved for companies based in Switzerland or with a close connection to the country.

<http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-web-domains-for-swiss-enterprises/41099568>

 

.wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?

Aggressive lobbying of ICANN by the wine-making industries on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to bear fruit.

<http://domainincite.com/17597-wine-applicants-changing-tune-on-geo-protection>

 

.NYC Registrations Passes .London

Because of my personal connection with New York City and the domain space, I have been paying closer attention to the .NYC domain name extension than other new gTLD extensions. I have been following along with .NYC since prior to the application process.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/nyc-registrations-passes-london/>

 

Property boss at war with Playboy over Dot London domain name

A property developer is embroiled in a battle with Playboy magazine after registering a Dot London website address with the same name.

<http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/property-boss-at-war-with-playboy-over-dot-london-domain-name-9835392.html>

 

Playboy Feuding Over .London Domain

Playboy is feuding with a U.K. real estate developer over Playboy.london. According to reports, Michael Ross, who is the director of London-based realty firm CNM Estates, grabbed the gTLD when the .london domain came available in 2013.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=187207>

 

Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

<https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/>

 

Bloomberg web buy begs the question: How much is too much in digital brand defense?

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lawyers proactively bought 400 different addresses on the new .nyc Internet domain — including hilariously creative insults — and are getting plenty of ridicule for it. Even Bloomberg himself says it was too much, and a spokeswoman told me this afternoon he'll be returning most of them.

<http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/blog/techflash/2014/11/bloomberg-web-buy-begs-the-question-how-much-is.html>

 

In the Battle for .NYC Domains, Money Talks

The race for the first round of .nyc domain names was a pretty feisty one. More than 1,000 proposed domain extensions ending in .nyc received multiple applications, according to information from Web analytics company Neustar, which handles tech and registration issues for the city's domain.

<http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/11/in_the_battle_for_nyc_domains_money_talks.php>

 

How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000

The domain name coffee.club has been sold for $100,000 (£62,600), marking a growing acceptance – and value – in the market for new TLDs.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/>

 

Here Are All The Ridiculous Domain Names Mike Bloomberg's Lawyers Just Registered For Him

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's aides appear to have really embraced the new ".nyc" domain name, launched last October.

<http://www.businessinsider.com.au/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-domain-names-2014-11>

<http://www.businessinsider.in/Here-Are-All-The-Ridiculous-Domain-Names-Mike-Bloombergs-Lawyers-Just-Registered-For-Him/articleshow/45029591.cms>

<https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculous-domain-names-mike-bloombergs-224652310.html>

 

Michael Bloomberg’s hilarious .NYC domain name registrations

Who is one of the new .NYC domain name’s top registrants?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-nyc-domain-name-registrations/>

 

Cool site lets you see what new TLD domains were registered yesterday

There are a lot of new TLDs out there. Most of them grow by a dozen or so registrations every day.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered-yesterday/>

 

Yoyo.email, owner of 4,000 .email domain names, gets a “win” in court

Yoyo.email, the controversial company that registered over 4,000 .email domain names, got a win in court today after settling with one of the companies that filed a Uniform Rapid Suspension case against it.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/>

 

Should new TLDs be judged as startups or just TLDs?

How you view TLD companies frames how you view their success so far. ... But this got me thinking about how to properly judge the success of new TLD companies. I think it comes down to this question:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/>

 

Momentous pays over $3 million for .sucks

Momentous Corp, whose .sucks application has been branded “predatory”, has won the three-way contention set for the new gTLD, according to sources with knowledge of the auction.

<http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks>

 

.sucks domains “will not be $25k”

Vox Populi Registry, which won the auction for the .sucks new gTLD last week, says its Sunrise prices will not be $25,000 a year after all.

<http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k>

 

South African city domain names now open to all - .capetown leads

Domains.co.za has announced the pricing for .joburg, .capetown and .durban - and thus far, .capetown leads the pack.

<http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/120933.html>

 

Donuts wins .wine auction

Donuts has become the only applicant for .wine and .vin after winning a private auction for .wine, according to sources familiar with the situation.

<http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction>

 

Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass Three Million [news release]

Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new gTLDs, continues its expansion of the Internet’s global addressing system in November by making three new domains available to the public. On November 5, users worldwide will be able to register addresses in .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS and .SARL (a corporate identifier). Donuts will also make .WORLD available for early registration by trademark holders on 4 November.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-restaurant-gifts.html>

 

Minds + Machines close to $4 million in domain registration revenue

New TLD portfolio company Minds + Machines issued a press release this morning touting its results to date after launching 10 new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/minds-machines-close-to-4-million-in-domain-registration-revenue/>

 

Portfolio Update

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, is pleased to provide an update on its TLD launches. ... During this September, ten domains within MMX’s portfolio were launched—.bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, .fishing, .horse, .london, .rodeo, .surf and .vodka—representing less than a third of the current portfolio of uncontested domains in which Minds + Machines has an interest.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/11/portfolio-update/>

 

Infibeam unveils '.ooo' domain for netizens globally

E-commerce portal Infibeam has launched a new gTLD. The .ooo domain will be available to websites across the world.

<http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/infibeam-unveils-ooo-domain-for-netizens-globally-15260.html>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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ENISA calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group

The Executive Director of European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders’ Group (PSG) to be assigned from February 2015 to August 2017.

<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-expression-of-interest-for-membership-of-the-permanent-stakeholders2019-group>

 

Cybersecurity 2014: Breaches and Costs Rise, Confidence and Budgets are Low [CSO]

In 2014, it seemed that no industry went unscathed. The data breaches this year were broad and deep. Software maker Adobe was hit for 152 million records. Online marketplace eBay was drained of another 145 million; Bank and financial services firm JP Morgan Chase 76 million; retailers Target and The Home Depot for another 70 million and 56 million records, respectively. There were numerous healthcare breach disclosures as well, such as at Community Health Services, which lost records on 4.5 million patients.

<http://www.cio.com/article/2843684/cybercrime/cybersecurity-2014-breaches-and-costs-rise-confidence-and-budgets-are-low.html>

 

Chertoff: Cybersecurity Takes Teamwork [CSO]

Cyber security, to be successful, has to be a “team sport,” former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff told attendees of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Tuesday morning.

<http://www.cio.com/article/2843761/cybercrime/chertoff-cybersecurity-takes-teamwork.html>

 

US Navy Launches Cybersecurity Task Force to Address Fragmented Systems

The US Navy has launched a year-long task force, called Task Force Cyber Awakening, to address any risks of its current platform as well as come up with a plan for mitigating and responding to cyberthreats, according to a report by National Defense Magazine.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-navy-launches-cybersecurity-task-force-address-fragmented-systems>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Ferrari dispute revs up, highlighting challenges in working with fan sites

The tension between allowing fans to interact with a brand and harnessing control of corporate identity has only been exacerbated by the rise of social media, with a dispute between Ferrari and two fan page creators just the latest in a line of disputes. For trademark counsel, the key takeaway relates to the scope of partnership agreements.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=cfd2b645-f595-4c1b-bf36-53677fbbcc6c>

 

Biglaw Firm Spends Thousands Of Dollars To Troll Client Online

With the latest innovations in TLDs comes amusing news out of New York City, where the .nyc web address was made available in October. People raced to be first in line to score one of the new domains, including Michael Bloomberg, the city’s former mayor.

<http://abovethelaw.com/2014/11/biglaw-firm-spends-thousands-of-dollars-to-troll-client-online/>

 

CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Law firm ESQwire.com has scored yet another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking victory on behalf of a client.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group

Domestic violence prevention group, White Ribbon Australia, is taking legal action against a US-based men’s right group which has launched a website under a similar name.

<http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group>

 

jp: Nikkei server believed victim of ‘domain name hijacking’

The Internet server for the Web edition of the Nikkei daily and its Nikkei Asian Review recently came under cyberattack and was altered to direct viewers to other sites, which may have been infected with computer viruses, according to the daily and other reports.

<http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/nikkei-server-believed-victim-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

Vietnam resolves conflicting domain name rules

Vietnam's domain name recovery system has numerous barriers. So far the civil court system has been the main way to recover cybersquatted DNs. Amway, the US direct marketing business sued recently to recover a domain name Amway.2u.vn recently. Amway trades in Vietnam through Amway2u.com.vn and owns trademarks so was in theory in a strong position against the cybersquatter.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48a5aedd-f18c-4fe7-ba77-61e7bf07cdc7>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv6 web starts to look like the internet we know

Hurricane Electric's daily report on IPv6 adoption isn't the kind of thing you'd report on too often, but Vulture South sometimes takes a look in case the internet suddenly woke up and decided to ramp up its deployment of the addressing scheme.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/ipv6_web_starts_to_look_like_the_internet_we_know/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Do exact match domains still work as an SEO tactic?

While Google has set out to tackle exact match domains of dubious quality, it seems this is an SEO tactic that may still work.

<https://econsultancy.com/blog/65696-do-exact-match-domains-still-work-as-an-seo-tactic>

 

CSC Digital Brand Services acquires IP Mirror

CSC Digital Brand Services announced today that it has acquired IP Mirror, a Singapore-based provider of corporate domain name registration and online brand protection services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

<https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/prs-csc-digital-brand-services-acquires-ip-mirror.html>

 

Why Endurance bought BuyDomains, and why the price might make sense

Endurance International, a $2.1 billion (market cap) rollup of hosting and domain name companies, announced this morning that it acquired BuyDomains from NameMedia.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-buydomains/>

 

Endurance continues to roll up, acquires BuyDomains

Publicly traded Endurance International Group continued its roll up of the webhosting and domain name business last quarter with the acquisition of BuyDomains, the company announced today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-continues-to-roll-up-acquires-buydomains/>

 

Endurance International Group Reveals Purchase of BuyDomains.com from NameMedia

One of the best-known companies in the domain space, BuyDomains.com, was sold by NameMedia to the Endurance International Group in the recently concluded 3rd quarter of 2014. The previously undisclosed sale was revealed when Endurance reported their 3Q-2014 financial results this morning.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141104.htm>

 

Moniker lost just 18,057 .com domains to transfers in July

Last month I reported that Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domain names to transfers in June after its disastrous switch to a new registrar platform.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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£20m Holiday.com luxury domain name auction “moved”

An auction of some of the most valuable domain names in the travel industry - including Holiday.com, which had been expected to fetch £20m - has been moved.

<http://www.cityam.com/1415187976/20m-holidaycom-luxury-domain-name-auction-cancelled>

 

Holiday.com domain name sale could beat sex.com to be most expensive ever

A new giant of the travel industry could be born almost overnight this evening as the domain name holiday.com goes up for sale at an event in London.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/holidaycom-domain-name-sale-could-beat-sexcom-to-be-most-expensive-ever-9840254.html>

 

Holiday.com worth £20m? Get away!

The name holiday.com is the latest sought-after one-word dotcom domain to go up for sale. What makes it so desirable? And who are the masters of these domains?

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/nov/03/holiday-dot-com-20-million-pounds-domain-name-sale-desirable>

 

Thoughts About TRAFFIC Conference

I returned home yesterday morning after spending a couple of weeks on vacation and at the TRAFFIC conference in Miami. I thought I would share some thoughts about this 10th anniversary conference for those who were unable to attend. I’ll break it down into three sections – Venue, Attendees, and Panels & Parties.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/thoughts-traffic-conference/>

 

Domain Appraisals with Estibot’s Luc Lezon – Domain Name Wire Podcast #5

What’s a domain name worth? It’s the key question whenever you buy or sell a domain name. That’s part of the reason people use Estibot.com to appraise 1.8 million domain names a day.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/domain-appraisals-estibots-luc-lezon-podcast/>

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INTERNET USE

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Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

Twenty years ago last month, a team of well-meaning designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the most misguided and destructive technologies of the Internet age: the web banner ad.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/technology/personaltech/banner-ads-the-monsters-that-swallowed-the-web.html>

 

One wi-fi hotspot for every 150 people, says study

The UK has one wi-fi hotspot for every 11 people and worldwide there is one for every 150, new research from wi-fi provider iPass indicates. It suggests there will be 47.7 million public hotspots worldwide by the end of 2014.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29726632>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au/nz: New sexting law takes effect in Victoria

'Sexting' without consent is now an offence in Victoria, after the Australian state passed a new law to protect victims. ... NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker says the proposed bill is more effective than the law passed in Victoria as it is broader and covers a wider range of media.

<http://www.3news.co.nz/world/new-sexting-law-takes-effect-in-victoria-2014110316>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study

Researchers at Birmingham City University have identified six types of killer who use Facebook to commit crimes, in the first-ever study on how the social networking site can affect criminal behaviour.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/03/killer-facebook-social-media-violent-criminologists>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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GCHQ chief accuses US tech giants of becoming terrorists' 'networks of choice'

Privacy has never been “an absolute right”, according to the new director of GCHQ, who has used his first public intervention since taking over at the helm of Britain’s surveillance agency to accuse US technology companies of becoming “the command and control networks of choice” for terrorists.

<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan>

 

Facebook's government user data requests up 24%

Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of this year compared to the previous six months.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29910101>

 

Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy "arms race" [IDG]

The conflict between snooping governments seeking to defeat encryption and users demanding ever more robust privacy tools has turned into an arms race—and it’s time for arms control talks, Microsoft’s general counsel said on Tuesday.

<http://www.cio.com/article/2843593/microsofts-top-legal-gun-decries-privacy-arms-race.html>

 

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/"><span>https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group"><span>http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Efforts to squeeze the United Nations into the throne of the internet have been comprehensively defeated at a key meeting in South Korea. The result raises the possibility that after more than a decade of fighting, the threat of a UN takeover is a thing of the past.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet Governance After Busan: Playing the Long Game by Byron Holland<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As you might imagine, I've been following the ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference very closely. It was built up to be the great showdown of our time -- the pro-'free and open' Internet in one corner (comprised for the most part of developed and democratic nations), in the other corner a contingent of totalitarian regimes bent on a fractured, censored Internet -- a near battle royale for control of one of the greatest communications tool the world has ever seen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The much belaboured takeover of the internet by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union again has not taken place. Instead, ITU member states gathered at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, this week rather smoothly passed a set of internet-related resolutions that will, once the closing plenary adopts them, preserve the limited status quo of involvement of the UN organisation responsible for telecommunication and radio frequencies in internet-related public policy issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>7 questions we're dying to ask the internet's MOST EXCITING BLOKE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It is some irony that the further away the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) walks from trying to run the internet, the more it understands it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/itu_zhao_twitterfest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/itu_zhao_twitterfest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015), a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability, has prompted ICANN to postpone the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco and to relocate to Singapore on the same dates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On 3 November 2014, the Drafting Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) distributed a charter for adoption by chartering organizations. The charter includes, among other things, a problem statement, goals &amp; objectives, scope, and proposed areas for work.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN 51 Los Angeles &ndash; Showcasing Positive Trends and Business Diversity at ICANN Public Meetings by Riccardo Ruffolo, Global Business Engagement Coordinator<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A few months ago, after the ICANN 50 meeting in London, we blogged about the impressive participation; almost 4,000 registered individuals and, in particular, private sector attendance over 600. ICANN 51 participation may not have reached the same heights (though 2,857 registered participants was impressive), but business participation numbers remained the same, counting more than 600.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-los-angeles-showcasing-positive-trends-and-business-diversity-at-icann-public-meetings"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-los-angeles-showcasing-positive-trends-and-business-diversity-at-icann-public-meetings</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN's Updated Proposal for Enhanced Engagement in Africa<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>WEBINAR OBJECTIVE: This webinar aims to cover ICANN's Africa Strategy framework for 2015 and to elicit community feedback moving forward. ICANN continuously aspires to find means to strengthening our engagement in Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Upcoming ICG Conference Calls<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) has scheduled its seventh, eighth and ninth conference calls:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Standing Room Only at ICANN51 Tech Day by Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The recent ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles brought together technical community participants for the 25th Tech Day as part of the collaboration with the the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center Annual Meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Stephen D. Crocker to Thomas Schneider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bylaws Issue in London Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-2014-11-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-2014-11-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Auction Rules Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Auction Rules were recently updated to address feedback provided by the community over the course of several Auctions. The Auction Manager intends to provide an "early bidding" option prior to the standard 30 minutes of Round 1. Please find the latest version in the link below.<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><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN&rsquo;s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization&rsquo;s history.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed"><span>http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN, ICAN'T, IWON'T: uWHAT? How the internet is actually run<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comment: A few weeks ago in Los Angeles, internet oversight body ICANN met for the 51st time &ndash; apparently in order to suck as much life as possible from 2,000 souls suffering a collective case of permanent, misplaced optimism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/icann_icant_iwont_lifting_the_lid_on_the_net_lord_and_master/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/icann_icant_iwont_lifting_the_lid_on_the_net_lord_and_master/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following what ICANN describes as "community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015)," which roughly translates as concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, and a meeting that ICANN describes as "a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability," the meeting scheduled to be held in Marrakech, Morocco has been relocated to Singapore on the same dates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23073"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23073</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ebola 1 &ndash; ICANN 0 as Marrakech dumped for Singapore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ebola has claimed its first Moroccan victim, in the form of ICANN 52.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17617-ebola-1-icann-0-as-marrakech-dumped-for-singapore"><span>http://domainincite.com/17617-ebola-1-icann-0-as-marrakech-dumped-for-singapore</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DreamHost hit with big breach notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DreamHost, a web hosting provider which says it hosts over 1.3 million web sites, has been hit with a lengthy ICANN compliance notice, largely concerning alleged Whois failures.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice"><span>http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN 51: Los Angeles &ndash; Getting Ready for a Big 2015 by Kiran Malancharuvil<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Earlier this month, ICANN held its 51st public meeting in Los Angeles. Once again, MarkMonitor joined stakeholders from across the globe to discuss issues ranging from government control over the Internet, to key lessons learned thus far from the new gTLD rollout.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-51-los-angeles-getting-ready-for-a-big-2015/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-51-los-angeles-getting-ready-for-a-big-2015/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How to Improve WHOIS Data Accuracy by Lanre Ajayi<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A major concern about the present WHOIS is the level of data inaccuracy. The Expert Working Group (EWG) on Registration Directory Service (RDS), of which I had the pleasure of being a member, spent considerable time figuring out how to improve WHOIS data accuracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141105_how_to_improve_whois_data_accuracy/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141105_how_to_improve_whois_data_accuracy/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Can ICANN Intervene on Illegal Online Pharmacies?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has been under criticism lately for not being aggressive enough in cracking down on illegal online pharmacies. According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, complaints in the thousands about online pharmacies have accumulated since ICANN stopped maintaining one of its servers in 2012.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://family-intervention.com/blog/can-icann-intervene-illegal-online-pharmacies/"><span>http://family-intervention.com/blog/can-icann-intervene-illegal-online-pharmacies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which was passed by the Federal Council today. SWITCH will in future focus on operating the .ch domain name directory and on ensuring that the Swiss Internet remains secure and stable.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID"><span>http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ch: Higher data rates and new rules for domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As part of the universal service, the minimum data rates for broadband internet connections will be doubled. This is one of the consequences of the Federal Council's approval of various amendments to ordinances in the telecommunications sector. These amendments improve transparency and the indication of prices for telecommunications services and value-added services and strengthen the means available to the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in order to combat frequency spectrum interference. Management of the ".ch" and ".swiss" domains will in future be regulated in an independent Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), the text of which has also been approved by the Federal Council. These new provisions will enter into force on 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2015, respectively.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&amp;msg-id=55090"><span>http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&amp;msg-id=55090</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Startups: Your Cute &lsquo;.io&rsquo; Domain Name Supports British Imperialism<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Over the past year or so, startups have been using the &ldquo;.io&rdquo; TLD to add a little spice to their branding. Names like 360.io, Vox.io, Takes.io, Spark.io, Sush.io are becoming more common among founders for whom .net is retrograde and .com is, more often than not, taken already.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://betabeat.com/2014/11/startups-your-cute-io-domain-name-supports-british-imperialism/"><span>http://betabeat.com/2014/11/startups-your-cute-io-domain-name-supports-british-imperialism/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>You might not think that a gTLD and patents have much in common. But, if you look at which new TLDs big companies plan to operate and compare them to recent patent filings by the same companies, you might be able to spot trends in digital media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Operator of the dot-London internet registry, Minds &amp; Machines, has told investors that it is "highly satisfied" with registrations in the new domain name extensions it operates &ndash; "particularly from a revenue perspective."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Boosting brand value with new domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Till a couple of years back, most users would have been content with just a .com address, but not any longer... Let&rsquo;s presume you are a choreographer and have your own website with a dot-com or .com address. Would you choose a .dance if you had the option?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.livemint.com/Specials/97b0W1WzRe8He8ZcFIsxdI/Boosting-brand-value-with-new-domain-names.html"><span>http://www.livemint.com/Specials/97b0W1WzRe8He8ZcFIsxdI/Boosting-brand-value-with-new-domain-names.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bern announces new '.swiss' domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new internet domain name, .swiss, will become available next year, the Swiss federal government announced on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thelocal.ch/20141105/bern-announces-new-swiss-domain-name"><span>http://www.thelocal.ch/20141105/bern-announces-new-swiss-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New web domains for Swiss enterprises<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Starting next year, the internet will welcome a new URL ending: .swiss. The patriotic domain names will be reserved for companies based in Switzerland or with a close connection to the country.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-web-domains-for-swiss-enterprises/41099568"><span>http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-web-domains-for-swiss-enterprises/41099568</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Aggressive lobbying of ICANN by the wine-making industries on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to bear fruit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17597-wine-applicants-changing-tune-on-geo-protection"><span>http://domainincite.com/17597-wine-applicants-changing-tune-on-geo-protection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.NYC Registrations Passes .London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Because of my personal connection with New York City and the domain space, I have been paying closer attention to the .NYC domain name extension than other new gTLD extensions. I have been following along with .NYC since prior to the application process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/nyc-registrations-passes-london/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>nyc</span><span>-</span><span>registrations</span><span>-</span><span>passes</span><span>-</span><span>london</span><span>/</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Property boss at war with Playboy over Dot London domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A property developer is embroiled in a battle with Playboy magazine after registering a Dot London website address with the same name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/property-boss-at-war-with-playboy-over-dot-london-domain-name-9835392.html"><span>http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/property-boss-at-war-with-playboy-over-dot-london-domain-name-9835392.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Playboy Feuding Over .London Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Playboy is feuding with a U.K. real estate developer over Playboy.london. According to reports, Michael Ross, who is the director of London-based realty firm CNM Estates, grabbed the gTLD when the .london domain came available in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=187207"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=187207</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/"><span>https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Bloomberg web buy begs the question: How much is too much in digital brand defense?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lawyers proactively bought 400 different addresses on the new .nyc Internet domain &mdash; including hilariously creative insults &mdash; and are getting plenty of ridicule for it. Even Bloomberg himself says it was too much, and a spokeswoman told me this afternoon he'll be returning most of them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/blog/techflash/2014/11/bloomberg-web-buy-begs-the-question-how-much-is.html"><span>http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/blog/techflash/2014/11/bloomberg-web-buy-begs-the-question-how-much-is.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the Battle for .NYC Domains, Money Talks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The race for the first round of .nyc domain names was a pretty feisty one. More than 1,000 proposed domain extensions ending in .nyc received multiple applications, according to information from Web analytics company Neustar, which handles tech and registration issues for the city's domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/11/in_the_battle_for_nyc_domains_money_talks.php"><span>http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/11/in_the_battle_for_nyc_domains_money_talks.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The domain name coffee.club has been sold for $100,000 (&pound;62,600), marking a growing acceptance &ndash; and value &ndash; in the market for new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Here Are All The Ridiculous Domain Names Mike Bloomberg's Lawyers Just Registered For Him<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's aides appear to have really embraced the new ".nyc" domain name, launched last October.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.businessinsider.com.au/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-domain-names-2014-11"><span>http://www.businessinsider.com.au/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-domain-names-2014-11</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.businessinsider.in/Here-Are-All-The-Ridiculous-Domain-Names-Mike-Bloombergs-Lawyers-Just-Registered-For-Him/articleshow/45029591.cms"><span>http://www.businessinsider.in/Here-Are-All-The-Ridiculous-Domain-Names-Mike-Bloombergs-Lawyers-Just-Registered-For-Him/articleshow/45029591.cms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculous-domain-names-mike-bloombergs-224652310.html"><span>https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculous-domain-names-mike-bloombergs-224652310.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Michael Bloomberg&rsquo;s hilarious .NYC domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Who is one of the new .NYC domain name&rsquo;s top registrants?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-nyc-domain-name-registrations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-nyc-domain-name-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cool site lets you see what new TLD domains were registered yesterday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There are a lot of new TLDs out there. Most of them grow by a dozen or so registrations every day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered-yesterday/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered-yesterday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Yoyo.email, owner of 4,000 .email domain names, gets a &ldquo;win&rdquo; in court<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Yoyo.email, the controversial company that registered over 4,000 .email domain names, got a win in court today after settling with one of the companies that filed a Uniform Rapid Suspension case against it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Should new TLDs be judged as startups or just TLDs?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How you view TLD companies frames how you view their success so far. ... But this got me thinking about how to properly judge the success of new TLD companies. I think it comes down to this question:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Momentous pays over $3 million for .sucks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Momentous Corp, whose .sucks application has been branded &ldquo;predatory&rdquo;, has won the three-way contention set for the new gTLD, according to sources with knowledge of the auction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks"><span>http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.sucks domains &ldquo;will not be $25k&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vox Populi Registry, which won the auction for the .sucks new gTLD last week, says its Sunrise prices will not be $25,000 a year after all.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k"><span>http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>South African city domain names now open to all - .capetown leads<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domains.co.za has announced the pricing for .joburg, .capetown and .durban - and thus far, .capetown leads the pack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/120933.html"><span>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/120933.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts wins .wine auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts has become the only applicant for .wine and .vin after winning a private auction for .wine, according to sources familiar with the situation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction"><span>http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass Three Million [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Donuts Inc., the world&rsquo;s largest registry for new gTLDs, continues its expansion of the Internet&rsquo;s global addressing system in November by making three new domains available to the public. On November 5, users worldwide will be able to register addresses in .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS and .SARL (a corporate identifier). Donuts will also make .WORLD available for early registration by trademark holders on 4 November.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-restaurant-gifts.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-restaurant-gifts.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Minds + Machines close to $4 million in domain registration revenue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New TLD portfolio company Minds + Machines issued a press release this morning touting its results to date after launching 10 new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/minds-machines-close-to-4-million-in-domain-registration-revenue/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/minds-machines-close-to-4-million-in-domain-registration-revenue/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Portfolio Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, is pleased to provide an update on its TLD launches. ... During this September, ten domains within MMX&rsquo;s portfolio were launched&mdash;.bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, .fishing, .horse, .london, .rodeo, .surf and .vodka&mdash;representing less than a third of the current portfolio of uncontested domains in which Minds + Machines has an interest.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/11/portfolio-update/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/11/portfolio-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Infibeam unveils '.ooo' domain for netizens globally<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>E-commerce portal Infibeam has launched a new gTLD. The .ooo domain will be available to websites across the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/infibeam-unveils-ooo-domain-for-netizens-globally-15260.html"><span>http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/infibeam-unveils-ooo-domain-for-netizens-globally-15260.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ENISA calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders&rsquo; Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Executive Director of European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders&rsquo; Group (PSG) to be assigned from February 2015 to August 2017.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-expression-of-interest-for-membership-of-the-permanent-stakeholders2019-group"><span>http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-expression-of-interest-for-membership-of-the-permanent-stakeholders2019-group</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cybersecurity 2014: Breaches and Costs Rise, Confidence and Budgets are Low [CSO]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In 2014, it seemed that no industry went unscathed. The data breaches this year were broad and deep. Software maker Adobe was hit for 152 million records. Online marketplace eBay was drained of another 145 million; Bank and financial services firm JP Morgan Chase 76 million; retailers Target and The Home Depot for another 70 million and 56 million records, respectively. There were numerous healthcare breach disclosures as well, such as at Community Health Services, which lost records on 4.5 million patients.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com/article/2843684/cybercrime/cybersecurity-2014-breaches-and-costs-rise-confidence-and-budgets-are-low.html"><span>http://www.cio.com/article/2843684/cybercrime/cybersecurity-2014-breaches-and-costs-rise-confidence-and-budgets-are-low.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Chertoff: Cybersecurity Takes Teamwork [CSO]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber security, to be successful, has to be a &ldquo;team sport,&rdquo; former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff told attendees of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Tuesday morning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com/article/2843761/cybercrime/chertoff-cybersecurity-takes-teamwork.html"><span>http://www.cio.com/article/2843761/cybercrime/chertoff-cybersecurity-takes-teamwork.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US Navy Launches Cybersecurity Task Force to Address Fragmented Systems<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The US Navy has launched a year-long task force, called Task Force Cyber Awakening, to address any risks of its current platform as well as come up with a plan for mitigating and responding to cyberthreats, according to a report by National Defense Magazine.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-navy-launches-cybersecurity-task-force-address-fragmented-systems"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-navy-launches-cybersecurity-task-force-address-fragmented-systems</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Ferrari dispute revs up, highlighting challenges in working with fan sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The tension between allowing fans to interact with a brand and harnessing control of corporate identity has only been exacerbated by the rise of social media, with a dispute between Ferrari and two fan page creators just the latest in a line of disputes. For trademark counsel, the key takeaway relates to the scope of partnership agreements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=cfd2b645-f595-4c1b-bf36-53677fbbcc6c"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=cfd2b645-f595-4c1b-bf36-53677fbbcc6c</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Biglaw Firm Spends Thousands Of Dollars To Troll Client Online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With the latest innovations in TLDs comes amusing news out of New York City, where the .nyc web address was made available in October. People raced to be first in line to score one of the new domains, including Michael Bloomberg, the city&rsquo;s former mayor.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://abovethelaw.com/2014/11/biglaw-firm-spends-thousands-of-dollars-to-troll-client-online/"><span>http://abovethelaw.com/2014/11/biglaw-firm-spends-thousands-of-dollars-to-troll-client-online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Law firm ESQwire.com has scored yet another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking victory on behalf of a client.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domestic violence prevention group, White Ribbon Australia, is taking legal action against a US-based men&rsquo;s right group which has launched a website under a similar name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group"><span>http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>jp: Nikkei server believed victim of &lsquo;domain name hijacking&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Internet server for the Web edition of the Nikkei daily and its Nikkei Asian Review recently came under cyberattack and was altered to direct viewers to other sites, which may have been infected with computer viruses, according to the daily and other reports.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/nikkei-server-believed-victim-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/nikkei-server-believed-victim-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vietnam resolves conflicting domain name rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Vietnam's domain name recovery system has numerous barriers. So far the civil court system has been the main way to recover cybersquatted DNs. Amway, the US direct marketing business sued recently to recover a domain name Amway.2u.vn recently. Amway trades in Vietnam through Amway2u.com.vn and owns trademarks so was in theory in a strong position against the cybersquatter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48a5aedd-f18c-4fe7-ba77-61e7bf07cdc7"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48a5aedd-f18c-4fe7-ba77-61e7bf07cdc7</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IPv6 web starts to look like the internet we know<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Hurricane Electric's daily report on IPv6 adoption isn't the kind of thing you'd report on too often, but Vulture South sometimes takes a look in case the internet suddenly woke up and decided to ramp up its deployment of the addressing scheme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/ipv6_web_starts_to_look_like_the_internet_we_know/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/ipv6_web_starts_to_look_like_the_internet_we_know/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Do exact match domains still work as an SEO tactic?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>While Google has set out to tackle exact match domains of dubious quality, it seems this is an SEO tactic that may still work.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://econsultancy.com/blog/65696-do-exact-match-domains-still-work-as-an-seo-tactic"><span>https://econsultancy.com/blog/65696-do-exact-match-domains-still-work-as-an-seo-tactic</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CSC Digital Brand Services acquires IP Mirror<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CSC Digital Brand Services announced today that it has acquired IP Mirror, a Singapore-based provider of corporate domain name registration and online brand protection services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/prs-csc-digital-brand-services-acquires-ip-mirror.html"><span>https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/prs-csc-digital-brand-services-acquires-ip-mirror.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Why Endurance bought BuyDomains, and why the price might make sense<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Endurance International, a $2.1 billion (market cap) rollup of hosting and domain name companies, announced this morning that it acquired BuyDomains from NameMedia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-buydomains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-buydomains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Endurance continues to roll up, acquires BuyDomains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Publicly traded Endurance International Group continued its roll up of the webhosting and domain name business last quarter with the acquisition of BuyDomains, the company announced today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-continues-to-roll-up-acquires-buydomains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-continues-to-roll-up-acquires-buydomains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Endurance International Group Reveals Purchase of BuyDomains.com from NameMedia <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the best-known companies in the domain space, BuyDomains.com, was sold by NameMedia to the Endurance International Group in the recently concluded 3rd quarter of 2014. The previously undisclosed sale was revealed when Endurance reported their 3Q-2014 financial results this morning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141104.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141104.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Moniker lost just 18,057 .com domains to transfers in July<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Last month I reported that Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domain names to transfers in June after its disastrous switch to a new registrar platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&pound;20m Holiday.com luxury domain name auction &ldquo;moved&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An auction of some of the most valuable domain names in the travel industry - including Holiday.com, which had been expected to fetch &pound;20m - has been moved.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cityam.com/1415187976/20m-holidaycom-luxury-domain-name-auction-cancelled"><span>http://www.cityam.com/1415187976/20m-holidaycom-luxury-domain-name-auction-cancelled</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Holiday.com domain name sale could beat sex.com to be most expensive ever<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new giant of the travel industry could be born almost overnight this evening as the domain name holiday.com goes up for sale at an event in London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/holidaycom-domain-name-sale-could-beat-sexcom-to-be-most-expensive-ever-9840254.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/holidaycom-domain-name-sale-could-beat-sexcom-to-be-most-expensive-ever-9840254.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Holiday.com worth &pound;20m? Get away!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The name holiday.com is the latest sought-after one-word dotcom domain to go up for sale. What makes it so desirable? And who are the masters of these domains?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/nov/03/holiday-dot-com-20-million-pounds-domain-name-sale-desirable"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/nov/03/holiday-dot-com-20-million-pounds-domain-name-sale-desirable</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thoughts About TRAFFIC Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I returned home yesterday morning after spending a couple of weeks on vacation and at the TRAFFIC conference in Miami. I thought I would share some thoughts about this 10th anniversary conference for those who were unable to attend. I&rsquo;ll break it down into three sections &ndash; Venue, Attendees, and Panels &amp; Parties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/thoughts-traffic-conference/"><span>http://www.domaininvesting.com/thoughts-traffic-conference/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Domain Appraisals with Estibot&rsquo;s Luc Lezon &ndash; Domain Name Wire Podcast #5<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What&rsquo;s a domain name worth? It&rsquo;s the key question whenever you buy or sell a domain name. That&rsquo;s part of the reason people use Estibot.com to appraise 1.8 million domain names a day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/domain-appraisals-estibots-luc-lezon-podcast/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/domain-appraisals-estibots-luc-lezon-podcast/</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twenty years ago last month, a team of well-meaning designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the most misguided and destructive technologies of the Internet age: the web banner ad.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/technology/personaltech/banner-ads-the-monsters-that-swallowed-the-web.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/technology/personaltech/banner-ads-the-monsters-that-swallowed-the-web.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One wi-fi hotspot for every 150 people, says study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The UK has one wi-fi hotspot for every 11 people and worldwide there is one for every 150, new research from wi-fi provider iPass indicates. It suggests there will be 47.7 million public hotspots worldwide by the end of 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29726632"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29726632</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au/nz: New sexting law takes effect in Victoria<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>'Sexting' without consent is now an offence in Victoria, after the Australian state passed a new law to protect victims. ... NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker says the proposed bill is more effective than the law passed in Victoria as it is broader and covers a wider range of media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.3news.co.nz/world/new-sexting-law-takes-effect-in-victoria-2014110316"><span>http://www.3news.co.nz/world/new-sexting-law-takes-effect-in-victoria-2014110316</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>********************** <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Researchers at Birmingham City University have identified six types of killer who use Facebook to commit crimes, in the first-ever study on how the social networking site can affect criminal behaviour.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/03/killer-facebook-social-media-violent-criminologists"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/03/killer-facebook-social-media-violent-criminologists</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GCHQ chief accuses US tech giants of becoming terrorists' 'networks of choice'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Privacy has never been &ldquo;an absolute right&rdquo;, according to the new director of GCHQ, who has used his first public intervention since taking over at the helm of Britain&rsquo;s surveillance agency to accuse US technology companies of becoming &ldquo;the command and control networks of choice&rdquo; for terrorists.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Facebook's government user data requests up 24%<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of this year compared to the previous six months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29910101"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29910101</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy "arms race" [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The conflict between snooping governments seeking to defeat encryption and users demanding ever more robust privacy tools has turned into an arms race&mdash;and it&rsquo;s time for arms control talks, Microsoft&rsquo;s general counsel said on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com/article/2843593/microsofts-top-legal-gun-decries-privacy-arms-race.html"><span>http://www.cio.com/article/2843593/microsofts-top-legal-gun-decries-privacy-arms-race.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/>

 

SEO Study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings

<http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings>

 

Secretary of State Cautions Investors about Ebola-Related Scams - Rise in Ebola-Related Investment Website Names Raises Suspicion

<http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&recordid=1753&returnURL=%2findex.aspx>

 

 

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Comments on IGF Istanbul and the future of the IGF

On Monday 27th September, CDT submitted comments in response to the Internet Governance Forum‘s call for input on its recent meeting in Istanbul.

<https://cdt.org/insight/comments-on-igf-istanbul-and-the-future-of-the-internet-governance-forum/>

 

Is there any Internet Governance out there? by Andrew Puddephatt

This year has seen significant developments in internet governance, including the Brazilian government’s attempt to create a truly multistakeholder global process in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and the US government’s announcement of its intention to transition domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. Andrew Puddephatt, executive director of Global Partners Digital, spoke at a seminar last week organised by the LSE Media Policy Project, the International Institute of Communications, and the Internet Society, on upcoming challenges in this area.

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/10/29/is-there-any-internet-governance-out-there/>

 

Calls for SA Internet governance forum

The South African ICT industry urgently needs to create an Internet governance forum in order to contribute to the definition and creation of a local Internet governance policy capable of promoting the use of the Internet to innovate and advance economic growth.

<http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=138794>

 

U.S. Fights Critiques of How Web Is Managed - Dissent Is Increasing From Other Nations [subscription]

The latest debate at the International Telecommunication Union’s conference in Busan, South Korea, could eventually determine whether the U.N. agency in charge of radio and telephone standards claims a role in setting rules for the Internet, too.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-fights-critiques-of-internet-management-1414365843>

 

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GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 51 Los Angeles

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued further advice to the ICANN Board in the GAC Los Angeles Communiqué regarding New gTLD applications. The New gTLD advice in the Los Angeles Communiqué related to Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook is further to the contents of the Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and London Communiqués.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27oct14-en>

 

Three Meetings, Two Countries, One Internet

The busy fall season has settled into North America. This was clearly evident over the past two weeks, with numerous important meetings surrounding the future of Internet governance taking place.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-meetings-two-countries-one-internet>

 

ICG Announces Sixth Conference Call

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its sixth conference call on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 12:00-13:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-28-en>

 

Michele Neylon, Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehadé

Registrar Stakeholder Group position on location of ICANN 52

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/neylon-to-crocker-chehade-2014-10-27-en>

 

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q1 call on 20 November 2014

ICANN announced at its Los Angeles meeting a new, regular, Quarterly Stakeholder report and call to share its progress against its strategic and operating plans.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-28-en>

 

GNSO Review Supplementary 360 Assessment!

To provide further input on the GNSO, a Supplementary 360 Assessment has been launched! This Supplementary Assessment will provide survey takers with a mechanism to give valuable input into the GNSO's Working Groups. The GNSO Working Groups are one of the cornerstones of the ICANN Policy Development process, proving input on them is vital to a successful review.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-27-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to GANDI SAS

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

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-29-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to IP Twins SAS

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

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-29-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to CPS-Datensysteme GmbH

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

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-29-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Hostserver GmbH

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

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-29-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Philipp Metzger

New gTLD Applications for .GMBH

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-metzger-2014-10-29-en>

 

Don Moody, Attorney | Donuts Inc., to Community Priority Evaluation Panel

New gTLD application for .SHOP

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/moody-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-10-22-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé to The Honorable Axelle Lemaire

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lemaire-2014-10-22-en>

 

Icann, Regulators Clash Over Illegal Online Drug Sales: FDA, Interpol Want Internet Gatekeeper to Take Action Against Suspicious Websites, but Icann Says Its Powers Are Limited

Twenty years after the Internet went mainstream, there is no such thing as a top Internet cop. Ask the Food and Drug Administration why that matters. In July, the FDA teamed with Interpol and dozens of countries to try to shut down more than 1,300 websites suspected of selling drugs without a prescription. Officials sent a list of all the websites, carrying names such as buyoxycontinonline.com and approvedonlinepharmacy.net, to the Chinese company that registered them.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/icann-regulators-clash-over-illegal-internet-drug-sales-1414463403>

 

Icann or I Can’t? Internet Agency Clashes with FDA Over Online Sites

The international agency that administers the Internet is known as Icann. But when it comes to using enforcement powers, particularly for tracking dubious online pharmacies, it might be called ‘I can’t.’

<http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/10/28/icann-or-i-cant-internet-agency-clashes-with-fda-over-online-sites/>

 

Icann’s Contradictory Answers to a Simple but Important Question

How many compliance staff members does Icann have? It would appear to be a simple question, but not one the ICANN has always had an easy time answering.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/28/icanns-contradictory-answers-to-a-simple-but-important-question/>

 

ICANN terminates deadbeat registrar

ICANN has started termination proceedings on Domain Services Rotterdam, a Dutch registrar, for failure to pay accreditation fees.

<http://domainincite.com/17571-icann-terminates-deadbeat-registrar>

 

Moving ICANN Meeting from Marakech Would Send the Wrong Message by Andrew Mack

Reports of the cancelation of the ICANN 52 meeting in the Moroccan town of Marrakesh appear to be exaggerated. They did, however, force the organization to issue a statement on Sunday confirming that while "no decision had been taken yet" ICANN was considering postponing the meeting in Marrakech scheduled for 8-12 February, 2015. This would a mistake, in our opinion.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141027_moving_from_marakech_would_send_the_wrong_message/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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.Biz Domain Name Registrations Fall Under 2.5 Million

The number of domain names registered under the TLD of .Biz has fallen under 2.5 Million.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/27/biz-domain-name-registrations-fall-under-2-5-million/>

 

Steven Barry joins the Canadian Internet Registration Authority to manage and maintain the .CA domain

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority today announced that Steven Barry has joined the organization in the role of Director of Information Technology.

<http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/steven-barry-joins-cira/>

 

Is the free ride over for Verisign’s .net?

Verisign’s .net is on the rocks due to new gTLDs, executives have confirmed. Speaking to investors and analysts on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CFO George Kilguss said that .net “is experiencing some headwinds from the launch of the new gTLD program”.

<http://domainincite.com/17573-is-the-free-ride-over-for-verisigns-net>

 

Nominet names next CEO

Russell Haworth is to join Nominet as its new Chief Executive Officer.Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-names-next-ceo>

 

New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future

"It's too early to tell what areas of growth will be best for Nominet," says Russell Howard, "but the company has got some smart people, a good board and an active membership base so if we can corral all three, everybody wins."

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/>

 

Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO

Nominet has named Lesley Cowley’s replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who’s spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist.

<http://domainincite.com/17582-nominet-hires-venture-capitalist-as-new-ceo>

 

Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service passes 10,000th case milestone

Aston Merrygold, former member of boyband JLS, has been awarded the domain name astonmerrygold.co.uk following a complaint to Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The decision marks the 10,000th domain dispute to pass through the DRS since it was established over 12 years ago.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet’s-dispute-resolution-service-passes-10000th-case-milestone>

 

Former pop star is .uk’s 10,000th cybersquatting case

Nominet has processed its 10,000th cybersquatting dispute, according to the company. Conveniently for the .uk registry’s public relations department, the complainant in the case was Aston Merrygold, a well-known former member of the pop group JLS.

<http://domainincite.com/17577-former-pop-star-is-uks-10000th-cybersquatting-case>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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SEO Study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings

The Internet hasn’t stopped shifting since it exploded into existence less than three short decades ago, but we’ve yet to see anything like what 2014 and 2015 has in store. For those who are unaware, TLDs, which include the .COM, .ORG, and .NET we’ve always used to access and name websites, are being joined by a fresh new set of alternative extensions called gTLDs. However, unlike the three main TLDs we all know and love, there will be more than a thousand new gTLDs available to choose from.

<http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings>

 

Amazon.com trademark might tip off plans for new TLD`s

What does Amazon.com plan to do with TLDs it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just Amazon.com’s use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/amazon-trademark-new-tlds/>

 

TLD Registry appoints first China General Manager

TLD Registry Ltd, the world’s leading Internationalized Domain Name “New gTLD” registry, today announced the appointment of the company’s first ever China General Manager. Mr. Jin Wang has joined the TLD Registry team, contributing a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the internet and domain name industries in China.

<https://internetregistry.info/tld-registry-appoints-china-general-manager/>

 

TLD Registry opens Chinese headquarters and names GM

TLD Registry, the company behind the Chinese IDNs Dot Chinese Online (.在线) and Dot Chinese Website (.中文网), has opened a Chinese headquarters and named a new General Manager for China.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/tld-registry-chinese-headquarters/>

 

Critics say Google is “Hispandering” with new .Soy domain name

If the company is Hispandering, it’s also mompandering and corporationpandering.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/29/critics-say-google-is-hispandering-with-new-soy-domain-name/>

 

The New TLD Registry Example to Follow by Jean Guillon

With lessons learnt from the first Round, what does a new applicant need to know to prepare for the coming Round? Which example should he follow to increase his chances of success? I have had the chance to read about new domain names sales figure expectations, prior to the launching of Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program. Comments that I read and feed-backs that I have today are: "our expectations are the one we wrote on the paper and we are happy with them".

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141029_the_new_tld_registry_example_to_follow/>

 

.Feedback plans to bundle feedback platform with domain names

Jay Westerdal’s company Top Level Spectrum has submitted a request to ICANN to offer a feedback platform combined with its forthcoming .feedback TLD.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/feedback-plans-to-bundle-feedback-platform-with-domain-names/>

 

Radix gets .site as Google participates in a private auction

New TLD company Radix has secured the .site domain name, the company announced on social media this morning.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/radix-gets-site-did-google-participate-in-a-private-auction/>

 

Two Social Media Powerhouses With Over 7 Million Followers Re-brand to An .XYZ Domain

A couple of social media trendsetters have gone with an .XYZ domain name for their internet domain name presence. Tasia Alexis is by any measure a social media powerhouse with a total of 3.85 million followers has registered and proudly promoting her new domain name Tasia.xyz.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/28/two-social-media-powerhouses-with-over-7-million-followers-re-brand-to-an-xyz-domain/>

 

.XYZ harnesses the power of .Com to promote its domain names

Regardless of what you think about its approach, I’ve got to hand it to .xyz. The TLD is trying a bunch of creative marketing and sales tactics.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/xyz-harnesses-the-power-of-com-to-promote-its-domain-names/>

 

This week’s new TLD launch

You might notice something subtle in the title of this post. It’s singular.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/this-weeks-new-tld-launch/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Internet experts see ‘major cyber attacks’ increasing over next decade

Cyber attacks on countries and corporations are likely to increase in the next decade, according to a majority of internet experts surveyed for a new report by the US-based Pew Research Center.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/29/major-cyber-attacks-internet-experts>

 

Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase

The Internet has become so integral to economic and national life that government, business, and individual users are targets for ever-more frequent and threatening attacks.

<http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/29/cyber-attacks-likely-to-increase/>

 

Internet of things devices could be used to support DDoS attacks

The increase in the number of devices being manufactured in the 'internet of things' (IoT) age gives criminals new opportunities for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a new report has warned.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/october/internet-of-things-devices-could-be-used-to-support-ddos-attacks/>

 

Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy

In a panel discussion Monday morning, a crowded table of top-level security experts from industry, military and government agreed that the threat posed by cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry now outweighs any other national security threat. Problematically, the government will not and cannot solve that problem alone. Private companies will have to look within and to each other and partner with the government if they want to protect themselves and, more broadly, U.S. interests, the experts said.

<http://threatpost.com/cyberattacks-most-imminent-threat-to-u-s-economy/109039>

 

Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group

A coalition of security researchers has identified a Chinese cyberespionage group that appears to be the most sophisticated of any publicly known Chinese hacker unit and targets not only U.S. and Western government agencies but also dissidents inside and outside China.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/researchers-identify-sophisticated-chinese-cyberespionage-group/2014/10/27/de30bc9a-5e00-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Secretary of State Cautions Investors about Ebola-Related Scams - Rise in Ebola-Related Investment Website Names Raises Suspicion

Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based schemes tied to investments in Ebola-related treatments or cures. ... An analysis of internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which the Nevada Secretary of State’s office is a member, found nearly 1,200 domains with “Ebola” in their name registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, and .org since April 2014. About 1,000 of those registrations have occurred since July, as awareness of the crisis spread. Of these sites, 184 were identified by NASAA’s Internet Fraud Investigations project group as suspicious.

<http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&recordid=1753&returnURL=%2findex.aspx>

 

Investors warned to watch for scams tied to Ebola

Wisconsin's securities regulator is warning investors to be on the lookout for investment scams related to Ebola. ... Struck said an analysis of Internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association found nearly 1,200 domains with "Ebola" in their name have been registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, .org since April. About 1,000 of those registrations have occurred since July, as awareness of the crisis spread, the regulator said. Of these sites, 184 were identified as suspicious.

<http://www.jsonline.com/business/investors-warned-to-watch-for-scams-tied-to-ebola-b99380758z1-280831862.html>

 

State agency to investors: Prepare for Ebola-related scams

The Alabama Securities Commission is cautioning investors to beware of Ebola-related Internet investment schemes. ASC Director Joseph Borg said an analysis of Internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association, of which the ASC is a member, found nearly 1,200 domains with Ebola in their name have been registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, .org, since April 2014, and about 1,000 of those registrations have occurred in the last three months.

<http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/blog/2014/10/state-agency-to-investors-prepare-for-ebola.html>

 

Turkish restaurant chain guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

A restaurant in Turkey has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name develi.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/turkish-restaurant-chain-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Summary of the Registration Operations Association Workshop by Scott Hollenbeck

The first Registration Operations Association Workshop took place on Thursday, 16 October 2014, at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. I'd like to thank the 64 people that took the time to attend and participate in the discussion, both in-person and remote. I started the workshop with an introduction to some of the technical challenges being faced by the domain registration industry.

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

 

Quitted ICANN director gets old job back

Olga Madruga-Forti, who quit ICANN’s board of directors earlier this month, has gone back to work for the US Federal Communications Commission.

<http://domainincite.com/17580-quitted-icann-director-gets-old-job-back>

 

How Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Chose Baby Wyatt's Unique Name

Take it from Ashton Kutcher -- you never know when inspiration will strike. Plenty of people were surprised at the unisex name Kutcher and Mila Kunis decided to give their baby girl -- Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher -- which the couple revealed earlier this month, but now the 36-year-old Two and a Half Men star is revealing the inspiration behind the unique name. ... And this being the tech-savvy Kutcher, he immediately reserved all of the domain names related to the baby name.

<http://www.etonline.com/news/153206_how_ashton_kutcher_and_mila_kunis_chose_baby_wyatt_unique_name/index.html>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers’ Right to Sue

Walk into the grocery store, and you can sue if a clumsy clerk drops a box on your head. But what happens if a website leaks your personal data? Or if an online retailer misleads you about the cost of a purchase? Depending on the site you’re visiting, your legal rights are murkier.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/upshot/one-third-of-top-websites-restrict-customers-right-to-sue.html>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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au: AFP defends power to block websites

Australia's top law-enforcement agency has defended its use of a controversial law that requires internet service providers to block websites it and other government agencies deem illegal, without judicial oversight.

<http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/afp-defends-power-to-block-websites-20141028-11dfw1.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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US urges coalition to wage online battle against Islamic State militants

Washington has called for the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group to be extended to the internet to stop the jihadists' online propaganda.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-28/us-urges-coalition-to-wage-online-battle-against-islamic-state/5845766>

 

Mandatory data retention legislation hits the Australian parliament

Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning introduced legislation that will force telecommunications companies to retain customer data for two years.

<http://www.zdnet.com/au/mandatory-data-retention-legislation-hits-the-australian-parliament-7000035221/>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SEO Study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings"><span>http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Secretary of State Cautions Investors about Ebola-Related Scams - Rise in Ebola-Related Investment Website Names Raises Suspicion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&amp;recordid=1753&amp;returnURL=%2findex.aspx"><span>http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&amp;recordid=1753&amp;returnURL=%2findex.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Comments on IGF Istanbul and the future of the IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On Monday 27th September, CDT submitted comments in response to the Internet Governance Forum&lsquo;s call for input on its recent meeting in Istanbul.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/insight/comments-on-igf-istanbul-and-the-future-of-the-internet-governance-forum/"><span>https://cdt.org/insight/comments-on-igf-istanbul-and-the-future-of-the-internet-governance-forum/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is there any Internet Governance out there? by Andrew Puddephatt<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This year has seen significant developments in internet governance, including the Brazilian government&rsquo;s attempt to create a truly multistakeholder global process in the wake of the Snowden revelations, and the US government&rsquo;s announcement of its intention to transition domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community. Andrew Puddephatt, executive director of Global Partners Digital, spoke at a seminar last week organised by the LSE Media Policy Project, the International Institute of Communications, and the Internet Society, on upcoming challenges in this area.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/10/29/is-there-any-internet-governance-out-there/"><span>http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/10/29/is-there-any-internet-governance-out-there/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Calls for SA Internet governance forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The South African ICT industry urgently needs to create an Internet governance forum in order to contribute to the definition and creation of a local Internet governance policy capable of promoting the use of the Internet to innovate and advance economic growth.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=138794"><span>http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=138794</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>U.S. Fights Critiques of How Web Is Managed - Dissent Is Increasing From Other Nations [subscription]</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The latest debate at the International Telecommunication Union&rsquo;s conference in Busan, South Korea, could eventually determine whether the U.N. agency in charge of radio and telephone standards claims a role in setting rules for the Internet, too.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-fights-critiques-of-internet-management-1414365843"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/u-s-fights-critiques-of-internet-management-1414365843</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 51 Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has issued further advice to the ICANN Board in the GAC Los Angeles Communiqu&eacute; regarding New gTLD applications. The New gTLD advice in the Los Angeles Communiqu&eacute; related to Section 3.1 of the Applicant Guidebook is further to the contents of the Beijing, Durban, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and London Communiqu&eacute;s.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27oct14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27oct14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Three Meetings, Two Countries, One Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The busy fall season has settled into North America. This was clearly evident over the past two weeks, with numerous important meetings surrounding the future of Internet governance taking place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-meetings-two-countries-one-internet"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-meetings-two-countries-one-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICG Announces Sixth Conference Call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) will hold its sixth conference call on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 from 12:00-13:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Michele Neylon, Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Registrar Stakeholder Group position on location of ICANN 52<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/neylon-to-crocker-chehade-2014-10-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/neylon-to-crocker-chehade-2014-10-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report &ndash; Register for the Q1 call on 20 November 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN announced at its Los Angeles meeting a new, regular, Quarterly Stakeholder report and call to share its progress against its strategic and operating plans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GNSO Review Supplementary 360 Assessment!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>To provide further input on the GNSO, a Supplementary 360 Assessment has been launched! This Supplementary Assessment will provide survey takers with a mechanism to give valuable input into the GNSO's Working Groups. The GNSO Working Groups are one of the cornerstones of the ICANN Policy Development process, proving input on them is vital to a successful review.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to GANDI SAS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GANDI SAS ("</span><span lang="EN-US">Registrar</span><span>") </span><span lang="EN-US">submitted to </span><span lang="EN-US">ICANN</span><span> </span><span lang="EN-US">a </span><span lang="EN-US">Registrar</span><span> </span><span lang="EN-US">Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-29-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">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to IP Twins SAS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">IP Twins SAS ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-29-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">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to CPS-Datensysteme GmbH<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">CPS-Datensysteme GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to </span><span lang="EN-US">ICANN a </span><span lang="EN-US">Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-29-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">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Hostserver GmbH<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Hostserver GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-29-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">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to Philipp Metzger</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">New gTLD Applications for .GMBH<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-metzger-2014-10-29-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-metzger-2014-10-29-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">Don Moody, Attorney | Donuts Inc., to Community Priority Evaluation Panel</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">New gTLD application for .SHOP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/moody-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-10-22-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/moody-to-eiu-cpe-panel-2014-10-22-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">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to The Honorable Axelle Lemaire</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lemaire-2014-10-22-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lemaire-2014-10-22-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Icann, Regulators Clash Over Illegal Online Drug Sales: FDA, Interpol Want Internet Gatekeeper to Take Action Against Suspicious Websites, but Icann Says Its Powers Are Limited<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Twenty years after the Internet went mainstream, there is no such thing as a top Internet cop. Ask the Food and Drug Administration why that matters. In July, the FDA teamed with Interpol and dozens of countries to try to shut down more than 1,300 websites suspected of selling drugs without a prescription. Officials sent a list of all the websites, carrying names such as buyoxycontinonline.com and approvedonlinepharmacy.net, to the Chinese company that registered them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/icann-regulators-clash-over-illegal-internet-drug-sales-1414463403"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/icann-regulators-clash-over-illegal-internet-drug-sales-1414463403</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Icann or I Can&rsquo;t? Internet Agency Clashes with FDA Over Online Sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The international agency that administers the Internet is known as Icann. But when it comes to using enforcement powers, particularly for tracking dubious online pharmacies, it might be called &lsquo;I can&rsquo;t.&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/10/28/icann-or-i-cant-internet-agency-clashes-with-fda-over-online-sites/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/10/28/icann-or-i-cant-internet-agency-clashes-with-fda-over-online-sites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Icann&rsquo;s Contradictory Answers to a Simple but Important Question<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How many compliance staff members does Icann have? It would appear to be a simple question, but not one the ICANN has always had an easy time answering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/28/icanns-contradictory-answers-to-a-simple-but-important-question/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/28/icanns-contradictory-answers-to-a-simple-but-important-question/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN terminates deadbeat registrar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has started termination proceedings on Domain Services Rotterdam, a Dutch registrar, for failure to pay accreditation fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17571-icann-terminates-deadbeat-registrar"><span>http://domainincite.com/17571-icann-terminates-deadbeat-registrar</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Moving ICANN Meeting from Marakech Would Send the Wrong Message by Andrew Mack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Reports of the cancelation of the ICANN 52 meeting in the Moroccan town of Marrakesh appear to be exaggerated. They did, however, force the organization to issue a statement on Sunday confirming that while "no decision had been taken yet" ICANN was considering postponing the meeting in Marrakech scheduled for 8-12 February, 2015. This would a mistake, in our opinion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141027_moving_from_marakech_would_send_the_wrong_message/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141027_moving_from_marakech_would_send_the_wrong_message/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Biz Domain Name Registrations Fall Under 2.5 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The number of domain names registered under the TLD of .Biz has fallen under 2.5 Million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/27/biz-domain-name-registrations-fall-under-2-5-million/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/27/biz-domain-name-registrations-fall-under-2-5-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Steven Barry joins the Canadian Internet Registration Authority to manage and maintain the .CA domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Canadian Internet Registration Authority today announced that Steven Barry has joined the organization in the role of Director of Information Technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/steven-barry-joins-cira/"><span>http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/steven-barry-joins-cira/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Is the free ride over for Verisign&rsquo;s .net?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Verisign&rsquo;s .net is on the rocks due to new gTLDs, executives have confirmed. Speaking to investors and analysts on the company&rsquo;s third-quarter earnings call last week, CFO George Kilguss said that .net &ldquo;is experiencing some headwinds from the launch of the new gTLD program&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17573-is-the-free-ride-over-for-verisigns-net"><span>http://domainincite.com/17573-is-the-free-ride-over-for-verisigns-net</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet names next CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Russell Haworth is to join Nominet as its new Chief Executive Officer.Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-names-next-ceo"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-names-next-ceo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Nominet CEO: I'll embrace past but look forward to the future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>"It's too early to tell what areas of growth will be best for Nominet," says Russell Howard, "but the company has got some smart people, a good board and an active membership base so if we can corral all three, everybody wins."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/28/new_nominet_ceo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet has named Lesley Cowley&rsquo;s replacement as CEO as Russell Haworth, a Thomson Reuters alum who&rsquo;s spent much of 2014 working as a venture capitalist.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17582-nominet-hires-venture-capitalist-as-new-ceo"><span>http://domainincite.com/17582-nominet-hires-venture-capitalist-as-new-ceo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet&rsquo;s Dispute Resolution Service passes 10,000th case milestone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Aston Merrygold, former member of boyband JLS, has been awarded the domain name astonmerrygold.co.uk following a complaint to Nominet&rsquo;s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The decision marks the 10,000th domain dispute to pass through the DRS since it was established over 12 years ago.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet%E2%80%99s-dispute-resolution-service-passes-10000th-case-milestone"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet&rsquo;s-dispute-resolution-service-passes-10000th-case-milestone</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Former pop star is .uk&rsquo;s 10,000th cybersquatting case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet has processed its 10,000th cybersquatting dispute, according to the company. Conveniently for the .uk registry&rsquo;s public relations department, the complainant in the case was Aston Merrygold, a well-known former member of the pop group JLS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17577-former-pop-star-is-uks-10000th-cybersquatting-case"><span>http://domainincite.com/17577-former-pop-star-is-uks-10000th-cybersquatting-case</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>SEO Study: New gTLD Domains DO Boost SEO Rankings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Internet hasn&rsquo;t stopped shifting since it exploded into existence less than three short decades ago, but we&rsquo;ve yet to see anything like what 2014 and 2015 has in store. For those who are unaware, TLDs, which include the .COM, .ORG, and .NET we&rsquo;ve always used to access and name websites, are being joined by a fresh new set of alternative extensions called gTLDs. However, unlike the three main TLDs we all know and love, there will be more than a thousand new gTLDs available to choose from.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings"><span>http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Amazon.com trademark might tip off plans for new TLD`s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>What does Amazon.com plan to do with TLDs it is the registry for? Does it still plan to earmark them for just Amazon.com&rsquo;s use? Is it just for defensive purposes? Or will it promote them to consumers?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/amazon-trademark-new-tlds/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/amazon-trademark-new-tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry appoints first China General Manager<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry Ltd, the world&rsquo;s leading Internationalized Domain Name &ldquo;New gTLD&rdquo; registry, today announced the appointment of the company&rsquo;s first ever China General Manager. Mr. Jin Wang has joined the TLD Registry team, contributing a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the internet and domain name industries in China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://internetregistry.info/tld-registry-appoints-china-general-manager/"><span>https://internetregistry.info/tld-registry-appoints-china-general-manager/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry opens Chinese headquarters and names GM<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>TLD Registry, the company behind the Chinese IDNs Dot Chinese Online (.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#22312;&#32447;</span><span>) and Dot Chinese Website (.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#25991;&#32593;</span><span>), has opened a Chinese headquarters and named a new General Manager for China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/tld-registry-chinese-headquarters/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/tld-registry-chinese-headquarters/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Critics say Google is &ldquo;Hispandering&rdquo; with new .Soy domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If the company is Hispandering, it&rsquo;s also mompandering and corporationpandering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/29/critics-say-google-is-hispandering-with-new-soy-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/29/critics-say-google-is-hispandering-with-new-soy-domain-name/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The New TLD Registry Example to Follow by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With lessons learnt from the first Round, what does a new applicant need to know to prepare for the coming Round? Which example should he follow to increase his chances of success? I have had the chance to read about new domain names sales figure expectations, prior to the launching of Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program. Comments that I read and feed-backs that I have today are: "our expectations are the one we wrote on the paper and we are happy with them".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141029_the_new_tld_registry_example_to_follow/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141029_the_new_tld_registry_example_to_follow/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.Feedback plans to bundle feedback platform with domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jay Westerdal&rsquo;s company Top Level Spectrum has submitted a request to ICANN to offer a feedback platform combined with its forthcoming .feedback TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/feedback-plans-to-bundle-feedback-platform-with-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/feedback-plans-to-bundle-feedback-platform-with-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Radix gets .site as Google participates in a private auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New TLD company Radix has secured the .site domain name, the company announced on social media this morning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/radix-gets-site-did-google-participate-in-a-private-auction/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/28/radix-gets-site-did-google-participate-in-a-private-auction/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two Social Media Powerhouses With Over 7 Million Followers Re-brand to An .XYZ Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A couple of social media trendsetters have gone with an .XYZ domain name for their internet domain name presence. Tasia Alexis is by any measure a social media powerhouse with a total of 3.85 million followers has registered and proudly promoting her new domain name Tasia.xyz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/28/two-social-media-powerhouses-with-over-7-million-followers-re-brand-to-an-xyz-domain/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/28/two-social-media-powerhouses-with-over-7-million-followers-re-brand-to-an-xyz-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.XYZ harnesses the power of .Com to promote its domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Regardless of what you think about its approach, I&rsquo;ve got to hand it to .xyz. The TLD is trying a bunch of creative marketing and sales tactics.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/xyz-harnesses-the-power-of-com-to-promote-its-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/xyz-harnesses-the-power-of-com-to-promote-its-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week&rsquo;s new TLD launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>You might notice something subtle in the title of this post. It&rsquo;s singular.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/this-weeks-new-tld-launch/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/this-weeks-new-tld-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet experts see &lsquo;major cyber attacks&rsquo; increasing over next decade<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber attacks on countries and corporations are likely to increase in the next decade, according to a majority of internet experts surveyed for a new report by the US-based Pew Research Center.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/29/major-cyber-attacks-internet-experts"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/29/major-cyber-attacks-internet-experts</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Internet has become so integral to economic and national life that government, business, and individual users are targets for ever-more frequent and threatening attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/29/cyber-attacks-likely-to-increase/"><span>http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/29/cyber-attacks-likely-to-increase/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Internet of things devices could be used to support DDoS attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The increase in the number of devices being manufactured in the 'internet of things' (IoT) age gives criminals new opportunities for launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, a new report has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/october/internet-of-things-devices-could-be-used-to-support-ddos-attacks/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/october/internet-of-things-devices-could-be-used-to-support-ddos-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyberattacks Most Imminent Threat to U.S., Economy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a panel discussion Monday morning, a crowded table of top-level security experts from industry, military and government agreed that the threat posed by cyberattacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure and private industry now outweighs any other national security threat. Problematically, the government will not and cannot solve that problem alone. Private companies will have to look within and to each other and partner with the government if they want to protect themselves and, more broadly, U.S. interests, the experts said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/cyberattacks-most-imminent-threat-to-u-s-economy/109039"><span>http://threatpost.com/cyberattacks-most-imminent-threat-to-u-s-economy/109039</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Researchers identify sophisticated Chinese cyberespionage group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A coalition of security researchers has identified a Chinese cyberespionage group that appears to be the most sophisticated of any publicly known Chinese hacker unit and targets not only U.S. and Western government agencies but also dissidents inside and outside China.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/researchers-identify-sophisticated-chinese-cyberespionage-group/2014/10/27/de30bc9a-5e00-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/researchers-identify-sophisticated-chinese-cyberespionage-group/2014/10/27/de30bc9a-5e00-11e4-8b9e-2ccdac31a031_story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Secretary of State Cautions Investors about Ebola-Related Scams - Rise in Ebola-Related Investment Website Names Raises Suspicion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based schemes tied to investments in Ebola-related treatments or cures. ... An analysis of internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), of which the Nevada Secretary of State&rsquo;s office is a member, found nearly 1,200 domains with &ldquo;Ebola&rdquo; in their name registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, and .org since April 2014. About 1,000 of those registrations have occurred since July, as awareness of the crisis spread. Of these sites, 184 were identified by NASAA&rsquo;s Internet Fraud Investigations project group as suspicious.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&amp;recordid=1753&amp;returnURL=%2findex.aspx"><span>http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=23&amp;recordid=1753&amp;returnURL=%2findex.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Investors warned to watch for scams tied to Ebola<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Wisconsin's securities regulator is warning investors to be on the lookout for investment scams related to Ebola. ... Struck said an analysis of Internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association found nearly 1,200 domains with "Ebola" in their name have been registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, .org since April. About 1,000 of those registrations have occurred since July, as awareness of the crisis spread, the regulator said. Of these sites, 184 were identified as suspicious.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.jsonline.com/business/investors-warned-to-watch-for-scams-tied-to-ebola-b99380758z1-280831862.html"><span>http://www.jsonline.com/business/investors-warned-to-watch-for-scams-tied-to-ebola-b99380758z1-280831862.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>State agency to investors: Prepare for Ebola-related scams<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Alabama Securities Commission is cautioning investors to beware of Ebola-related Internet investment schemes. ASC Director Joseph Borg said an analysis of Internet domain names by the North American Securities Administrators Association, of which the ASC is a member, found nearly 1,200 domains with Ebola in their name have been registered with TLDs, such as .com, .net, .org, since April 2014, and about 1,000 of those registrations have occurred in the last three months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/blog/2014/10/state-agency-to-investors-prepare-for-ebola.html"><span>http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/blog/2014/10/state-agency-to-investors-prepare-for-ebola.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Turkish restaurant chain guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A restaurant in Turkey has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name develi.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/turkish-restaurant-chain-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/27/turkish-restaurant-chain-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Summary of the Registration Operations Association Workshop by Scott Hollenbeck<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The first Registration Operations Association Workshop took place on Thursday, 16 October 2014, at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. I'd like to thank the 64 people that took the time to attend and participate in the discussion, both in-person and remote. I started the workshop with an introduction to some of the technical challenges being faced by the domain registration industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/summary_of_the_registration_operations"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/summary_of_the_registration_operations</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Quitted ICANN director gets old job back<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Olga Madruga-Forti, who quit ICANN&rsquo;s board of directors earlier this month, has gone back to work for the US Federal Communications Commission.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17580-quitted-icann-director-gets-old-job-back"><span>http://domainincite.com/17580-quitted-icann-director-gets-old-job-back</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>How Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Chose Baby Wyatt's Unique Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Take it from Ashton Kutcher -- you never know when inspiration will strike. Plenty of people were surprised at the unisex name Kutcher and Mila Kunis decided to give their baby girl -- Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher -- which the couple revealed earlier this month, but now the 36-year-old Two and a Half Men star is revealing the inspiration behind the unique name. ... And this being the tech-savvy Kutcher, he immediately reserved all of the domain names related to the baby name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.etonline.com/news/153206_how_ashton_kutcher_and_mila_kunis_chose_baby_wyatt_unique_name/index.html"><span>http://www.etonline.com/news/153206_how_ashton_kutcher_and_mila_kunis_chose_baby_wyatt_unique_name/index.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers&rsquo; Right to Sue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Walk into the grocery store, and you can sue if a clumsy clerk drops a box on your head. But what happens if a website leaks your personal data? Or if an online retailer misleads you about the cost of a purchase? Depending on the site you&rsquo;re visiting, your legal rights are murkier.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/upshot/one-third-of-top-websites-restrict-customers-right-to-sue.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/upshot/one-third-of-top-websites-restrict-customers-right-to-sue.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: AFP defends power to block websites</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australia's top law-enforcement agency has defended its use of a controversial law that requires internet service providers to block websites it and other government agencies deem illegal, without judicial oversight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/afp-defends-power-to-block-websites-20141028-11dfw1.html"><span>http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/afp-defends-power-to-block-websites-20141028-11dfw1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US urges coalition to wage online battle against Islamic State militants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Washington has called for the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group to be extended to the internet to stop the jihadists' online propaganda.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-28/us-urges-coalition-to-wage-online-battle-against-islamic-state/5845766"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-28/us-urges-coalition-to-wage-online-battle-against-islamic-state/5845766</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Mandatory data retention legislation hits the Australian parliament<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has this morning introduced legislation that will force telecommunications companies to retain customer data for two years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/au/mandatory-data-retention-legislation-hits-the-australian-parliament-7000035221/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/au/mandatory-data-retention-legislation-hits-the-australian-parliament-7000035221/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 20 Oct 04:41 2014

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ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control

<http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667>

 

The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en>

 

GAC Communiqué Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en>

 

The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control

US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.

<http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667>

 

The U.N. Trumps Silicon Valley: By lobbying for ‘net neutrality’ regulations, big technology companies pave the way for authoritarian governments to censor the Internet.

Two years ago Silicon Valley led the charge to protect the Internet from United Nations control. Technology companies and their advocates in Washington did such a good job that the House and Senate unanimously passed resolutions against the idea, while the International Telecommunication Union was hatching a plan in Dubai.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-the-u-n-trumps-silicon-valley-1413757989>

 

IANA Stewardship: Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team

The five Regional Internet Registries today published a process for producing a single proposal from the global IP addressing community to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S Government.

<https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-consolidated-rir-iana-stewardship-proposal-team>

 

IANA Stewardship: Draft RIPE Proposal Published

An initial working draft of the RIPE community proposal on IANA stewardship has been posted to the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/iana-stewardship-draft-ripe-proposal-published>

 

The cauldron begins to bubble: Update on the IANA transition by Milton Mueller

By now it should be clear to everyone that the IANA functions have three distinct stakeholder communities. Sometimes called “the customers of the IANA,” they refer to 1) those directly affected by the management of the domain name system’s root zone file (mainly TLD registries); 2) those who rely on the IANA for global coordination of IP address number allocations (primarily but not exclusively the five regional internet registries); and 3) those concerned with the registry for protocol parameters in IETF standards (developers, the IETF, ISOC and the IAB).

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/10/12/the-cauldron-begins-to-bubble-update-on-the-iana-transition/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

The 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en>

 

GAC Communiqué Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

The Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN has issued its Los Angeles Communiqué.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en>

<https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/Los%20Angeles_GAC%20Communique_Final.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1413479079702&api=v2>

 

The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs

With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en>

 

Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14, 2014

On October 14, 2014, the Public Experts Group (PEG) met to discuss evaluation criteria for the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in the ICANN Accountability Process. The PEG members, Jeanette Hoffman, Janis Karklins, Larry Strickling and Brian Cute, discussed and agreed to the areas of expertise and evaluation criteria they would use in the selection process.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en>

 

GAC Communiqué – Los Angeles, CA, USA

GAC Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/gac-to-board-2014-10-15-en>

 

ICANN Announces Appointment of Head of India

ICANN has announced the appointment of Samiran Gupta as the new Head of India. In this role, Samiran will be the primary representative of ICANN in India and also be responsible for all stakeholder engagements.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-14-en>

 

Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operation | ICANN, to Célia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal, and Peter Murray

New gTLD applications for health-related strings

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-boyer-et-al-2014-10-15-en>

 

Alphabet Soup – The ICANN Edition

We’ve dipped into the alphabet soup of Internet governance meetings, and now it’s time to cover the whole new set of acronyms cropping up in news feeds this week.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/>

 

Report on ICANN51 in Los Angeles

The report covers in detail the sessions held by the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC. The IANA stewardship transition and ICANN Accountability were the meta themes which crossed many of the discussions during the week.

<https://centr.org/news/iana/10-18-2014/3735/report-icann51-los-angeles>

 

Morocco ICANN meeting in jeopardy due to Ebola crisis

The first international ICANN meeting of 2015 is scheduled for 8 to 12 February, 2015 in Morocco, North Africa. But the current Ebola crisis may scupper these plans. During ICANN’s Annual General Meeting this week in Los Angeles, some participants have started to question whether holding the Morocco meeting is a good idea.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/morocco-icann-meeting-in-jeopardy-due-to-ebola-crisis/>

 

Dominican Republic accepted into ICANN

The Dominican Republic has been officially accepted into the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN, making it the eleventh country from Latin America and sixth from the Caribbean to join the world body.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dominican-republic-accepted-into-icann--1043903>

 

ICG Interview: Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos (GAC)

Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos discusses his representation of the GAC on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) during the group’s second meeting in Istanbul, 6 September 2014.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnpGRjwZ6o>

 

Governments weigh in on community and two-letter domain names

The Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN has issued its GAC Communique from this week’s meeting in Los Angeles.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/governments-community-priority-evaluations/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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fr: The Internet in ten years' time: Consensus and divergence within the Community

Afnic publishes the results of its 3rd Technology Backdrop Survey (2014). Launched as part of the Research & Development work carried out by Afnic, the Technology Backdrop Survey was designed with the support of Afnic Scientific Council and conducted by INIT. The purpose of the survey, which first went online in 2011, is to produce a common overview of current technological trends.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html>

 

Unique auction of .se domains during autumn/winter

Through a unique auction during the autumn/winter of 2014, .SE will be releasing .se domain names that have never before been possible to register. It’s about country codes, for example cd.se, hr.se and it.se, as well as other countries’ names – for example thailand.se and spanien.se. Starting October 13th, the domains will be auctioned during the autumn and winter via Tradera.

<https://www.iis.se/english/news/unique-auction-of-se-domains/>

 

£3m donation to Nominet Trust

Nominet ... has confirmed a £3 million charitable donation to Nominet Trust.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/£3m-donation-nominet-trust>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.XYZ Registry Case Study: Abuse Mitigation

Curious to see what the largest new gTLD .XYZ did on abuse detection and mitigation? We just published a case study, in cooperation with .XYZ on just that topic.

<http://architelos.com/xyz-case-study/>

 

.CLUB Leads With 10x Average Usage Based on Namestat.org Data

As the ICANN51 Meeting commences in Los Angeles, California the .CLUB team is in full-force, meeting with our registrar partners from all over the world. While the .CLUB registration numbers remain very strong (we will cross 120,000 domains sold during the course of this week), one of the things we will be highlighting to our partners is the leadership position .CLUB has for usage (active live websites).

<http://nic.club/club-leads-10x-average-usage-namestat-org-data/>

 

New York Sports Teams On Watch For New Cybersquatters

The New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Yankees and other New York-based sports teams may have a problem on their hands. Last week, a new gTLD, .NYC, was made available for public registrations.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/10/17/new-york-sports-teams-on-watch-for-new-cybersquatters/>

 

Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon

NamesCon just announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas will be conducted by Right of the Dot.

<http://rightofthedot.com/2014/10/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/>

 

Check now which .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names you can register as a private individual

DNS Belgium wants to give every Belgian the opportunity to apply for a personal domain name. That is why you will be able to submit an application for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on your name, starting on Thursday 13 November 2014 (10:00 CET) and running until 15 December 2014 (10:00 CET).

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/check-now-which-vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-you-can-register-private-individual>

 

Google Launches New Web Domain ‘.soy’ for Latino Market

Google has launched a new Web domain - .soy - that is intended for members of the Hispanic community, touting it as the “place for Latinos online.”

<http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/google-launches-new-web-domain-.soy-for-latino-market/31338/>

 

This week’s TLDs: a Google launch and .Okinawa

I was so busy at ICANN this week that I neglected to do my weekly preview of TLD launches...

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/17/this-weeks-tlds-a-google-launch-and-okinawa/>

 

Are Domain Names the new Flags and Emblems?

There’s been some interesting talk lately about national and cultural domain extensions. Scotland may have rejected independence in yesterday’s referendum, but for those who’d rather not use a .UK domain name, .SCOT opens for general availability on Tuesday next. For the Welsh there’s .CYMRU and .WALES, .GAL (Galicia) will have general availability in November, and .CAT is already well established for Catalonia.

<http://technology.ie/are-domain-names-the-new-flags-and-emblems/>

 

Club Leads All New gTLD’s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million

According to Namestat.org which is tracking the number of websites in the Alexa Top Million, based on the Namestat.org data on October 8th, 2014, .CLUB has more sites in the Alexa Top Million than any other new domain extension.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Google’s POODLE affects oodles

97% of SSL web servers are likely to be vulnerable to POODLE, a vulnerability that can be exploited in version 3 of the SSL protocol.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/15/googles-poodle-affects-oodles.html>

 

The October 2014 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are:

<http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/10/15/the-october-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>

 

Report: Cybercrime costs US $12.7M a year

Cyber attacks on large US companies result in an average of $12.7 million in annual damages, an increase of 9.7 percent from the previous year, according to the fifth Cost of Cybercrime report published by the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/report-cybercrime-costs-us-12-7m-a-year/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Banksy puts down spray can, goes corporate in banksy.com cybersquat brouhaha

Street artist Banksy has gone corporate, using a trademark of his name to try to win control of the Banksy.com domain.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/banksy-wants-his-dot-com/>

 

Sports Streaming Site Hides Itself From The UK Piracy Police

The popular sports streaming site Fromhot, also known as Sportlemon and Frombar, has disabled access to UK visitors. The unusual move comes shortly after City of London Police seized one of its main domain names.

<http://torrentfreak.com/frombar-hides-uk-piracy-police-141018/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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State of the Domains

State of the Industry Report from the Domain Name Association

<http://www.thedna.org/documents/DNA_State_of_the_Industry_NewsLetter_Final_web.pdf>

 

The good practice of Legitimacy of Address (LoA) checks

Imagine this scenario: You are a computer network engineer and operate an IP network for an ISP. A new business customer has signed up today and requests you to allow transit for his IP prefix. What do you do?

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/>

 

RIR Accountability Questions and Answers

The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance.

<https://www.nro.net/news/rir-accountability-questions-and-answers>

 

RIPE NCC to Reuse Referenced 16-bit ASNs

The RIPE NCC is assigning AS Numbers (ASNs) based on the "Autonomous System (AS) Number Assignment Policies and Procedures".

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-to-reuse-referenced-16-bit-asns>

 

Registration Operations Association Workshop Update

In a series of recent blog posts I’ve described the technical challenges in registration operations, a proposal for an industry association, and announced an interactive workshop to explore association formation. This is an update on where things stand with the workshop.

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

 

Failsafe and Efficient: eco Association Introduces the Data Center of the Future

Failsafe, conforming to standards and energy efficient - the requirements placed on modern data centers (DC) today are higher than ever. How the planning and conception of a “perfect data center” should look will be presented by eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. on 21 October 2014 in conjunction with the first eco DC Planner Day 2014, in the DE-CIX MeetingCenter in Frankfurt am Main.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/failsafe-and-efficient-eco-association-introduces-the-data-center-of-the-future.html>

 

Invitation to Tender for development of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration

Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS) Foundation hereby invites all interested suppliers to send their offer for the procurement of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration.

<http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/invitation-to-tender-for-development-of-the-software-systems-for-internet-domain-name-registration/id/4700>

 

Towards More Efficient Registry-Registrar Relations

On the morning of Wednesday 15th October, the The Domain Name Association (the DNA) held an important working group meeting during ICANN 51 Los Angeles. The topic was to discuss several operational issues between registries and registrars. The meeting's unofficial ongoing name is the Registry-Registrar Operations Working Group.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/>

 

NamesCon Adds New Element to January 2015 Show - A Live Domain Auction Run By RightOfTheDot

The expanding NamesCon conference in Las Vegas will have more than additional floor space and a bigger crowd when the show returns to the Tropicana Hotel for its second run January 11-14, 2015. Today show organizers announced they are also adding a live domain auction that will be conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC (ROTD) under a multi-year, exclusive partnership with NamesCon. The auction will include a mix of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price reserves.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141016.htm>

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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The state wants to spy on us – but is it up to the job?

Many moons ago, shortly after Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA first appeared, I wrote a column which began, “Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story”. I was infuriated by the way the mainstream media was focusing not on the import of what he had revealed, but on the trivia: Snowden’s personality, facial hair (or absence thereof), whereabouts, family background, girlfriend, etc. The usual crap, in other words. It was like having a chap tell us that the government was poisoning the water supply and concentrating instead on whom he had friended on Facebook.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job>

 

Australian data retention taken to dangerous lengths, warn privacy advocates

Australia’s national security laws permitting hacking by intelligence agencies and retention of personal web and phone data are breaking new ground around the world and raise significant privacy concerns, privacy groups have warned.

<http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/16/privacy-advocates-say-australia-is-breaking-new-ground-in-data-retention>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP

Leaked details of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations reveal that Australia is pushing an approach to copyright enforcement in the region that appears to ignore broader public interest concerns in favour of the supporting rights owners.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/557634/australia-backs-copyright-crackdown-tpp/>

 

Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals—and New Threats Arise

Today Wikileaks published a new draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)’s intellectual property chapter. This draft text, from May 2014, gives us another look into the current state of negotiations over this plurilateral trade agreement’s copyright provisions since another draft was leaked last year. And what we’re seeing isn’t pretty. The TPP still contains text on DRM, ISP liability, copyright term lengths, and criminal enforcement measures, and introduces new provisions on trade secrets that have us worried.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals>

 

Trans Pacific Partnership Leak Would Ban Internet TV

Today’s leak of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement intellectual property chapter includes a controversial provision aimed at preventing every country in the world from permitting internet television services like Aereo.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/33428>

 

New Leaked TPP Text on Intellectual Property

Today, Wikileaks has released a draft text of the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter, dated May 14, 2014.  This is the most up-to-date source for the text, which is kept secret by negotiators, despite numerous calls for its release.

<http://infojustice.org/archives/33405>

 

 

 

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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>ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667"><span>http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GAC Communiqu&eacute; Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667"><span>http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The U.N. Trumps Silicon Valley: By lobbying for &lsquo;net neutrality&rsquo; regulations, big technology companies pave the way for authoritarian governments to censor the Internet.</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Two years ago Silicon Valley led the charge to protect the Internet from United Nations control. Technology companies and their advocates in Washington did such a good job that the House and Senate unanimously passed resolutions against the idea, while the International Telecommunication Union was hatching a plan in Dubai.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-the-u-n-trumps-silicon-valley-1413757989"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-the-u-n-trumps-silicon-valley-1413757989</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship: Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The five Regional Internet Registries today published a process for producing a single proposal from the global IP addressing community to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-consolidated-rir-iana-stewardship-proposal-team"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-consolidated-rir-iana-stewardship-proposal-team</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>IANA Stewardship: Draft RIPE Proposal Published<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An initial working draft of the RIPE community proposal on IANA stewardship has been posted to the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/iana-stewardship-draft-ripe-proposal-published"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/iana-stewardship-draft-ripe-proposal-published</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The cauldron begins to bubble: Update on the IANA transition by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>By now it should be clear to everyone that the IANA functions have three distinct stakeholder communities. Sometimes called &ldquo;the customers of the IANA,&rdquo; they refer to 1) those directly affected by the management of the domain name system&rsquo;s root zone file (mainly TLD registries); 2) those who rely on the IANA for global coordination of IP address number allocations (primarily but not exclusively the five regional internet registries); and 3) those concerned with the registry for protocol parameters in IETF standards (developers, the IETF, ISOC and the IAB).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/10/12/the-cauldron-begins-to-bubble-update-on-the-iana-transition/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/10/12/the-cauldron-begins-to-bubble-update-on-the-iana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GAC Communiqu&eacute; Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN has issued its Los Angeles Communiqu&eacute;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/Los%20Angeles_GAC%20Communique_Final.pdf?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1413479079702&amp;api=v2"><span>https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/Los%20Angeles_GAC%20Communique_Final.pdf?version=1&amp;modificationDate=1413479079702&amp;api=v2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14, 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On October 14, 2014, the Public Experts Group (PEG) met to discuss evaluation criteria for the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in the ICANN Accountability Process. The PEG members, Jeanette Hoffman, Janis Karklins, Larry Strickling and Brian Cute, discussed and agreed to the areas of expertise and evaluation criteria they would use in the selection process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GAC Communiqu&eacute; &ndash; Los Angeles, CA, USA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GAC Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/gac-to-board-2014-10-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/gac-to-board-2014-10-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN Announces Appointment of Head of India<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has announced the appointment of Samiran Gupta as the new Head of India. In this role, Samiran will be the primary representative of ICANN in India and also be responsible for all stakeholder engagements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-14-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operation | ICANN, to C&eacute;lia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal, and Peter Murray<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD applications for health-related strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-boyer-et-al-2014-10-15-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-boyer-et-al-2014-10-15-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Alphabet Soup &ndash; The ICANN Edition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>We&rsquo;ve dipped into the alphabet soup of Internet governance meetings, and now it&rsquo;s time to cover the whole new set of acronyms cropping up in news feeds this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Report on ICANN51 in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The report covers in detail the sessions held by the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC. The IANA stewardship transition and ICANN Accountability were the meta themes which crossed many of the discussions during the week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/iana/10-18-2014/3735/report-icann51-los-angeles"><span>https://centr.org/news/iana/10-18-2014/3735/report-icann51-los-angeles</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Morocco ICANN meeting in jeopardy due to Ebola crisis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The first international ICANN meeting of 2015 is scheduled for 8 to 12 February, 2015 in Morocco, North Africa. But the current Ebola crisis may scupper these plans. During ICANN&rsquo;s Annual General Meeting this week in Los Angeles, some participants have started to question whether holding the Morocco meeting is a good idea.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/morocco-icann-meeting-in-jeopardy-due-to-ebola-crisis/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/morocco-icann-meeting-in-jeopardy-due-to-ebola-crisis/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Dominican Republic accepted into ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Dominican Republic has been officially accepted into the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN, making it the eleventh country from Latin America and sixth from the Caribbean to join the world body.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dominican-republic-accepted-into-icann--1043903"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dominican-republic-accepted-into-icann--1043903</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICG Interview: Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos (GAC)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos discusses his representation of the GAC on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) during the group&rsquo;s second meeting in Istanbul, 6 September 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnpGRjwZ6o"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnpGRjwZ6o</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Governments weigh in on community and two-letter domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN has issued its GAC Communique from this week&rsquo;s meeting in Los Angeles.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/governments-community-priority-evaluations/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/governments-community-priority-evaluations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>fr: The Internet in ten years' time: Consensus and divergence within the Community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Afnic publishes the results of its 3rd Technology Backdrop Survey (2014). Launched as part of the Research &amp; Development work carried out by Afnic, the Technology Backdrop Survey was designed with the support of Afnic Scientific Council and conducted by INIT. The purpose of the survey, which first went online in 2011, is to produce a common overview of current technological trends.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Unique auction of .se domains during autumn/winter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Through a unique auction during the autumn/winter of 2014, .SE will be releasing .se domain names that have never before been possible to register. It&rsquo;s about country codes, for example cd.se, hr.se and it.se, as well as other countries&rsquo; names &ndash; for example thailand.se and spanien.se. Starting October 13th, the domains will be auctioned during the autumn and winter via Tradera.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.iis.se/english/news/unique-auction-of-se-domains/"><span>https://www.iis.se/english/news/unique-auction-of-se-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&pound;3m donation to Nominet Trust<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Nominet ... has confirmed a &pound;3 million charitable donation to Nominet Trust.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/%C2%A33m-donation-nominet-trust"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/&pound;3m-donation-nominet-trust</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.XYZ Registry Case Study: Abuse Mitigation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Curious to see what the largest new gTLD .XYZ did on abuse detection and mitigation? We just published a case study, in cooperation with .XYZ on just that topic.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/xyz-case-study/"><span>http://architelos.com/xyz-case-study/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.CLUB Leads With 10x Average Usage Based on Namestat.org Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>As the ICANN51 Meeting commences in Los Angeles, California the .CLUB team is in full-force, meeting with our registrar partners from all over the world. While the .CLUB registration numbers remain very strong (we will cross 120,000 domains sold during the course of this week), one of the things we will be highlighting to our partners is the leadership position .CLUB has for usage (active live websites).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/club-leads-10x-average-usage-namestat-org-data/"><span>http://nic.club/club-leads-10x-average-usage-namestat-org-data/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New York Sports Teams On Watch For New Cybersquatters<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Yankees and other New York-based sports teams may have a problem on their hands. Last week, a new gTLD, .NYC, was made available for public registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/10/17/new-york-sports-teams-on-watch-for-new-cybersquatters/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/10/17/new-york-sports-teams-on-watch-for-new-cybersquatters/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NamesCon just announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas will be conducted by Right of the Dot.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://rightofthedot.com/2014/10/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/"><span>http://rightofthedot.com/2014/10/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Check now which .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names you can register as a private individual<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>DNS Belgium wants to give every Belgian the opportunity to apply for a personal domain name. That is why you will be able to submit an application for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on your name, starting on Thursday 13 November 2014 (10:00 CET) and running until 15 December 2014 (10:00 CET).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/check-now-which-vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-you-can-register-private-individual"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/check-now-which-vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-you-can-register-private-individual</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google Launches New Web Domain &lsquo;.soy&rsquo; for Latino Market<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google has launched a new Web domain - .soy - that is intended for members of the Hispanic community, touting it as the &ldquo;place for Latinos online.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/google-launches-new-web-domain-.soy-for-latino-market/31338/"><span>http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/google-launches-new-web-domain-.soy-for-latino-market/31338/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This week&rsquo;s TLDs: a Google launch and .Okinawa<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>I was so busy at ICANN this week that I neglected to do my weekly preview of TLD launches...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/17/this-weeks-tlds-a-google-launch-and-okinawa/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/17/this-weeks-tlds-a-google-launch-and-okinawa/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Are Domain Names the new Flags and Emblems?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>There&rsquo;s been some interesting talk lately about national and cultural domain extensions. Scotland may have rejected independence in yesterday&rsquo;s referendum, but for those who&rsquo;d rather not use a .UK domain name, .SCOT opens for general availability on Tuesday next. For the Welsh there&rsquo;s .CYMRU and .WALES, .GAL (Galicia) will have general availability in November, and .CAT is already well established for Catalonia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://technology.ie/are-domain-names-the-new-flags-and-emblems/"><span>http://technology.ie/are-domain-names-the-new-flags-and-emblems/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Club Leads All New gTLD&rsquo;s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>According to Namestat.org which is tracking the number of websites in the Alexa Top Million, based on the Namestat.org data on October 8th, 2014, .CLUB has more sites in the Alexa Top Million than any other new domain extension.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Google&rsquo;s POODLE affects oodles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>97% of SSL web servers are likely to be vulnerable to POODLE, a vulnerability that can be exploited in version 3 of the SSL protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/15/googles-poodle-affects-oodles.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/15/googles-poodle-affects-oodles.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The October 2014 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/10/15/the-october-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/"><span>http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/10/15/the-october-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Report: Cybercrime costs US $12.7M a year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Cyber attacks on large US companies result in an average of $12.7 million in annual damages, an increase of 9.7 percent from the previous year, according to the fifth Cost of Cybercrime report published by the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/report-cybercrime-costs-us-12-7m-a-year/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/report-cybercrime-costs-us-12-7m-a-year/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Banksy puts down spray can, goes corporate in banksy.com cybersquat brouhaha<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Street artist Banksy has gone corporate, using a trademark of his name to try to win control of the Banksy.com domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/banksy-wants-his-dot-com/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/banksy-wants-his-dot-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Sports Streaming Site Hides Itself From The UK Piracy Police<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The popular sports streaming site Fromhot, also known as Sportlemon and Frombar, has disabled access to UK visitors. The unusual move comes shortly after City of London Police seized one of its main domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/frombar-hides-uk-piracy-police-141018/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/frombar-hides-uk-piracy-police-141018/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>State of the Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>State of the Industry Report from the Domain Name Association<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedna.org/documents/DNA_State_of_the_Industry_NewsLetter_Final_web.pdf"><span>http://www.thedna.org/documents/DNA_State_of_the_Industry_NewsLetter_Final_web.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The good practice of Legitimacy of Address (LoA) checks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Imagine this scenario: You are a computer network engineer and operate an IP network for an ISP. A new business customer has signed up today and requests you to allow transit for his IP prefix. What do you do?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIR Accountability Questions and Answers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/rir-accountability-questions-and-answers"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/rir-accountability-questions-and-answers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>RIPE NCC to Reuse Referenced 16-bit ASNs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The RIPE NCC is assigning AS Numbers (ASNs) based on the "Autonomous System (AS) Number Assignment Policies and Procedures".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-to-reuse-referenced-16-bit-asns"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-to-reuse-referenced-16-bit-asns</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Registration Operations Association Workshop Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In a series of recent blog posts I&rsquo;ve described the technical challenges in registration operations, a proposal for an industry association, and announced an interactive workshop to explore association formation. This is an update on where things stand with the workshop.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_association_workshop_update"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/registration_operations_association_workshop_update</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Failsafe and Efficient: eco Association Introduces the Data Center of the Future</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Failsafe, conforming to standards and energy efficient - the requirements placed on modern data centers (DC) today are higher than ever. How the planning and conception of a &ldquo;perfect data center&rdquo; should look will be presented by eco &ndash; Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. on 21 October 2014 in conjunction with the first eco DC Planner Day 2014, in the DE-CIX MeetingCenter in Frankfurt am Main.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/failsafe-and-efficient-eco-association-introduces-the-data-center-of-the-future.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/failsafe-and-efficient-eco-association-introduces-the-data-center-of-the-future.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Invitation to Tender for development of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS) Foundation hereby invites all interested suppliers to send their offer for the procurement of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/invitation-to-tender-for-development-of-the-software-systems-for-internet-domain-name-registration/id/4700"><span>http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/invitation-to-tender-for-development-of-the-software-systems-for-internet-domain-name-registration/id/4700</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Towards More Efficient Registry-Registrar Relations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the morning of Wednesday 15th October, the The Domain Name Association (the DNA) held an important working group meeting during ICANN 51 Los Angeles. The topic was to discuss several operational issues between registries and registrars. The meeting's unofficial ongoing name is the Registry-Registrar Operations Working Group.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NamesCon Adds New Element to January 2015 Show - A Live Domain Auction Run By RightOfTheDot<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The expanding NamesCon conference in Las Vegas will have more than additional floor space and a bigger crowd when the show returns to the Tropicana Hotel for its second run January 11-14, 2015. Today show organizers announced they are also adding a live domain auction that will be conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC (ROTD) under a multi-year, exclusive partnership with NamesCon. The auction will include a mix of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price reserves.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141016.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141016.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The state wants to spy on us &ndash; but is it up to the job?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Many moons ago, shortly after Edward Snowden&rsquo;s revelations about the NSA first appeared, I wrote a column which began, &ldquo;Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story&rdquo;. I was infuriated by the way the mainstream media was focusing not on the import of what he had revealed, but on the trivia: Snowden&rsquo;s personality, facial hair (or absence thereof), whereabouts, family background, girlfriend, etc. The usual crap, in other words. It was like having a chap tell us that the government was poisoning the water supply and concentrating instead on whom he had friended on Facebook.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian data retention taken to dangerous lengths, warn privacy advocates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australia&rsquo;s national security laws permitting hacking by intelligence agencies and retention of personal web and phone data are breaking new ground around the world and raise significant privacy concerns, privacy groups have warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/16/privacy-advocates-say-australia-is-breaking-new-ground-in-data-retention"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/16/privacy-advocates-say-australia-is-breaking-new-ground-in-data-retention</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Leaked details of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations reveal that Australia is pushing an approach to copyright enforcement in the region that appears to ignore broader public interest concerns in favour of the supporting rights owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/557634/australia-backs-copyright-crackdown-tpp/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/557634/australia-backs-copyright-crackdown-tpp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals&mdash;and New Threats Arise<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today Wikileaks published a new draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)&rsquo;s intellectual property chapter. This draft text, from May 2014, gives us another look into the current state of negotiations over this plurilateral trade agreement&rsquo;s copyright provisions since another draft was leaked last year. And what we&rsquo;re seeing isn&rsquo;t pretty. The TPP still contains text on DRM, ISP liability, copyright term lengths, and criminal enforcement measures, and introduces new provisions on trade secrets that have us worried.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Trans Pacific Partnership Leak Would Ban Internet TV<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today&rsquo;s leak of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement intellectual property chapter includes a controversial provision aimed at preventing every country in the world from permitting internet television services like Aereo.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/33428"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/33428</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New Leaked TPP Text on Intellectual Property<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Today, Wikileaks has released a draft text of the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter, dated May 14, 2014.&nbsp; This is the most up-to-date source for the text, which is kept secret by negotiators, despite numerous calls for its release.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://infojustice.org/archives/33405"><span>http://infojustice.org/archives/33405</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 13 Oct 06:55 2014

auDA Domain News - 13 October

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Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet’s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en>

 

ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/>

 

WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en>

 

New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed - Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en>

 

au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/>

 

Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f>

 

For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html>

 

Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder

<http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014>

 

CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/>

 

.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Understanding the IANA Functions

“NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions” – this caption has marked much of Internet governance discussions so far in 2014 and it is expected to continue to do so in 2015, at least until the 30th of September, when the IANA contract is set to expire.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy-tech-matters/2014/10/understanding-iana-functions>

 

Governments and corporations grab for reins of the Internet [AFP]

As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.

<http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/governments-and-corporations-grab-reins-internet>

<http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/10/States-and-corporations-grab-for-reins-of-the-Internet/>

 

Governments shouldn’t run Internet, says CIRA head

There’s room for governments to play a larger role in overseeing the Internet, says the head of this country’s Internet registry, but they shouldn’t push out independent organizations whose efforts have made the Web a success.

<http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/governments-shouldnt-run-internet-says-cira-head/98097>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN 51 Los Angeles

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Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet’s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting

ICANN will convene its 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles October 12-16. The meeting will bring together representatives from government, business, civil society, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and others from across the globe for one of the most important international Internet meetings of the year.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en>

 

Countdown to ICANN51: Celebrating Our Vibrant and (Very) Busy Community by Fadi Chehadé

Because ICANN 51 is our annual general meeting, my colleagues and I have been reflecting on the community's accomplishments of the year. You have done a staggering amount of work this year. These collective achievements are even more impressive when we consider how much is done by volunteers, many working day jobs and doing this in "spare time."

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-celebrating-our-vibrant-and-very-busy-community>

 

ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community by Jennifer Wolfe

As the Chair of the 2014 Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Review Working Party, I have the privilege of working with 19 dedicated and passionate individuals who represent the diversity of the GNSO community. We've held numerous meetings and provided extensive input and feedback on key aspects of the GNSO Review in the short time that our group has been assembled to act as a liaison between the GNSO, the Independent Examiner (Westlake Governance Limited), and the ICANN Board Structural Improvements Committee.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/>

 

ICANN 51: A Turning Point or a Cliff? by Paul Rosenzweig

ICANN will hold a meeting next week in Los Angeles. The meeting, the 51st of its kind (hence the name “ICANN 51”), comes at an important cusp in the development of a new model for governing the Internet.

<http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/10/icann-51-turning-point-cliff/>

 

Join INTA at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles, October 12–16

The need to monitor and protect trademarks and other intellectual property in the online environment is as important as ever.

<http://www.inta.org/INTABlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=115>

 

Guide to ICANN51 Available

CENTR has published its regular pre-guide to the ICANN meeting. The report for ICANN51 (Los Angeles) beginning next week covers topics and what to expect from the meeting particularly related to the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions

<https://centr.org/news/10-10-2014/3729/guide-icann51-available>

 

More on .WINE and .VIN at ICANN51

CENTR issued a guide for ICANN51 in which a date is given where interested parties in the .WINE question can learn more about how this wonderful story will probably end.

<http://blog.guillon.com/2014/10/more-on-wine-and-vin-at-icann51.html>

 

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- ICANN

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WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy

In the pilot introduction of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS), ICANN has collaborated with inter-governmental and private sector specialists to deliver the most recent assessment of WHOIS accuracy.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en>

 

New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed - Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created

ICANN today (12/10) announced the appointment of Allen Grogan as Chief Contract Compliance Officer, overseeing Contract Compliance and Safeguards. In his new position Grogan will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé, and he becomes a member of ICANN's Global Leadership Team. He has served as ICANN's Chief Contracting Counsel since May 2013.

<https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en>

 

Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps

ICANN today published Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the U.S. Government.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en>

 

Pre-Delegation Test Preparation Resources Updated

ICANN has updated the PDT Resources. The updates primarily effect the IDN and Document test cases, the updated resources include both "clean" and "redline" versions of the documents. These updates improve the clarity of the requirements for the testing of IDN language and script tables, as well as the DNNSEC Practice Statement.

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

 

New gTLD Program Auctions - 10 October 2014 – Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 10 October 2014 to reflect eligible contention sets as well as accommodated postponements, which were provided to those where each member of the contention set requested a postponement. In addition, April and May 2015 Auction Dates have been added to the Planned Auction Date chart.

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

 

The Accelerating Pace of Contention Resolution by Christine Willett

As we prepare for the ICANN 51 meeting, I thought it would be a good idea to address a couple of key points regarding contention set resolution and ICANN-facilitated auctions. Although the ICANN-facilitated auctions have received a fair amount of attention in recent weeks, the vast majority of contention sets are being resolved amongst the applicants, rather than through ICANN-facilitated auctions. Proceeds from the auctions are being segregated until an appropriate use of the funds has been determined by the Board with input from the community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-accelerating-pace-of-contention-resolution>

 

Quality Program Report for Initial Evaluation Now Available

Today, ICANN published the Quality Program report for Initial Evaluation. The Quality Program was designed and implemented to both improve and measure consistency/precision, accuracy and process fidelity during the Initial Evaluation phase of the New gTLD Program.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct14-en>

 

ICANN's New Hedgehog by Patrick L. Jones

ICANN DNS Operations – the team responsible for L-root – recently announced a name change, structure and new team members. DNS Ops is now the ICANN DNS Engineering Team. In the past few weeks, members of the DNS Engineering and Global Stakeholder Engagement teams have presented the latest developments on the team, L-root, and new DNS visualization tools at events such as UKNOF in London and ENOG8 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The following is an interview between Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement and DNS Engineering Team Director Terry Manderson, as he talks about the changes and what is coming next.

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

 

Alan Greenberg and Tijani Ben Jemaa, ALAC Member | North America; ALAC Member | Africa, to Susanna Bennett

ICANN Community Travel Program

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/greenberg-jemaa-to-bennett-2014-10-06-en>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Boubker Seddik Badr

New gTLD application for .TATA

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-badr-2014-10-12-en>

 

Building a Better WHOIS for the Individual Registrant by Carlton Samuels

Today, anyone can use WHOIS to identify the organization or person who registered a gTLD domain name, along with their postal address, email address, and telephone number. Publishing this data has long been controversial, creating a system riddled with problems. On one hand, anonymous access to all WHOIS data enables misuse by spammers and criminals and raises concerns about personal privacy. On the other hand, incomplete or false WHOIS data prolongs Internet outages and leaves crime victims with little recourse.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/>

 

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End of the line for .an in Curacao

The .an ccTLD previously utilised by the Netherlands Antilles will be formally discontinued on 31 October, with the new .cw domain used in its place.

<http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/10/09/end-of-the-line-for-an-in-curacao/>

 

New .AT-Report Explains How Austrian Registry Is Working On A Secure Domain Industry

Security is a big topic, not just for domain names, but for the networks that connect, for companies that collect data and many others. In the domain name world domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the industry is facing and is the focus of the latest .at-report from the Austrian registry nic.at.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22998>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/12/austria-secure-domain-industry/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/austria-secure-domain-industry.html>

 

au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names

This year’s AFL and NRL Grand Finals set viewership records for the number of people who tuned in to watch the matches. ... Here’s what I found: Like in previous years, .com.au domain names were the primary call to action seen in the ads for both Grand Finals. Out of the 55 ads aired during the games, 41% included a .com.au domain name while only 12% referred to a .com domain name.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/>

 

SIDN and Norid consider a .bv domain for the Dutch business community

SIDN, the company behind .nl, and Norid, the Norwegian registry responsible for .no are discussing the possibility of working together to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-and-norid-consider-a-bv-domain-for-the-dutch-business-community/>

 

fr: Afnic Publishes its 2013 Annual Report

The Afnic annual report sheds new light on major events that have marked the development of the Association in 2013:

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8381/show/afnic-publishes-its-2013-annual-report-1.html>

 

JPRS Revised DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)

On October 6th, JPRS revised "DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)".

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/141006.html>

 

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Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

Despite some barbed comments about the GAC's opening plenary session being relegated to a tent (Austria’s Christian Singer stating: “I hope this is not a sign of how ICANN appreciates the GAC), the session wasn’t as feisty as last year’s equivalent. However, there was a clear message to ICANN with regards the next round of gTLD applications: slow down.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f>

 

For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not

This week, the long-delayed decision from ICANN on the future of the new .gay gTLD was published, and the news was very bad for the LGBTQ community. ICANN is the entity that controls the key bits of the Internet, in particular the domain name system. It is currently in the long drawn-out process of creating hundreds of new gTLDs, including .lawyer, .ibm and .hiv to join stalwarts such as .com and .org.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html>

 

Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder

Despite being endorsed by over 200 LGBTI organizations worldwide, ICANN, which grants TLDs globally, has rejected an application by Dotgay LLC, the only LGBTI community application, to administer the .gay domain name.

<http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014>

 

CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs

Brand owners are not registering their trademarks across the new gTLDs, following a pattern of legacy TLDs whereby they do not unless the TLD has reached a critical mass of registrations and/or have a particular reason. And as expected following patterns of the launch of previous TLDs. This is one of the findings of a paper commissioned by CENTR to sort out myths and facts for the new gTLDs.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22995>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/centr-paper-myths-facts-new-gtlds.html>

 

Initiative on EPP Standardization - eco Association offers platform for international collaboration

The US American company and eco member Verisign will be making use of the coming ICANN meeting in in Los Angeles from 12-16.10.2014 to introduce their initiative for the establishment of a Registration Operations Association. As an alternative to the founding of a new association, the eco Names & Numbers Forum will make itself available as an established platform – as it has done previously in conjunction with the CENTR General Assembly on 30 September in Brussels – in order to support the initiative.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/initiative-on-epp-standardization.html>

 

ICANN’s gTLD Program – A Look Back and Forward

ICANN’s new gTLD program has been in full swing for over a year now, so it seems an apt time to examine some statistics as to how brands are engaging with new gTLDs, utilizing the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), and which new gTLDs may give .com a run for its money.

<http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-s-gtld-program-look-back-and-forward>

 

How Vancouver Team Won Control of .eco Empire

For the past six years, two business partners laboured in their small office in Vancouver’s Chinatown, chipping away at a goal that might have seemed nothing more than a punctuation point and three letters.

<http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/>

 

.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY

The .nyc gTLD for New York City got off to a flyer on its first day (8 October) of General Availability with registrations ending the day on 26,504, a total of 19,903 for the day according to nTLDstats.com.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22989>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer.html>

 

Big Apple’s new .NYC domain adds 16k registrations at launch to hit 27k

.NYC had a strong first day yesterday thanks, in part, to lots of press and advertising. It would have been even stronger if people outside NYC could register domains.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/big-apples-nyc-domain-name/>

 

Icann: environmentalists to control use of .eco internet domain name

The .eco domain name will be controlled by the environmental community following a decision by internet regulators.

<http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/dot-eco-domain-name-environmentalists-icann-control>

 

New .ORGANIC TLD welcomes leading brands as .ORGANIC pioneers

Global registry operator Afilias (17 Sept) today announced that six leading organic brands are participating in the .ORGANIC domain pioneer program and plan to launch .ORGANIC sites soon.

<http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/09/17/new-organic-top-level-domain-welcomes-leading-brands-organic-pioneers>

 

The Online World Is Not Flat: The Need for Geo gTLDs by Alex Tajirian

This post outlines location factors that make the online world not as flat as some have claimed. I then outline the impact of these factors on the demand for new gTLDs.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/>

 

October ICANN TLD auctions shrink to three after private deals

This month’s ICANN auctions of last resort for new TLDs will settle just three contention sets, down from a schedule of 13 as of last month.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-auctions/>

 

1st Official New gTLD Registry Purchase As Radix Acquires .Tech

Radix a new gTLD registry announce today that is has acquire the new gTLD .Tech

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29567782>

 

Cybersecurity spotlight: The critical labor shortage

An escalating shortage of information security professionals is prompting industry experts to predict a grave outcome. Violet Blue explores the infosec labor shortage and its causes and consequences.

<http://www.techproresearch.com/downloads/cybersecurity-spotlight-the-critical-labor-shortage/>

 

Security and the Internet of Everything

The theme of this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is “Our Shared Responsibility.” At Cisco, security is everyone’s responsibility – from our trustworthy development processes, to innovation enabling our customers and partners to address threats on end points, networks, and in the cloud. That is why Cisco is setting the industry standard for meeting the security needs demanded by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/security-and-the-internet-of-everything/>

 

Phishing with data: URIs

A recent spate of phishing attacks has taken to using the data URI scheme for evil. Supported in most browsers, these special URIs allow the content of a phishing page to be contained entirely within the URI itself, effectively eliminating the need to host the page on a remote web server and adding an additional layer of indirection.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/09/phishing-with-data-uris.html>

 

Cyberattacks trigger talk of ‘hacking back’

The recent rash of cyberattacks on major U.S. companies has highlighted the scant options available to the victims, who often can do little more than hunker down, endure the bad publicity and harden their defenses in hopes of thwarting the next assault.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/cyberattacks-trigger-talk-of-hacking-back/2014/10/09/6f0b7a24-4f02-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html>

 

de: eco: Industry Must Take on More Responsibility for IT Security

On the occasion of this year’s it-sa from 7 to 9 October, eco – Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. (Hall 12/Booth 333) has introduced a 5-point plan on how companies can take the initiative with regard to IT security and data protection.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/eco-industry-must-take-on-more-responsibility-for-it-security.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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eu: Popcorn Time Stops Working After Domain Suspension

One of the most-used Popcorn Time forks has lost control of its domain name. Time4popcorn.eu was suspended by the EURid registry this afternoon and as a result millions of users can no longer use the application. The developers have already relocated to a new domain and hope to resolve the issue quickly.

<http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-domain-name-suspension-breaks-app-141009/>

 

Danish authorities seize Ray-Ban domain name

A Danish court has ordered the country’s domain name registry to hand over an address suspected of selling goods that infringe Ray-Ban’s copyright.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/danish-authorities-seize-ray-ban-domain-name-4136>

 

dk: ISPs Agree Voluntary Pirate Site Blocks

Danish ISPs have reached a ground-breaking agreement with the country's leading anti-piracy group. In future, Rights Alliance will only need to obtain a single pirate site blocking order against one ISP and all the rest will voluntarily block the same domains.

<http://torrentfreak.com/isps-agree-voluntary-pirate-site-blocks-141011/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

The Internet Society announced today that Internet infrastructure expert Afilias will be a sponsor of the entire ION Conference Series through 2016. IONs are part of the Internet Society’s Deploy360 Programme, which aims to foster the global adoption of key Internet technology standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and secure routing protocols.

<http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/10/07/afilias-partners-internet-society-sponsor-deploy360-ion-conference-series-through-20>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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How does GoDaddy make money?

Let's be honest here: for a long time, if you asked the majority of people what GoDaddy actually did, they would not have been able to tell you. The truth is that most of them probably only know Go Daddy for their infamous, and usually somewhat inappropriate, Super Bowl commercials, such as the one with that red faced nerd making out with the super model from a few years ago. (Here's a refresher in case you forgot)

<http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-11-how-does-godaddy-make-money>

 

“Trade Matters” For BRICS In Africa, So Does Internet Connectivity

Last week’s World Trade Organization Public Forum hosted dozens of panels on the general theme of “why trade matters.” A panel focusing on the role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) found that the new BRICS Development Bank could foster infrastructure development in Africa, while another panel said that removing barriers to internet connectivity is key to economic growth. ... Separately, removing barriers to internet connectivity is considered to foster economic opportunities and growth, according to ISOC and ICANN, which organised a panel on 1 October on this issue. The panel was entitled, “Internet ecosystem development: lifting barriers to Internet connectivity for economic opportunity and growth.”

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/10/trade-matters-for-brics-in-africa-so-does-internet-connectivity/>

 

Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domains to transfers in June

ICANN has just published the monthly registry reports for June, the month that Moniker switched to an entirely new platform.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/moniker-transfers/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft October 2014 Web Server Survey

In the October 2014 survey we received responses from 1,028,932,208 sites, which is nearly six million more than last month.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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'Ebola.com' can be yours for $150,000

Searching for Ebola news? You may land on Ebola.com. Turns out it's for sale, and the guy who owns it is hoping a pharmaceutical company might buy it.

<http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/ebolacom-can-be-yours-for-dollar150000/ar-BB8ktBo>

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INTERNET USE

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Faster internet expected to shake up health and education by 2025

A new report published by the Pew Research Center and Elon University aims to predict how the advent of gigabit-speed internet connections will affect our lives by 2025.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-health-education>

 

20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it’s their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-2025-pew-internet-predictions>

 

Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

Summary: The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning and will advance in coming years. The only question is how quickly it might become widespread. A gigabit connection can deliver 1,000 megabits of information per second (Mbps). Globally, cloud service provider Akamai reports that the average global connection speed in quarter one of 2014 was 3.9 Mbps, with South Korea reporting the highest average connection speed, 23.6 Mbps and the US at 10.5 Mbps.

<http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/09/killer-apps-in-the-gigabit-age/>

 

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Why Germans Are Afraid of Google

These days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe’s foreign policy center. But increasingly, it seems to have taken on yet another stereotype — as a nation of Luddites.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.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">Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet&rsquo;s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed</span><span> - </span><span lang="EN">Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014"><span>http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions&rdquo; &ndash; this caption has marked much of Internet governance discussions so far in 2014 and it is expected to continue to do so in 2015, at least until the 30th of September, when the IANA contract is set to expire.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy-tech-matters/2014/10/understanding-iana-functions"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy-tech-matters/2014/10/understanding-iana-functions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments and corporations grab for reins of the Internet</span><span> [AFP]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/governments-and-corporations-grab-reins-internet"><span>http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/governments-and-corporations-grab-reins-internet</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/10/States-and-corporations-grab-for-reins-of-the-Internet/"><span>http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/10/States-and-corporations-grab-for-reins-of-the-Internet/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments shouldn&rsquo;t run Internet, says CIRA head<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There&rsquo;s room for governments to play a larger role in overseeing the Internet, says the head of this country&rsquo;s Internet registry, but they shouldn&rsquo;t push out independent organizations whose efforts have made the Web a success.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/governments-shouldnt-run-internet-says-cira-head/98097"><span>http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/governments-shouldnt-run-internet-says-cira-head/98097</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN</span><span> 51 Los Angeles</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet&rsquo;s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will convene its 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles October 12-16. The meeting will bring together representatives from government, business, civil society, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and others from across the globe for one of the most important international Internet meetings of the year. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Countdown to ICANN51: Celebrating Our Vibrant and (Very) Busy Community</span><span> by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Because ICANN 51 is our annual general meeting, my colleagues and I have been reflecting on the community's accomplishments of the year. You have done a staggering amount of work this year. These collective achievements are even more impressive when we consider how much is done by volunteers, many working day jobs and doing this in "spare time."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-celebrating-our-vibrant-and-very-busy-community"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-celebrating-our-vibrant-and-very-busy-community</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Chair of the 2014 Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Review Working Party, I have the privilege of working with 19 dedicated and passionate individuals who represent the diversity of the GNSO community. We've held numerous meetings and provided extensive input and feedback on key aspects of the GNSO Review in the short time that our group has been assembled to act as a liaison between the GNSO, the Independent Examiner (Westlake Governance Limited), and the ICANN Board Structural Improvements Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN 51: A Turning Point or a Cliff?</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Paul Rosenzweig</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will hold a meeting next week in Los Angeles. The meeting, the 51st of its kind (hence the name &ldquo;ICANN 51&rdquo;), comes at an important cusp in the development of a new model for governing the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/10/icann-51-turning-point-cliff/"><span>http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/10/icann-51-turning-point-cliff/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Join INTA at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles, October 12&ndash;16<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The need to monitor and protect trademarks and other intellectual property in the online environment is as important as ever. <p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Guide to ICANN51 Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published its regular pre-guide to the ICANN meeting.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The report for ICANN51 (Los Angeles) beginning next week covers topics and what to expect from the meeting particularly related to the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/10-10-2014/3729/guide-icann51-available"><span>https://centr.org/news/10-10-2014/3729/guide-icann51-available</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More on .WINE and .VIN at ICANN51<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR issued a guide for ICANN51 in which a date is given where interested parties in the .WINE question can learn more about how this wonderful story will probably end.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.guillon.com/2014/10/more-on-wine-and-vin-at-icann51.html"><span>http://blog.guillon.com/2014/10/more-on-wine-and-vin-at-icann51.html</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">WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the pilot introduction of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS), ICANN has collaborated with inter-governmental and private sector specialists to deliver the most recent assessment of WHOIS accuracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed</span><span> - </span><span lang="EN">Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today </span><span>(12/10) </span><span lang="EN">announced the appointment of Allen Grogan as Chief Contract Compliance Officer, overseeing Contract Compliance and Safeguards. In his new position Grogan will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehad&eacute;, and he becomes a member of ICANN's Global Leadership Team. He has served as ICANN's Chief Contracting Counsel since May 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the U.S. Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Pre-Delegation Test Preparation Resources Updated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>ICANN has updated the PDT Resources. The updates primarily effect the IDN and Document test cases, the updated resources include both "clean" and "redline" versions of the documents. These updates improve the clarity of the requirements for the testing of IDN language and script tables, as well as the DNNSEC Practice Statement.<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD Program Auctions - 10 October 2014 &ndash; Updated Auction Schedule</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Auction Schedule is updated as of 10 October 2014 to reflect eligible contention sets as well as accommodated postponements, which were provided to those where each member of the contention set requested a postponement. In addition, April and May 2015 Auction Dates have been added to the Planned Auction Date chart.<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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Accelerating Pace of Contention Resolution</span><span> by Christine Willett</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we prepare for the ICANN 51 meeting, I thought it would be a good idea to address a couple of key points regarding contention set resolution and ICANN-facilitated auctions. Although the ICANN-facilitated auctions have received a fair amount of attention in recent weeks, the vast majority of contention sets are being resolved amongst the applicants, rather than through ICANN-facilitated auctions. Proceeds from the auctions are being segregated until an appropriate use of the funds has been determined by the Board with input from the community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-accelerating-pace-of-contention-resolution"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-accelerating-pace-of-contention-resolution</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Quality Program Report for Initial Evaluation Now Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, ICANN published the Quality Program report for Initial Evaluation. The Quality Program was designed and implemented to both improve and measure consistency/precision, accuracy and process fidelity during the Initial Evaluation phase of the New gTLD Program. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's New Hedgehog</span><span> by Patrick L. Jones</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN DNS Operations &ndash; the team responsible for L-root &ndash; recently announced a name change, structure and new team members. DNS Ops is now the ICANN DNS Engineering Team. In the past few weeks, members of the DNS Engineering and Global Stakeholder Engagement teams have presented the latest developments on the team, L-root, and new DNS visualization tools at events such as UKNOF in London and ENOG8 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The following is an interview between Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement and DNS Engineering Team Director Terry Manderson, as he talks about the changes and what is coming next.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-new-hedgehog"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-new-hedgehog</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Alan Greenberg and Tijani Ben Jemaa</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">ALAC Member | North America; ALAC Member | Africa</span><span>,</span><span lang="EN"> to Susanna Bennett</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Community Travel Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/greenberg-jemaa-to-bennett-2014-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/greenberg-jemaa-to-bennett-2014-10-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to Boubker Seddik Badr<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .TATA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-badr-2014-10-12-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-badr-2014-10-12-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 a Better WHOIS for the Individual Registrant</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Carlton Samuels<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, anyone can use WHOIS to identify the organization or person who registered a gTLD domain name, along with their postal address, email address, and telephone number. Publishing this data has long been controversial, creating a system riddled with problems. On one hand, anonymous access to all WHOIS data enables misuse by spammers and criminals and raises concerns about personal privacy. On the other hand, incomplete or false WHOIS data prolongs Internet outages and leaves crime victims with little recourse</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/</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">End of the line for .an in Curacao<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .an ccTLD previously utilised by the Netherlands Antilles will be formally discontinued on 31 October, with the new .cw domain used in its place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/10/09/end-of-the-line-for-an-in-curacao/"><span>http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/10/09/end-of-the-line-for-an-in-curacao/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New .AT-Report Explains How Austrian Registry Is Working On A Secure Domain Industry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security is a big topic, not just for domain names, but for the networks that connect, for companies that collect data and many others. In the domain name world domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the industry is facing and is the focus of the latest .at-report from the Austrian registry nic.at.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22998"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22998</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/12/austria-secure-domain-industry/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/12/austria-secure-domain-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/austria-secure-domain-industry.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/austria-secure-domain-industry.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>This year&rsquo;s AFL and NRL Grand Finals set viewership records for the number of people who tuned in to watch the matches. ... Here&rsquo;s what I found: Like in previous years, .com.au domain names were the primary call to action seen in the ads for both Grand Finals. Out of the 55 ads aired during the games, 41% included a .com.au domain name while only 12% referred to a .com domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-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">SIDN and Norid consider a .bv domain for the Dutch business community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SIDN, the company behind .nl, and Norid, the Norwegian registry responsible for .no are discussing the possibility of working together to make the .bv </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> available to the Dutch market. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-and-norid-consider-a-bv-domain-for-the-dutch-business-community/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-and-norid-consider-a-bv-domain-for-the-dutch-business-community/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>fr: </span><span lang="EN">Afnic Publishes its 2013 Annual Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Afnic annual report sheds new light on major events that have marked the development of the Association in 2013:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8381/show/afnic-publishes-its-2013-annual-report-1.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8381/show/afnic-publishes-its-2013-annual-report-1.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">JPRS Revised DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On October 6th, JPRS revised "DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/141006.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/141006.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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite some barbed comments about the GAC</span><span>'s</span><span lang="EN"> opening plenary session being relegated to a tent (Austria&rsquo;s Christian Singer stating: &ldquo;I hope this is not a sign of how ICANN appreciates the GAC), the session wasn&rsquo;t as feisty as last year&rsquo;s equivalent.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">However, there was a clear message to ICANN with regards the next round of gTLD applications: slow down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week, the long-delayed decision from </span><span>ICANN</span><span lang="EN"> on the future of the new .gay gTLD was published, and the news was very bad for the LGBTQ community. ICANN is the entity that controls the key bits of the Internet, in particular the domain name system. It is currently in the long drawn-out process of creating hundreds of new gTLDs, including .lawyer, .ibm and .hiv to join stalwarts such as .com and .org.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.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">Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite being endorsed by over 200 LGBTI organizations worldwide, ICAN</span><span>N</span><span lang="EN">, which grants </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s globally, has rejected an application by Dotgay LLC, the only LGBTI community application, to administer the .gay domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014"><span>http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014</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">CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brand owners are not registering their trademarks across the new gTLDs, following a pattern of legacy TLDs whereby they do not unless the TLD has reached a critical mass of registrations and/or have a particular reason. And as expected following patterns of the launch of previous TLDs. This is one of the findings of a paper commissioned by CENTR to sort out myths and facts for the new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22995"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22995</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/centr-paper-myths-facts-new-gtlds.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/centr-paper-myths-facts-new-gtlds.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Initiative on EPP Standardization</span><span> - </span><span lang="EN">eco Association offers platform for international collaboration</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US American company and eco member Verisign will be making use of the coming ICANN meeting in in Los Angeles from 12-16.10.2014 to introduce their initiative for the establishment of a Registration Operations Association. As an alternative to the founding of a new association, the eco Names &amp; Numbers Forum will make itself available as an established platform &ndash; as it has done previously in conjunction with the CENTR General Assembly on 30 September in Brussels &ndash; in order to support the initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/initiative-on-epp-standardization.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/initiative-on-epp-standardization.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s gTLD Program &ndash; A Look Back and Forward<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program has been in full swing for over a year now, so it seems an apt time to examine some statistics as to how brands are engaging with new gTLDs, utilizing the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), and which new gTLDs may give .com a run for its money.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-s-gtld-program-look-back-and-forward"><span>http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-s-gtld-program-look-back-and-forward</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 Vancouver Team Won Control of .eco Empire<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the past six years, two business partners laboured in their small office in Vancouver&rsquo;s Chinatown, chipping away at a goal that might have seemed nothing more than a punctuation point and three letters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/"><span>http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/</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">.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .nyc gTLD for New York City got off to a flyer on its first day (8 October) of General Availability with registrations ending the day on 26,504, a total of 19,903 for the day according to nTLDstats.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22989"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22989</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer.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">Big Apple&rsquo;s new .NYC domain adds 16k registrations at launch to hit 27k<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.NYC had a strong first day yesterday thanks, in part, to lots of press and advertising. It would have been even stronger if people outside NYC could register domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/big-apples-nyc-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/big-apples-nyc-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">Icann: environmentalists to control use of .eco internet domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .eco domain name will be controlled by the environmental community following a decision by internet regulators.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/dot-eco-domain-name-environmentalists-icann-control"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/dot-eco-domain-name-environmentalists-icann-control</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New .ORGANIC </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN"> welcomes leading brands as .ORGANIC pioneers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global registry operator Afilias </span><span>(17 Sept) </span><span lang="EN">today announced that six leading organic brands are participating in the .ORGANIC domain pioneer program and plan to launch .ORGANIC sites soon.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/09/17/new-organic-top-level-domain-welcomes-leading-brands-organic-pioneers"><span>http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/09/17/new-organic-top-level-domain-welcomes-leading-brands-organic-pioneers</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 Online World Is Not Flat: The Need for Geo gTLDs</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Alex Tajirian<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This post outlines location factors that make the online world not as flat as some have claimed. I then outline the impact of these factors on the demand for new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">October ICANN TLD auctions shrink to three after private deals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This month&rsquo;s ICANN auctions of last resort for new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s will settle just three contention sets, down from a schedule of 13 as of last month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-auctions/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-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">1st Official New gTLD Registry Purchase As Radix Acquires .Tech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix a new gTLD registry announce today that is has acquire the new gTLD .Tech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/</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">Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29567782"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29567782</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity spotlight: The critical labor shortage<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An escalating shortage of information security professionals is prompting industry experts to predict a grave outcome. Violet Blue explores the infosec labor shortage and its causes and consequences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.techproresearch.com/downloads/cybersecurity-spotlight-the-critical-labor-shortage/"><span>http://www.techproresearch.com/downloads/cybersecurity-spotlight-the-critical-labor-shortage/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Security and the Internet of Everything<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The theme of this year&rsquo;s Cyber Security Awareness Month is &ldquo;Our Shared Responsibility.&rdquo; At Cisco, security is everyone&rsquo;s responsibility &ndash; from our trustworthy development processes, to innovation enabling our customers and partners to address threats on end points, networks, and in the cloud. That is why Cisco is setting the industry standard for meeting the security needs demanded by the Internet of Everything (IoE).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/security/security-and-the-internet-of-everything/"><span>http://blogs.cisco.com/security/security-and-the-internet-of-everything/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Phishing with data: URIs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>A recent spate of phishing attacks has taken to using the data URI scheme for evil. Supported in most browsers, these special URIs allow the content of a phishing page to be contained entirely within the URI itself, effectively eliminating the need to host the page on a remote web server and adding an additional layer of indirection. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/09/phishing-with-data-uris.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/09/phishing-with-data-uris.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">Cyberattacks trigger talk of &lsquo;hacking back&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent rash of cyberattacks on major U.S. companies has highlighted the scant options available to the victims, who often can do little more than hunker down, endure the bad publicity and harden their defenses in hopes of thwarting the next assault.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/cyberattacks-trigger-talk-of-hacking-back/2014/10/09/6f0b7a24-4f02-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/cyberattacks-trigger-talk-of-hacking-back/2014/10/09/6f0b7a24-4f02-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>de: eco: Industry Must Take on More Responsibility for IT Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>On the occasion of this year&rsquo;s it-sa from 7 to 9 October, eco &ndash; Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. (Hall 12/Booth 333) has introduced a 5-point plan on how companies can take the initiative with regard to IT security and data protection.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/eco-industry-must-take-on-more-responsibility-for-it-security.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/eco-industry-must-take-on-more-responsibility-for-it-security.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>eu: Popcorn Time Stops Working After Domain Suspension</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the most-used Popcorn Time forks has lost control of its domain name. Time4popcorn.eu was suspended by the EURid registry this afternoon and as a result millions of users can no longer use the application. The developers have already relocated to a new domain and hope to resolve the issue quickly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-domain-name-suspension-breaks-app-141009/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-domain-name-suspension-breaks-app-141009/</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">Danish authorities seize Ray-Ban domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Danish court has ordered the country&rsquo;s domain name registry to hand over an address suspected of selling goods that infringe Ray-Ban&rsquo;s copyright.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/danish-authorities-seize-ray-ban-domain-name-4136"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/danish-authorities-seize-ray-ban-domain-name-4136</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>dk: ISPs Agree Voluntary Pirate Site Blocks</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Danish ISPs have reached a ground-breaking agreement with the country's leading anti-piracy group. In future, Rights Alliance will only need to obtain a single pirate site blocking order against one ISP and all the rest will voluntarily block the same domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/isps-agree-voluntary-pirate-site-blocks-141011/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/isps-agree-voluntary-pirate-site-blocks-141011/</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">Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Society announced today that Internet infrastructure expert Afilias will be a sponsor of the entire ION Conference Series through 2016. IONs are part of the Internet Society&rsquo;s Deploy360 Programme, which aims to foster the global adoption of key Internet technology standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and secure routing protocols.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/10/07/afilias-partners-internet-society-sponsor-deploy360-ion-conference-series-through-20"><span>http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/10/07/afilias-partners-internet-society-sponsor-deploy360-ion-conference-series-through-20</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">How does GoDaddy make money?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Let's be honest here: for a long time, if you asked the majority of people what GoDaddy actually did, they would not have been able to tell you. The truth is that most of them probably only know Go Daddy for their infamous, and usually somewhat inappropriate, Super Bowl commercials, such as the one with that red faced nerd making out with the super model from a few years ago. (Here's a refresher in case you forgot)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-11-how-does-godaddy-make-money"><span>http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-11-how-does-godaddy-make-money</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">&ldquo;Trade Matters&rdquo; For BRICS In Africa, So Does Internet Connectivity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week&rsquo;s World Trade Organization Public Forum hosted dozens of panels on the general theme of &ldquo;why trade matters.&rdquo; A panel focusing on the role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) found that the new BRICS Development Bank could foster infrastructure development in Africa, while another panel said that removing barriers to internet connectivity is key to economic growth. ... Separately, removing barriers to internet connectivity is considered to foster economic opportunities and growth, according to ISOC and ICANN, which organised a panel on 1 October on this issue. The panel was entitled, &ldquo;Internet ecosystem development: lifting barriers to Internet connectivity for economic opportunity and growth.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/10/trade-matters-for-brics-in-africa-so-does-internet-connectivity/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/10/trade-matters-for-brics-in-africa-so-does-internet-connectivity/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domains to transfers in June<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has just published the monthly registry reports for June, the month that Moniker switched to an entirely new platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/moniker-transfers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/moniker-transfers/</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>Netcraft </span><span lang="EN">October 2014 Web Server Survey</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the October 2014 survey we received responses from 1,028,932,208 sites, which is nearly six million more than last month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Ebola.com' can be yours for $150,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Searching for Ebola news? You may land on Ebola.com. Turns out it's for sale, and the guy who owns it is hoping a pharmaceutical company might buy it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/ebolacom-can-be-yours-for-dollar150000/ar-BB8ktBo"><span>http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/ebolacom-can-be-yours-for-dollar150000/ar-BB8ktBo</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></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">Faster internet expected to shake up health and education by 2025<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new report published by the Pew Research Center and Elon University aims to predict how the advent of gigabit-speed internet connections will affect our lives by 2025.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-health-education"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-health-education</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it&rsquo;s their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-2025-pew-internet-predictions"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-2025-pew-internet-predictions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Summary: The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning and will advance in coming years. The only question is how quickly it might become widespread. A gigabit connection can deliver 1,000 megabits of information per second (Mbps). Globally, cloud service provider Akamai reports that the average global connection speed in quarter one of 2014 was 3.9 Mbps, with South Korea reporting the highest average connection speed, 23.6 Mbps and the US at 10.5 Mbps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/09/killer-apps-in-the-gigabit-age/"><span>http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/09/killer-apps-in-the-gigabit-age/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why Germans Are Afraid of Google<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">These days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe&rsquo;s foreign policy center. But increasingly, it seems to have taken on yet another stereotype &mdash; as a nation of Luddites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 9 Oct 07:57 2014

auDA Domain News - 9 October

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Internet operations chief: “The whole world is watching” the U.S.’s net neutrality debate

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/>

 

The Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds>

 

Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough – but web'll be officially .eco-friendly by Kieren McCarthy

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_latest/>

 

 

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- ICANN

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APNIC 38 Session on IANA Stewardship Transition Showcases Community Progress and Diversity by Theresa Swinehart

Anyone who has followed the developments in Internet governance over the past year should be well aware of the IANA Stewardship Transition. ICANN has facilitated a process that resulted in the formation of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG), which currently holds the reins of the transition process.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apnic-38-session-on-iana-stewardship-transition-showcases-community-progress-and-diversity>

 

ATRT2 Implementation Program Update

We are pleased to provide the first update on the implementation of recommendations from the Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2). ICANN has kicked off the implementation work, following methodology rooted in project management industry standards.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-07-en>

 

CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07oct14-en>

 

Countdown to ICANN51: The Newcomer’s Guide to the World of ICANN

Have you ever been to New York City's Grand Central Station? The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo? Driven around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? These locations are fast-paced, filled with people and can be confusing to the uninitiated. Whichever scenario is familiar to you, an ICANN meeting can sometimes make you feel that way, especially if you are heading into it alone and unprepared for the hectic pace. But don't despair! We have remedies for this - the ICANN Newcomer and Fellowship Programs.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-the-newcomer-s-guide-to-the-world-of-icann>

 

From Inside the Interpretation Booth: Tips for Speakers at ICANN 51

With ICANN 51 just around the corner, we are getting ready for another fruitful meeting, with plenty of presentations delivered by ICANN staff and community members alike.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/from-inside-the-interpretation-booth-tips-for-speakers-at-icann-51>

 

Fadi Chehadé to Johan Vande Lanotte

New gTLD Application for .SPA

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lanotte-2014-10-03-en>

 

Celia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal and Peter Murray, Executive Director | Health On the Net Foundation et al, to Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD applications for health-related strings

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/boyer-haikerwal-et-al-to-chehade-2014-10-06-en>

 

Internet operations chief: “The whole world is watching” the U.S.’s net neutrality debate

Onetime Bell Labs engineer Fadi Chehadé is president and chief executive of ... ICANN, the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit that acts as something of a switchboard operator charged with maintaining a stable global Internet.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/>

 

ICANN Pitches Its Tent In LA Next Week For 51st Meeting With Focus on Internet's Future

ICANN is holding its 51st public meeting in LA from 12 to 16 October. The meetings, held three times per year around the world, will focus on the future role of the IANA.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22973>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/07/icann-pitches-tent-in-la/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-pitches-tent-in-la.html>

 

Why Shouldn’t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?

ICANN has terminated domain name registrars accreditation in the past for several issues, many related to non-payment of minimal fees due to ICANN, and record keeping requirements. ICANN has sent out a lot more Notices Of Breach Of the Registrar Accreditation Agreement to registrars for such conduct which got cured by the registrar which basically means the registrars fixed some paperwork and paid past due fees.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/08/why-shouldnt-icann-terminate-registrars-that-have-a-history-of-domain-thefts/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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EURid Second Quarter Progress Report – Registrations Increase 0.9 %

Eurid released its second quarter report. You can download the pdf which gives a complete breakdown of stats and graphs.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/eurid-second-quarter-progress-report-registrations-increase-0-9/>

 

Afnic Opens .FR To One And Two Character Registrations

From 8 December a Sunrise phase for rights holders will open for one and two character .fr domains Afnic has announced.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/09/afnic-opens-fr-to-one-and-two-character-registrations/>

 

Opening of .fr for the registration of domain names with 1 or 2 character(s)

As of December 8, 2014, it will be possible to register a domain number consisting of only one or two character(s) under the .fr TLD.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8375/show/opening-of-fr-for-the-registration-of-domain-names-with-1-or-2-character-s-3.html>

 

Russia Set to Toughen Up Anti-Piracy Laws

Russian lawmakers are set to toughen up anti-piracy laws by the end of the year. Websites that are repeat offenders when it comes to hosting illegally sourced films and TV shows will be shut down. ... Semenov, speaking at a session on fighting piracy, said his association backed moves by the Hollywood studios to persuade intermediaries in the distribution of content online to shun websites that hosted pirated content. These intermediaries included those that processed payments, advertising agencies and their clients that placed ads next to illegal content, domain name registrars, internet access providers, and internet hosting providers, said Trevor Albery, VP of anti-piracy operations for Warner Bros. in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

<http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/russia-set-to-toughen-up-anti-piracy-laws-1201322811/>

 

Uganda Government Moves Towards TLD Management

Use of the internet continues to grow rapidly in Uganda. The Uganda Communications Commission’s quarterly report reveals that the country had over eight million internet users by the end of the first quarter of 2014. Now, the government of Uganda is involved in a struggle over who should have the custodial rights to manage the .ug domain, the country’s ccTLD, which is currently run by a third party.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/06/uganda-government-moves-towards-top-level-domain-management/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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The battle for gTLD law firm spend about to heat up

Minds + Machines, the registry for the ‘.law’ and ‘.abogado’ gTLDs, has expanded on the general eligibility requirements for registration of second-level domains in the two strings, which are expected to launch in early 2015. With a number of gTLDs aimed at the legal sector, firms that have yet to consider the gTLD expansion will soon find themselves grappling with the same questions that their corporate clients have wrestled with for some time.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=68498be3-868c-4d3f-9518-1beb50eafbb5>

 

The Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

Brands can use their gTLDs to unchain themselves from the home page concept, and redirect consumers to microsites, landing pages, search, and apps.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds>

 

Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough – but web'll be officially .eco-friendly by Kieren McCarthy

A slew of decisions over who gets to run new internet extensions have been handed down, meaning that within months domain names ending in "radio", "eco", "hotel" and "Osaka" will start appearing online.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_latest/>

 

Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

An applicant for .gay has lost its chance to get exclusive rights to the new gTLD, partly because the self-defined gay community it wants to represent is not “gay” enough.

<http://domainincite.com/17484-gay-community-not-gay-enough-to-win-new-gtld>

 

WWF statement on .ECO award

In response to the awarding of the .ECO domain to a community application supported by WWF, Richard McLellan, .ECO Community Council co-chair and director of footprint at WWF International issued the following statement: “The potential for the global environment movement to collaborate like never before has been unleashed with the announcement by ICANN that the .ECO domain has been awarded to a community application presented by a consortium of global environmental groups to ensure the domain is used for the greater good.

<http://wwf.panda.org/?230570/WWF-ICANN-Statement>

 

Uniregistry wins .cars gTLD

Uniregistry has won the .cars new gTLD at auction. Donuts withdrew its competing application for the string this week. Third candidate DERCars’ application is still showing as active on ICANN’s web site.

<http://domainincite.com/17491-uniregistry-wins-cars-gtld>

 

In new world of domains, .anything goes

Google and Amazon are gearing up for battle over a new piece of the Internet: website endings beyond .com. The tech giants are betting that suffixes like .book, .shop or .cloud will give them new ways to organize their operations online, conduct marketing campaigns and sell products to consumers outside the crowded .com space.

<http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.html>

 

Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

The music industry-backed application for the new gTLD .music today suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of a Community Priority Evaluation panel.

<http://domainincite.com/17478-music-industry-gets-its-ass-handed-to-it-by-gtld-panel>

 

.OVH Goes Bang! 50,000 Registrations In First Five Days Of GA

It’s possibly one of the strangest new gTLDs to take off. The new gTLD .ovh has over 50,000 registrations, making it the sixth most popular of the new gTLDs. And after only five days into its General Availability.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/ovh-goes-bang-50000-registrations/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/ovh-goes-bang-50-000-registrations.html>

 

.NYC Ready To Go!

General Availability for .nyc (New York City) domains commences at 15:00 UTC on 8 October.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/nyc-ready-to-go/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-ready-to-go.html>

 

New York City Residents Register 3,000 .NYC Domains During Land Rush

New York City’s new gTLD .nyc had more than 3,000 registrations in the land rush program which closed on Friday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-york-city-residents-register-3000-nyc-new-tlds-land-rush>

 

.NYC one of five TLDs launching this week

It’s time for the weekly overview of new TLDs coming out this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/dot-nyc-city/>

 

After nearly a decade, .NYC finally gets its day

The .NYC domain name goes into general availability for New Yorkers today after a long, citizen-initiated process.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/dot-nyc-launch/>

 

.Attorney & .Lawyer New gTLD Priced as High as $60K per year, Yes some sold

A Few weeks ago we wrote about the highest priced premium domain names we have seen in the new gTLD launch those for the super premiums of .Attorney and .Lawyer, that carry an registration and annual renewal fee up to $60,000 a year and today it appears some of them sold in the first day of general availability.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/attorney-lawyer-new-gtld-priced-as-high-as-60k-per-year-yes-some-sold/>

 

.now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open

It was a battle between open and restricted registration rules this week, as three more new gTLD contention sets were resolved between applicants with opposing policies.

<http://domainincite.com/17475-now-and-realestate-will-be-restricted-but-donuts-keeps-tires-open>

 

.Eco domain name applicant gets community status, .Gay and .Music don’t

Three more Community Priority Evaluation decisions for new TLDs have been completed.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/eco-community-priority/>

 

In new world of domains, .anything goes

Google and Amazon are gearing up for battle over a new piece of the Internet: website endings beyond .com.

<http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.html>

 

New gTLDs' Sales Force a Bottleneck? by Alex Tajirian

A number of the new gTLDs have not fared well, as reflected in the dismal domain registrations. Most often we're told the problem is that end users don't know about the gTLDs, or that they don't understand or fully believe in the gTLDs' benefits, or that they demand a tremendous amount of benefits before giving up the familiar for something new (so-called .com-stickiness). My point: Behind all these explanations there may be another, the lack of decent sales force strategies.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141007_new_gtlds_sales_force_a_bottleneck/>

 

Why .CHAT Could Be All That .TEL Wanted to Be and More by Jean Guillon

Almost everyone that has been working in the domain name industry for a while has a story about .TEL. It was introduced in 2005 and went live in 2009 with a flurry of publicity. It was a grand concept aiming to revolutionize the way in which people keep in touch. Unlike traditional domain names, the purpose of a .TEL domain name is to help manage and exchange contact information about people and corporate entities.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_why_chat_could_be_all_that_tel_wanted_to_be_and_more/>

 

Getting gTLDs Into the Marketing Mix by Solomon Amoako

For those of us in the domain space, the hype and fanfare in the years leading up to new gTLDs was loud and pervasive. As early as 2010 or 2011, we saw news of their impending launch propagating through marketing and advertising publications, and even popping up on occasion in mainstream press. Yet somewhere along the way (perhaps in the confusion over procedure, dates and deadlines that seemed to plague the process), we seem to have lost the attention of a group vital to the implementation of the new extensions -- marketers.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_getting_gtlds_into_the_marketing_mix/>

 

National Association of Realtors Wins Rights To The New gTLD .Realestate

The National Association of Realtors has won the rights to the new gTLD .Realestate

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/national-association-of-realtors-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-realestate/>

 

First URLs for Melbourne’s domain name

Melbourne is only the third city in the world - after London and New York – to get its own TLD.

<http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/business-technology/65620-first-urls-for-melbourne’s-domain-name>

 

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Domain Name Security Interests: "Control" Isn’t "Perfection"

As a great deal of value can stem from a debtor's domain name, secured creditors ought to consider how best to protect their interest in such property. One option, which has gained traction in the United States, is to take constructive possession or "control" of the domain name. This means doing whatever is necessary technologically at the time credit is advanced to ensure that no further consent of the debtor would be required, should default occur, to dispose of the collateral. An example would be obtaining and modifying all requisite passwords in the domain name as a condition of providing credit.

<http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=342682>

 

Shellshock-like Weakness May Affect Windows

A weakness in Windows, similar to Shellshock, may put Windows Server deployments at risk to remote code execution.

<http://threatpost.com/shellshock-like-weakness-may-affect-windows/108696>

 

Hackers’ Attack Cracked 10 Financial Firms in Major Assault

The huge cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase that touched more than 83 million households and businesses was one of the most serious computer intrusions into an American corporation. But it could have been much worse.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/hackers-attack-cracked-10-banks-in-major-assault/>

 

Russian cybercrime group compromised half a million computers [IDG]

A mistake by a suspected Russian-speaking cybercriminal group allowed a security vendor to peep on a campaign that stole login credentials for hundreds of thousands of online bank accounts.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/>

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/>

 

Hackers Steal Millions In Cash From ATMs, Using Tyupkin Malware

Attackers are infecting ATMs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America with malware, and walking off with stacks of cash, Kaspersky has found. Using the malware, called Tyupkin, and a team of money mules, the attackers have stolen what amounts to millions of dollars in cash.

<http://www.darkreading.com/hackers-steal-millions-in-cash-from-atms-using-tyupkin-malware/d/d-id/1316421>

 

When cybersecurity threats come from the inside

AT&T acknowledged earlier this week that in August an employee had gained unauthorized access to some customers' personal data -- including Social Security and driver's license numbers.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/08/when-cybersecurity-threats-come-from-the-inside/>

 

Arbor: DDoS Attacks Getting Bigger as Reflection Increases

New reflected distributed denial of service attack techniques are increasing the volume of each attack as well as the overall frequency of large-scale DDoS attacks.

<http://threatpost.com/arbor-ddos-attacks-getting-bigger-as-reflection-increases/108752>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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UDRP panel: UDRP is not universal remedy for online trademark abuse [registration]

In two recent cases filed under the UDRP before the WIPO (Plein v Webb (Case No D2014-0778) and Plein v Deruyter (Case No D2014-0779)), a single-member panel has denied the transfer of the domain names ‘peopleincasinos.com’ and ‘supportpeopleinneed.org’ on the rather unusual...

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7b5b8669-83cd-4590-954f-052ab96e2703>

 

Mere use of official mark in domain name insufficient to establish infringement [registration]

Section 9 of the Trademarks Act confers upon public authorities the ability to adopt and use any badge, crest, emblem or mark as an “official mark”. Once the trademarks registrar gives public notice of the adoption and use of an official mark, no person other than the public authority may adopt any mark consisting of, or so nearly resembling as to be likely to be mistaken.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=5daab469-4963-479e-9c9d-6fe46a760e01>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Infographic: IPv4 vs IPv6

It has been two years since IPv6 was launched and in that time IPv6 connectivity has more than tripled with Google Users. With IPv6 set to become the dominant protocol by 2018 Irish Telecom's infographic explores the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 and features some expert insights on this new internet protocol.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2692482/ipv6/infographic-ipv4-vs-ipv6.html>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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ICA Adopts Resolution Changing Membership Structure, Adding New Board Member For Junior Membership Classes And Establishing Voting Procedures by Philip Corwin

The attached resolution was unanimously adopted by the ICA board on October 3rd. The following email to ICA members accompanied the announcement of the resolution.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-adopts-resolution-changing-membership-structure-adding-new-board-member-for-junior-membership-classes-and-establishing-voting-procedures/>

 

5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Make About Domain Revenue by Norbert Grey

It is wonderful to see the floodgates open and see so many new gTLDs launch -- 417 delegated as of October 4th. As registry senior management's focus switches to operational matters post launch, it is now time to consider how the new registries will deal with revenue recognition and its impact on financial reporting. This is primarily the CFO's responsibility, but senior management must be mindful that improper domain revenue accounting will lead to corporate reputational damage.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141008_5_common_misconceptions_new_registries_make_about_domain_revenue/>

 

Letter from the editor for IoN issue #2 by Kieren McCarthy

Los Angeles is a unique place. Love it or hate it – and there are very few people who sit in the middle – the one thing you can’t escape about the city is that business rules. And in LA, that business is entertainment.

<http://www.ionmag.asia/2014/10/business-usual/>

 

Moniker’s transition-related security holes come to light

Moniker customer explains some of the security holes that may have led to his domains being stolen, including some introduced by the transition from the old Moniker system to a new platform.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/monikers-transition-related-security-holes-come-to-light/>

 

Moniker just reset your password, and you need to do something about it NOW

Moniker just sent an email to all of its customers notifying them that their passwords were reset in the name of better security.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/moniker-password-reset/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Due diligence is necessary before buying liquid domain names

With news yesterday of more missing three letter domain names at a couple different domain registrars, now is a good time to remind people about due diligence when buying a domain name.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/due-diligence-buying-domain-names/>

 

Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells Cute.com for Over 200K to Top This Week's Sales Chart

I was away on vacation last week so I have a double dose of domain sales data for you this week that will bring you completely up to date on what has happened in the aftermarket since my last report. The biggest development was Heritage Auctions closing several big sales from their last last domain auction in late July. Five of those filled spots on the upper half of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including the chart topper - Cute.com at a cool $230,000.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141008.htm>

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Anti-geoblock VPNs becoming mainstream as Australians access their favourite programs, finds researcher

A large number of Australians are streaming television and movies from overseas sites using technology to get around international content restrictions.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-09/geoblock-circumvention-becoming-mainstream-in-australia/5801300>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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There are now more gadgets on Earth than people

Humanity has reached a milestone on our journey toward the inevitable confrontation with Skynet. For the first time ever, there are now more active mobile devices on planet Earth than people.

<http://www.cnet.com/news/there-are-now-more-gadgets-on-earth-than-people/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Sophisticated Cyber Criminals Cost Brands Billions

During an Ad Week presentation last week, Michael Tiffany, chief executive of White Ops, explained ad fraud and the bots that make it possible.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2373710/sophisticated-cyber-criminals-cost-brands-billions>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Tim Berners-Lee, Web Creator, Defends Net Neutrality

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has big plans for the future of the Internet. Greater use of online data, faster computers to take care of day-to-day tasks and more collaboration among people around the world are all possible, Mr. Berners-Lee told an audience at a technology conference here on Wednesday. But the British computer scientist warned that this future would happen only if people continued to have unfettered access to the basic infrastructure that powers the Internet.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/tim-berners-lee-web-creator-defends-net-neutrality/>

 

Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership

The data we create about ourselves should be owned by each of us, not by the large companies that harvest it, the Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, said today.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/08/sir-tim-berners-lee-speaks-out-on-data-ownership>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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How Big is That Network? by Geoff Huston

There is a careful policy path to be followed that encourages continued investment and innovation in national telecommunications-related infrastructure and services, while at the time same time avoiding the formation of market distortions and inefficiencies. What helps in this regulatory process is clear information about the state of the industry itself. One of those pieces of information concerns the market scope of the retail Internet Service Provider sector. To put it another way, how “big” is a particular network? How many customers does it serve? Is its market share increasing or falling?

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-10/aspop.html>

 

More Australians paying for faster internet, but we're still lagging behind in upload speeds

Australians are increasingly opting to pay for faster internet connections although an analysis of global internet speeds suggests the country is still lagging behind other countries.

<http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/oct/08/-sp-more-australians-paying-for-faster-internet-but-were-still-lagging-behind-in-upload-speeds>

 

Australians demand faster internet speeds: ABS

Consumers want faster internet, according to Australian Bureau of ­Statistics (ABS) research that appears to ­contradict a government report that says Australians don’t need more than 15 megabits per ­second (Mbps).

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australians_demand_faster_internet_T2HhwkU4bHMJzAuV76Dl9M>

 

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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"><span lang="EN">Internet operations chief: &ldquo;The whole world is watching&rdquo; the U.S.&rsquo;s net neutrality debate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/</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 Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough &ndash; but web'll be officially .eco-friendly</span><span> by Kieren McCarthy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_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"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">APNIC 38 Session on IANA Stewardship Transition Showcases Community Progress and Diversity</span><span> by Theresa Swinehart</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Anyone who has followed the developments in Internet governance over the past year should be well aware of the IANA Stewardship Transition. ICANN has facilitated a process that resulted in the formation of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG), which currently holds the reins of the transition process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apnic-38-session-on-iana-stewardship-transition-showcases-community-progress-and-diversity"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apnic-38-session-on-iana-stewardship-transition-showcases-community-progress-and-diversity</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ATRT2 Implementation Program Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are pleased to provide the first update on the implementation of recommendations from the Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2). ICANN has kicked off the implementation work, following methodology rooted in project management industry standards.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-07-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-07-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">CPE Results Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07oct14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07oct14-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">Countdown to ICANN51: The Newcomer&rsquo;s Guide to the World of ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Have you ever been to New York City's Grand Central Station? The Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo? Driven around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? These locations are fast-paced, filled with people and can be confusing to the uninitiated. Whichever scenario is familiar to you, an ICANN meeting can sometimes make you feel that way, especially if you are heading into it alone and unprepared for the hectic pace. But don't despair! We have remedies for this - the ICANN Newcomer and Fellowship Programs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-the-newcomer-s-guide-to-the-world-of-icann"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-the-newcomer-s-guide-to-the-world-of-icann</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>From Inside the Interpretation Booth: Tips for Speakers at ICANN 51<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>With ICANN 51 just around the corner, we are getting ready for another fruitful meeting, with plenty of presentations delivered by ICANN staff and community members alike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/from-inside-the-interpretation-booth-tips-for-speakers-at-icann-51"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/from-inside-the-interpretation-booth-tips-for-speakers-at-icann-51</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fadi Chehad&eacute; to Johan Vande Lanotte<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .SPA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lanotte-2014-10-03-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-lanotte-2014-10-03-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Celia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal and Peter Murray</span><span>, </span><span lang="EN">Executive Director | Health On the Net Foundation et al, to Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD applications for health-related strings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/boyer-haikerwal-et-al-to-chehade-2014-10-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/boyer-haikerwal-et-al-to-chehade-2014-10-06-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">Internet operations chief: &ldquo;The whole world is watching&rdquo; the U.S.&rsquo;s net neutrality debate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Onetime Bell Labs engineer Fadi Chehad&eacute; is president and chief executive of ... ICANN, the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit that acts as something of a switchboard operator charged with maintaining a stable global Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/07/internet-operations-chief-snowden-disclosures-make-my-job-easier/</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 Pitches Its Tent In LA Next Week For 51st Meeting With Focus on Internet's Future<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is holding its 51st public meeting in LA from 12 to 16 October. The meetings, held three times per year around the world, will focus on the future role of the I</span><span>ANA</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22973"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22973</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/07/icann-pitches-tent-in-la/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/07/icann-pitches-tent-in-la/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/icann-pitches-tent-in-la.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/icann-pitches-tent-in-la.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">Why Shouldn&rsquo;t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has terminated domain name registrars accreditation in the past for several issues, many related to non-payment of</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">minimal fees due to ICANN,</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">and record keeping requirements</span><span>. </span><span lang="EN">ICANN has sent out a lot more Notices</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Of</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Breach</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Of</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">the Registrar</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Accreditation</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Agreement to registrars for such conduct which got cured by the registrar which basically means the registrars fixed some paperwork and paid past due fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/08/why-shouldnt-icann-terminate-registrars-that-have-a-history-of-domain-thefts/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/08/why-shouldnt-icann-terminate-registrars-that-have-a-history-of-domain-thefts/</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">EURid Second Quarter Progress Report &ndash; Registrations Increase 0.9 %<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Eurid released its second quarter report. You can download the pdf which gives a complete breakdown of stats and graphs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/eurid-second-quarter-progress-report-registrations-increase-0-9/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/eurid-second-quarter-progress-report-registrations-increase-0-9/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afnic Opens .FR To One And Two Character Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From 8 December a Sunrise phase for rights holders will open for one and two character .fr domains Afnic has announced.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/09/afnic-opens-fr-to-one-and-two-character-registrations/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/09/afnic-opens-fr-to-one-and-two-character-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">Opening of .fr for the registration of domain names with 1 or 2 character(s)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of December 8, 2014, it will be possible to register a domain number consisting of only one or two character(s) under the .fr TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8375/show/opening-of-fr-for-the-registration-of-domain-names-with-1-or-2-character-s-3.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8375/show/opening-of-fr-for-the-registration-of-domain-names-with-1-or-2-character-s-3.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">Russia Set to Toughen Up Anti-Piracy Laws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russian lawmakers are set to toughen up anti-piracy laws by the end of the year. Websites that are repeat offenders when it comes to hosting illegally sourced films and TV shows will be shut down.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">Semenov, speaking at a session on fighting piracy, said his association backed moves by the Hollywood studios to persuade intermediaries in the distribution of content online to shun websites that hosted pirated content. These intermediaries included those that processed payments, advertising agencies and their clients that placed ads next to illegal content, domain name registrars, internet access providers, and internet hosting providers, said Trevor Albery, VP of anti-piracy operations for Warner Bros. in Europe, Middle East and Africa.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/russia-set-to-toughen-up-anti-piracy-laws-1201322811/"><span>http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/russia-set-to-toughen-up-anti-piracy-laws-1201322811/</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">Uganda Government Moves Towards T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN"> Management<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Use of the internet continues to grow rapidly in Uganda. The Uganda Communications Commission&rsquo;s quarterly report reveals that the country had over eight million internet users by the end of the first quarter of 2014.</span><span> Now, the government of Uganda is involved in a struggle over who should have the custodial rights to manage the .ug domain, the country&rsquo;s ccTLD, which is currently run by a third party. </span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/06/uganda-government-moves-towards-top-level-domain-management/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/06/uganda-government-moves-towards-top-level-domain-management/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The battle for gTLD law firm spend about to heat up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines, the registry for the &lsquo;.law&rsquo; and &lsquo;.abogado&rsquo; gTLDs, has expanded on the general eligibility requirements for registration of second-level domains in the two strings, which are expected to launch in early 2015. With a number of gTLDs aimed at the legal sector, firms that have yet to consider the gTLD expansion will soon find themselves grappling with the same questions that their corporate clients have wrestled with for some time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=68498be3-868c-4d3f-9518-1beb50eafbb5"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=68498be3-868c-4d3f-9518-1beb50eafbb5</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 Home Page Is Dead and Microsites Are the Future - What That Means for New gTLDs</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands can use their gTLDs to unchain themselves from the home page concept, and redirect consumers to microsites, landing pages, search, and apps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2374395/the-home-page-is-dead-and-microsites-are-the-future-what-that-means-for-new-gtlds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot-gay told it's NOT gay enough &ndash; but web'll be officially .eco-friendly</span><span> by Kieren McCarthy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A slew of decisions over who gets to run new internet extensions have been handed down, meaning that within months domain names ending in "radio", "eco", "hotel" and "Osaka" will start appearing online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_latest/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/08/icann_gltd_latest/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>An applicant for .gay has lost its chance to get exclusive rights to the new gTLD, partly because the self-defined gay community it wants to represent is not &ldquo;gay&rdquo; enough.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17484-gay-community-not-gay-enough-to-win-new-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/17484-gay-community-not-gay-enough-to-win-new-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WWF statement on .ECO award<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In response to the awarding of the .ECO domain to a community application supported by WWF, Richard McLellan, .ECO Community Council co-chair and director of footprint at WWF International issued the following statement:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">&ldquo;The potential for the global environment movement to collaborate like never before has been unleashed with the announcement by ICANN that the .ECO domain has been awarded to a community application presented by a consortium of global environmental groups to ensure the domain is used for the greater good.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://wwf.panda.org/?230570/WWF-ICANN-Statement"><span>http://wwf.panda.org/?230570/WWF-ICANN-Statement</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 wins .cars gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Uniregistry has won the .cars new gTLD at auction.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Donuts withdrew its competing application for the string this week. Third candidate DERCars&rsquo; application is still showing as active on ICANN&rsquo;s web site.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17491-uniregistry-wins-cars-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/17491-uniregistry-wins-cars-gtld</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In new world of domains, .anything goes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Amazon are gearing up for battle over a new piece of the Internet: website endings beyond .com.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The tech giants are betting that suffixes like .book, .shop or .cloud will give them new ways to organize their operations online, conduct marketing campaigns and sell products to consumers outside the crowded .com space.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.html"><span>http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.html</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">Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The music industry-backed application for the new gTLD .music today suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of a Community Priority Evaluation panel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17478-music-industry-gets-its-ass-handed-to-it-by-gtld-panel"><span>http://domainincite.com/17478-music-industry-gets-its-ass-handed-to-it-by-gtld-panel</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.OVH Goes Bang! 50,000 Registrations In First Five Days Of GA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It&rsquo;s possibly one of the strangest new gTLDs to take off. The new gTLD .ovh has over 50,000 registrations, making it the sixth most popular of the new gTLDs. And after only five days into its General Availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/ovh-goes-bang-50000-registrations/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/ovh-goes-bang-50000-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/ovh-goes-bang-50-000-registrations.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/ovh-goes-bang-50-000-registrations.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.NYC Ready To Go!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>General Availability for .nyc (New York City) domains commences at 15:00 UTC on 8 October.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/nyc-ready-to-go/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/08/nyc-ready-to-go/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-ready-to-go.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-ready-to-go.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New York City Residents Register 3,000 .NYC Domains During Land Rush<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New York City&rsquo;s new gTLD .nyc had more than 3,000 registrations in the land rush program which closed on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-york-city-residents-register-3000-nyc-new-tlds-land-rush"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/new-york-city-residents-register-3000-nyc-new-tlds-land-rush</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.NYC one of five </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s launching this week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s time for the weekly overview of new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s coming out this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/dot-nyc-city/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/dot-nyc-city/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After nearly a decade, .NYC finally gets its day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .NYC domain name goes into general availability for New Yorkers today after a long, citizen-initiated process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/dot-nyc-launch/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/dot-nyc-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Attorney &amp; .Lawyer New gTLD Priced as High as $60K per year, Yes some sold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Few weeks ago we wrote about the highest priced premium domain names we have seen in the new gTLD launch those for the super premiums of .Attorney and .Lawyer, that carry an registration and annual renewal fee up to $60,000 a year and today it appears some of them sold in the first day of general availability</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/attorney-lawyer-new-gtld-priced-as-high-as-60k-per-year-yes-some-sold/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/attorney-lawyer-new-gtld-priced-as-high-as-60k-per-year-yes-some-sold/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>It was a battle between open and restricted registration rules this week, as three more new gTLD contention sets were resolved between applicants with opposing policies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17475-now-and-realestate-will-be-restricted-but-donuts-keeps-tires-open"><span>http://domainincite.com/17475-now-and-realestate-will-be-restricted-but-donuts-keeps-tires-open</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">.Eco domain name applicant gets community status, .Gay and .Music don&rsquo;t<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three more Community Priority Evaluation decisions for new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s have been completed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/eco-community-priority/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/eco-community-priority/</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">In new world of domains, .anything goes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Amazon are gearing up for battle over a new piece of the Internet: website endings beyond .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.html"><span>http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/in-new-world-of-domains-anything-goes-111672.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">New gTLDs' Sales Force a Bottleneck?</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Alex Tajirian</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A number of the new gTLDs have not fared well, as reflected in the dismal domain registrations. Most often we're told the problem is that end users don't know about the gTLDs, or that they don't understand or fully believe in the gTLDs' benefits, or that they demand a tremendous amount of benefits before giving up the familiar for something new (so-called .com-stickiness). My point: Behind all these explanations there may be another, the lack of decent sales force strategies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141007_new_gtlds_sales_force_a_bottleneck/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141007_new_gtlds_sales_force_a_bottleneck/</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">Why .CHAT Could Be All That .TEL Wanted to Be and More</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost everyone that has been working in the domain name industry for a while has a story about .TEL. It was introduced in 2005 and went live in 2009 with a flurry of publicity. It was a grand concept aiming to revolutionize the way in which people keep in touch. Unlike traditional domain names, the purpose of a .TEL domain name is to help manage and exchange contact information about people and corporate entities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_why_chat_could_be_all_that_tel_wanted_to_be_and_more/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_why_chat_could_be_all_that_tel_wanted_to_be_and_more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Getting gTLDs Into the Marketing Mix by Solomon Amoako<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>For those of us in the domain space, the hype and fanfare in the years leading up to new gTLDs was loud and pervasive. As early as 2010 or 2011, we saw news of their impending launch propagating through marketing and advertising publications, and even popping up on occasion in mainstream press. Yet somewhere along the way (perhaps in the confusion over procedure, dates and deadlines that seemed to plague the process), we seem to have lost the attention of a group vital to the implementation of the new extensions -- marketers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_getting_gtlds_into_the_marketing_mix/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141006_getting_gtlds_into_the_marketing_mix/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">National Association of Realtors Wins Rights To The New gTLD .Realestate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The National Association of Realtors has won the rights to the new gTLD .Realestate<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/national-association-of-realtors-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-realestate/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/06/national-association-of-realtors-wins-rights-to-the-new-gtld-realestate/</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 URLs for Melbourne&rsquo;s domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne is only the third city in the world - after London and New York &ndash; to get its own </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/business-technology/65620-first-urls-for-melbourne%E2%80%99s-domain-name"><span>http://www.itwire.com/business-it-news/business-technology/65620-first-urls-for-melbourne&rsquo;s-domain-name</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><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">Domain Name Security Interests: "Control" Isn&rsquo;t "Perfection"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As a great deal of value can stem from a debtor's domain name, secured creditors ought to consider how best to protect their interest in such property. One option, which has gained traction in the United States, is to take constructive possession or "control" of the domain name. This means doing whatever is necessary technologically at the time credit is advanced to ensure that no further consent of the debtor would be required, should default occur, to dispose of the collateral. An example would be obtaining and modifying all requisite passwords in the domain name as a condition of providing credit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=342682"><span>http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=342682</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Shellshock-like Weakness May Affect Windows<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A weakness in Windows, similar to Shellshock, may put Windows Server deployments at risk to remote code execution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/shellshock-like-weakness-may-affect-windows/108696"><span>http://threatpost.com/shellshock-like-weakness-may-affect-windows/108696</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">Hackers&rsquo; Attack Cracked 10 Financial Firms in Major Assault<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The huge cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase that touched more than 83 million households and businesses was one of the most serious computer intrusions into an American corporation. But it could have been much worse.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/hackers-attack-cracked-10-banks-in-major-assault/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/hackers-attack-cracked-10-banks-in-major-assault/</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 cybercrime group compromised half a million computers</span><span> [IDG]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A mistake by a suspected Russian-speaking cybercriminal group allowed a security vendor to peep on a campaign that stole login credentials for hundreds of thousands of online bank accounts.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/556906/russian-cybercrime-group-compromised-half-million-computers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hackers Steal Millions In Cash From ATMs, Using Tyupkin Malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attackers are infecting ATMs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America with malware, and walking off with stacks of cash, Kaspersky has found. Using the malware, called Tyupkin, and a team of money mules, the attackers have stolen what amounts to millions of dollars in cash.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/hackers-steal-millions-in-cash-from-atms-using-tyupkin-malware/d/d-id/1316421"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/hackers-steal-millions-in-cash-from-atms-using-tyupkin-malware/d/d-id/1316421</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">When cybersecurity threats come from the inside<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AT&amp;T acknowledged earlier this week that in August an employee had gained unauthorized access to some customers' personal data -- including Social Security and driver's license numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/08/when-cybersecurity-threats-come-from-the-inside/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/08/when-cybersecurity-threats-come-from-the-inside/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Arbor: DDoS Attacks Getting Bigger as Reflection Increases<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New reflected distributed denial of service attack techniques are increasing the volume of each attack as well as the overall frequency of large-scale DDoS attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/arbor-ddos-attacks-getting-bigger-as-reflection-increases/108752"><span>http://threatpost.com/arbor-ddos-attacks-getting-bigger-as-reflection-increases/108752</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UDRP panel: UDRP is not universal remedy for online trademark abuse </span><span>[registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In two recent cases filed under the UDRP before the WIPO (Plein v Webb (Case No D2014-0778) and Plein v Deruyter (Case No D2014-0779)), a single-member panel has denied the transfer of the domain names &lsquo;peopleincasinos.com&rsquo; and &lsquo;supportpeopleinneed.org&rsquo; on the rather unusual..</span><span>.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7b5b8669-83cd-4590-954f-052ab96e2703"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7b5b8669-83cd-4590-954f-052ab96e2703</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mere use of official mark in domain name insufficient to establish infringement</span><span> [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Section 9 of the Trademarks Act confers upon public authorities the ability to adopt and use any badge, crest, emblem or mark as an &ldquo;official mark&rdquo;. Once the trademarks registrar gives public notice of the adoption and use of an official mark, no person other than the public authority may adopt any mark consisting of, or so nearly resembling as to be likely to be mistaken.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=5daab469-4963-479e-9c9d-6fe46a760e01"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=5daab469-4963-479e-9c9d-6fe46a760e01</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infographic: IPv4 vs IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It has been two years since IPv6 was launched and in that time IPv6 connectivity has more than tripled with Google Users. With IPv6 set to become the dominant protocol by 2018 Irish Telecom's infographic explores the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 and features some expert insights on this new internet protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2692482/ipv6/infographic-ipv4-vs-ipv6.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2692482/ipv6/infographic-ipv4-vs-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">**********************<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">ICA Adopts Resolution Changing Membership Structure, Adding New Board Member For Junior Membership Classes And Establishing Voting Procedures</span><span> by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The attached resolution was unanimously adopted by the ICA board on October 3rd.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The following email to ICA members accompanied the announcement of the resolution.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-adopts-resolution-changing-membership-structure-adding-new-board-member-for-junior-membership-classes-and-establishing-voting-procedures/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/ica-adopts-resolution-changing-membership-structure-adding-new-board-member-for-junior-membership-classes-and-establishing-voting-procedures/</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 Common Misconceptions New Registries Make About Domain Revenue</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Norbert Grey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is wonderful to see the floodgates open and see so many new gTLDs launch -- 417 delegated as of October 4th. As registry senior management's focus switches to operational matters post launch, it is now time to consider how the new registries will deal with revenue recognition and its impact on financial reporting. This is primarily the CFO's responsibility, but senior management must be mindful that improper domain revenue accounting will lead to corporate reputational damage.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141008_5_common_misconceptions_new_registries_make_about_domain_revenue/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141008_5_common_misconceptions_new_registries_make_about_domain_revenue/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Letter from the editor for IoN issue #2</span><span> by Kieren McCarthy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Los Angeles is a unique place. Love it or hate it &ndash; and there are very few people who sit in the middle &ndash; the one thing you can&rsquo;t escape about the city is that business rules. And in LA, that business is entertainment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ionmag.asia/2014/10/business-usual/"><span>http://www.ionmag.asia/2014/10/business-usual/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker&rsquo;s transition-related security holes come to light<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker customer explains some of the security holes that may have led to his domains being stolen, including some introduced by the transition from the old Moniker system to a new platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/monikers-transition-related-security-holes-come-to-light/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/08/monikers-transition-related-security-holes-come-to-light/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker just reset your password, and you need to do something about it NOW<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker just sent an email to all of its customers notifying them that their passwords were reset in the name of better security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/moniker-password-reset/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/06/moniker-password-reset/</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">Due diligence is necessary before buying liquid domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With news yesterday of more missing three letter domain names at a couple different domain registrars, now is a good time to remind people about due diligence when buying a domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/due-diligence-buying-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/07/due-diligence-buying-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Too Cute! Heritage Auctions Sells Cute.com for Over 200K to Top This Week's Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I was away on vacation last week so I have a double dose of domain sales data for you this week that will bring you completely up to date on what has happened in the aftermarket since my last report. The biggest development was Heritage Auctions closing several big sales from their last last domain auction in late July. Five of those filled spots on the upper half of our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, including the chart topper - Cute.com at a cool $230,000.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141008.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141008.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br><p></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">Anti-geoblock VPNs becoming mainstream as Australians access their favourite programs, finds researcher<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A large number of Australians are streaming television and movies from overseas sites using technology to get around international content restrictions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-09/geoblock-circumvention-becoming-mainstream-in-australia/5801300"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-09/geoblock-circumvention-becoming-mainstream-in-australia/5801300</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">MOBILE/WIRELESS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are now more gadgets on Earth than people<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Humanity has reached a milestone on our journey toward the inevitable confrontation with Skynet. For the first time ever, there are now more active mobile devices on planet Earth than people.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/there-are-now-more-gadgets-on-earth-than-people/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/news/there-are-now-more-gadgets-on-earth-than-people/</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">Sophisticated Cyber Criminals Cost Brands Billions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">During an Ad Week presentation last week, Michael Tiffany, chief executive of White Ops, explained ad fraud and the bots that make it possible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2373710/sophisticated-cyber-criminals-cost-brands-billions"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2373710/sophisticated-cyber-criminals-cost-brands-billions</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">Tim Berners-Lee, Web Creator, Defends Net Neutrality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has big plans for the future of the Internet.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Greater use of online data, faster computers to take care of day-to-day tasks and more collaboration among people around the world are all possible, Mr. Berners-Lee told an audience at a technology conference here on Wednesday. But the British computer scientist warned that this future would happen only if people continued to have unfettered access to the basic infrastructure that powers the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/tim-berners-lee-web-creator-defends-net-neutrality/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/tim-berners-lee-web-creator-defends-net-neutrality/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sir Tim Berners-Lee speaks out on data ownership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The data we create about ourselves should be owned by each of us, not by the large companies that harvest it, the Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, said today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/08/sir-tim-berners-lee-speaks-out-on-data-ownership"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/08/sir-tim-berners-lee-speaks-out-on-data-ownership</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">How Big is That Network?</span><span> by Geoff Huston</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is a careful policy path to be followed that encourages continued investment and innovation in national telecommunications-related infrastructure and services, while at the time same time avoiding the formation of market distortions and inefficiencies. What helps in this regulatory process is clear information about the state of the industry itself. One of those pieces of information concerns the market scope of the retail Internet Service Provider sector. To put it another way, how &ldquo;big&rdquo; is a particular network? How many customers does it serve? Is its market share increasing or falling?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-10/aspop.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-10/aspop.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>More Australians paying for faster internet, but we're still lagging behind in upload speeds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australians are increasingly opting to pay for faster internet connections although an analysis of global internet speeds suggests the country is still lagging behind other countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/oct/08/-sp-more-australians-paying-for-faster-internet-but-were-still-lagging-behind-in-upload-speeds"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/oct/08/-sp-more-australians-paying-for-faster-internet-but-were-still-lagging-behind-in-upload-speeds</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australians demand faster internet speeds: ABS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Consumers want faster internet, according to Australian Bureau of &shy;Statistics (ABS) research that appears to &shy;contradict a government report that says Australians don&rsquo;t need more than 15 megabits per &shy;second (Mbps).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australians_demand_faster_internet_T2HhwkU4bHMJzAuV76Dl9M"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australians_demand_faster_internet_T2HhwkU4bHMJzAuV76Dl9M</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 6 Oct 06:08 2014

auDA Domain News - 6 October

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“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point

<http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/>

 

Governments to elect new leader in Los Angeles

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-in-los-angeles/>

 

'Dot brand' registries: dragging their feet

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet>

 

ICA Exploring Domain Theft Project to Counter a Growing Abuse by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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“We Don't Need No Governance”: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point

Billed as the highlight of the year on the Internet policy conference circuit, the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum is a supposedly indispensable annual meeting about the Internet and its future.

<http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/>

 

EU member states to speak with one voice on Internet governance

European Union (EU) member states have pledged to act as coherent partners on Internet governance. At an informal meeting of EU telecommunications ministers in Italy's business capital Milan on Thursday and Friday, member states supported the evolution of Internet governance within an open and transparent multi-stakeholder model, Italy's undersecretary in charge of telecommunications and frequencies Antonello Giacomelli told a press conference at the end of the meeting.

<http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-10/04/content_33679057.htm>

 

Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?

Earlier this year, the Obama administration asked ICANN to create a means of overseeing the Internet after U.S. governance is scheduled to end in another year. The administration decided not to maintain the current U.S. minimum-oversight role.

<http://news.heartland.org/editorial/2014/10/05/are-we-destined-surf-un-net>

 

Web pioneer Dame Wendy Hall on the future of the internet [registration]

The computer scientist talks about personal data, cyber crime and why, one day, we could all have chips in our brains

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/8f7ff388-440e-11e4-baa7-00144feabdc0.html>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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The ICANN Site - A Lot Done; a Lot More to Do

It's been nearly one year since we launched the bare bones of the new ICANN website. Six months later, we migrated our content to the site and fully launched it. These milestones, and the impending ICANN51 meeting, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come with this project, share the many things that still need doing and answer your questions about the site's progress.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-icann-site-a-lot-done-a-lot-more-to-do>

 

Julien Dedier, IRESC Representative to the United Nations | International Radio Emergency Support Coalition, to Fadi Chehadé, Steve Crocker and Christine Willett

New gTLD application for .RADIO

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dedier-to-chehade-et-al-2014-09-24-en>

 

Draft document from GAC Sub-group on Geographic Names - Community input sought

The GAC Sub-group on Geographic Names (a Sub-group of the GAC Working Group on Future New gTLDs) has developed a draft document for future New gTLD rounds outlining several public policy aspects related to geographic names and is currently seeking community input on this document:

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

 

Governments to elect new leader in Los Angeles

ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) will be choosing a new Chair during the Los Angeles meeting week.

<http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-in-los-angeles/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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New version of the Terms & Conditions for .be domain names

From mid-November onwards, DNS Belgium will be offering a new service to the registrants of .be domain names, called the “Domain Guard”. DNS Belgium therefore made some minor changes to the Terms and Conditions that apply to all .be domain names.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/new-version-terms-conditions-be-domain-names>

 

Important changes for '.ch' and '.swiss' domain name holders

Some website owners may have recently received an email informing them that unless they transfer their '.ch' domain to another service provider, it will be cancelled.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=6a097ea5-1a53-4a3c-9ead-717a873ac3a8>

 

Continued growth for .eu in Q2

The .eu TLD finished Q2 with a growth rate of 4.2% year over year, according to the latest quarterly report released by the .eu registry EURid.

<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/oct-2014/continued-growth-eu-q2>

 

.eu domains up 4% year-on-year in Q2

The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q2 represented an increase of 4.2 percent or 122,450 registrations, when compared with the total number at the end of 2013, according to the latest quarterly report released by the .eu registry EURid.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domains-up-4-year-on-year-in-q2--1040742>

 

Federal Domain Name Policy for .Gov Websites is Putting People at Risk

Michael Olenick of West Palm Beach, FL was so irritated with his experience on ‘fafsa.com’ that he created a petition in an effort to prompt an investigation into the website’s practices.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/10/01/federal-domain-name-policy-for-gov-websites-is-putting-people-at-risk/>

 

Freenom adds .gq to free African ccTLD roster

Freenom has struck a deal with registry for the once-dormant ccTLD for Equatorial Guinea to offer .gq domain names for free worldwide.

<http://domainincite.com/17468-freenom-ads-gq-to-free-african-cctld-roster>

 

.nz second-level names now available

The New Zealand Domain Name Commission has started making second-level domains under .nz available for the first time.

<http://domainincite.com/17466-nz-second-level-names-now-available>

 

PROPOSED PRICING ADJUSTMENT: Co.za, Net.za, Org.za and Web.za

The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) hereby invites comments and feedback to the proposed per domain name fee adjustment for the Co.za, Org.za, Net.za and Web.za Second Level Domains.

<http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/notice-invitation-of-comments-and-feedback>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Even NYC’s new domain address is exclusive — for New Yorkers only

New York City is getting its own domain extension, and starting on October 8, the .nyc address will be available to that elite subsection of the general public known as New Yorkers.

<http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/03/domain-address-nyc-is-coming-next-week-for-new-yorkers-only-of-course/>

 

'Dot brand' registries: dragging their feet

Despite representing around a third of new gTLD applicants, very few brand owners have yet to take the plunge and launch their own registry. TBO finds out why.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet>

 

New gTLD Fees Threaten the Diversity of the Name Space by Tim Johnson

The great promise of the new gTLD programme is not that it will spawn dozens of .COM clones, but rather that it will lead to the creation of a global constellation of unique names embraced by specific interest groups. As an ICANN community, our challenge now is to ensure that the policy framework we've created to manage new gTLDs advances that vision by not penalising the very sorts of domains that the programme was designed to encourage.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141003_new_gtld_fees_threaten_the_diversity_of_the_name_space/>

 

Analyst: new TLDs to hit $500 million in 3 years

B. Riley & Co analyst Sameet Sinha issued a report today estimating that new TLDs should go “from Zero to $500MM in Three Years”. The report also initiates coverage of Rightside with a buy rating and a $15 price target. The stock currently trades for about $10.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/analyst-new-tlds-to-hit-500-million-in-3-years/>

 

Non-partners banned from using .law and .abogado, says registry

Only law firm partners will be allowed to register a .law or .abogado address when they go live next year, domain name registry Minds + Machines (M + M) has said.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/non-partners-banned-from-using-law-and-abogado-says-m-m-4129>

 

Speak up for your language by Sarmad Hussain, ICANN

I believe that multilingual or internationalized domain names (IDNs) are key to a truly global Internet. Therefore, I had been an active member of the Arabic script IDN community, before taking up my current role at ICANN.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/30/speak-up-for-your-language/>

 

Proud of Flanders, online as well!

Flanders is a fantastic region, full of innovative companies, heartwarming initiatives and hardworking businesses. It is also a region about which we are a little too modest when it comes to blowing our own trumpet. So it is high time that we put Flanders firmly on the map. Precisely for that reason, DNS Belgium is launching the campaign website trotsop.vlaanderen (Proud of Flanders) to mark the start of the registration period of .vlaanderen domain names for local government bodies, businesses and organisations.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/proud-flanders-online-well>

 

.vlaanderen and .brussels available from today for companies, government departments and organisations

In Belgium, companies, government departments and organisations, such as non-profit bodies, will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name for their websites and e-mail addresses starting today, Thursday 2 October.

<http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-available-today-companies-government-departments-and-organisations>

 

Donuts Launches .CITY and .HEALTHCARE Internet Domains

Donuts Inc., the world’s largest registry for new gTLDs, continues its ongoing mission to expand and diversify the Internet’s global addressing system in October by making two highly anticipated gTLDs available to the public. This week, users worldwide are able to register addresses in .CITY, followed on October 15 by .HEALTHCARE.

<http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-launches-city-and-healthcare-internet-domains/>

 

Why .CHAT could be all that .TEL wanted to be and more

Almost everyone that has been working in the domain name industry for a while has a story about .TEL. It was introduced in 2005 and went live in 2009 with a flurry of publicity. It was a grand concept aiming to revolutionize the way in which people keep in touch. Unlike traditional domain names, the purpose of a .TEL domain name is to help manage and exchange contact information about people and corporate entities.

<http://gtld.club/2014/10/01/why-chat-could-be-all-that-tel-wanted-to-be-and-more/>

 

“Frustrated” Morocco denies it supported .tata gTLD

The Moroccan government claims that it did not give its support to the .tata dot-brand gTLD, which was granted to Tata Group, the massive Indian conglomerate, in July.

<http://domainincite.com/17457-frustrated-morocco-denies-it-supported-tata-gtld>

 

Should new TLD registries sell directly to consumers?

There has been an established channel for gTLD domain name registrations for a long time.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/should-new-tld-registries-sell-directly-to-consumers/>

 

Donuts To Hit One Million New gTLD Registrations This Month

Donuts is currently around the 960,000 mark for registrations across all the new gTLDs and is expecting to pass the one million mark later this month.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22966>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/02/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations.html>

 

Donuts aims for Million domain name milestone this month

Donuts, the largest registry for new TLDs, hopes to sell its millionth domain name registration this month.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/donuts-aims-for-million-domain-name-milestone-this-month/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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JPMorgan Chase Hack Affects 76 Million Households

A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/jpmorgan-discovers-further-cyber-security-issues/>

 

Ways to Protect Yourself After the JPMorgan Hacking

The numbers are shocking: Personal information from 76 million households may have been compromised as part of the cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase. That is the equivalent of two out of every three households in the United States, though a small portion of those affected may be overseas.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/your-money/jpmorgan-chase-hack-ways-to-protect-yourself.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ICA Exploring Domain Theft Project to Counter a Growing Abuse by Philip Corwin

There has been a lot of domain industry press attention lately to domain thefts. We don’t know for sure if this problem is becoming more acute or is just being reported on more often. But, regardless of the level of activity, we know that there are inadequate recovery and punitive remedies available at present for domain owners who experience theft of their valuable domain assets. Something is very wrong when a hacker can surreptitiously transfer a valuable domain and there is no reliable or cost-efficient means for recovering it.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/>

 

Lighting company obtains transfer of domain name under '.lighting' gTLD [registration]

Louis Poulsen Lighting A/S, a well-known manufacturer of lighting products, has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of a domain name identically reproducing its trademark under the new gTLD ‘.lighting’.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=876bc073-c68d-47b9-84ae-9c41764b3b99>

 

uk: Police Seize Domain of Frombar Sports Streaming Site

The popular sports streaming 'franchise' Sportlemon has lost Frombar.com, one of its main domain names, following a request from the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Whether the intervention will prove effective has yet to be seen, as the site is continuing its operations from various alternate domains.

<http://torrentfreak.com/police-seize-domain-of-frombar-sports-streaming-site-141004/>

 

au: My Brilliance Pty Ltd. v. Amazon Corporate Services Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0018

1. The Parties: The Complainant is My Brilliance Pty Ltd. of Perth, Western Australia, Australia represented by IP Strategies International, Australia. The Respondent is Amazon Corporate Services Pty Ltd. of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, represented by King & Wood Mallesons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <brilliancepublishing.com.au> is registered with MarkMonitor Inc. (the “Registrar”)

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0018>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv6 & Broadband - Four Speakers at Broadband World Forum Next Month

We’ve gathered four speakers from across Europe who have each deployed IPv6 on their own networks. They’ll share their experiences during the IPv6 deployment session on Wednesday, 22 October, at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. I'm chairing this session and I’m excited to invite you to join us next month for a case study and a panel that are both sure to be informative.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2014/09/ipv6-broadband-four-speakers-broadband-world-forum-next-month>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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RIPE NCC and CENTR Hold Joint Meeting With Governments

The RIPE NCC and CENTR, the European ccTLD organisation, held a meeting on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, for governments and regulators to discuss issues of relevance to both the RIPE and CENTR communities.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-and-centr-hold-joint-meeting-with-governments>

 

Key Considerations for Selecting a Managed DNS Provider

Rohit KinraI spend a lot of time talking with customers about how they choose their managed DNS provider. In listening to their stories over the years, I have noticed that many of them use similar (if not identical) criteria to make this very important decision -- one that could ultimately mean success or failure for the lifeblood of their Web-based infrastructure and often their entire business. I’d like to take this opportunity to outline some of the more important criteria to consider when selecting a managed DNS provider.

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

 

Undue Process: Nearly Five Thousand Domains Transferred Under Sealed Court Order by Philip Corwin

Noted domain investor, industry advisor, blogger, and ICA member Mike Berkens has alerted us to a very disturbing occurrence. Unfortunately for Mike, he has been directly impacted by it.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/undue-process/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2014

Qube had the most reliable company site in September with only a single failed request. This is the fourth time this year that Qube has made it to first place, nudging ahead of Datapipe's track record this year. Qube offers a Hybrid cloud service, where physical servers and equipment are integrated with its cloud hosting with a secure connection between the two networks.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2014.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Rob Grant Closes Six-Figure Sale of TorontoRealEstate.com to Top This Week's Sales Chart

Rob Grant (who was profiled in our April 2008 Cover Story) has the world's best portfolio of geo-targeted .com real estate domains. Rob collected the latest dividend from his vast collection today (Sept. 17, 2014) when he closed a $140,000 sale of TorontoRealEstate.com that he has been working on for the past four months.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140924.htm>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook to Review Its Studies on Users

Facebook said Thursday that future research on its 1.3 billion users would be subjected to greater internal scrutiny from top managers, especially if they focused on “deeply personal topics” or specific groups of people.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/technology/facebook-promises-a-deeper-review-of-its-user-research.html>

 

Facebook: We're still experimenting on users, but now it's less creepy

Facebook says it's making changes after an uproar over its mood manipulation experiment.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/02/technology/social/facebook-experiment/index.html>

 

Facebook changes its research rules after mood study backlash

Facebook is changing the way it conducts research using its site, following a summer uproar over a mood study that the social network's researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/02/facebook-changes-its-research-rules-after-mood-study-backlash/>

 

Socially Unacceptable?

I’d like to take a brief departure this week from our usual discussion of domain name disputes and talk about the important issue of social media. As many of you know, trademark infringement in the online arena is not limited to domain names, and many brand owners have been faced with misleading, fraudulent, and other confusing uses of their trademarks in social media usernames (account names used to identify a page on a social media site).

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/29/socially-unacceptable/>

 

 

 

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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"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;We Don't Need No Governance&rdquo;: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/"><span>http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments to elect new leader in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-in-los-angeles/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-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">'Dot brand' registries: dragging their feet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet</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">ICA Exploring Domain Theft Project to Counter a Growing Abuse</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/</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">&ldquo;We Don't Need No Governance&rdquo;: Why the Internet Governance Forum Misses the Point<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Billed as the highlight of the year on the Internet policy conference circuit, the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum is a supposedly indispensable annual meeting about the Internet and its future. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/"><span>http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2014/10/02/we-dont-need-no-governance-why-the-internet-governance-forum-misses-the-point/</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 member states to speak with one voice on Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Union (EU) member states have pledged to act as coherent partners on Internet governance.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">At an informal meeting of EU telecommunications ministers in Italy's business capital Milan on Thursday and Friday, member states supported the evolution of Internet governance within an open and transparent multi-stakeholder model, Italy's undersecretary in charge of telecommunications and frequencies Antonello Giacomelli told a press conference at the end of the meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-10/04/content_33679057.htm"><span>http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2014-10/04/content_33679057.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">Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Earlier this year, the Obama administration asked ICANN to create a means of overseeing the Internet after U.S. governance is scheduled to end in another year. The administration decided not to maintain the current U.S. minimum-oversight role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.heartland.org/editorial/2014/10/05/are-we-destined-surf-un-net"><span>http://news.heartland.org/editorial/2014/10/05/are-we-destined-surf-un-net</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web pioneer Dame Wendy Hall on the future of the internet</span><span> [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The computer scientist talks about personal data, cyber crime and why, one day, we could all have chips in our brains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/8f7ff388-440e-11e4-baa7-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/8f7ff388-440e-11e4-baa7-00144feabdc0.html</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">The ICANN Site - A Lot Done; a Lot More to Do<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's been nearly one year since we launched the bare bones of the new ICANN website. Six months later, we migrated our content to the site and fully launched it. These milestones, and the impending ICANN51 meeting, provides us with an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come with this project, share the many things that still need doing and answer your questions about the site's progress.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-icann-site-a-lot-done-a-lot-more-to-do"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-icann-site-a-lot-done-a-lot-more-to-do</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Julien Dedier, IRESC Representative to the United Nations | International Radio Emergency Support Coalition, to Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Steve Crocker and Christine Willett</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>New gTLD application for .RADIO</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dedier-to-chehade-et-al-2014-09-24-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/dedier-to-chehade-et-al-2014-09-24-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Draft document from GAC Sub-group on Geographic Names - Community input sought<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The GAC Sub-group on Geographic Names (a Sub-group of the GAC Working Group on Future New gTLDs) has developed a draft document for future New gTLD rounds outlining several public policy aspects related to geographic names and is currently seeking community input on this document:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&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;</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">Governments to elect new leader in Los Angeles<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) will be choosing a new Chair during the Los Angeles meeting week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-in-los-angeles/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/governments-to-elect-new-leader-in-los-angeles/</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">New version of the Terms &amp; Conditions for .be domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From mid-November onwards, DNS Belgium will be offering a new service to the registrants of .be domain names, called the &ldquo;Domain Guard&rdquo;. DNS Belgium therefore made some minor changes to the Terms and Conditions that apply to all .be domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/new-version-terms-conditions-be-domain-names"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/new-version-terms-conditions-be-domain-names</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Important changes for '.ch' and '.swiss' domain name holders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Some website owners may have recently received an email informing them that unless they transfer their '.ch' domain to another service provider, it will be cancelled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=6a097ea5-1a53-4a3c-9ead-717a873ac3a8"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=6a097ea5-1a53-4a3c-9ead-717a873ac3a8</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Continued growth for .eu in Q2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The .eu TLD finished Q2 with a growth rate of 4.2% year over year, according to the latest quarterly report released by the .eu registry EURid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/oct-2014/continued-growth-eu-q2"><span>http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/oct-2014/continued-growth-eu-q2</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 domains up 4% year-on-year in Q2<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The total number of .eu domain names registered at the end of Q2 represented an increase of 4.2 percent or 122,450 registrations, when compared with the total number at the end of 2013, according to the latest quarterly report released by the .eu registry EURid</span><span>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domains-up-4-year-on-year-in-q2--1040742"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/eu-domains-up-4-year-on-year-in-q2--1040742</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">Federal Domain Name Policy for .Gov Websites is Putting People at Risk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Michael Olenick of West Palm Beach, FL was so irritated with his experience on &lsquo;fafsa.com&rsquo; that he created a petition in an effort to prompt an investigation into the website&rsquo;s practices.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/10/01/federal-domain-name-policy-for-gov-websites-is-putting-people-at-risk/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/10/01/federal-domain-name-policy-for-gov-websites-is-putting-people-at-risk/</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 adds .gq to free African ccTLD roster<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freenom has struck a deal with registry for the once-dormant ccTLD for Equatorial Guinea to offer .gq domain names for free worldwide.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17468-freenom-ads-gq-to-free-african-cctld-roster"><span>http://domainincite.com/17468-freenom-ads-gq-to-free-african-cctld-roster</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">.nz second-level names now available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The New Zealand Domain Name Commission has started making second-level domains under .nz available for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17466-nz-second-level-names-now-available"><span>http://domainincite.com/17466-nz-second-level-names-now-available</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PROPOSED PRICING ADJUSTMENT: Co.za, Net.za, Org.za and Web.za<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) hereby invites comments and feedback to the proposed per domain name fee adjustment for the Co.za, Org.za, Net.za and Web.za Second Level Domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/notice-invitation-of-comments-and-feedback"><span>http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/notice-invitation-of-comments-and-feedback</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">Even NYC&rsquo;s new domain address is exclusive &mdash; for New Yorkers only<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New York City is getting its own domain extension, and starting on October 8, the .nyc address will be available to that elite subsection of the general public known as New Yorkers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/03/domain-address-nyc-is-coming-next-week-for-new-yorkers-only-of-course/"><span>http://venturebeat.com/2014/10/03/domain-address-nyc-is-coming-next-week-for-new-yorkers-only-of-course/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Dot brand' registries: dragging their feet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite representing around a third of new gTLD applicants, very few brand owners have yet to take the plunge and launch their own registry. TBO finds out why.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/brand-registries-dragging-their-feet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Fees Threaten the Diversity of the Name Space</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Tim Johnson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The great promise of the new gTLD programme is not that it will spawn dozens of .COM clones, but rather that it will lead to the creation of a global constellation of unique names embraced by specific interest groups. As an ICANN community, our challenge now is to ensure that the policy framework we've created to manage new gTLDs advances that vision by not penalising the very sorts of domains that the programme was designed to encourage.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141003_new_gtld_fees_threaten_the_diversity_of_the_name_space/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141003_new_gtld_fees_threaten_the_diversity_of_the_name_space/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Analyst: new TLDs to hit $500 million in 3 years<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">B. Riley &amp; Co analyst Sameet Sinha issued a report today estimating that new TLDs should go &ldquo;from Zero to $500MM in Three Years&rdquo;. The report also initiates coverage of Rightside with a buy rating and a $15 price target. The stock currently trades for about $10.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/analyst-new-tlds-to-hit-500-million-in-3-years/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/analyst-new-tlds-to-hit-500-million-in-3-years/</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">Non-partners banned from using .law and .abogado, says registry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Only law firm partners will be allowed to register a .law or .abogado address when they go live next year, domain name registry Minds + Machines (M + M) has said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/non-partners-banned-from-using-law-and-abogado-says-m-m-4129"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/non-partners-banned-from-using-law-and-abogado-says-m-m-4129</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Speak up for your language</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Sarmad Hussain</span><span>, ICANN</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I believe that multilingual or internationalized domain names (IDNs) are key to a truly global Internet. Therefore, I had been an active member of the Arabic script IDN community, before taking up my current role at ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/30/speak-up-for-your-language/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/30/speak-up-for-your-language/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proud of Flanders, online as well!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flanders is a fantastic region, full of innovative companies, heartwarming initiatives and hardworking businesses. It is also a region about which we are a little too modest when it comes to blowing our own trumpet. So it is high time that we put Flanders firmly on the map.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Precisely for that reason, DNS Belgium is launching the campaign website trotsop.vlaanderen (Proud of Flanders) to mark the start of the registration period of .vlaanderen domain names for local government bodies, businesses and organisations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/proud-flanders-online-well"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/proud-flanders-online-well</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>.vlaanderen and .brussels available from today for companies, government departments and organisations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>In Belgium, companies, government departments and organisations, such as non-profit bodies, will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name for their websites and e-mail addresses starting today, Thursday 2 October.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-available-today-companies-government-departments-and-organisations"><span>http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-available-today-companies-government-departments-and-organisations</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Launches .CITY and .HEALTHCARE Internet Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts Inc., the world&rsquo;s largest registry for new gTLDs, continues its ongoing mission to expand and diversify the Internet&rsquo;s global addressing system in October by making two highly anticipated gTLDs available to the public. This week, users worldwide are able to register addresses in .CITY, followed on October 15 by .HEALTHCARE.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-launches-city-and-healthcare-internet-domains/"><span>http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-launches-city-and-healthcare-internet-domains/</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">Why .CHAT could be all that .TEL wanted to be and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost everyone that has been working in the domain name industry for a while has a story about .TEL. It was introduced in 2005 and went live in 2009 with a flurry of publicity. It was a grand concept aiming to revolutionize the way in which people keep in touch. Unlike traditional domain names, the purpose of a .TEL domain name is to help manage and exchange contact information about people and corporate entities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtld.club/2014/10/01/why-chat-could-be-all-that-tel-wanted-to-be-and-more/"><span>http://gtld.club/2014/10/01/why-chat-could-be-all-that-tel-wanted-to-be-and-more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Frustrated&rdquo; Morocco denies it supported .tata gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Moroccan government claims that it did not give its support to the .tata dot-brand gTLD, which was granted to Tata Group, the massive Indian conglomerate, in July.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17457-frustrated-morocco-denies-it-supported-tata-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/17457-frustrated-morocco-denies-it-supported-tata-gtld</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">Should new TLD registries sell directly to consumers?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been an established channel for gTLD domain name registrations for a long time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/should-new-tld-registries-sell-directly-to-consumers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/should-new-tld-registries-sell-directly-to-consumers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts To Hit One Million New gTLD Registrations This Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts is currently around the 960,000 mark for registrations across all the new gTLDs and is expecting to pass the one million mark later this month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22966"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22966</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/02/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/02/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-one-million-new-gtld-registrations.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">Donuts aims for Million domain name milestone this month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts, the largest registry for new </span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s, hopes to sell its millionth domain name registration this month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/donuts-aims-for-million-domain-name-milestone-this-month/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/02/donuts-aims-for-million-domain-name-milestone-this-month/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPMorgan Chase Hack Affects 76 Million Households<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/jpmorgan-discovers-further-cyber-security-issues/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/jpmorgan-discovers-further-cyber-security-issues/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ways to Protect Yourself After the JPMorgan Hacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The numbers are shocking: Personal information from 76 million households may have been compromised as part of the cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase. That is the equivalent of two out of every three households in the United States, though a small portion of those affected may be overseas.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/your-money/jpmorgan-chase-hack-ways-to-protect-yourself.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/04/your-money/jpmorgan-chase-hack-ways-to-protect-yourself.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICA Exploring Domain Theft Project to Counter a Growing Abuse</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been a lot of domain industry press attention lately to domain thefts. We don&rsquo;t know for sure if this problem is becoming more acute or is just being reported on more often. But, regardless of the level of activity, we know that there are inadequate recovery and punitive remedies available at present for domain owners who experience theft of their valuable domain assets. Something is very wrong when a hacker can surreptitiously transfer a valuable domain and there is no reliable or cost-efficient means for recovering it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/domain-theft-project/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lighting company obtains transfer of domain name under '.lighting' gTLD</span><span> [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Louis Poulsen Lighting A/S, a well-known manufacturer of lighting products, has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of a domain name identically reproducing its trademark under the new gTLD &lsquo;.lighting&rsquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=876bc073-c68d-47b9-84ae-9c41764b3b99"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=876bc073-c68d-47b9-84ae-9c41764b3b99</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>uk: Police Seize Domain of Frombar Sports Streaming Site</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The popular sports streaming 'franchise' Sportlemon has lost Frombar.com, one of its main domain names, following a request from the UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit. Whether the intervention will prove effective has yet to be seen, as the site is continuing its operations from various alternate domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/police-seize-domain-of-frombar-sports-streaming-site-141004/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/police-seize-domain-of-frombar-sports-streaming-site-141004/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>au: My Brilliance Pty Ltd. v. Amazon Corporate Services Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0018</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>1. The Parties: The Complainant is My Brilliance Pty Ltd. of Perth, Western Australia, Australia represented by IP Strategies International, Australia. The Respondent is Amazon Corporate Services Pty Ltd. of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, represented by King &amp; Wood Mallesons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;brilliancepublishing.com.au&gt; is registered with MarkMonitor Inc. (the &ldquo;Registrar&rdquo;)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0018"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0018</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv6 &amp; Broadband - Four Speakers at Broadband World Forum Next Month<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We&rsquo;ve gathered four speakers from across Europe who have each deployed IPv6 on their own networks. They&rsquo;ll share their experiences during the IPv6 deployment session on Wednesday, 22 October, at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. I'm chairing this session and I&rsquo;m excited to invite you to join us next month for a case study and a panel that are both sure to be informative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2014/09/ipv6-broadband-four-speakers-broadband-world-forum-next-month"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2014/09/ipv6-broadband-four-speakers-broadband-world-forum-next-month</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">RIPE NCC and CENTR Hold Joint Meeting With Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The RIPE NCC and CENTR, the European </span><span>cc</span><span lang="EN">TLD organisation, held a meeting on Wednesday, 1 October 2014, in Brussels, Belgium, for governments and regulators to discuss issues of relevance to both the RIPE and CENTR communities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-and-centr-hold-joint-meeting-with-governments"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-and-centr-hold-joint-meeting-with-governments</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">Key Considerations for Selecting a Managed DNS Provider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rohit KinraI spend a lot of time talking with customers about how they choose their managed DNS provider. In listening to their stories over the years, I have noticed that many of them use similar (if not identical) criteria to make this very important decision -- one that could ultimately mean success or failure for the lifeblood of their Web-based infrastructure and often their entire business. I&rsquo;d like to take this opportunity to outline some of the more important criteria to consider when selecting a managed DNS provider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/key_considerations_for_selecting_a"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/key_considerations_for_selecting_a</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">Undue Process: Nearly Five Thousand Domains Transferred Under Sealed Court Order</span><span> b</span><span lang="EN">y Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Noted domain investor, industry advisor, blogger, and ICA member Mike Berkens has alerted us to a very disturbing occurrence. Unfortunately for Mike, he has been directly impacted by it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/undue-process/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/undue-process/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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>Netcraft: </span><span lang="EN">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qube had the most reliable company site in September with only a single failed request. This is the fourth time this year that Qube has made it to first place, nudging ahead of Datapipe's track record this year. Qube offers a Hybrid cloud service, where physical servers and equipment are integrated with its cloud hosting with a secure connection between the two networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/02/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-september-2014.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rob Grant Closes Six-Figure Sale of TorontoRealEstate.com to Top This Week's Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rob Grant (who was profiled in our April 2008 Cover Story) has the world's best portfolio of geo-targeted .com real estate domains. Rob collected the latest dividend from his vast collection today (Sept. 17, 2014) when he closed a $140,000 sale of TorontoRealEstate.com that he has been working on for the past four months. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140924.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140924.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br></span><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 to Review Its Studies on Users<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook said Thursday that future research on its 1.3 billion users would be subjected to greater internal scrutiny from top managers, especially if they focused on &ldquo;deeply personal topics&rdquo; or specific groups of people.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/technology/facebook-promises-a-deeper-review-of-its-user-research.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/technology/facebook-promises-a-deeper-review-of-its-user-research.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook: We're still experimenting on users, but now it's less creepy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook says it's making changes after an uproar over its mood manipulation experiment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/02/technology/social/facebook-experiment/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/02/technology/social/facebook-experiment/index.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook changes its research rules after mood study backlash<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook is changing the way it conducts research using its site, following a summer uproar over a mood study that the social network's researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/02/facebook-changes-its-research-rules-after-mood-study-backlash/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/10/02/facebook-changes-its-research-rules-after-mood-study-backlash/</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">Socially Unacceptable?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;d like to take a brief departure this week from our usual discussion of domain name disputes and talk about the important issue of social media. As many of you know, trademark infringement in the online arena is not limited to domain names, and many brand owners have been faced with misleading, fraudulent, and other confusing uses of their trademarks in social media usernames (account names used to identify a page on a social media site).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/29/socially-unacceptable/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/29/socially-unacceptable/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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auDA Domain News - 22 September

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Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en>

 

Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow>

 

ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/>

 

ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers

<http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/>

 

Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2>

 

'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies - including Verisign

<http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/>

 

Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/>

 

 

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Should Governments Control the Internet? by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer and James L. Gattuso

The Internet is now critical to the U.S. economy. A recent Hudson Institute analysis estimated that the information, communications, and technology sector accounted for nearly 10 percent of the total growth of the U.S. economy from 2002 to 2007 – in other words, the sector was responsible for more than $340 billion of the $4.6 trillion increase in real gross output of the U.S. economy over that period. Small wonder, then, that Congress has taken a keen interest in the Commerce Department's March 14 announcement that it intends to end its current supervisory role over ICANN and facilitate the transition to a new, private-sector led, bottom-up system under which ICANN will operate.

<http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet>

 

Joint Press Statement for the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy - The Sixth Director General-Level Meeting

The United States and Japan held the sixth Director General-level meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2014. In this dialogue, which included a session with private sector representatives, participants held candid and vibrant discussions on important Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) topics, such as: U.S.-Japan cooperation for ensuring the multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance; the use of personal data and protection of privacy; improving awareness of cyber security risks; telecommunications services; open data; R&D cooperation; and ICT for development. In particular, the United States and Japan continued their joint coordination in preparation for the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU PP-14).

<http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.htm>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition <at> APNIC 38

At the APNIC 38 conference on 17 September, the APNIC community were invited to discuss the IANA Stewardship Transition at a special session. Here’s how the session played out.

<http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/>

 

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Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new gTLD strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en>

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group's Guidelines for Decision Making. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making decisions.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership

Response to Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en>

 

Building the Technical Internet Community in the Middle East

On September 8-11, ICANN held a DNSSEC workshop in Amman, Jordan together with the Jordanian-based professional services group, TAG-Org.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east>

 

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD

Purpose (Brief): A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR TLD. As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND TLD provisions in place.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en>

 

Martin Sutton, President | The Brand Registry Group, to Akram Atallah

Progress with .Brand Applicants and Future Co-operation

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-en>

 

Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee| ICANN, to Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en>

 

Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'

The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow>

 

Moscow Considers Moves to Secure and Defend Internet in Russia

Russia's isolation in the wake of Western sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine has reaffirmed the Kremlin's anxiety about U.S. control over the Internet.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000>

 

Russia to be disconnected from the Internet?

The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.

<http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/>

 

Russia looking at measures not to let Russia be cut off internet — minister

The Russian authorities are not planning to cut the country off the worldwide web, but, on the contrary, are looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia, Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Friday.

<http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406>

 

Russia Plans Break From Global Web as U.S. Rift Deepens

Russia plans next week to discuss contingency measures to cut the country off from the global Internet in what the Kremlin called a necessary step to shield the nation from the U.S.-controlled worldwide Web.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.html>

 

Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains

Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names.

<http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains>

 

ICANN strengthens GAC advice

ICANN has published a proposed amendment to its bylaws that can be interpreted as giving the world's governments a stronger voice in matters concerning ICANN's actions, such as the introduction of new gTLDs. This proposed change will make it harder for the ICANN Board to reject advice from its Government Advisory Committee.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37>

 

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ae: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts training sessions for IPv6

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosts industry specific training sessions from 7 to 11 September on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Participating were a number of organisations as well as federal and local government departments

<http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php>

 

Possible use of .bv

Norid is negotiating with the Dutch registry, SIDN, about a collaboration to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market.

<http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.html>

 

Make Your Idea Internet Official: Your .com Is Waiting

As you think about bringing your business online, look no further than .com, one of the most universally recognized domains on the Internet. While .com is highly desirable for the businesses and individuals around the globe, did you know there are still millions upon millions of great .com domain names available for registration?

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

 

nl: Simplerinvoicing and SIDN join forces

The Simplerinvoicing Foundation and SIDN, the company behind .nl, will be working closely together to expedite the introduction and adoption of electronic invoices that conform to the European standard (PEPPOL).

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/>

 

nl: The.nlyst 15 now out

On 1 September, the SIDN Funds formally began operations. The latest edition of The.nlyst introduces you to the Fund’s CEO, Valerie Frissen. There are also features on two initiatives that SIDN is actively involved with: Digital Infrastructure Netherlands, an internet industry umbrella group that works for a secure and reliable digital economy, and the Platform for Internet Standards, a body set up to promote the general acceptance of standards such as iPv6 and DNSSEC.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/>

 

ru: Two-thirds of malicious domains found to spread malware

In August, Group-IB sent accredited registrars 101 notices to remove domain names that were in violation. As a result, 80 domain names were taken down.

<http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047>

 

Email to .uk rights holders

We are currently emailing registrants of UK domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, etc.) that have been granted the right to the short .uk equivalent of their current domain under our 5-year reservation mechanism.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders>

 

za: SA closes in on 1m domain names

SA will have more than one million domain names ending in .za by the first quarter of 2015 as new Web sites maintain a steady pace in going live. This is according to Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry, who was speaking at the iWeek annual Internet industry conference this week.

<http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-domain-names>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands

On September 11, 2014, ICANN released an updated Auction Schedule for all remaining contention sets – a situation where more than one organization applied for the same gTLD. The outcome of these ICANN Auctions affects not only the new gTLD applicants involved, but also brand owners looking to register in new gTLDs.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/>

 

Amazon beats Google to $4.6m .buy domain

Online retailer Amazon has secured the .buy gTLD after beating Google at an auction. Amazon paid nearly $4.6 million for the suffix, trumping other hopeful applicants Donuts Inc and Famous Four Media.

<http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102>

 

.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours>

 

Which made more money — .website, .press or .host?

Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day’s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD.

<http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host>

 

Amazon splashes out $4.6m on .Buy domain name

Online retailer Amazon has stumped up $4.6m to purchase the exclusive rights to the .Buy domain name as it embraces a new generation of custom internet addresses.

<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-domain-name>

 

.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours

The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.

<http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours>

 

CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant

Registry back-end provider CentralNic has stumped up $1.5 million to back a new gTLD applicant in a forthcoming private auction.

<http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-applicant>

 

Donuts wants to patent Domain Protected Marks List

Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-list/>

 

.Buzz discovers that its registrants enjoy the high life

When Bill Doshier decided to apply for the .buzz TLD, he had a vision for how it would be used: entertainment, social media, fashion…you get the idea.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/>

 

New TLDs find their religion: .Church wins the day

... I should have known that word travels fast in the religious community. .Church was the top domain yesterday, gaining 3,409 registrations in the zone file to end with 4,044.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/>

 

A Trick to Register Good Generic Domain Names by Jean Guillon

A good domain name can be difficult to find... in particular when the domain name extension is highly demanded. It is what is happening with the .CLUB new gTLD. Should your Registrar tell you that the desired domain name is not available, it is not necessarily true. Anybody involved in launching a website has to go through a search for a domain name, and most of the time, it begins with the following question: "is the .com available?". Most of the time the answer is: "no it is not".

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_domain_names/>

 

Backing from the City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch

Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday (Sept. 15) in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.htm>

 

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ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers

Though they may be freshly initiated internet addresses, malicious activity is already being seen coming from many of the new TLDs released this year by ICANN. It’s a worrying trend that shows fresh addressing to be a boon for phishers and spammers—at least at first.

<http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/>

 

Hackers Break in to Prominent Domain Registrars, Moniker, Melbourne IT, Name.com and Xinnet

A story on Hacker News from earlier Tuesday mentions that a group of hackers , Hack The Planet (HTP), was able to hack in to several domain name registrars late last year . The registrars were not specifically targeted, rather they were hacked in order to take down the hosting of another hacker’s IRC channel.

<http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534>

 

Warning over Isis cyber threat

The Islamist militants who have seized almost a third of Iraq and Syria pose the next great cyber threat as terrorist organisations hoard cyber weaponry from underground markets, the chief executive of FireEye has warned.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html>

 

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Complainant Gets Dumped On After 13 Years Of Inaction

Until Certplex, Ltd. filed a complaint against respondent Hasham Malik / NextAge, the two entities had used their domains concurrently for 13 years with no conflict. Given that the complaint ended in a denied transfer of the domain name braindumps.biz, it seems that the Complainant should have left well enough alone.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/>

 

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Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III

In Parts I and II of this series of blog posts I described the need for a registration operations industry association. At the end of Part II, I wrote that Part III will describe “an opportunity for everyone that’s interested in discussing this topic in a live environment.” The large number of people attending ICANN 51 in Los Angeles presents the best chance of discussion with many potential participants being in the same place at the same time. Let’s take advantage of that proximity.

<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2>

 

'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies

Does it seem you’re the last to know when a company is in serious financial trouble and end up holding the worthless stock? There’s an early warning system all investors need to know about — the Altman Z-Score — that’s is calling out six companies for being in a tough spot. ... So, which companies is the Z-Score warning investors about now? There are six companies in the Standard & Poor’s 1500 index, including Internet infrastructure company VeriSign, computer networker Ciena and publisher Time that each have negative Z-Scores.

<http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/>

 

IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT [IDG]

The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/>

 

GoDaddy Executes On New Marketing Strategy

GoDaddy ... launches its 2014 advertising campaign today with new television commercials, online and print advertising and social media engagements. The rollout is another key milestone in GoDaddy’s overall mission to empower small business owners.

<https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx>

 

APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC

As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar’s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.

<https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc>

 

RIPE NCC Launches General Meeting Registration Through LIR Portal

For the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 5 November 2014, RIPE NCC members can now register their attendance and voting preferences through the LIR Portal.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal>

 

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Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well

... Freelancer CEO and founder Matt Barrie revealed for the first time how much he paid to acquire the Freelancer.com domain name – a staggering $325,000, which was one of the highest amounts paid for a domain in Australia at the time.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/>

 

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us: Study: Cities with super fast Internet speeds are more productive

It's become an article of faith among politicians, investors and entrepreneurs that the Internet — and access to it — is an economic engine. It helps connect Americans to education and government services. It serves as a platform for new ideas and companies that wind up changing the world. And it reduces costs for consumers and businesses everywhere.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Credit Card Companies Enable Piracy, Study Claims

A new report takes aim at the role that credit card companies are playing in enabling cyberlockers to collect tens of millions of dollars for pirated content.

<http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Why a company you’ve never heard of is about to take over the world

The Chinese company Alibaba is going public at 9:30 AM ET on Friday. It is poised to be the largest IPO in history, expected to raise $21 billion. According to Fortune, the offering price will be in the range of $60 to $68 per share.

<http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/>

 

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Why the NBN's cost-benefit analysis is flawed on arrival by Mark Gregory

The recent Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) business luncheon held in Melbourne provided a venue for NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski and Professor Henry Ergas to provide a valuable insight into the NBN’s new direction.

<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival>

 

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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">Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow</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 Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/"><span>http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/</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">Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies - including Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/"><span>http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/</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 Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/</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"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should Governments Control the Internet? by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer and James L. Gattuso<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet is now critical to the U.S. economy. A recent Hudson Institute analysis estimated that the information, communications, and technology sector accounted for nearly 10 percent of the total growth of the U.S. economy from 2002 to 2007 &ndash; in other words, the sector was responsible for more than $340 billion of the $4.6 trillion increase in real gross output of the U.S. economy over that period. Small wonder, then, that Congress has taken a keen interest in the Commerce Department's March 14 announcement that it intends to end its current supervisory role over ICANN and facilitate the transition to a new, private-sector led, bottom-up system under which ICANN will operate.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet"><span>http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2014/9/should-governments-control-the-internet</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Joint Press Statement for the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy - The Sixth Director General-Level Meeting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The United States and Japan held the sixth Director General-level meeting of the U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy in Washington, D.C. on September 16 and 17, 2014. In this dialogue, which included a session with private sector representatives, participants held candid and vibrant discussions on important Internet and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) topics, such as: U.S.-Japan cooperation for ensuring the multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance; the use of personal data and protection of privacy; improving awareness of cyber security risks; telecommunications services; open data; R&amp;D cooperation; and ICT for development. In particular, the United States and Japan continued their joint coordination in preparation for the upcoming Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU PP-14).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.htm"><span>http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/09/231839.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">IANA Stewardship Transition  <at>  APNIC 38<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the APNIC 38 conference on 17 September, the APNIC community were invited to discuss the IANA Stewardship Transition at a special session. Here&rsquo;s how the session played out.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/"><span>http://blog.apnic.net/2014/09/17/iana-stewardship-transition-apnic-38/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Results Available for 17 September 2014 New gTLD Program Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 17 September 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve string contention sets for three new gTLD strings; BUY, TECH, and VIP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Coordination Group Publishes Guidelines for Decision-Making<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today announced that it has finalized and published the group's Guidelines for Decision Making. The objective of the document is to assist the ICG in optimizing productivity and effectiveness in the process of making decisions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board and Fadi Chehade, President and CEO to Supporting Organization, Advisory Committee, Stakeholder Group and Constituency Leadership<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Response to Questions About Enhancing ICANN Accountability Efforts<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-chehade-to-soac-et-al-2014-09-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Building the Technical Internet Community in the Middle East<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 8-11, ICANN held a DNSSEC workshop in Amman, Jordan together with the Jordanian-based professional services group, TAG-Org.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/building-the-technical-internet-community-in-the-middle-east</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): A Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request was submitted by NeuStar, Inc. to allow the release of country and territory names for the .NEUSTAR TLD. As of 31 July 2014, Specification 13 has been granted for .NEUSTAR indicating that the TLD has .BRAND TLD provisions in place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Martin Sutton, President | The Brand Registry Group, to Akram Atallah</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Progress with .Brand Applicants and Future Co-operation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/sutton-to-atallah-2014-09-17-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">Cherine Chalaby, Chair, New gTLD Program Committee| ICANN, to Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .AMAZON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-filho-almeida-2014-09-19-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Putin considers plan to unplug Russia from the internet 'in an emergency'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moscow Considers Moves to Secure and Defend Internet in Russia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia's isolation in the wake of Western sanctions imposed over its intervention in Ukraine has reaffirmed the Kremlin's anxiety about U.S. control over the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/moscow-considers-moves-to-secure-and-defend-internet-in-russia-1411145000</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">Russia to be disconnected from the Internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The issue of security of the Russian segment of the Internet will be a topic for discussion at the meeting of the Russian Security Council, with the participation of President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials. The meeting will take place next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions regulating the use of the Internet in Russia, providing for the ability to cut the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/"><span>http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/19-09-2014/128572-russia_internet-0/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia looking at measures not to let Russia be cut off internet &mdash; minister<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Russian authorities are not planning to cut the country off the worldwide web, but, on the contrary, are looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia, Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov said on Friday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406"><span>http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/750406</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia Plans Break From Global Web as U.S. Rift Deepens<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia plans next week to discuss contingency measures to cut the country off from the global Internet in what the Kremlin called a necessary step to shield the nation from the U.S.-controlled worldwide Web.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.html"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-19/russia-seeks-to-safeguard-itself-from-u-s-internet-regulation.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">Amid Ukraine crisis, Russia scared ICANN might switch off its domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russia is reportedly worried that the current wave of Western sanctions against it may wind up including ICANN turning off its domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains"><span>http://domainincite.com/17373-amid-ukraine-crisis-russia-scared-icann-might-switch-off-its-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN strengthens GAC advice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published a proposed amendment to its bylaws that can be interpreted as giving the world's governments a stronger voice in matters concerning ICANN's actions, such as the introduction of new gTLDs. This proposed change will make it harder for the ICANN Board to reject advice from its Government Advisory Committee.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=0f1b2975-4b47-4abf-bbfb-01ef43926b37</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">ae: Telecommunications Regulatory Authority hosts training sessions for IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) hosts industry specific training sessions from 7 to 11 September on Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Participating were a number of organisations as well as federal and local government departments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php"><span>http://tra.gov.ae/news_Telecommunications_Regulatory_Authority_hosts_training_sessions_for_IPv6-650-1.php</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Possible use of .bv<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Norid is negotiating with the Dutch registry, SIDN, about a collaboration to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.html"><span>http://www.norid.no/nytt/mulig-bruk-bv.en.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">Make Your Idea Internet Official: Your .com Is Waiting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As you think about bringing your business online, look no further than .com, one of the most universally recognized domains on the Internet. While .com is highly desirable for the businesses and individuals around the globe, did you know there are still millions upon millions of great .com domain names available for registration?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/make_your_idea_internet_official"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/make_your_idea_internet_official</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nl: Simplerinvoicing and SIDN join forces<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Simplerinvoicing Foundation and SIDN, the company behind .nl, will be working closely together to expedite the introduction and adoption of electronic invoices that conform to the European standard (PEPPOL).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/simplerinvoicing-and-sidn-join-forces/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nl: The.nlyst 15 now out<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 1 September, the SIDN Funds formally began operations. The latest edition of The.nlyst introduces you to the Fund&rsquo;s CEO, Valerie Frissen. There are also features on two initiatives that SIDN is actively involved with: Digital Infrastructure Netherlands, an internet industry umbrella group that works for a secure and reliable digital economy, and the Platform for Internet Standards, a body set up to promote the general acceptance of standards such as iPv6 and DNSSEC. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-15-now-out/</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: Two-thirds of malicious domains found to spread malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In August, Group-IB sent accredited registrars 101 notices to remove domain names that were in violation. As a result, 80 domain names were taken down.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047"><span>http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6047</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Email to .uk rights holders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are currently emailing registrants of UK domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, etc.) that have been granted the right to the short .uk equivalent of their current domain under our 5-year reservation mechanism.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/email-uk-rights-holders</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">za: SA closes in on 1m domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SA will have more than one million domain names ending in .za by the first quarter of 2015 as new Web sites maintain a steady pace in going live. This is according to Lucky Masilela, CEO of the ZA Central Registry, who was speaking at the iWeek annual Internet industry conference this week. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-domain-names"><span>http://www.itweb.co.za/?id=137826:SA-closes-in-on-1m-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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Auctions: The Latest Schedule and Why It Matters to Brands<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On September 11, 2014, ICANN released an updated Auction Schedule for all remaining contention sets &ndash; a situation where more than one organization applied for the same gTLD. The outcome of these ICANN Auctions affects not only the new gTLD applicants involved, but also brand owners looking to register in new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/09/17/icann-auctions-the-latest-schedule-and-why-it-matters-to-brands/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amazon beats Google to $4.6m .buy domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online retailer Amazon has secured the .buy gTLD after beating Google at an auction. Amazon paid nearly $4.6 million for the suffix, trumping other hopeful applicants Donuts Inc and Famous Four Media.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102"><span>http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/amazon-beats-google-to-4-6m-buy-domain-4102</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours"><span>http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which made more money &mdash; .website, .press or .host?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Radix Registry launched its first three new gTLDs yesterday, and the first day&rsquo;s numbers make an interesting case study in how difficult it can be to judge the health of a TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host"><span>http://domainincite.com/17369-which-made-more-money-website-press-or-host</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 splashes out $4.6m on .Buy domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online retailer Amazon has stumped up $4.6m to purchase the exclusive rights to the .Buy domain name as it embraces a new generation of custom internet addresses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-domain-name"><span>http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/09/18/amazon-splashes-out-46m-buy-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">.website gets 6,500 regs in first four hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD .website got over 6,500 registrations in the first four hours of general availability, according to Radix Registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours"><span>http://domainincite.com/17363-website-gets-6500-regs-in-first-four-hours</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CentralNic invests $1.5m in mystery gTLD applicant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registry back-end provider CentralNic has stumped up $1.5 million to back a new gTLD applicant in a forthcoming private auction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-applicant"><span>http://domainincite.com/17358-centralnic-invests-1-5m-in-mystery-gtld-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">Donuts wants to patent Domain Protected Marks List<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wants to patent the Domain Protected Marks List (DPML), a service that helps brand owners prevent their trademarks from being registered across multiple TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-list/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/donuts-wants-to-patent-domain-protected-marks-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">.Buzz discovers that its registrants enjoy the high life<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Bill Doshier decided to apply for the .buzz TLD, he had a vision for how it would be used: entertainment, social media, fashion&hellip;you get the idea.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/buzz-high-life/</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 find their religion: .Church wins the day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... I should have known that word travels fast in the religious community. .Church was the top domain yesterday, gaining 3,409 registrations in the zone file to end with 4,044.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/18/new-tlds-church/</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 Trick to Register Good Generic Domain Names by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A good domain name can be difficult to find... in particular when the domain name extension is highly demanded. It is what is happening with the .CLUB new gTLD. Should your Registrar tell you that the desired domain name is not available, it is not necessarily true. Anybody involved in launching a website has to go through a search for a domain name, and most of the time, it begins with the following question: "is the .com available?". Most of the time the answer is: "no it is not".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_domain_names/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140918_a_trick_to_register_good_generic_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">Backing from the City of Las Vegas Helped .VEGAS Draw Plenty of Attention to Their Launch <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Befitting its status as the new gTLD representing the Entertainment Capital of the World, .VEGAS had a very splashy General Availability debut Monday (Sept. 15) in Las Vegas. The new extension is also benefiting from its partnership with the City of Las Vegas who gets 10% from each .VEGAS registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140918-2.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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Fresh TLDs: a Gift to Phishers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Though they may be freshly initiated internet addresses, malicious activity is already being seen coming from many of the new TLDs released this year by ICANN. It&rsquo;s a worrying trend that shows fresh addressing to be a boon for phishers and spammers&mdash;at least at first.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/"><span>http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/icanns-fresh-top-level-domains-a/</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">Hackers Break in to Prominent Domain Registrars, Moniker, Melbourne IT, Name.com and Xinnet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A story on Hacker News from earlier Tuesday mentions that a group of hackers , Hack The Planet (HTP), was able to hack in to several domain name registrars late last year . The registrars were not specifically targeted, rather they were hacked in order to take down the hosting of another hacker&rsquo;s IRC channel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534"><span>http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/hackers-break-in-to-prominent-domain-registrars-moniker-melbourne-it-name-com-and-xinnet/22534</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Warning over Isis cyber threat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Islamist militants who have seized almost a third of Iraq and Syria pose the next great cyber threat as terrorist organisations hoard cyber weaponry from underground markets, the chief executive of FireEye has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/92fb509c-3ee7-11e4-adef-00144feabdc0.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Complainant Gets Dumped On After 13 Years Of Inaction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Until Certplex, Ltd. filed a complaint against respondent Hasham Malik / NextAge, the two entities had used their domains concurrently for 13 years with no conflict. Given that the complaint ended in a denied transfer of the domain name braindumps.biz, it seems that the Complainant should have left well enough alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/09/14/complainant-gets-dumped-on-after-13-years-of-inaction/</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">Is it Time for a Registration Operations Industry Association? Part III<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Parts I and II of this series of blog posts I described the need for a registration operations industry association. At the end of Part II, I wrote that Part III will describe &ldquo;an opportunity for everyone that&rsquo;s interested in discussing this topic in a live environment.&rdquo; The large number of people attending ICANN 51 in Los Angeles presents the best chance of discussion with many potential participants being in the same place at the same time. Let&rsquo;s take advantage of that proximity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/is_it_time_for_a2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">'Z-Score' predicts doom of 6 companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Does it seem you&rsquo;re the last to know when a company is in serious financial trouble and end up holding the worthless stock? There&rsquo;s an early warning system all investors need to know about &mdash; the Altman Z-Score &mdash; that&rsquo;s is calling out six companies for being in a tough spot.</span><span> ... </span><span lang="EN">So, which companies is the Z-Score warning investors about now? There are six companies in the Standard &amp; Poor&rsquo;s 1500 index, including Internet infrastructure company VeriSign, computer networker Ciena and publisher Time that each have negative Z-Scores.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/"><span>http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2014/09/18/z-score-predicts-doom-of-6-companies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IEEE standards group wants to bring order to IoT [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IEEE is embarking on an ambitious effort to build a overarching architecture for the Internet of Things, spanning a multitude of industries and technologies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/555580/ieee-standards-group-wants-bring-order-iot/</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 Executes On New Marketing Strategy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy</span><span> ...</span><span lang="EN"> launches its 2014 advertising campaign today with new television commercials, online and print advertising and social media engagements. The rollout is another key milestone in GoDaddy&rsquo;s overall mission to empower small business owners.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx"><span>https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-executes-on-new-marketing-strategy.aspx</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">APNIC Community Selects New Members to the ASO AC / NRO NC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As part of APNIC 38 in Brisbane, Australia, the APNIC community elected Dr Ajay Kumar as a representative of the Asia Pacific Region to the ASO AC/NRO NC. Dr Kumar will replace Naresh Ajwani who served in the Address Council from 2009. Dr Kumar&rsquo;s term will begin on January 1st 2015 and end on December 31st 2016.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc"><span>https://www.nro.net/news/apnic-community-selects-new-members-to-the-aso-ac-nro-nc</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 Launches General Meeting Registration Through LIR Portal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM) on 5 November 2014, RIPE NCC members can now register their attendance and voting preferences through the LIR Portal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-launches-general-meeting-registration-through-lir-portal</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">Australian Entrepreneurship Is Alive And Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Freelancer CEO and founder Matt Barrie revealed for the first time how much he paid to acquire the Freelancer.com domain name &ndash; a staggering $325,000, which was one of the highest amounts paid for a domain in Australia at the time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/chrystanpaul/2014/09/21/australian-entrepreneurship-is-alive-and-well/</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">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: Study: Cities with super fast Internet speeds are more productive<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's become an article of faith among politicians, investors and entrepreneurs that the Internet &mdash; and access to it &mdash; is an economic engine. It helps connect Americans to education and government services. It serves as a platform for new ideas and companies that wind up changing the world. And it reduces costs for consumers and businesses everywhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/18/study-cities-with-super-fast-internet-speeds-are-more-productive/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Credit Card Companies Enable Piracy, Study Claims<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new report takes aim at the role that credit card companies are playing in enabling cyberlockers to collect tens of millions of dollars for pirated content.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/"><span>http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/credit-card-companies-enable-piracy-study-claims-1201308836/</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">Why a company you&rsquo;ve never heard of is about to take over the world<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Chinese company Alibaba is going public at 9:30 AM ET on Friday. It is poised to be the largest IPO in history, expected to raise $21 billion. According to Fortune, the offering price will be in the range of $60 to $68 per share.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/09/18/why_a_company_youve_never_heard_of_is_about_to_take_over_the_world/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why the NBN's cost-benefit analysis is flawed on arrival by Mark Gregory</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) business luncheon held in Melbourne provided a venue for NBN Co chairman Ziggy Switkowski and Professor Henry Ergas to provide a valuable insight into the NBN&rsquo;s new direction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival"><span>http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/9/18/technology/why-nbns-cost-benefit-analysis-flawed-arrival</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> web:&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 11 Sep 06:41 2014

auDA Domain News - 11 September

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Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

<https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments

<http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments>

 

IANA Transition Update

<http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/>

 

Request for Proposal for Economic Study

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/>

 

ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes – Analysis

<http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/>

 

Tug of ‘wars’ over domain names – help is here! Launch of the auDRP Overview

<http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here>

 

Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change>

 

.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/>

 

ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs in Betracht

<http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116>

 

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Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul

The ninth IGF, held this year in Istanbul, closed last Friday with a broad cross-section of stakeholders calling for renewal of the IGF, reflecting the meeting’s success meeting and the widespread recognition that IGF should to continue beyond 2015. (The UN General Assembly is scheduled to decide on the renewal of the IGF in December 2015.) As with all IGFs, the scope of discussions – in workshops, roundtables, main panels, and hallway conversations – was vast, ranging from network neutrality and human rights, to the IANA transition and the outcomes of the NETmundial meeting in April 2014. Over 2,300 people attended the IGF, with more than a thousand others participating remotely.

<https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/>

 

Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments

A governments-only International Telecommunications Union conference in October may let governments set the rules of the internet and push other stakeholders to the side, US official Lawrence Strickling warned participants at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions that is taking place in Tianjin, China, on 10-12 September 2014. More than 1,900 participants from 90 countries are taking part.

<http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments>

 

IANA Transition Update

The transition of NTIA’s stewardship of IANA has been discussed extensively. Just last week there was a meeting of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group or ICG. At the IETF we made the final decision to create the IANAPLAN working group. And IANA transition was also an important topic in the last week’s Internet Governance (IGF) meeting.

<http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/>

 

Remarks at United States ITU Association: Remarks by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Thank you very much. I appreciate the work you are all doing to ensure that we achieve a successful outcome at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary conference in Busan in October and November. ... From those discussions and deliberations we have outlined what we believe will constitute success in Busan and concluded the following. While protecting the Internet’s underlying protocols and multi-stakeholder institutions from centralized regulation or ITU control, the United States will have to set a positive agenda for the role and future of the ITU that enjoys support from every region of the world.

<http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm>

 

UN Internet Governance Forum Sees New Challengers, From Top Down And Bottom Up

The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in the end somehow reconnected the 9th Internet Governance Forum and the new Internet Ungovernance Forum held in Istanbul last week. The UN-led initiative is facing profound new challenges as the global split widens over the future of the internet.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/>

 

Understanding the Long-Term Value of the IGF by Joe Alhadeff

This year's IGF in Istanbul comes at a critical moment in the Internet's history and is the latest in a series of pivotal meetings that will have far-reaching consequences for its future. One of those central questions posed recently was how the IGF, founded nine years ago in Tunis as part of the two founding phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), could be improved to increase its relevance and inclusiveness in meeting the new challenges facing our open Internet.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/>

 

The State Department’s plan to spark a global SOPA-style uprising around Internet governance

For years now, there has been a fight brewing over whether Internet governance should rest with the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit called the ICANN or be shifted to a United Nations-affiliated body.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/>

 

Towards an Internet Nation?

"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather." These are the opening words of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, written by EFF co-founder and board member, John Perry Barlow almost two decades ago. The document is more of a visionary dream than a political program, and doesn't shape EFF's policy on a day to day level (indeed, Barlow himself has said that he would write it differently today). Yet it continues to resonate strongly for many.

<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Request for Proposal for Economic Study

ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an economic study examining pricing trends and other competition indicators in the global domain name system (DNS) market. The selected provider(s) will design and execute an initial study to create a meaningful baseline of data on multiple factors of competition and will perform a follow-on study one year later, to generate and analyze a set of comparison data. ICANN is seeking one or more qualified providers to manage this complex exercise in a timely and efficient manner.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en>

 

IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP), for communities interested in and/or affected by the transition of IANA stewardship from the United States NTIA to the global multistakeholder Internet community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en>

 

Request for Proposal for Performance of Secretariat Function for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is issuing today a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en>

 

Requesting an Extension to Execute Your Registry Agreement

A Question & Answer session for those interested in requesting an extension to the nine-month period for signing the RA, as stipulated in the Applicant Guidebook.

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

 

Applications Are Now Available For NextGen <at> ICANN Program

ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. It's an exciting opportunity for anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to get more involved in the ICANN community. If this sounds like you, you're strongly encouraged to apply here. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please feel free to share this blog post with them.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program>

 

EXTENDED - Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability & Governance Coordination Group

In light of the 6 – 27 September public comment period on the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process, the Public Experts Group has decided to extend its Call for Candidates.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en>

 

Cross Community Group Informational Call

As previously announced, ICANN will host a call for the Cross Community Group of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process on Monday, 15 September from 14:00 – 16:00 UTC. In light of the recently announced 21-day public comment period on the process, the Cross Community Group call will be informational only. No chartering or Coordination Group selection will occur during the informational session. Theresa Swinehart will facilitate the community discussion.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en>

 

CPE Results Released

ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 applications, and updated application and contention set statuses accordingly.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 8 September 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en>

 

Russ Weinstein, Sr. Manger, gTLD Program Operations | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam

Timeframe for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results Letter from Andrew Merriam to Russ Weinstein

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en>

 

Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Statton Hammock

Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars

ICANN has granted six German registrars data retention waivers under the 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement due to conflicts with European data protection laws and the RAA.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars.html>

 

ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes – Analysis

ICANN is ... tasked with the responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, protocol identifier assignment, generic (gTLD) and country code (ccTLD) TLD system management, and root server system management functions. More generically, ICANN is responsible for managing the assignment of domain names and IP addresses.

<http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/>

 

ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs in Betracht

Laut Chris Disspain, ICANN-Vorstandsmitglied und Geschäftsführer von auDA, wird sich der ICANN-Vorstand in den kommenden Wochen treffen, um die Möglichkeit einer zweiten Bewerbungsrunde für neue gTLDs zu besprechen.

<http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Tug of ‘wars’ over domain names – help is here! Launch of the auDRP Overview

Three, two, one... launch! The recent launch of a compendium of approximately 300 .au domain dispute decisions is a reminder of the importance for businesses to secure .au domain names at the earliest opportunity.

<http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7207a7ea-9254-4457-8b6c-9449be94e9b5>

 

Nigeria Registers 11,075 Domain Names in Seven Months

The campaign to sensitise Nigerians to adopt the ccTLD, which began in 2012 is beginning to yield positive results, as the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), the body charged with the responsibility of controlling the country's ccTLD, said it registered over 11 thousand domain names between January and July this year.

<http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-registers-11-075-domain-names-in-seven-months/188709/>

 

Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change

At the end of this month the .nz domain name space will undergo a momentous, once in a generation change. From 1pm, 30 September 2014 people will be able to register domain names directly before the .nz – e.g. anyname.nz.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change>

<http://www.domainnews.com/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/clock-ticks-down-to-major-nz-domain-name-change/>

 

Less than one month to go until more choice in .nz domain names

In just under one month the second level .nz hierarchy you’re so used to seeing will undergo a major change.

<https://techday.com/start-up/news/less-than-one-month-to-go-until-more-choice-in-nz-domain-names/191148/>

 

Is .London Killing The Value Of .Uk Domains?

If you have been following NameJet.com over the past couple of weeks you couldn't help but notice the number of two letter .co.uk and .Uk that have been at auction. Two letter domain names are some of the most valuable Internet real estate space. In the past few weeks over 50 two letter .co.uk and .Uk domain names have been at auction at NameJet.com.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/08/is-london-killing-the-value-of-uk-domains/>

 

Chinese Defaced or Disabled 750 Vietnamese websites in one week

Attackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in server configurations to vandalize government, education and commercial sites, starting in late August.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/threatwatch/2014/09/software-vulnerability-unauthorized-use-system/1481/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style

The .london gTLD is well on its way to the top ten new gTLDs when it comes to total registrations, coming in 12th at the end of its first day of General Availability with 35,557.

<http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22854>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/>

 

.london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?

Dot London Domains’ .london had just shy of 35,000 domains in its zone file this morning, after its first partial day of general availability.

<http://domainincite.com/17253-london-launch-day-biggest-yet-for-new-gtlds-but-did-it-miss-targets>

 

Mayor de Blasio Announces the Launch of First .NYC Websites

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the first .nyc websites have gone live. The owners of these domain names, officially called ".nyc Founders," represent a diverse group of New Yorkers—including First Lady Chirlane McCray—and organizations from across the five boroughs who applied to be among the first to get a .nyc domain.

<http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/434-14/mayor-de-blasio-the-launch-first-nyc-websites>

 

Dolly Parton Signs On As .COUNTRY Pioneer

A number of the new gTLDs being launched have pioneer or similar programmes. And .country, which launches into General Availability on 15 September with the goal of being the home of country music, has signed up country music legend Dolly Parton to their pioneer programme.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/09/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/dolly-parton-signs-on-as-country-pioneer.html>

 

Donuts beats trademark owner to .coach

Donuts has won the right to the new gTLD .coach, after an exact-match trademark owner withdrew its bid.

<http://domainincite.com/17249-donuts-beats-trademark-owner-to-coach>

 

Uniregistry beats 1-800-FLOWERS.COM to .flowers

Uniregistry has won the contention set for .flowers, beating three other new gTLD applicants.

<http://domainincite.com/17247-uniregistry-beats-1-800-flowers-com-to-flowers>

 

.global a victim of new gTLD launch cluster?

Poor GA-day results from .global are being blamed on registrars being swamped by a cluster of new gTLD launches occurring in close proximity.

<http://domainincite.com/17259-global-a-victim-of-new-gtld-launch-cluster>

 

An example of new TLD channel marketing courtesy of Minds + Machines

... Just as important is marketing them to domain name registrars, which typically act as the channel to get domain names into the hands of end users. This is especially important given the flood of new domain names hitting the market every week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/new-tld-channel-marketing-minds-machines/>

 

.Radio contention set settled through CPE, .Art claims denied

European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has won the contention set for .Radio after prevailing in a Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the string.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/dot-radio-dot-art/>

 

How .Luxury Connects Luxury Brands With Consumers [Video]

Monica Kirchner, co-founder and CEO of Dot Luxury (.Luxury), explains how the company connects luxury brands with consumers. She speaks with Pimm Fox on "Taking Stock."

<http://www.bloomberg.com/video/-luxury-connecting-luxury-brands-with-consumers-YJyUdZxASWKCQ1K1TEz8eQ.html>

 

New TLDs this week: .London, .Global and more

One of the most-watched TLDs on the docket is launching this week as .London goes into general availability on Tuesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/new-tlds-dot-london-global/>

 

.London domain names go up for grabs in the city

As of Tuesday 9th September, .London domain names will again be available for registration. The names will be available on a first come, first served basis. Businesses in the UK will be able to apply for a website domain that ends in .London rather than .com or .co.uk.

<http://www.cbronline.com/news/tech/software/e-commerce/london-domain-names-go-up-for-grabs-in-the-city-4365440>

 

NABP Launches .Pharmacy To Help Consumers Find Safe Pharmacies Online [news release]

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) has launched the .pharmacy gTLD to provide consumers around the world a means for identifying safe, legal, and ethical online pharmacies and related resources. Of the tens of thousands of rogue sites selling prescription drugs online, NABP has reviewed over 10,800 and found that nearly 97% do not follow pharmacy laws and standards established to protect the public health.

<http://www.domainnews.com/nabp-launches-pharmacy.html>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/nabp-launches-pharmacy/>

 

Critical Look at New gTLD Registries' Tactics by Alex Tajirian

This post outlines some faulty decisions by new gTLD registries. The purpose is to guide future expansions and, hopefully, adjust some of the decisions that current registries have adopted, including demand prediction, pricing, marketing, doing good versus not doing good, and launch date... GTLDs that have no competition do not need to race to launch. They have the luxury of waiting to better assess prices and postpone investments in capacity.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140909_critical_look_at_new_gtld_registries_tactics/>

 

After One Of The Most Successful Sunrise & Landrush Periods .Global Goes Live Today

.Global which got almost 650 domain name registrations between its in Sunrise and Landrush period, goes live today for general availability at 11am EST.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/09/after-one-of-the-most-successful-sunrise-landrush-periods-global-goes-live-today/>

 

Dolly Parton to be .Country pioneer

.Club got 50 Cent, .Country gets Dolly Parton.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/dolly-parton-to-be-country-pioneer/>

 

Minds+Machines Portfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new TLDs, its registrar sales channel activity and the development of services for its own wholly-own registrar, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/08/portfolio-launch-and-distribution-channel-update/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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DNSSEC Adoption - A Status Report (Part One) by James Galvin

Where is the domain industry with the adoption of DNSSEC? After a burst of well publicized activity from 2009-2011 -- .org, .com, .net, and .gov adopting DNSSEC, roots signed, other TLDs signed -- the pace of adoption appears to have slowed in recent years. As many CircleID readers know, DNSSEC requires multiple steps in the chain of trust to be in place to improve online security.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_dnssec_adoption_a_status_report_part_one/>

 

Researchers find data leaks in Instagram, Grindr, OoVoo and more

By sniffing out the details of network communications, University of New Haven researchers have uncovered a host of data-leakage problems in Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Voxer and several other Android apps.

<http://www.cnet.com/news/researchers-find-data-leaks-in-instagram-grindr-oovoo-and-more/>

 

Research Finds No Large Scale Heartbleed Exploit Attempts Before Vulnerability Disclosure

In the days and weeks following the public disclosure of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability in April, security researchers and others wondered aloud whether there were some organizations–perhaps the NSA–that had known about the bug for some time and had been using it for targeted attacks. A definitive answer to that question may never come, but traffic data collected by researchers on several large networks shows no exploit attempts in the months leading up to the public disclosure.

<http://threatpost.com/research-finds-no-large-scale-heartbleed-exploit-attempts-before-vulnerability-disclosure>

 

Heartbleed flaw was unknown before disclosure [IDG]

One of the most serious software flaws to affect the Internet, nicknamed "Heartbleed," was likely unknown before it was publicly disclosed, according to new research.

<http://www.computerworld.com/article/2605220/heartbleed-flaw-was-unknown-before-disclosure.html>

 

Russian cyber war linked to Spark crash

Spark's big internet crash at the weekend was not about naked celebrities but linked to Russia's cyberwar on Ukraine and Western powers' sanctions on Moscow, security sources say.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/61133831/russian-cyber-war-linked-to-spark-crash>

 

DDoS Attack Causes Weekend Outages at New Zealand ISP Spark

Customers of New Zealand ISP Spark experienced significant outages over the weekend due to a DDoS attack that sent “extremely high traffic loads” to its Spark DNS servers.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-causes-weekend-outages-new-zealand-isp-spark>

 

Study: 15 Million Devices Infected With Mobile Malware

Fifteen million mobile devices are infected with malware, and most of those run Android, according to a new report by Alcatel-Lucent's Kindsight Security Labs.

<http://www.darkreading.com/study-15-million-devices-infected-with-mobile-malware/d/d-id/1315477>

 

Privacy Vulnerabilities in Popular Android Apps Disclosed

Researchers from the University of New Haven have taken to Youtube this week to publicize vulnerabilities in a dozen Android apps, including Instagram, Vine and OKCupid.

<http://threatpost.com/privacy-vulnerabilities-in-popular-android-apps-disclosed/108163>

 

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UDRP not designed to address all trademark-based domain name disputes

In a domain name dispute under the UDRP, Segway Inc has obtained the transfer of a domain name incorporating its trademark but lost its complaint with respect to four others. The decision shows how the UDRP was designed to address a limited category of trademark-abusive domain name registrations, and not to deal with all manner of trademark-based domain name disputes.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=3d675c03-ed38-408b-aa62-3a4e16f0a32b>

 

De Beers obtains transfer of '.diamonds' domain names under UDRP

Well-known jeweller De Beers has obtained the transfer under the UDRP of two domain names identically reproducing its well-known trademark under the new gTLD ‘.diamonds’. The decision highlights the impact that the introduction of almost 1,400 new gTLDs will have for brand owners across the globe.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Daily/Detail.aspx?g=b9a99d3d-10cd-4f75-b70f-7489dab70697>

 

ru: Over 4,800 suicide websites blocked in Russia over last two years

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has blocked over 4,800 websites assisting and promoting suicide over the last two years, RIA Novosti reported on Monday. ... A Russian law aimed at protecting children from “information harmful to their health and development,” which became effective in September 2012, stipulates that an automated register of domain names should be kept for purposes of identifying websites that contain prohibited information.

<http://www.rapsinews.com/news/20140908/272070594.html>

 

Aborted Sedo deal blamed on domain theft in interesting soccer domain name case

Liga de Fútbol Profesional, the Spanish soccer league with 42 teams, has lost a UDRP over the domain name LaLiga.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/08/sedo-domain-theft-soccer/>

 

Globeway LLC Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Globeway LLC of West Virgina was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name Globleway.com

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/10/globeway-llc-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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The Internet has been running on life support for 15 years | #Peer2

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) realized that it was running out of IPv4 address space at least 20 years ago, but the biggest concerns lie in the unknown aspects of transitioning away from this protocol. About 15 years ago, the organization developed a life support mechanism called the Network Address Translation to help limp IPv4 along at the time, but that life support engine could go bust on any day now.

<http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/09/09/the-internet-has-been-running-on-life-support-for-15-years-peer2/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

As we alluded to in last week’s Index Quality blog, today’s update will focus on one specific spam filtering mechanism we rolled out a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)

<http://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/2014/09/09/url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/>

 

Bing Introduces URL Keyword Stuffing Spam Filtering

Bing just announced this week that they have rolled out a specific spam filtering mechanism a few months ago that targets a common spam technique known as URL keyword stuffing (KWS.)

<http://www.searchenginejournal.com/bing-introduces-url-keyword-stuffing-spam-filtering/115674/>

 

Sedo and TLDs promote domain names at dmexco

Sedo and a number of TLD registries are promoting domain name options at Europe’s biggest digital marketing conference this week.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/09/10/sedo-tlds-domain-names-dmexco/>

 

Twitter's Stephen Coates

Stephen Coates, Twitter Inc.'s first in-house trademark lawyer, says his department is already growing. He joined the social media company six months ago after leaving a similar job in Seattle with Amazon.com Inc. Now he helps Twitter protect its branch in the increasingly complex world of domain name registration and purchasing.

<http://www.therecorder.com/id=1202668879300/Twitters-Stephen-Coates>

 

1st DomainX Conference Completed in India - Dolly Parton Goes .Country - Kellie Peterson Assumes Presidency at DNC Holdings

The first DomainX conference was completed Sunday (Sept. 7, 2014) in Hyderabad, India at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. Approximately 350 domain investors and developers reportedly attended the event organized by the Domain Name Owners Association of India.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140908.htm>

 

Industry Companies Plan to Give Domains a Major Push at Europe's Biggest Online Marketing Expo This Week

Europe's largest online marketing fair and conference - DMEXCO - will have a very strong domain industry flavor when it opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany. Over 30,000 attendees from approximately 100 countries are expected to visit the 800 exhibitors who are setting up at the gigantic two-day event.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140909.htm>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Garry Chernoff's Latest Home Run Tops This Week's Sales Chart - Year's Biggest Canadian ccTLD Sale Also Hits Six Figures

If big domain sales were home runs legendary domain investor Garry Chernoff might well be our version of Babe Ruth. The low key Canadian hit another one out of the park this past week, banking $150,000 for Maca.com in a private transaction (for those who don't know Garry's background, the fact that Frank Schilling credits Garry with mentoring him is a pretty good indicator of his elevated place in industry history).

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140910.htm>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Police in Spain Arm Themselves With Social Media to Fight Crime

When a European arrest warrant was issued recently for Brett and Naghemeh King, who took their cancer-stricken child out of a Hampshire hospital in the south of England without permission, the Spanish police did what has become increasingly common in the search for missing or wanted people: They posted an alert on Twitter.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/08/business/media/police-in-spain-arm-themselves-with-social-media-to-fight-crime.html>

 

How Will Facebook's New Privacy Settings Affect Marketers?

Facebook's Privacy Checkup feature will make people more aware of their privacy settings, cutting off the flow of free information marketers have always been able to use for targeting.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/news/2363795/how-will-facebooks-new-privacy-settings-affect-marketers>

 

Twitter testing "buy" button on tweets

Twitter Inc is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/08/uk-twitter-commerce-idUKKBN0H31BZ20140908>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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BBC: ISPs Should Assume Heavy VPN Users are Pirates

In a submission to the Australian Government on the issue of online piracy, the BBC indicates that ISPs should be obliged to monitor their customers' activities. Service providers should become suspicious that customers could be pirating if they use VPN-style services and consume a lot of bandwidth, the BBC says.

<http://torrentfreak.com/bbc-isps-should-assume-heavy-vpn-users-are-pirates-140908/>

 

Spotify: Aussie Music Piracy Down 20% The Year After Our Launch

New research from Spotify shows that music piracy via BitTorrent dropped 20% in Australia during the first year the streaming platform was operational. The drop was mostly driven by casual file-sharers, and the number of hard-core pirates remains stable.

<http://torrentfreak.com/spotify-music-piracy-down-australia-140910/>

 

 

 

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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">Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments"><span>http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/"><span>http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Economic Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/11/icann-data-retention-waivers-german-registrars/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN And GAC? A Review Of Proposed Bylaw Changes &ndash; Analysis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/"><span>http://www.eurasiareview.com/10092014-icann-gac-review-proposed-bylaw-changes-analysis/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tug of &lsquo;wars&rsquo; over domain names &ndash; help is here!</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Launch of the auDRP Overview</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here"><span>http://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/legal-briefings/tug-of-wars-over-domain-names-help-is-here</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clock ticks down to major .nz domain name change<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/clock-ticks-down-major-nz-domain-name-change</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.LONDON Kicks Off GA in Style<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/09/10/london-kicks-off-ga-in-style/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN zieht zweite Bewerbungsrunde f&uuml;r neue gTLDs in Betracht<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;http://www.brandshelter.com/de/news/neueste-nachrichten.html#116&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">Reflections on the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ninth IGF, held this year in Istanbul, closed last Friday with a broad cross-section of stakeholders calling for renewal of the IGF, reflecting the meeting&rsquo;s success meeting and the widespread recognition that IGF should to continue beyond 2015. (The UN General Assembly is scheduled to decide on the renewal of the IGF in December 2015.) As with all IGFs, the scope of discussions &ndash; in workshops, roundtables, main panels, and hallway conversations &ndash; was vast, ranging from network neutrality and human rights, to the IANA transition and the outcomes of the NETmundial meeting in April 2014.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Over 2,300 people attended the IGF, with more than a thousand others participating remotely.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/reflections-on-the-internet-governance-forum-in-istanbul/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A governments-only International Telecommunications Union conference in October may let governments set the rules of the internet and push other stakeholders to the side, US official Lawrence Strickling warned participants at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions that is taking place in Tianjin, China, on 10-12 September 2014. More than 1,900 participants from 90 countries are taking part.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments"><span>http://www.weforum.org/news/internet-rules-should-be-made-all-not-only-governments</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition Update<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The transition of NTIA&rsquo;s stewardship of IANA has been discussed extensively. Just last week there was a meeting of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group or ICG. At the IETF we made the final decision to create the IANAPLAN working group. And IANA transition was also an important topic in the last week&rsquo;s Internet Governance (IGF) meeting.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/"><span>http://www.ietf.org/blog/2014/09/iana-transition-update/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Remarks at United States ITU Association: Remarks by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thank you very much. I appreciate the work you are all doing to ensure that we achieve a successful outcome at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary conference in Busan in October and November. ... From those discussions and deliberations we have outlined what we believe will constitute success in Busan and concluded the following. While protecting the Internet&rsquo;s underlying protocols and multi-stakeholder institutions from centralized regulation or ITU control, the United States will have to set a positive agenda for the role and future of the ITU that enjoys support from every region of the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm"><span>http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2014/231355.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UN Internet Governance Forum Sees New Challengers, From Top Down And Bottom Up<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace by John Perry Barlow in the end somehow reconnected the 9th Internet Governance Forum and the new Internet Ungovernance Forum held in Istanbul last week. The UN-led initiative is facing profound new challenges as the global split widens over the future of the internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/09/08/un-internet-governance-forum-sees-new-challengers-from-top-down-and-bottom-up/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding the Long-Term Value of the IGF by Joe Alhadeff<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This year's IGF in Istanbul comes at a critical moment in the Internet's history and is the latest in a series of pivotal meetings that will have far-reaching consequences for its future. One of those central questions posed recently was how the IGF, founded nine years ago in Tunis as part of the two founding phases of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), could be improved to increase its relevance and inclusiveness in meeting the new challenges facing our open Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140908_understanding_the_long_term_value_of_the_igf/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The State Department&rsquo;s plan to spark a global SOPA-style uprising around Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For years now, there has been a fight brewing over whether Internet governance should rest with the 16-year-old California-based nonprofit called the ICANN or be shifted to a United Nations-affiliated body.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/09/the-state-departments-plan-to-spark-a-global-sopa-style-uprising-around-internet-governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Towards an Internet Nation?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">"Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather." These are the opening words of the Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace, written by EFF co-founder and board member, John Perry Barlow almost two decades ago. The document is more of a visionary dream than a political program, and doesn't shape EFF's policy on a day to day level (indeed, Barlow himself has said that he would write it differently today). Yet it continues to resonate strongly for many.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation"><span>https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/towards-internet-nation</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">Request for Proposal for Economic Study<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking one or more provider(s) to conduct an economic study examining pricing trends and other competition indicators in the global domain name system (DNS) market. The selected provider(s) will design and execute an initial study to create a meaningful baseline of data on multiple factors of competition and will perform a follow-on study one year later, to generate and analyze a set of comparison data. ICANN is seeking one or more qualified providers to manage this complex exercise in a timely and efficient manner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Request for Transition Proposals and Suggested Transition Process Timeline<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP), for communities interested in and/or affected by the transition of IANA stewardship from the United States NTIA to the global multistakeholder Internet community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Request for Proposal for Performance of Secretariat Function for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) is issuing today a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a suitable contractor through ICANN process to perform its secretariat function.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Requesting an Extension to Execute Your Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Question &amp; Answer session for those interested in requesting an extension to the nine-month period for signing the RA, as stipulated in the Applicant Guidebook.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Applications Are Now Available For NextGen <at> ICANN Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is proud to announce that the NextGen <at> ICANN initiative will be happening at the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles. It's an exciting opportunity for anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 looking to get more involved in the ICANN community. If this sounds like you, you're strongly encouraged to apply here. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please feel free to share this blog post with them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/applications-are-now-available-for-nextgen-icann-program</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EXTENDED - Call for Candidates: Seeking Advisors to the ICANN Accountability &amp; Governance Coordination Group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In light of the 6 &ndash; 27 September public comment period on the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process, the Public Experts Group has decided to extend its Call for Candidates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cross Community Group Informational Call<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As previously announced, ICANN will host a call for the Cross Community Group of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance Process on Monday, 15 September from 14:00 &ndash; 16:00 UTC. In light of the recently announced 21-day public comment period on the process, the Cross Community Group call will be informational only. No chartering or Coordination Group selection will occur during the informational session. Theresa Swinehart will facilitate the community discussion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-09-09-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CPE Results Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has published the Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results for 3 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/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10sep14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen D. Crocker to Heather Dryden<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NGPC Meeting of 8 September 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-09-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Russ Weinstein, Sr. Manger, gTLD Program Operations | ICANN, to Andrew Merriam</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Timeframe for Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) Results  Letter from Andrew Merriam to Russ Weinstein<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/weinstein-to-merriam-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Statton Hammock</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Proposed Review Mechanism to Address Perceived Inconsistent Expert Determinations on String Confusion Objections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-hammock-2014-09-08-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Grants Data Retention Waivers To Six German Registrars<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has granted six German registrars data retention waivers under the 2013 Registry Accreditation Agreement due to conflicts with European data protection laws and the RAA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="