David Goldstein | 29 May 06:10 2014

auDA Domain News - 29 May

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US House passes anti-ICANN bill

<http://domainincite.com/16728-16728>

 

Address to Chatham House on the future of Internet Governance - “Global Village or Wild West?” by Malcolm Turnbull

<http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag>

 

Melbourne IT sees growth in web names like .sydney

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN>

 

.CLUB Now Number One New gTLD And Poised To Crack 60,000 Registrations

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-new-gtld/>

 

City Of London Police Keep Shutting Down Websites With No Court Order

<http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml>

 

Torrentz.eu Domain Unsuspended and Back In Action

<http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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US House passes anti-ICANN bill

The US House of Representatives has passed the DOTCOM Act, which would prevent the Department of Commerce from walking away from its oversight of the DNS root zone.

<http://domainincite.com/16728-16728>

 

Address to Chatham House on the future of Internet Governance - “Global Village or Wild West?” by Malcolm Turnbull

... Our Government, like Britain’s, is committed to freedom on and of the Internet. That means the governance of the Internet should not be in the hands of any government or group or organisation of governments.

<http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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ICANN 49 Through Language Services’ Eyes by Jessie Doherty

The first day in Singapore, I had the chance to visit the Singapore National Orchid Garden. While wandering in the lush greenness, inhaling the refreshing fragrance, I was totally enjoying my time there. Suddenly, a bunch of elementary school kids walked by, two by two, chatting and laughing happily on their way to the field trip site. Listening carefully I noticed that the kids, no older than 6 or 7 years old, of all skin colors, were communicating fluently, seamlessly and harmoniously in English, Mandarin or Malay. Everything seemed so natural to them, yet so amazing and incredible to me. We were told that Singapore is a multicultural and multilingual society, and that scene I saw said it all.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icann-49-through-language-services-eyes/>

 

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California

The ICANN Fellowship program seeks participants from developing countries of the world in order to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the multi-stakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and beyond.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-27-en>

 

DNS Risk Assessment (1st Iteration) for Public Consultation

In November 2013 at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires, the ICANN Board adopted the ICANN DNS Risk Management Framework ("Framework") and in February 2014 a group of selected ICANN staff undertook an initial (limited scope) DNS risk assessment using the Framework.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-28-en>

 

ICANN Registrar Contact Information Database (RADAR) Password Reset

ICANN has taken its registrar contact information database (RADAR) offline temporarily. This action was taken as a precautionary measure after it was learned that an unauthorized party viewed data in the system. ICANN has found no evidence of any unauthorized changes to the data in the system. Although the vulnerability has been corrected, RADAR will remain offline until a thorough review of the system is completed.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-05-28-en>

 

Adiel Akplogan, CEO | AFRINIC, to Leo Vegoda

IETF Access to the IPv4 Recovered Pool

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/akplogan-to-vegoda-2014-05-27-en>

 

Mike Thompson, Member of Congress | U.S. House of Representatives, to Steve Crocker

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thompson-to-crocker-2014-05-21-en>

 

Joshua S. Wattles, Advisor in Chief | deviantART, Inc., to Christine Willett

Community Priority Evaluation for .ART

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/wattles-to-willett-2014-05-21-en>

 

Anton Vidokle, EFLUX.ART, LLC, to Christine Willett

Community Priority Evaluation for .ART

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/vidokle-to-willett-2014-05-21-en>

 

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation | World Health Organization, to Dr. Stephen Crocker, Mr. Fadi Chehadé, and Mr. Cherine Chalaby

Health-Related TLDs

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kieny-to-crocker-et-al-2014-05-16-en>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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High Costs Hampering Uptake of Nigeria's '.ng' Domains

Numerous costs charged for the acquisition and use of Nigeria's TLD, .ng, have all conspired to nip efforts of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) and her registrars to attract corporate organizations to the country's identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy on the Internet.

<http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/high-costs-hampering-uptake-of-nigeria's-".ng"-domains>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201405261573.html>

 

nz: Domain Name Commission warns registrants

The Domain Name Commission (DNC) is warning people who have a relationship with 24/7 Hosting, or who are considering using their services in future, to beware of their activities in respect of the registration and management of .nz domain names.  This warning does not include their hosting services, for which the DNC has no responsibility.

<http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-warns-registrants>

 

NZ domain chiefs issue AWOL telco warning

The Domain Name Commission (DNC) is warning people who have a relationship with 24/7 Hosting, or who are considering using their services in future, to beware of their activities in respect of the registration and management of .nz domain names.

<http://techday.com/telco-review/news/nz-domain-chiefs-issue-awol-telco-warning/185163/>

 

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Melbourne IT sees growth in web names like .sydney

Melbourne IT’s new chief executive, Martin Mercer, says the land grab for dotcom real estate will help propel the company’s revenue growth, but warned its success will be difficult to predict.

<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN>

 

.CLUB Now Number One New gTLD And Poised To Crack 60,000 Registrations

The .club gTLD passed .guru in the battle of the new gTLDs with the most registrations to become number one yesterday (26 May). At the end of the day, there were 59,400 .club registrations and 59,280 registrations according to nTLDstats.com.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22352>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-new-gtld/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/club-number-one-new-gtld.html>

 

.club now biggest-selling new gTLD

.club has overtaken .guru to become the top-selling new gTLD on the market.

<http://domainincite.com/16715-club-now-biggest-selling-new-gtld>

 

Start-ups see gold mine in burst of Net domains

Visit GoDaddy for a new Internet domain name and you'll be greeted with an advertisement for one of at least 16 new domain alternatives to .com, .gov or .edu, descriptive of whatever it is you're trying to do.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/26/baverman-startups-entrepreneurs/9447417/>

 

PIR Launch General Availability For Three New IDN gTLDs

The Public Interest Registry today launches General Availability for its three new Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The three new domains translate to “organisation” or “institution” in non-Latin-based scripts – one in Devanagari (.संगठन), one in Cyrillic (.орг), and one in simplified Chinese (.机构).

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/pir-launches-general-availability-for-three-new-idn-gtlds/>

 

Architelos Signs NameSentry Referral Agreement with Verisign

Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced it has signed a referral agreement with Verisign for NameSentry. Under the terms of the agreement, Architelos will provide NameSentry at a discounted rate to new gTLD registry operators that use Verisign as their back-end registry services provider.

<http://architelos.com/architelos-signs-namesentry-referral-agreement-verisign/>

 

Walgreens snaps up generic domain names in new TLDs

While I was going through .wiki registrations this morning I noticed that pharmacy chain Walgreens registered a number of generic terms under .wiki.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/walgreens-domain-names/>

 

Let’s collaborate on .wiki: A look at who registered .wiki domains

Top Level Design released its first new TLD yesterday as .wiki hit registrar’s shelves.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/dot-wiki/>

 

Some gTLDs Are A Bit More Luxurious Than Others

There are a number of different business models being employed by new gTLDs, but there are very few aimed at the elite. The .luxury gTLD is one aimed at the elite and looking at things a bit differently. They’re charging a hefty premium with their target market being the luxury goods and services sector, along with individuals that consider themselves a bit luxurious... or posh!

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/28/some-gtlds-more-luxurious/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/some-gtlds-more-luxurious.html>

 

Antony Van Couvering Interviews Adrian Kinderis, CEO of Bombora Technologies (Video)

Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, continues his series of in-depth talks with leading figures from the domain name industry with this video interview of Adrian Kinderis, CEO of Bombora (formerly known as ARI), filmed recently at ICANN 49 in Singapore.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140528_antony_van_couvering_interviews_ceo_of_bombora_technologies/>

 

In Da Club, 50 Cent, and New TLD marketing

.Club is spending a lot to promote .Club. That’s good news for .Club domain registrants.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/27/in-da-club-50-cent-new-tld/>

 

The internet domain name system is currently going through a major growth spurt. What does this mean for your business?

Previously the Domain Name System was defined by only 22 net address extensions or gTLDs, including the most popular ‘.com’, ‘.net’ and ‘.org)’ and approximately 250 ccTLDs (such as ‘.ae’ or ‘.qa’).

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c8c6ee30-7512-4927-919e-68448a2214ef>

 

New gTLDs revive the internet’s wild west tendencies

In light of Memorial Day weekend, the new gTLD .democrat entered general availability earlier this week. Registrants have been acquiring second-level .democrat domain names since the gTLD’s landrush period began April 17. Rightside, the registry offering the gTLD, does not have any protection mechanisms designed to protect the names of politicians at this time.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=23a4509e-ccd6-4691-8fe9-845de6815421>

 

Frank Schilling defends URS against reserved .sexy domain name

When Frank Schilling released his first handful of new TLDs he also held back tens of thousands of second level domain names for himself. These were registered in the name of North Sound Names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/26/frank-schilling-urs/>

 

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Complexity as the Enemy of Security

Late last month, hackers allied with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) compromised the Web site for the RSA Conference, the world’s largest computer security gathering. The attack, while unremarkable in many ways, illustrates the continued success of phishing attacks that spoof top executives within targeted organizations. It’s also a textbook example of how third-party content providers can be leveraged to break into high-profile Web sites.

<https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/complexity-as-the-enemy-of-security/>

 

After the cyberpunks, prepare to fight a new wave of nasties

Presagers of doom in the IT industry have sometimes got it horribly wrong. One need only look back 14 years to the millennium bug, which was supposed to bring down the world’s critical systems. The year 2000 came and went with no digital cataclysm in sight.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/27/data_malware/>

 

Microsoft, Facebook Security Leaders Head Startup

The HackerOne project spins off into a new company aimed at facilitating vulnerability disclosure between researchers and software, web properties.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-facebook-security-leaders-head-startup-/d/d-id/1269253>

 

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City Of London Police Keep Shutting Down Websites With No Court Order

We've highlighted a number of stories recently about the City of London Police, who have partnered with a few legacy players from the entertainment industry, and are using a bunch of taxpayer money to try to shut down websites the copyright industry doesn't like -- based on no clear legal reasoning or authority.

<http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml>

 

Torrentz.eu Domain Unsuspended and Back In Action

A day after the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK got the domain name of Torrentz.eu suspended, the leading torrent search engine is back in action. The site's Polish registrar restored the domain name's DNS entries after Torrentz' legal team pointed out that the suspension was unlawful.

<http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/>

 

Torrentz.eu Back Online After Defying UK Police

Popular torrent tracker Torrentz.eu has returned online, a day after the UK’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) got its domain name suspended.

<http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/torrentz-eu-back-online-defying-uk-police-146260>

 

Torrentz.eu Domain Suspended After UK Police Request

Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, has had its domain name suspended following a request from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. The site continues to operate under two alternative domains, and is hoping to move the .eu domain to a new registrar.

<http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/>

 

London Police Suspend Torrent Domain

The London Police's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has requested the suspension of the torrentz.eu domain, which hosts the largest torrent search engine on the internet, according to Torrent Freak.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22351>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/london-police-suspend-torrent-domain/>

 

London police unit closes down file-sharing website FileCrop

The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has shut down file-hosting search site FileCrop.

<http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3521675/london-police-unit-closes-down-file-sharing-website-filecrop/>

 

Torrentz.eu Domain Suspended After UK Police Request

Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, has had its domain name suspended following a request from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. The site continues to operate under two alternative domains, and is hoping to move the .eu domain to a new registrar.

<http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/>

 

UK Police Continue Crackdown on Pirated Content with Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspension

The domain name belonging to the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, Torrentz.eu, has been suspended following a request by UK police.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/torrentz-domain-name-suspension>

 

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After Not Spending $20 To Register His Domains, Attorney Sues WordPress, Google and Web.com

Jeffrey Wilens D/B/A Lakeshore Law Center filed a federal lawsuit today against Google, the parent company of Word Press Automatic, Inc, and the registrar TLDS L.L.C. which appears to be owned by Web.com for trademark infringement and violation of the ACPA on his common law marks of Jeffrey Wilens and Lakeshore Law Center along with a bunch of registrants referred to as “Does”

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/27/after-not-spending-20-to-register-his-domains-attorney-sues-wordpress-google-and-web-com/>

 

au: No more she’ll be right

THERE is a short refrain used to justify much in these parts. It goes something like this: “It’s the Territ­ory, no worries.” ... Documents accessible online appear to describe Foundation 51 as “an initiative of the CLP” that shared a post-office box with a party branch. The domain name foundation51.com.au was registered to the CLP until last month, and there was a link from foundation51.com.au to a smiling picture of Giles on the CLP website.

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/no-more-shell-be-right/story-e6frg6z6-1226934964734>

 

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nz: Embattled web provider faces new accusations

A Kiwi web provider is under fire yet again after a month-long disappearance which shut thousands out of their websites and prompted major concern from the industry.

<http://www.3news.co.nz/Embattled-web-provider-faces-new-accusations/tabid/423/articleID/345997/Default.aspx>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US House passes anti-ICANN bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16728-16728"><span>http://domainincite.com/16728-16728</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Address to Chatham House on the future of Internet Governance - &ldquo;Global Village or Wild West?&rdquo;</span><span> by Malcolm Turnbull</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag"><span>http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag</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">Melbourne IT sees growth in web names like .sydney<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB Now Number One New gTLD And Poised To Crack 60,000 Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-new-gtld/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-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">City Of London Police Keep Shutting Down Websites With No Court Order<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml"><span>http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu Domain Unsuspended and Back In Action<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US House passes anti-ICANN bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US House of Representatives has passed the DOTCOM Act, which would prevent the Department of Commerce from walking away from its oversight of the DNS root zone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16728-16728"><span>http://domainincite.com/16728-16728</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Address to Chatham House on the future of Internet Governance - &ldquo;Global Village or Wild West?&rdquo;</span><span> by Malcolm Turnbull</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Our Government, like Britain&rsquo;s, is committed to freedom on and of the Internet. That means the governance of the Internet should not be in the hands of any government or group or organisation of governments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag"><span>http://www.malcolmturnbull.com.au/media/address-to-chatham-house-on-the-future-of-internet-governance-global-villag</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><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">ICANN 49 Through Language Services&rsquo; Eyes by Jessie Doherty</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The first day in Singapore, I had the chance to visit the Singapore National Orchid Garden. While wandering in the lush greenness, inhaling the refreshing fragrance, I was totally enjoying my time there. Suddenly, a bunch of elementary school kids walked by, two by two, chatting and laughing happily on their way to the field trip site. Listening carefully I noticed that the kids, no older than 6 or 7 years old, of all skin colors, were communicating fluently, seamlessly and harmoniously in English, Mandarin or Malay. Everything seemed so natural to them, yet so amazing and incredible to me. We were told that Singapore is a multicultural and multilingual society, and that scene I saw said it all.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icann-49-through-language-services-eyes/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icann-49-through-language-services-eyes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ICANN Fellowship program seeks participants from developing countries of the world in order to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the multi-stakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and beyond.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNS Risk Assessment (1st Iteration) for Public Consultation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In November 2013 at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires, the ICANN Board adopted the ICANN DNS Risk Management Framework ("Framework") and in February 2014 a group of selected ICANN staff undertook an initial (limited scope) DNS risk assessment using the Framework.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Registrar Contact Information Database (RADAR) Password Reset<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has taken its registrar contact information database (RADAR) offline temporarily. This action was taken as a precautionary measure after it was learned that an unauthorized party viewed data in the system. ICANN has found no evidence of any unauthorized changes to the data in the system. Although the vulnerability has been corrected, RADAR will remain offline until a thorough review of the system is completed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-05-28-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-05-28-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Adiel Akplogan, CEO | AFRINIC, to Leo Vegoda</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IETF Access to the IPv4 Recovered Pool<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/akplogan-to-vegoda-2014-05-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/akplogan-to-vegoda-2014-05-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mike Thompson, Member of Congress | U.S. House of Representatives, to Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thompson-to-crocker-2014-05-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/thompson-to-crocker-2014-05-21-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">Joshua S. Wattles, Advisor in Chief | deviantART, Inc., to Christine Willett</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Community Priority Evaluation for .ART<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/wattles-to-willett-2014-05-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/wattles-to-willett-2014-05-21-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">Anton Vidokle, EFLUX.ART, LLC, to Christine Willett</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Community Priority Evaluation for .ART<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/vidokle-to-willett-2014-05-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/vidokle-to-willett-2014-05-21-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">Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation | World Health Organization, to Dr. Stephen Crocker, Mr. Fadi Chehad&eacute;, and Mr. Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Health-Related TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kieny-to-crocker-et-al-2014-05-16-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kieny-to-crocker-et-al-2014-05-16-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">**********************<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">High Costs Hampering Uptake of Nigeria's '.ng' Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Numerous costs charged for the acquisition and use of Nigeria's TLD, .ng, have all conspired to nip efforts of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) and her registrars to attract corporate organizations to the country's identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/high-costs-hampering-uptake-of-nigeria's-"><span>http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/high-costs-hampering-uptake-of-nigeria's-".ng"-domains</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201405261573.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201405261573.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">nz: Domain Name Commission warns registrants<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Commission (DNC) is warning people who have a relationship with 24/7 Hosting, or who are considering using their services in future, to beware of their activities in respect of the registration and management of .nz domain names.&nbsp; This warning does not include their hosting services, for which the DNC has no responsibility.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-warns-registrants"><span>http://dnc.org.nz/story/domain-name-commission-warns-registrants</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NZ domain chiefs issue AWOL telco warning</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Commission (DNC) is warning people who have a relationship with 24/7 Hosting, or who are considering using their services in future, to beware of their activities in respect of the registration and management of .nz domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/telco-review/news/nz-domain-chiefs-issue-awol-telco-warning/185163/"><span>http://techday.com/telco-review/news/nz-domain-chiefs-issue-awol-telco-warning/185163/</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">Melbourne IT sees growth in web names like .sydney<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT&rsquo;s new chief executive, Martin Mercer, says the land grab for dotcom real estate will help propel the company&rsquo;s revenue growth, but warned its success will be difficult to predict.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN"><span>http://www.afr.com/p/technology/melbourne_it_sees_growth_in_web_bvujxihxbGRll4DX1FI8MN</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB Now Number One New gTLD And Poised To Crack 60,000 Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .club gTLD passed .guru in the battle of the new gTLDs with the most registrations to become number one yesterday (26 May). At the end of the day, there were 59,400 .club registrations and 59,280 registrations according to nTLDstats.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22352"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22352</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-new-gtld/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/club-number-one-new-gtld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/club-number-one-new-gtld.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/club-number-one-new-gtld.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">.club now biggest-selling new gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club has overtaken .guru to become the top-selling new gTLD on the market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16715-club-now-biggest-selling-new-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/16715-club-now-biggest-selling-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">Start-ups see gold mine in burst of Net domains</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Visit GoDaddy for a new Internet domain name and you'll be greeted with an advertisement for one of at least 16 new domain alternatives to .com, .gov or .edu, descriptive of whatever it is you're trying to do.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/26/baverman-startups-entrepreneurs/9447417/"><span>http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/05/26/baverman-startups-entrepreneurs/9447417/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PIR Launch General Availability For Three New IDN gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Public Interest Registry today launches General Availability for its three new Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The three new domains translate to &ldquo;organisation&rdquo; or &ldquo;institution&rdquo; in non-Latin-based scripts &ndash; one in Devanagari (.</span><span lang="HI">&#2360;&#2306;&#2327;&#2336;&#2344;)</span><span lang="EN">, </span><span lang="EN-US">one in Cyrillic (.</span><span lang="RU">&#1086;&#1088;&#1075;), and one in simplified Chinese (.</span><span lang="EN-US">&#26426;&#26500;</span><span lang="EN-US">).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/pir-launches-general-availability-for-three-new-idn-gtlds/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/pir-launches-general-availability-for-three-new-idn-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">Architelos Signs NameSentry Referral Agreement with Verisign<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced it has signed a referral agreement with Verisign for NameSentry. Under the terms of the agreement, Architelos will provide NameSentry at a discounted rate to new gTLD registry operators that use Verisign as their back-end registry services provider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/architelos-signs-namesentry-referral-agreement-verisign/"><span>http://architelos.com/architelos-signs-namesentry-referral-agreement-verisign/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Walgreens snaps up generic domain names in new TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While I was going through .wiki registrations this morning I noticed that pharmacy chain Walgreens registered a number of generic terms under .wiki.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/walgreens-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/walgreens-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">Let&rsquo;s collaborate on .wiki: A look at who registered .wiki domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top Level Design released its first new TLD yesterday as .wiki hit registrar&rsquo;s shelves.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/dot-wiki/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/28/dot-wiki/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some gTLDs Are A Bit More Luxurious Than Others<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are a number of different business models being employed by new gTLDs, but there are very few aimed at the elite. The .luxury gTLD is one aimed at the elite and looking at things a bit differently. They&rsquo;re charging a hefty premium with their target market being the luxury goods and services sector, along with individuals that consider themselves a bit luxurious... or posh!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/28/some-gtlds-more-luxurious/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/28/some-gtlds-more-luxurious/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/some-gtlds-more-luxurious.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/some-gtlds-more-luxurious.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">Antony Van Couvering Interviews Adrian Kinderis, CEO of Bombora Technologies (Video)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, continues his series of in-depth talks with leading figures from the domain name industry with this video interview of Adrian Kinderis, CEO of Bombora (formerly known as ARI), filmed recently at ICANN 49 in Singapore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140528_antony_van_couvering_interviews_ceo_of_bombora_technologies/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140528_antony_van_couvering_interviews_ceo_of_bombora_technologies/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In Da Club, 50 Cent, and New TLD marketing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Club is spending a lot to promote .Club. That&rsquo;s good news for .Club domain registrants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/27/in-da-club-50-cent-new-tld/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/27/in-da-club-50-cent-new-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet domain name system is currently going through a major growth spurt. What does this mean for your business?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Previously the Domain Name System was defined by only 22 net address extensions or gTLDs, including the most popular &lsquo;.com&rsquo;, &lsquo;.net&rsquo; and &lsquo;.org)&rsquo; and approximately 250 ccTLDs (such as &lsquo;.ae&rsquo; or &lsquo;.qa&rsquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c8c6ee30-7512-4927-919e-68448a2214ef"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c8c6ee30-7512-4927-919e-68448a2214ef</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs revive the internet&rsquo;s wild west tendencies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In light of Memorial Day weekend, the new gTLD .democrat entered general availability earlier this week. Registrants have been acquiring second-level .democrat domain names since the gTLD&rsquo;s landrush period began April 17. Rightside, the registry offering the gTLD, does not have any protection mechanisms designed to protect the names of politicians at this time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=23a4509e-ccd6-4691-8fe9-845de6815421"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=23a4509e-ccd6-4691-8fe9-845de6815421</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Frank Schilling defends URS against reserved .sexy domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Frank Schilling released his first handful of new TLDs he also held back tens of thousands of second level domain names for himself. These were registered in the name of North Sound Names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/26/frank-schilling-urs/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/26/frank-schilling-urs/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Complexity as the Enemy of Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Late last month, hackers allied with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) compromised the Web site for the RSA Conference, the world&rsquo;s largest computer security gathering. The attack, while unremarkable in many ways, illustrates the continued success of phishing attacks that spoof top executives within targeted organizations. It&rsquo;s also a textbook example of how third-party content providers can be leveraged to break into high-profile Web sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/complexity-as-the-enemy-of-security/"><span>https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/complexity-as-the-enemy-of-security/</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 the cyberpunks, prepare to fight a new wave of nasties<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Presagers of doom in the IT industry have sometimes got it horribly wrong. One need only look back 14 years to the millennium bug, which was supposed to bring down the world&rsquo;s critical systems. The year 2000 came and went with no digital cataclysm in sight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/27/data_malware/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/27/data_malware/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft, Facebook Security Leaders Head Startup<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The HackerOne project spins off into a new company aimed at facilitating vulnerability disclosure between researchers and software, web properties.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-facebook-security-leaders-head-startup-/d/d-id/1269253"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-facebook-security-leaders-head-startup-/d/d-id/1269253</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">City Of London Police Keep Shutting Down Websites With No Court Order<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We've highlighted a number of stories recently about the City of London Police, who have partnered with a few legacy players from the entertainment industry, and are using a bunch of taxpayer money to try to shut down websites the copyright industry doesn't like -- based on no clear legal reasoning or authority.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml"><span>http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140524/06314227353/city-london-police-keep-shutting-down-websites-with-no-court-order.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu Domain Unsuspended and Back In Action<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A day after the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK got the domain name of Torrentz.eu suspended, the leading torrent search engine is back in action. The site's Polish registrar restored the domain name's DNS entries after Torrentz' legal team pointed out that the suspension was unlawful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-unsuspended-back-action-140527/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu Back Online After Defying UK Police<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Popular torrent tracker Torrentz.eu has returned online, a day after the UK&rsquo;s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) got its domain name suspended.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/torrentz-eu-back-online-defying-uk-police-146260"><span>http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/torrentz-eu-back-online-defying-uk-police-146260</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu Domain Suspended After UK Police Request<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, has had its domain name suspended following a request from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. The site continues to operate under two alternative domains, and is hoping to move the .eu domain to a new registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London Police Suspend Torrent Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The London Police's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has requested the suspension of the torrentz.eu domain, which hosts the largest torrent search engine on the internet, according to Torrent Freak.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22351"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22351</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/london-police-suspend-torrent-domain/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/27/london-police-suspend-torrent-domain/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London police unit closes down file-sharing website FileCrop<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has shut down file-hosting search site FileCrop.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3521675/london-police-unit-closes-down-file-sharing-website-filecrop/"><span>http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3521675/london-police-unit-closes-down-file-sharing-website-filecrop/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu Domain Suspended After UK Police Request<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Torrentz.eu, the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, has had its domain name suspended following a request from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in the UK. The site continues to operate under two alternative domains, and is hoping to move the .eu domain to a new registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/torrentz-eu-domain-suspended-uk-police-request-140526/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK Police Continue Crackdown on Pirated Content with Torrentz.eu Domain Name Suspension<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain name belonging to the largest torrent search engine on the Internet, Torrentz.eu, has been suspended following a request by UK police.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/torrentz-domain-name-suspension"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/torrentz-domain-name-suspension</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">After Not Spending $20 To Register His Domains, Attorney Sues WordPress, Google and Web.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jeffrey Wilens D/B/A Lakeshore Law Center filed a federal lawsuit today against Google, the parent company of Word Press Automatic, Inc, and the registrar TLDS L.L.C. which appears to be owned by Web.com for trademark infringement and violation of the ACPA on his common law marks of Jeffrey Wilens and Lakeshore Law Center along with a bunch of registrants referred to as &ldquo;Does&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/27/after-not-spending-20-to-register-his-domains-attorney-sues-wordpress-google-and-web-com/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/27/after-not-spending-20-to-register-his-domains-attorney-sues-wordpress-google-and-web-com/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: No more she&rsquo;ll be right<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THERE is a short refrain used to justify much in these parts. It goes something like this: &ldquo;It&rsquo;s the Territ&shy;ory, no worries.&rdquo; ... Documents accessible online appear to describe Foundation 51 as &ldquo;an initiative of the CLP&rdquo; that shared a post-office box with a party branch. The domain name foundation51.com.au was registered to the CLP until last month, and there was a link from foundation51.com.au to a smiling picture of Giles on the CLP website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/no-more-shell-be-right/story-e6frg6z6-1226934964734"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/no-more-shell-be-right/story-e6frg6z6-1226934964734</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Embattled web provider faces new accusations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Kiwi web provider is under fire yet again after a month-long disappearance which shut thousands out of their websites and prompted major concern from the industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.3news.co.nz/Embattled-web-provider-faces-new-accusations/tabid/423/articleID/345997/Default.aspx"><span>http://www.3news.co.nz/Embattled-web-provider-faces-new-accusations/tabid/423/articleID/345997/Default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<br><br></span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
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David Goldstein | 15 May 05:54 2014

auDA Domain News - 15 May

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I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm>

 

Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm>

 

Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?

<http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem>

 

AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as "I* leaders") met on 25 April in São Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organizations is useful.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm>

 

Safeguarding cyberspace a complex issue

Governments want to protect their societies from what comes through the internet, but China’s government — and others that practice censorship — still want to reap the economic benefits of connectivity

<http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/safeguarding-cyberspace-a-complex-issue-1.1332034>

 

Brazil Proclaims Permissionless Innovation As Fundamental

Despite seeming a mere political gesture, a recent summit in Brazil has actually produced a valuable contribution to the discussion of Internet freedoms.

<http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2014/05/permissionless-innovation/index.htm>

 

Role of the US government in the Internet management: Afnic responds to ICANN

Afnic has responded to ICANN regarding the organization that will ultimately replace the US government in the oversight of IANA functions.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.html>

 

EuroDIG - European Dialogue on Internet Gouvernance

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe. It was created in 2008 by a number of key stakeholders representing various European stakeholder groups working in the field of IG. EuroDIG is a network which is open to all European stakeholders that are interested in contributing to an open and interactive discussion on IG issues.

<http://www.bvdw.org/medien/eurodig---european-dialogue-on-internet-gouvernance?media=5736>

<http://www.eurodig.org/>

 

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Independent Review Panel Decision on Hold/Stay Regarding .Africa

An ICANN Independent Review Panel has issued a decision that ICANN should hold off from further processing of ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) application for the .AFRICA TLD for the time being. This will allow the Panel time to consider arguments from DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) and ICANN on DCA Trust's claims regarding the .AFRICA TLD.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12may14-en>

 

Thursday In London by Steve Crocker

When we last met in Singapore, the NTIA announcement on transitioning stewardship of the IANA functions was still very fresh and we adjusted our meeting schedules to begin constructive discussions in response. The processes governing these discussions are now in motion, and we want to support them with open dialogue with as many stakeholders as possible.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/thursday-in-london/>

 

Infographics Explaining the Domain Name Industry Available

The Domain Name Industry is a growing network that is immense in scope, made up of organizations, businesses and individuals involved in the business of domain names. In an effort to explain the subject, ICANN has published infographics to illustrate various aspects of the system that plays such a crucial role in the global Internet.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13may14-en>

 

Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

Purpose (Brief): This is a report about supporting the domain name industry in underserved regions, prepared by ICANN staff for public comment.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm>

 

Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Cyrus Namazi

ICANN is exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the DNS industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/>

 

GNSO Video Site Launches

The GNSO website is currently undergoing some changes to improve its user friendliness and accessibility.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm>

 

Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-07may14-en>

 

Bob Wiegand to Russ Weinstein, Senior Vice President | Web.com Group LLC, and Allen Grogan

Auction Mechanism for Resolving Indirect Contention

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/wiegand-to-weinstein-grogan-06may14-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-3-05may14-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en>

 

KnujOn scores a win as BizCN gets first breach notice

The Chinese registrar BizCN has received its first breach notice from ICANN’s compliance department, following a sustained campaign by anti-abuse activist KnujOn.

<http://domainincite.com/16646-knujon-scores-a-win-as-bizcn-gets-first-breach-notice>

 

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Half Of 3.5 Million Domains Registered In Spain Are .ES

April statistics compiled by the .es registry, Red.es, show there are 3,451,863 domain names registered in Spain by businesses and individuals with more than half (50.04%) being .es domains.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/14/half-domains-registered-spain-es/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/half-domains-registered-spain-es.html>

 

New gTLD’s Take 1st Toll On Existing String? .Mobi Falls Below 1 Million Registrations

According to RegistrarStats.com the TLD .Mobi fell below 1 Million domain name registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtlds-take-1st-toll-on-existing-string-mobi-falls-below-1-million-registrations/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Verizon counsel slams gTLD opportunists

“We have seen lots of cybersquatting but not a lot of innovation, which was one of the arguments for the new gTLDs programme”. So stated Sarah B Deutsch, vice president and associate general counsel for Verizon Communications, speaking at the INTA Annual Meeting earlier today, where she added: “We are seeing a steady flow of cybersquatters jumping in as new gTLDs roll out”. She therefore called on trademark counsel to record instances of abuse to inform later reviews of the gTLD programme.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0a93e062-77cf-46bb-8f00-4fc72fc43294>

 

New gTLDs discussed at INTA Annual Meeting

The latest developments on ICANN, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) tool were discussed in yesterday’s session on trademarks and new gTLDs"

<http://www.managingip.com/Article/3340671/New-gTLDs-discussed-at-INTA-Annual-Meeting.html>

 

Why brands will win from new gTLDs

Brand owners may feel like losers in the latest round of gTLD launches, but in the long term they may be the winners. Here’s why

<http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html>

 

Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?

Did an Independent Review Process panel get it wrong when it accused ICANN of failing to implement proper accountability mechanisms, or did it actually highlight a more serious problem?

<http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem>

 

DCA Trust Wins First Round Against Icann in Injunction On Dotafrica Domain

In a developing story, the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) has won Round One in its case against ICANN for the ".africa" domain.

<http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-trust-wins-first-round-against-icann-in-injunction-on-dotafrica-domain>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201405131325.html>

 

.africa frozen by panel after ICANN screwup

ZA Central Registry’s bid for the .africa new gTLD has been put on ice by an arbitration panel which admonished ICANN for failing to follow its own bylaws.

<http://domainincite.com/16630-africa-frozen-by-panel-after-icann-screwup>

 

GNSO says dot-brand rules “inconsistent” with policy

The ability of dot-brand gTLDs to limit how many registrars they work with is “inconsistent” with the GNSO’s longstanding policy on new gTLDs, ICANN’s GNSO Council has found.

<http://domainincite.com/16639-gnso-says-dot-brand-rules-inconsistent-with-policy>

 

DNA has new plan for gTLD auctions: give us your money!

The Domain Name Association is hoping to raise funds for marketing by hosting private new gTLD auctions, according to executive director Kurt Pritz.

<http://domainincite.com/16680-dna-has-new-plan-for-gtld-auctions-give-us-your-money>

 

Thousands switch to .kiwi domain

Thousands of people and organisations have signed up to use a new .kiwi domain name, an alternative to the usual .co.nz suffix.

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain.html>

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/technology/60063322/Thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain>

<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain>

 

Dot Kiwi domain names in hot demand

New Zealanders have been quick to snatch up .kiwi domain names with 4600 activated since their general release on May 1.

<http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-names-in-hot-demand-5972484>

 

Instant .kiwi uptake for NZ businesses

New Zealanders around the world are now able to activate their .kiwi domain name with almost 4,600 domain names activated within the past two weeks alone.

<http://techday.com/start-up/news/instant-kiwi-uptake-for-nz-businesses/184462/>

 

Nominet Announces .CYMRU and .WALES Launch in September

ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead, the .uk registry Nominet has announced. The agreement means that businesses and individuals will be able to register a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-in-september/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-september.html>

 

Nominet confirms launch of .cymru and .wales in September

ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead. The agreement means that businesses and consumers can acquire a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-confirms-launch-cymru-and-wales-september>

 

Arabic domain names crucial for spread of local content on Net: TRA

Delegates from around 14 countries along with those from organisations such as Google and Microsoft on Monday continued their discussions on universal acceptance of the Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs - Internet domain names in characters other than English alphabets), and the opportunities and challenges ahead for IDN.

<http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Arabic-domain-names-crucial-for-spread-of-local-content-on-Net-TRA-35ek>

 

Is the Future of .BRAND TLDs to Be Registered Just Like a Domain Name? by Jean Guillon

Will .BRAND TLDs be made available for registration at Registrars like GoDaddy, just like second level domains are? My guess is that it will and here are the reasons why... Applying for a new domain name extension, for a new gTLD, is not so simple because you are required to submit a complete application to ICANN and this does not happen that often, it's happened once only and was called "the First Round" (of the ICANN new gTLD program).

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140513_is_future_of_brand_tlds_to_be_registered_like_a_domain_name/>

 

Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, the ‘.GOP’ gTLD is one to consider

‘.GOP’, now in sunrise, is notable as it is the only new gTLD in the first round of applications to be operated by a political party. However, one commentator has urged brands to consider the string when devising their registration strategies, no matter what their political persuasion.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=a68c0161-ee2f-44f9-91b1-7b8c29dba2a0>

 

DNPric.es has a great lead list for valuable new TLDs. Unfortunately the registries also have it.

... Every time one heads to general availability I go to DNPric.es to look for domains including the TLD that have sold in recent years.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/new-tld-premium-prices/>

 

Can’t find a .com address? Try .foo — or .xyz

The rush to claim choice domain names is beginning anew. Now, if the .com you wanted is not available, you have even more places to hang out a shingle in cyberspace: .xxx, .finance, .london, .foo, and now .xyz.

<http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/cant-find-a-com-address-try-foo-or-xyz/>

 

50 Cent Is In Da .CLUB As Award-Winning Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur Announces New Fan Site At 50INDA.CLUB [news release]

Well-known for his No. 1 Billboard hit “In Da Club” and on the brink of releasing his new album early next month “Animal Ambition,” legendary rapper 50 Cent announced today the upcoming launch of the 50InDa.Club web site in association with .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” gTLD. 50 Cent will be officially launching the page and appearing live at the invitation-only launch party for the new .CLUB domain name extension in Manhattan on May 22, 2014.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/50-cent-is-in-da-club/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/50-cent-is-in-da-club.html>

 

Best anchor tenant ever? 50 Cent to use a .club

The American rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has become the first big-name celebrity to get in on the new gTLD game, announcing today that he’s launching a fan site on a .club domain.

<http://domainincite.com/16635-best-anchor-tenant-ever-50-cent-to-use-a-club>

 

Dot luxury domain names going on general release

New TLD .luxury is now going on general sale.

<http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/>

 

Luxe sites get digital destination with .luxury

The UpTake: The land rush for new domain names that end in “.luxury” is on, and the two women co-founders who won the auction for the domain rights are selling them to companies seeking customers with deep pockets.

<http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/05/14/luxe-sites-get-digital-destination-with-luxury.html>

 

Dot luxury domain names going on general release

Some 500 brands from Bvlgari to Versace, signed up for their own .luxury TLD name in the initial 60-day sunrise period in which registrations were only available for trademarked brands.

<http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/>

 

Lords of the new .nyc domain

City officials are hoping that Jessie Pressman, chief executive of a tech-education startup for adults called Bite Size Learning, is indicative of how local businesses feel about taking on a New York-branded Internet identity.

<http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140512/TECHNOLOGY/140509819/lords-of-the-new-nyc-domain>

 

New gTLD Advertising Hits The London Tube (Subway)

Thanks to a reader of TheDomains.com who spotted an ad in the London Tube (otherwise known as the subway ) for new gTLD’s

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtld-advertising-hits-the-london-tube-subway/>

 

A glimpse of what will happen when new TLDs hit their first renewal date?

2014 will be remembered — by those conscious of the domain industry at least — as the year of the TLD experiment. To what extent extensions such as .GURU, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .RICH, .LONDON, or .中文网 catch on with the general public remains to be seen. For a year, the question has been hotly debated. But it’s not a question; it’s hundreds of distinct questions, since hundreds of distinct new TLDs are part of this year’s rollout.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/>

 

CentralNIC looking forward to a life of .luxury

Internet domain name specialist CentralNIC has launched a new web site for those wanting an Internet address ending in .luxury.
<http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68422/centralnic-looking-forward-to-a-life-of-luxury-68422.html>

 

.Expert Gets Over 1,300 Registrations Just In Early Access Program

.Expert which goes into general availability on Wednesday, already has over 1,300 registrations through the Early Access Program (EAP) with most of them coming on days 4 and 5.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/expert-gets-over-1300-registrations-just-in-early-access-program/>

 

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au: Distribute.IT: When a hacker destroys your business [this article has now been deleted]

It’s been almost three years since business owners Carl Woerndle and his brother Alex were caught up in a cyber attack so damaging, it destroyed their once prospering technology business, Distribute.IT.

<http://www.cio.com.au/article/544815/distribute_it_when_hacker_destroys_your_business/>

 

How to Catch a Hacker in the Act

“As today 25 March 2014, PayPal is launching a new survey program. All customers are welcome to participate this survey. The survey will take 5 minutes and for your effort and understanding PayPal will select most of the customers that takes this survey and reward them with £25.00.” This is the usual sort of ungrammatical nonsense that pours into our email inboxes every day, asking the recipient to click on a malware-containing attachment that, hopefully, most of us know to ignore.

<http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-catch-a-hacker-in-the-act>

 

Recommendations for Adding Cybersecurity Intelligence to the Smart Grid by Josh Ray

Over the last few years, there has been an increased effort to modernize the U.S. electric grid. Building a "Smart Grid" has been central in the effort to help utilities better manage their resources, minimize power outages and reduce energy consumption. However, adding more electronic devices and sensors to the grid's network has made it a prime target of cyberattacks, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which if successful, could cause wide-spread disruption of services affecting many other sectors.

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

 

FBI Seeks License To Hack Bot-Infected PCs

Justice Department seeks search warrant changes to battle online crime syndicates, but critics cite impact on innocent bystanders and potential for abuse.

<http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-infected-pcs/d/d-id/1252655>

 

Poorly designed security systems and policies lead to slack cyber security practices, say academics

Businesses have been warned that staff are likely not to follow good cyber security practices if the security systems and policies the companies implement are poorly designed.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/poorly-designed-security-systems-and-policies-lead-to-slack-cyber-security-practices-say-academics/>

 

Dispelling The Myths Of Cyber Security

Perfect security that focuses on eliminating threats is too expensive and impossible to achieve. Better to think about consequence management.

<http://www.darkreading.com/risk/dispelling-the-myths-of-cyber-security/a/d-id/1251171>

 

Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections

Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.

<http://threatpost.com/researchers-quantify-fake-certificates-used-in-ssl-connections/106032>

 

Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack

PointDNS says most of its DNS servers are online again after a massive DDoS attack late last week took down the service provider.

<http://threatpost.com/another-dns-provider-targeted-in-ddos-attack/106045>

 

AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance

The leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the United States National Security Agency (NSA)’s spying activities has highlighted that consumers need to take a more serious approach to online security, according to Princeton University's professor of computer science and public affairs, Edward Felten

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/>

 

NZ cyber security Tsars lay down rules for network operators

New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Communications Security Bureau have released guidance for telecommunications operators after the passage of a controversial security law.

<http://www.zdnet.com/nz-cyber-security-tsars-lay-down-rules-for-network-operators-7000029359/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Company sues to overturn UDRP decision

Technology Online, LLC has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Nevada to overturn a UDRP against the domain name Jeffers.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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More Tactics to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China

In the final piece of a two-part series, here are four best practices to improve your landing page conversion rate for your Chinese websites.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2344635/more-tactics-to-improve-landing-page-conversion-rate-in-china>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Curtains Fall on the Domain Names, Trademarks and User Rights Protection Workshop, Benin – Africa by Pierre Dandjinou

It is our pleasure to share with you a few highlights, key points and takeaways from the ICANN workshop which took place in Cotonou, Benin on May 5-6. It was part of the implementation and operationalization of ICANN’s Africa Strategy. Benin’s Minister for ICT, Komi Koutche and David Olive, ICANN’s VP for Policy Development Support and GM of our Istanbul hub opened the event. Akram Atallah, ICANN’s President of the Global Domaind Division delivered a personalized video message to the audience.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/curtains-fall-on-the-domain-names-trademarks-and-user-rights-protection-workshop-benin-africa/>

 

Key Internet agency conducts meeting in Muscat

Delegations from 14 countries participated in the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name (APTLD) members' meeting which was held for the first time in Muscat.

<http://www.timesofoman.com/News/33707/Article-Key-Internet-agency-conducts-meeting-in-Muscat>

 

Web hosting provider give FCC a dose of life without net neutrality

Warning: schadenfreude alert. In a protest to supprt net neutrality, a Web hosting service has decided to teach the Federal Communications Commission a lesson by crippling the FCC’s access to any page it hosts by throttling the agency’s network down to 1990s-era dial-up modem speeds of 28.8 kbps.

<http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/85390>

 

Russian Web Host Held Liable for Customer’s Pirated Content

A Russian web host has been found guilty for violating intellectual property rights, according to a radio broadcast by the Voice of Russia on Monday.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/russian-web-host-guilty-anti-piracy>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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NZ High Court weighs in on Google AdWords - Brand owners continue to navigate acceptable online brand use

... The recent New Zealand High Court decision of InterCity Group (NZ) Ltd v Nakedbus NZ Ltd [2014] NZHC 124 (InterCity Case) is New Zealand's first case dealing with competitor trade mark use in respect of online advertising as Google AdWords and keywords. We look at the InterCity Case below and what it adds to the developing law in this area.

<www.mondaq.com/australia/x/311698/>

 

Domaining Spain Ends Another Successful Run After Attendees from 18 Countries Converged in Valencia

The 2014 Domaining Spain Conference concluded its three-day run at the Hotel Sorolla Place in Valencia Saturday. Show promoter Dietmar Stefitz said attendees from 18 different countries came together for the 6th edition of the annual event in Valencia - a beautiful city that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140513.htm>

 

DropCatch.com enters the expired domain business with a bang

When the team behind HugeDomains launched its domain name registrar NameBright last year, it quickly became clear that a lot of people felt animosity toward the company’s expired domain business.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/dropcatch-com-expired-domains/>

 

Domain Name Seller Pushes the Envelope Too Far

Domain name purchase negotiations went seriously awry here. SelectHealth, Inc., is a Utah corporation and health insurance provider. James E. Risinger is a Texas resident. Risinger owned the domain name selecthealth.com. SelectHealth contacted Risinger about purchasing the domain name and entered into negotiations with Risinger. Risinger copied SelectHealth’s website, selecthealth.org, and pasted it into the selecthealth.com website. Risinger then added a registration survey and email capability to the selecthealth.com website. Over 1,200 emails and 637 registrations were collected by Risinger, who then turned this information over to SelectHealth, apparently in an effort to drive up the domain name’s purchase price.

<http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/copyright/domain-name-seller-pushes-the-envelope-too-far/>

 

How Not to Drive Up Domain Name Prices - When negotiating over domain names, there are "not" best practices.

It’s a perfect example of what not to do when negotiating the sale of a domain name. Tonya Gisselberg, in a post on Seattle Copyright Watch blog, explains how Texas resident James Risinger’s sales tactics went too far afield—and landed him in violation of a copyright.

<http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655099709/>

 

Six-Figure Country Code Sale at Sedo Races to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Autos.de delivered a satchel full of cash - $166,800 to be exact - to top our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week. That big sale at Sedo also ranks as the 4th highest ccTLD sale so far in 2014 (the YTD Country Code Top 100 is the second chart on the page linked to above.)

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140514.htm>

 

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INTERNET USE

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10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report

It’s been fashionable to drop the phrase “Internet of Things” in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/internet-of-things-pew-research-center>

 

The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025: Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.

This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center Internet Project to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (The Web at 25).

<http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/05/14/internet-of-things/>

 

How to Speak Your Customers' Language With Localized Websites

While English is the most commonly used language online, most Europeans prefer to buy things in their own languages. Here are three ways to localize for an international audience. A single English language website can still allow you to reach an international audience. English is the most commonly used language online and to some extent it still serves as a lingua franca or common language across the Web. But it only represents around a quarter of total usage, and many visitors who use English as a second language place more trust in websites written in their own native language.

<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2343893/how-to-speak-your-customers-language-with-localized-websites>

 

au: Cash for comment in the YouTube generation

Videos of young girls talking about new products or purchases are producing the internet's next wave of mini-moguls. The girls film themselves in their bedrooms talking viewers through their 'haul', a collection of recently purchased items, or reviewing products and offering 'tutorials' in beauty treatments.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/cash-for-comment-in-the-youtube-generation/5447810>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Study Finds Being Ignored on Facebook May Lower Self-Esteem

Social media promises to make people feel better about their lives and promotes the ability to connect with others and share wonderful moments. Yet according to a new psychology report, when people are ignored on social sites, the rejection can have adverse affects.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/study-finds-being-ignored-on-facebook-leads-to-a-lower-self-esteem/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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au: Budget 2014 - $10M for child safety online

The federal government will spend $10 million over four years to help improve online safety for children.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544956/budget_2014_-_10m_child_safety_online/>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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EU court backs 'right to be forgotten': Google must amend results on request

The top European court has backed the "right to be forgotten" and said Google must delete "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" data from its results when a member of the public requests it.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/13/right-to-be-forgotten-eu-court-google-search-results>

 

European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web

Europe’s highest court said on Tuesday that people had the right to influence what the world could learn about them through online searches, a ruling that rejected long-established notions about the free flow of information on the Internet.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html>

 

One Court Ruling on Privacy in Europe, and 28 Regulators

The ruling on Tuesday by Europe’s highest court that Google can be forced to remove links from certain searches will be carried out by data privacy regulators at 28 different agencies across the European Union.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/technology/one-court-ruling-on-privacy-in-europe-and-28-regulators.html>

 

Australia asked Americans for more help to spy on Australian citizens

Australia’s intelligence agency asked for more help from its US counterparts to increase surveillance on Australians suspected of involvement in international extremist activities.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/australia-americans-help-spy-terror-suspects>

 

The who, what, and how of Australia’s new privacy regulations

Australian businesses and agencies should take note of amendments to Australia’s Privacy Act, which regulates how organizations collect, handle, and disclose personal information within Australia. The new amendments, which took effect on March 12, are described below.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=66f2da03-8fb0-4579-8001-e597eb7007b8>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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TPP negotiators boost efforts on intellectual property, other issues

Twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks are accelerating efforts to find common ground over thorny issues including intellectual property rights and reform of state-owned firms at an ongoing working-level meeting in Vietnam, negotiation sources said Wednesday.

<http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140514/tpp-negotiators-boost-efforts-intellectual-property-ot>

 

 

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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">I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem"><span>http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as "I* leaders") met on 25 April in S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organizations is useful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Safeguarding cyberspace a complex issue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments want to protect their societies from what comes through the internet, but China&rsquo;s government &mdash; and others that practice censorship &mdash; still want to reap the economic benefits of connectivity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/safeguarding-cyberspace-a-complex-issue-1.1332034"><span>http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/safeguarding-cyberspace-a-complex-issue-1.1332034</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brazil Proclaims Permissionless Innovation As Fundamental<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Despite seeming a mere political gesture, a recent summit in Brazil has actually produced a valuable contribution to the discussion of Internet freedoms.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2014/05/permissionless-innovation/index.htm"><span>http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2014/05/permissionless-innovation/index.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">Role of the US government in the Internet management: Afnic responds to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afnic has responded to ICANN regarding the organization that will ultimately replace the US government in the oversight of IANA functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.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">EuroDIG - European Dialogue on Internet Gouvernance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe. It was created in 2008 by a number of key stakeholders representing various European stakeholder groups working in the field of IG. EuroDIG is a network which is open to all European stakeholders that are interested in contributing to an open and interactive discussion on IG issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bvdw.org/medien/eurodig---european-dialogue-on-internet-gouvernance?media=5736"><span>http://www.bvdw.org/medien/eurodig---european-dialogue-on-internet-gouvernance?media=5736</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.eurodig.org/"><span>http://www.eurodig.org/</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">Independent Review Panel Decision on Hold/Stay Regarding .Africa</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An ICANN Independent Review Panel has issued a decision that ICANN should hold off from further processing of ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) application for the .AFRICA TLD for the time being. This will allow the Panel time to consider arguments from DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) and ICANN on DCA Trust's claims regarding the .AFRICA TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12may14-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">Thursday In London by Steve Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When we last met in Singapore, the NTIA announcement on transitioning stewardship of the IANA functions was still very fresh and we adjusted our meeting schedules to begin constructive discussions in response. The processes governing these discussions are now in motion, and we want to support them with open dialogue with as many stakeholders as possible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/thursday-in-london/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/thursday-in-london/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Infographics Explaining the Domain Name Industry Available<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Industry is a growing network that is immense in scope, made up of organizations, businesses and individuals involved in the business of domain names. In an effort to explain the subject, ICANN has published infographics to illustrate various aspects of the system that plays such a crucial role in the global Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13may14-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">Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): This is a report about supporting the domain name industry in underserved regions, prepared by ICANN staff for public comment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Cyrus Namazi</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the DNS industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO Video Site Launches<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The GNSO website is currently undergoing some changes to improve its user friendliness and accessibility.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-07may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-07may14-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">Bob Wiegand to Russ Weinstein, Senior Vice President | Web.com Group LLC, and Allen Grogan</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Auction Mechanism for Resolving Indirect Contention<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/wiegand-to-weinstein-grogan-06may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/wiegand-to-weinstein-grogan-06may14-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">Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-3-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-3-05may14-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">Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-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">KnujOn scores a win as BizCN gets first breach notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Chinese registrar BizCN has received its first breach notice from ICANN&rsquo;s compliance department, following a sustained campaign by anti-abuse activist KnujOn.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16646-knujon-scores-a-win-as-bizcn-gets-first-breach-notice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16646-knujon-scores-a-win-as-bizcn-gets-first-breach-notice</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">Half Of 3.5 Million Domains Registered In Spain Are .ES</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">April statistics compiled by the .es registry, Red.es, show there are 3,451,863 domain names registered in Spain by businesses and individuals with more than half (50.04%) being .es domains.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/14/half-domains-registered-spain-es/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/14/half-domains-registered-spain-es/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/half-domains-registered-spain-es.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/half-domains-registered-spain-es.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD&rsquo;s Take 1st Toll On Existing String? .Mobi Falls Below 1 Million Registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to RegistrarStats.com the TLD .Mobi fell below 1 Million domain name registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtlds-take-1st-toll-on-existing-string-mobi-falls-below-1-million-registrations/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtlds-take-1st-toll-on-existing-string-mobi-falls-below-1-million-registrations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Verizon counsel slams gTLD opportunists<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;We have seen lots of cybersquatting but not a lot of innovation, which was one of the arguments for the new gTLDs programme&rdquo;. So stated Sarah B Deutsch, vice president and associate general counsel for Verizon Communications, speaking at the INTA Annual Meeting earlier today, where she added: &ldquo;We are seeing a steady flow of cybersquatters jumping in as new gTLDs roll out&rdquo;. She therefore called on trademark counsel to record instances of abuse to inform later reviews of the gTLD programme.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0a93e062-77cf-46bb-8f00-4fc72fc43294"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0a93e062-77cf-46bb-8f00-4fc72fc43294</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs discussed at INTA Annual Meeting</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The latest developments on ICANN, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) tool were discussed in yesterday&rsquo;s session on trademarks and new gTLDs"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Article/3340671/New-gTLDs-discussed-at-INTA-Annual-Meeting.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Article/3340671/New-gTLDs-discussed-at-INTA-Annual-Meeting.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 brands will win from new gTLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brand owners may feel like losers in the latest round of gTLD launches, but in the long term they may be the winners. Here&rsquo;s why<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-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">Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Did an Independent Review Process panel get it wrong when it accused ICANN of failing to implement proper accountability mechanisms, or did it actually highlight a more serious problem?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem"><span>http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DCA Trust Wins First Round Against Icann in Injunction On Dotafrica Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a developing story, the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) has won Round One in its case against ICANN for the ".africa" domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-trust-wins-first-round-against-icann-in-injunction-on-dotafrica-domain"><span>http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-trust-wins-first-round-against-icann-in-injunction-on-dotafrica-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201405131325.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201405131325.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">.africa frozen by panel after ICANN screwup<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ZA Central Registry&rsquo;s bid for the .africa new gTLD has been put on ice by an arbitration panel which admonished ICANN for failing to follow its own bylaws.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16630-africa-frozen-by-panel-after-icann-screwup"><span>http://domainincite.com/16630-africa-frozen-by-panel-after-icann-screwup</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GNSO says dot-brand rules &ldquo;inconsistent&rdquo; with policy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ability of dot-brand gTLDs to limit how many registrars they work with is &ldquo;inconsistent&rdquo; with the GNSO&rsquo;s longstanding policy on new gTLDs, ICANN&rsquo;s GNSO Council has found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16639-gnso-says-dot-brand-rules-inconsistent-with-policy"><span>http://domainincite.com/16639-gnso-says-dot-brand-rules-inconsistent-with-policy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNA has new plan for gTLD auctions: give us your money!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Domain Name Association is hoping to raise funds for marketing by hosting private new gTLD auctions, according to executive director Kurt Pritz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16680-dna-has-new-plan-for-gtld-auctions-give-us-your-money"><span>http://domainincite.com/16680-dna-has-new-plan-for-gtld-auctions-give-us-your-money</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thousands switch to .kiwi domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thousands of people and organisations have signed up to use a new .kiwi domain name, an alternative to the usual .co.nz suffix.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain.html"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/technology/60063322/Thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/technology/60063322/Thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain"><span>http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot Kiwi domain names in hot demand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealanders have been quick to snatch up .kiwi domain names with 4600 activated since their general release on May 1.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-names-in-hot-demand-5972484"><span>http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-names-in-hot-demand-5972484</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Instant .kiwi uptake for NZ businesses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealanders around the world are now able to activate their .kiwi domain name with almost 4,600 domain names activated within the past two weeks alone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/start-up/news/instant-kiwi-uptake-for-nz-businesses/184462/"><span>http://techday.com/start-up/news/instant-kiwi-uptake-for-nz-businesses/184462/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Announces .CYMRU and .WALES Launch in September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead, the .uk registry Nominet has announced. The agreement means that businesses and individuals will be able to register a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-in-september/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-in-september/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-september.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-september.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">Nominet confirms launch of .cymru and .wales in September<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead. The agreement means that businesses and consumers can acquire a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-confirms-launch-cymru-and-wales-september"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-confirms-launch-cymru-and-wales-september</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Arabic domain names crucial for spread of local content on Net: TRA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delegates from around 14 countries along with those from organisations such as Google and Microsoft on Monday continued their discussions on universal acceptance of the Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs - Internet domain names in characters other than English alphabets), and the opportunities and challenges ahead for IDN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Arabic-domain-names-crucial-for-spread-of-local-content-on-Net-TRA-35ek"><span>http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Arabic-domain-names-crucial-for-spread-of-local-content-on-Net-TRA-35ek</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Is the Future of .BRAND TLDs to Be Registered Just Like a Domain Name? by Jean Guillon</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Will .BRAND TLDs be made available for registration at Registrars like GoDaddy, just like second level domains are? My guess is that it will and here are the reasons why... Applying for a new domain name extension, for a new gTLD, is not so simple because you are required to submit a complete application to ICANN and this does not happen that often, it's happened once only and was called "the First Round" (of the ICANN new gTLD program).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140513_is_future_of_brand_tlds_to_be_registered_like_a_domain_name/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140513_is_future_of_brand_tlds_to_be_registered_like_a_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">Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, the &lsquo;.GOP&rsquo; gTLD is one to consider<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lsquo;.GOP&rsquo;, now in sunrise, is notable as it is the only new gTLD in the first round of applications to be operated by a political party. However, one commentator has urged brands to consider the string when devising their registration strategies, no matter what their political persuasion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=a68c0161-ee2f-44f9-91b1-7b8c29dba2a0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=a68c0161-ee2f-44f9-91b1-7b8c29dba2a0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DNPric.es has a great lead list for valuable new TLDs. Unfortunately the registries also have it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Every time one heads to general availability I go to DNPric.es to look for domains including the TLD that have sold in recent years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/new-tld-premium-prices/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/new-tld-premium-prices/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Can&rsquo;t find a .com address? Try .foo &mdash; or .xyz<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The rush to claim choice domain names is beginning anew. Now, if the .com you wanted is not available, you have even more places to hang out a shingle in cyberspace: .xxx, .finance, .london, .foo, and now .xyz.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/cant-find-a-com-address-try-foo-or-xyz/"><span>http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/cant-find-a-com-address-try-foo-or-xyz/</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">50 Cent Is In Da .CLUB As Award-Winning Rapper, Actor &amp; Entrepreneur Announces New Fan Site At 50INDA.CLUB [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Well-known for his No. 1 Billboard hit &ldquo;In Da Club&rdquo; and on the brink of releasing his new album early next month &ldquo;Animal Ambition,&rdquo; legendary rapper 50 Cent announced today the upcoming launch of the 50InDa.Club web site in association with .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new &ldquo;.CLUB&rdquo; gTLD. 50 Cent will be officially launching the page and appearing live at the invitation-only launch party for the new .CLUB domain name extension in Manhattan on May 22, 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/50-cent-is-in-da-club/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/50-cent-is-in-da-club/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/50-cent-is-in-da-club.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/50-cent-is-in-da-club.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">Best anchor tenant ever? 50 Cent to use a .club<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The American rapper Curtis &rsquo;50 Cent&rsquo; Jackson has become the first big-name celebrity to get in on the new gTLD game, announcing today that he&rsquo;s launching a fan site on a .club domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16635-best-anchor-tenant-ever-50-cent-to-use-a-club"><span>http://domainincite.com/16635-best-anchor-tenant-ever-50-cent-to-use-a-club</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 luxury domain names going on general release<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLD .luxury is now going on general sale.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/"><span>http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Luxe sites get digital destination with .luxury<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UpTake: The land rush for new domain names that end in &ldquo;.luxury&rdquo; is on, and the two women co-founders who won the auction for the domain rights are selling them to companies seeking customers with deep pockets.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/05/14/luxe-sites-get-digital-destination-with-luxury.html"><span>http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/05/14/luxe-sites-get-digital-destination-with-luxury.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">Dot luxury domain names going on general release<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some 500 brands from Bvlgari to Versace, signed up for their own .luxury TLD name in the initial 60-day sunrise period in which registrations were only available for trademarked brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/"><span>http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lords of the new .nyc domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">City officials are hoping that Jessie Pressman, chief executive of a tech-education startup for adults called Bite Size Learning, is indicative of how local businesses feel about taking on a New York-branded Internet identity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140512/TECHNOLOGY/140509819/lords-of-the-new-nyc-domain"><span>http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140512/TECHNOLOGY/140509819/lords-of-the-new-nyc-domain</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Advertising Hits The London Tube (Subway)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thanks to a reader of TheDomains.com who spotted an ad in the London Tube (otherwise known as the subway ) for new gTLD&rsquo;s<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtld-advertising-hits-the-london-tube-subway/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtld-advertising-hits-the-london-tube-subway/</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 glimpse of what will happen when new TLDs hit their first renewal date?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2014 will be remembered &mdash; by those conscious of the domain industry at least &mdash; as the year of the TLD experiment. To what extent extensions such as .GURU, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .RICH, .LONDON, or .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#25991;&#32593;</span><span lang="EN"> catch on with the general public remains to be seen. For a year, the question has been hotly debated. But it&rsquo;s not a question; it&rsquo;s hundreds of distinct questions, since hundreds of distinct new TLDs are part of this year&rsquo;s rollout.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/</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 looking forward to a life of .luxury<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet domain name specialist CentralNIC has launched a new web site for those wanting an Internet address ending in .luxury.<br>&lt;<a href="http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68422/centralnic-looking-forward-to-a-life-of-luxury-68422.html"><span>http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68422/centralnic-looking-forward-to-a-life-of-luxury-68422.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">.Expert Gets Over 1,300 Registrations Just In Early Access Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Expert which goes into general availability on Wednesday, already has over 1,300 registrations through the Early Access Program (EAP) with most of them coming on days 4 and 5.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/expert-gets-over-1300-registrations-just-in-early-access-program/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/expert-gets-over-1300-registrations-just-in-early-access-program/</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">au: Distribute.IT: When a hacker destroys your business [this article has now been deleted]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been almost three years since business owners Carl Woerndle and his brother Alex were caught up in a cyber attack so damaging, it destroyed their once prospering technology business, Distribute.IT.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com.au/article/544815/distribute_it_when_hacker_destroys_your_business/"><span>http://www.cio.com.au/article/544815/distribute_it_when_hacker_destroys_your_business/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to Catch a Hacker in the Act<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;As today 25 March 2014, PayPal is launching a new survey program. All customers are welcome to participate this survey. The survey will take 5 minutes and for your effort and understanding PayPal will select most of the customers that takes this survey and reward them with &pound;25.00.&rdquo; This is the usual sort of ungrammatical nonsense that pours into our email inboxes every day, asking the recipient to click on a malware-containing attachment that, hopefully, most of us know to ignore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-catch-a-hacker-in-the-act"><span>http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-catch-a-hacker-in-the-act</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recommendations for Adding Cybersecurity Intelligence to the Smart Grid by Josh Ray<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last few years, there has been an increased effort to modernize the U.S. electric grid. Building a "Smart Grid" has been central in the effort to help utilities better manage their resources, minimize power outages and reduce energy consumption. However, adding more electronic devices and sensors to the grid's network has made it a prime target of cyberattacks, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which if successful, could cause wide-spread disruption of services affecting many other sectors.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/recommendations_for_adding_cybersecurity_intelligence"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/recommendations_for_adding_cybersecurity_intelligence</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FBI Seeks License To Hack Bot-Infected PCs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Justice Department seeks search warrant changes to battle online crime syndicates, but critics cite impact on innocent bystanders and potential for abuse.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-infected-pcs/d/d-id/1252655"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-infected-pcs/d/d-id/1252655</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Poorly designed security systems and policies lead to slack cyber security practices, say academics<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses have been warned that staff are likely not to follow good cyber security practices if the security systems and policies the companies implement are poorly designed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/poorly-designed-security-systems-and-policies-lead-to-slack-cyber-security-practices-say-academics/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/poorly-designed-security-systems-and-policies-lead-to-slack-cyber-security-practices-say-academics/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dispelling The Myths Of Cyber Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Perfect security that focuses on eliminating threats is too expensive and impossible to achieve. Better to think about consequence management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/risk/dispelling-the-myths-of-cyber-security/a/d-id/1251171"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/risk/dispelling-the-myths-of-cyber-security/a/d-id/1251171</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/researchers-quantify-fake-certificates-used-in-ssl-connections/106032"><span>http://threatpost.com/researchers-quantify-fake-certificates-used-in-ssl-connections/106032</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PointDNS says most of its DNS servers are online again after a massive DDoS attack late last week took down the service provider.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/another-dns-provider-targeted-in-ddos-attack/106045"><span>http://threatpost.com/another-dns-provider-targeted-in-ddos-attack/106045</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the United States National Security Agency (NSA)&rsquo;s spying activities has highlighted that consumers need to take a more serious approach to online security, according to Princeton University's professor of computer science and public affairs, Edward Felten<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NZ cyber security Tsars lay down rules for network operators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Communications Security Bureau have released guidance for telecommunications operators after the passage of a controversial security law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/nz-cyber-security-tsars-lay-down-rules-for-network-operators-7000029359/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/nz-cyber-security-tsars-lay-down-rules-for-network-operators-7000029359/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Company sues to overturn UDRP decision<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Technology Online, LLC has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Nevada to overturn a UDRP against the domain name Jeffers.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/</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">More Tactics to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the final piece of a two-part series, here are four best practices to improve your landing page conversion rate for your Chinese websites. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2344635/more-tactics-to-improve-landing-page-conversion-rate-in-china"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2344635/more-tactics-to-improve-landing-page-conversion-rate-in-china</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Curtains Fall on the Domain Names, Trademarks and User Rights Protection Workshop, Benin &ndash; Africa</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">by Pierre Dandjinou</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is our pleasure to share with you a few highlights, key points and takeaways from the ICANN workshop which took place in Cotonou, Benin on May 5-6. It was part of the implementation and operationalization of ICANN&rsquo;s Africa Strategy. Benin&rsquo;s Minister for ICT, Komi Koutche and David Olive, ICANN&rsquo;s VP for Policy Development Support and GM of our Istanbul hub opened the event. Akram Atallah, ICANN&rsquo;s President of the Global Domaind Division delivered a personalized video message to the audience.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/curtains-fall-on-the-domain-names-trademarks-and-user-rights-protection-workshop-benin-africa/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/curtains-fall-on-the-domain-names-trademarks-and-user-rights-protection-workshop-benin-africa/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Key Internet agency conducts meeting in Muscat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Delegations from 14 countries participated in the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name (APTLD) members' meeting which was held for the first time in Muscat.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.timesofoman.com/News/33707/Article-Key-Internet-agency-conducts-meeting-in-Muscat"><span>http://www.timesofoman.com/News/33707/Article-Key-Internet-agency-conducts-meeting-in-Muscat</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 hosting provider give FCC a dose of life without net neutrality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Warning: schadenfreude alert. In a protest to supprt net neutrality, a Web hosting service has decided to teach the Federal Communications Commission a lesson by crippling the FCC&rsquo;s access to any page it hosts by throttling the agency&rsquo;s network down to 1990s-era dial-up modem speeds of 28.8 kbps.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/85390"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/85390</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 Web Host Held Liable for Customer&rsquo;s Pirated Content<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Russian web host has been found guilty for violating intellectual property rights, according to a radio broadcast by the Voice of Russia on Monday. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/russian-web-host-guilty-anti-piracy"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/russian-web-host-guilty-anti-piracy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NZ High Court weighs in on Google AdWords - Brand owners continue to navigate acceptable online brand use</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... The recent New Zealand High Court decision of InterCity Group (NZ) Ltd v Nakedbus NZ Ltd [2014] NZHC 124 (InterCity Case) is New Zealand's first case dealing with competitor trade mark use in respect of online advertising as Google AdWords and keywords. We look at the InterCity Case below and what it adds to the developing law in this area.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="www.mondaq.com/australia/x/311698/"><span>www.mondaq.com/australia/x/311698/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domaining Spain Ends Another Successful Run After Attendees from 18 Countries Converged in Valencia<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The 2014 Domaining Spain Conference concluded its three-day run at the Hotel Sorolla Place in Valencia Saturday. Show promoter Dietmar Stefitz said attendees from 18 different countries came together for the 6th edition of the annual event in Valencia - a beautiful city that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140513.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140513.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">DropCatch.com enters the expired domain business with a bang<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the team behind HugeDomains launched its domain name registrar NameBright last year, it quickly became clear that a lot of people felt animosity toward the company&rsquo;s expired domain business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/dropcatch-com-expired-domains/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/dropcatch-com-expired-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">Domain Name Seller Pushes the Envelope Too Far<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name purchase negotiations went seriously awry here. SelectHealth, Inc., is a Utah corporation and health insurance provider. James E. Risinger is a Texas resident. Risinger owned the domain name selecthealth.com. SelectHealth contacted Risinger about purchasing the domain name and entered into negotiations with Risinger. Risinger copied SelectHealth&rsquo;s website, selecthealth.org, and pasted it into the selecthealth.com website. Risinger then added a registration survey and email capability to the selecthealth.com website. Over 1,200 emails and 637 registrations were collected by Risinger, who then turned this information over to SelectHealth, apparently in an effort to drive up the domain name&rsquo;s purchase price.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/copyright/domain-name-seller-pushes-the-envelope-too-far/"><span>http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/copyright/domain-name-seller-pushes-the-envelope-too-far/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How Not to Drive Up Domain Name Prices - When negotiating over domain names, there are "not" best practices.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s a perfect example of what not to do when negotiating the sale of a domain name. Tonya Gisselberg, in a post on Seattle Copyright Watch blog, explains how Texas resident James Risinger&rsquo;s sales tactics went too far afield&mdash;and landed him in violation of a copyright.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655099709/"><span>http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655099709/</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">Six-Figure Country Code Sale at Sedo Races to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Autos.de delivered a satchel full of cash - $166,800 to be exact - to top our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week. That big sale at Sedo also ranks as the 4th highest ccTLD sale so far in 2014 (the YTD Country Code Top 100 is the second chart on the page linked to above.)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140514.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140514.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been fashionable to drop the phrase &ldquo;Internet of Things&rdquo; in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/internet-of-things-pew-research-center"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/internet-of-things-pew-research-center</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025: Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center Internet Project to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (The Web at 25).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/05/14/internet-of-things/"><span>http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/05/14/internet-of-things/</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 to Speak Your Customers' Language With Localized Websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While English is the most commonly used language online, most Europeans prefer to buy things in their own languages. Here are three ways to localize for an international audience. A single English language website can still allow you to reach an international audience. English is the most commonly used language online and to some extent it still serves as a lingua franca or common language across the Web. But it only represents around a quarter of total usage, and many visitors who use English as a second language place more trust in websites written in their own native language.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2343893/how-to-speak-your-customers-language-with-localized-websites"><span>http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2343893/how-to-speak-your-customers-language-with-localized-websites</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Cash for comment in the YouTube generation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Videos of young girls talking about new products or purchases are producing the internet's next wave of mini-moguls. The girls film themselves in their bedrooms talking viewers through their 'haul', a collection of recently purchased items, or reviewing products and offering 'tutorials' in beauty treatments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/cash-for-comment-in-the-youtube-generation/5447810"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/cash-for-comment-in-the-youtube-generation/5447810</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study Finds Being Ignored on Facebook May Lower Self-Esteem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Social media promises to make people feel better about their lives and promotes the ability to connect with others and share wonderful moments.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Yet according to a new psychology report, when people are ignored on social sites, the rejection can have adverse affects.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/study-finds-being-ignored-on-facebook-leads-to-a-lower-self-esteem/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/study-finds-being-ignored-on-facebook-leads-to-a-lower-self-esteem/</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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Budget 2014 - $10M for child safety online</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The federal government will spend $10 million over four years to help improve online safety for children.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544956/budget_2014_-_10m_child_safety_online/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544956/budget_2014_-_10m_child_safety_online/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EU court backs 'right to be forgotten': Google must amend results on request<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The top European court has backed the "right to be forgotten" and said Google must delete "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" data from its results when a member of the public requests it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/13/right-to-be-forgotten-eu-court-google-search-results"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/13/right-to-be-forgotten-eu-court-google-search-results</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe&rsquo;s highest court said on Tuesday that people had the right to influence what the world could learn about them through online searches, a ruling that rejected long-established notions about the free flow of information on the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.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">One Court Ruling on Privacy in Europe, and 28 Regulators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The ruling on Tuesday by Europe&rsquo;s highest court that Google can be forced to remove links from certain searches will be carried out by data privacy regulators at 28 different agencies across the European Union.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/technology/one-court-ruling-on-privacy-in-europe-and-28-regulators.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/technology/one-court-ruling-on-privacy-in-europe-and-28-regulators.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">Australia asked Americans for more help to spy on Australian citizens<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australia&rsquo;s intelligence agency asked for more help from its US counterparts to increase surveillance on Australians suspected of involvement in international extremist activities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/australia-americans-help-spy-terror-suspects"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/australia-americans-help-spy-terror-suspects</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 who, what, and how of Australia&rsquo;s new privacy regulations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian businesses and agencies should take note of amendments to Australia&rsquo;s Privacy Act, which regulates how organizations collect, handle, and disclose personal information within Australia. The new amendments, which took effect on March 12, are described below.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=66f2da03-8fb0-4579-8001-e597eb7007b8"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=66f2da03-8fb0-4579-8001-e597eb7007b8</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP negotiators boost efforts on intellectual property, other issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks are accelerating efforts to find common ground over thorny issues including intellectual property rights and reform of state-owned firms at an ongoing working-level meeting in Vietnam, negotiation sources said Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140514/tpp-negotiators-boost-efforts-intellectual-property-ot"><span>http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140514/tpp-negotiators-boost-efforts-intellectual-property-ot</span></a>&gt;<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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David Goldstein | 12 May 05:12 2014

auDA Domain News - 12 May

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House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508>

 

PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/>

 

The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/>

 

auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/>

 

New gTLD Auctions Updates – First Auction Confirmed

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en>

 

Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition

<http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition>

 

Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD>

 

Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'

<http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article>

 

The Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski

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

 

New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/>

 

 

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House panel votes to delay U.S. ceding oversight of Internet addresses

A U.S. Congressional panel on Thursday advanced a bill opposed by the Obama administration that would delay a plan to cede U.S. oversight of the nonprofit group that manages the Internet's infrastructure.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/uk-usa-internet-congress-idINKBN0DO1MF20140508>

 

House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority

A House committee voted along party lines Thursday to delay the Obama administration's plan to give up authority over the Internet's address system. The bill, the DOTCOM Act, now heads to the full House for consideration.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508>

 

Replacing ICANN: A Radical Proposal

It’s finally happening. The gTLDs are here. You can reserve your domain name under .company, or .shopping, or .london, or .food, or .university, or dozens of others, each managed by a private entity that has jumped through the necessary hoops and paid the ($100K+) fees.

<http://www.wellsiplaw.com/replacing-icann-a-radical-proposal/>

 

Yes, ICANN

Recently, the Obama Administration announced that it would transfer its oversight of internet domain management to a yet-to-be-named international multi-stakeholder. Many are concerned that this will lead to the suppression of speech in capitulation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other free speech tyrants. And though some on the left insist that these concerns amount to nothing more than alarmist folly, the concessions have already begun.

<http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/yes-icann/>

 

Liberalising internet governance: ICANN and the role of governments

There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of ICANN. Much of this was discussed at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paolo, a suitable venue given Brazil’s desire to throw its weight behind reforming such bodies as ICANN. Reforms are on the cards, but no one seems to be clear what exactly these will do to the way the internet is used. Sentiments of doom and gloom mix with utopian forecasts of freedom.

<http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/>

 

Net freedom campaign loses its way

One word to describe NetMundial: Disappointing! Why? Because despite the promise, human rights on the Internet are still insufficiently protected. Snowden’s revelations starting last June threw the global Internet governance processes into crisis.

<http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/net-freedom-campaign-loses-its-way/article5993765.ece>

 

If it ain’t broke, why fix it?

Recent media reports have given voice to India’s call for the establishment of a global agency to manage the Internet. India wants a multi-government role in formulating Internet governance rules. The rationale is that this will reduce the grip of western powers and increase the country’s own influence in framing Internet-related policies.

<http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/if-it-aint-broke-why-fix-it/article5993766.ece>

 

PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinwächter

The Internet Governance Roadmap, which was adopted recently in Sao Paulo by the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of the Internet Governance Ecosystem (NETmundial) includes a lot of controversial issues -- from net neutrality to mass surveillance -- and it is unclear how this will be translated into reality. However, the Internet Governance Principles, also adopted by NETmundial, were less controversial, but will have probably a sustainable and deep effect for the future of the Internet.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/>

 

Why The Global Battle For Control Of The Internet Can't Be Won

Censoring regimes in Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, and elsewhere are forcing activists to fight for their right to information, privacy, and world wide freedom. So it's a good time to know your Virtual Private Networks from your Deep Packet Inspections.

<http://www.fastcompany.com/3029672/most-creative-people/why-the-global-battle-for-control-of-the-internet-is-a-lost-cause>

 

U.S. Move on Domain Name System Continues to Draw GOP Caution

Republicans are still trying to put the brakes — at least temporarily — on a National Telecommunications and Information Administration plan to relinquish its connection to certain key Internet domain name functions. “It would be irresponsible for Congress and the administration to ignore those hostile governments that have openly expressed their desire to seize and control the Internet,” House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said in prepared remarks for a markup. “Once we transfer this role away, there is no going back.”

<http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/u-s-move-on-domain-name-system-continues-to-draw-gop-caution/>

 

Congress may block funding for IANA transition

A US House of Representatives committee has voted to de-fund the IANA transition process.

<http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition>

 

The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig

... There are any number of reasons to be skeptical of this language. Let’s leave aside, for the moment, the irony that the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Frank Wolf is widely regarded as an internationalist and so this anti-international effort is out of character. At least four things leap out from the text that make this language just seem odd and unnecessary:

<http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/>

 

What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?

... Our previous analysis of African stakeholders’ contributions to the initial NetMundial open submission process found that stakeholders from Africa emphasized human rights and role of governments in matters of internet governance.

<https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/09/spotlight-on-african-contributions-to-internet-governance-discussions-part->

 

Putin's Internet Omen: Russia's dramatic moves to control Web access are a glimpse of the future.

Before the Obama administration said it would give up U.S. protection of the open Internet, Americans could feel sorry for people whose governments censor access to the Web but didn't need to worry about censorship directly affecting them. Now a gathering storm is threatening everyone's access.

<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304885404579553961947291896>

 

auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

A group of Internet ccTLD managers, including auDA, have teamed up to provide financial support for the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The group has committed a minimum total of US$100,000 per year for several years to ensure the global IGF continues to be a successful venue for discussing and resolving the issues the Internet will face as it grows and evolves.

<http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/>

 

CENTR BoD input on the IANA functions transiton

The CENTR Board of Directors has submitted input to the ICANN consultation on Principles & Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions.

<https://centr.org/news/iana/05-09-2014/3444/centr-bod-input-iana-functions-transiton>

 

CNNIC comments on ICANN draft of NTIA IANA stewardship transition

CNNIC has commented on the ICANN draft of transition NTIA stewardship of IANA functions. CNNIC urges ICANN to consider much more involvement of ccTLD registries in the process. ccTLD has symbolic meaning for every nation, and the ccTLD community should play bigger role.

<https://centr.org/news/05-06-2014/cnnic-comments-icann-draft-ntia-iana-stewardship-transition>

 

NRO Response to ICANN Consultation on the Transition of NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN’s Call for Public input on “Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions”

<http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-consultation-on-the-transition-of-ntias-stewardship-of-the-iana-functions>

 

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New gTLD Auctions Updates – First Auction Confirmed

ICANN has updated the Auction Schedule for New gTLD applicants with strings in contention sets. The schedule now lists the participants confirmed for the first Auction on 4 June 2014, and the rescheduling of some sets based on requested postponements.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm>

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en>

 

Applicants Respond to Singapore GAC Advice on New gTLDs

In the GAC Singapore Communiqué, the Governmental Advisory Committee issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 11 April 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08may14-en>

 

FY15 Operating Plan & Budget

Purpose (brief): Join us in creating ICANN's annual operating plan and budget for FY15, which describes planned activities for the year ahead (from 1July 2014- 30 June 2015). These activities are based on ICANN's strategic objectives, fiscal year priorities and community input. The draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget document will be posted for public comment from 8 May – 1 July.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) – that of the 2015 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 9 May 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09may14-en>

 

Jonathan Robinson, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to Cherine Chalaby

Specification 13 to the Registry Agreement

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/robinson-to-chalaby-09may14-en>

 

Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary | Digital Services, Department of Communications, Australian Government, to Stephen Crocker

New gTLD applications on .WINE and .VIN

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-08may14-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2-05may14-en>

 

Scott Seitz, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/seitz-to-icann-05may14-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en>

 

Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Jean-Jacques Sahel and Andrea Beccalli

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-sahel-beccalli-05may14-en>

 

David Gudelunas, Associate Professor of Communication and Chair, Department of Communication; Co-Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies | Fairfield University, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit Evaluators

New gTLD application for .GAY

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-eiu-evaluators-30apr14-en>

 

ICA on the Record at ICANN Singapore by Philip Corwin

We have finally had a chance to review the transcript of the Public Forum with the ICANN Board held on March 27th in Singapore. ICA generally takes advantage of those opportunities for interaction to acquaint the Board with matters of concern to the domain investment community.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/On_record_at_ICANN_Singapore>

 

Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition

ICANN has been subjected to its first wave of criticism over its handling to date of the IANA transition process, which will see oversight of the DNS root leave US government hands.

<http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition>

 

Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice

Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/09/chinese-registrar-bizcn-hit-breach-notice/>

 

NameCheap Gets Slapped By ICANN

NameCheap has been sent a breach notice by ICANN’s Compliance department. The notice, which was sent yesterday, shows that ICANN has been trying to get a response from NameCheap since the middle of March of this year.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/03/namecheap-gets-slapped-icann/>

 

Small French Registrar Smacked by ICANN Compliance

A small French registrar based in Paris has been sent a breach notice by ICANN’s compliance team.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/07/small-french-registrar-smacked-icann-compliance/>

 

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'.ca' domain name decision accepts interpretation of prior trademark rights

The recent decision in Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni confirms that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes a trademark reputation in Canada (even without trademark use), the advertising of services in Canada and a non-Canadian website displaying the trademark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. This decision may be of assistance to many non-Canadian brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names registered in bad faith.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=dc7baa7c-7e1c-4447-b200-a139670839a0>

 

NIRA Moves to Address Hiccups in Domain Name Registration

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has identified possible causes of the slow adoption of the ccTLD otherwise known as the dot ng domain name and is taking measures to tackle the challenges.

<http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nira-moves-to-address-hiccups-in-domain-name-registration/178042/>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201405080293.html>

 

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Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe

I spend a lot of time talking with digital marketing leaders inside companies which applied for a new brand gTLD. They are all facing some of the same challenges – where to begin? It’s an enormous undertaking to even consider what to do with the gTLD. Everyone know simply moving the .com isn’t the answer, but what is the right approach? We’ll be hosting a webinar in a few weeks and cover in more detail a roadmap to planning for a gTLD. In the interim, I’ve outlined a few of the key points in this week’s blog.

<http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD>

 

Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'

Britain’s biggest supermarkets are at risk from ‘cybersquatters’, according to new research.

<http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article>

 

The Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski

Recent comments on the name collisions issue in the new gTLD program raise a question about the differences between established and new gTLDs with respect to name collisions, and whether they’re on an even playing field with one another.

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

 

New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six

Registrations for new gTLDs passed the 700,000 mark on 7 May as registrations of .club exceeded 25,000 on the first day of General Availability seeing the gTLD debut in sixth place according to nTLDstats.com on their chart of new gTLD registrations.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22278>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/gtlds-700-000-registrations-club.html>

 

How to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN’s new gTLD Program

Many brands are wondering how to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN’s new gTLD program. Almost two thousand applicants put in applications under the ICANN Applicant Guidebook to become a gTLD Registry. Once all is said and done, there will over one thousand new gTLD Registries coming online over the next 18 months or so.

<http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-law/new-gtld-issues/how-to-become-a-gtld-registry-as-part-of-icanns-new-gtld-program/>

 

Arabic domains key to expanding language’s online presence

Arabic web addresses are one of the best ways to increase the percentage of Arabic content online, according to a senior telecoms executive in the region.

<http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/technology/arabic-domains-key-to-expanding-languages-online-presence>

 

10 things shaping the MENA digital space in early 2014

Banner Icon Technology From Google cars in Dubai to social TV and the first generic Arabic domain name, here are 10 things that'll keep you up to speed with digital developments in the MENA. ... 6. The first generic Arabic domain name - DotShabaka - has gone live, allowing users to solely access sites in Arabic script rather than having to use .com, .org, etc.

<http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/10-things-shaping-the-mena-digital-space-in-early-2014_23023>

 

Do You Know Who Runs the Dot-Airforce Internet Domain?

The growing number of domain name extensions, such as dot-airforce, might mean federal agencies run into more email phishing schemes, some brand reputation consultants say.

<http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/05/do-you-know-who-runs-dot-airforce-suffix/84082/>

 

Only one new TLD “auction of last resort” to take place in June

ICANN’s first official auction to resolve a new TLD contention set will take place on June 4…but with only one TLD.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/icann-auction-of-last-resort/>

 

How many registrations can GoDaddy’s home page drive to a new TLD? Here’s the answer.

How many domain name registrations can GoDaddy generate by placing a TLD on top of its website for a day? Here’s one case study. All day yesterday (and still today) GoDaddy has featured .Club at the top of its website:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/godaddy-dot-club-homepage/>

 

.club on track to topple .guru?

.CLUB Domains sold an additional 4,904 domain names on its second day — its first full day — of general availability, taking it into the top five new gTLD registries by volume.

<http://domainincite.com/16611-club-on-track-to-topple-guru>

 

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Recommendations for Adding Cybersecurity Intelligence to the Smart Grid by Josh Ray

Over the last few years, there has been an increased effort to modernize the U.S. electric grid. Building a “Smart Grid” has been central in the effort to help utilities better manage their resources, minimize power outages and reduce energy consumption. However, adding more electronic devices and sensors to the grid’s network has made it a prime target of cyberattacks, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which if successful, could cause wide-spread disruption of services affecting many other sectors.

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

 

Four weeks on, huge swaths of the Internet remain vulnerable to Heartbleed

More than four weeks after the disclosure of the so-called Heartbleed bug found in a widely used cryptography package, slightly more or slightly less than half the systems affected by the catastrophic flaw remain vulnerable, according to two recently released estimates.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/four-weeks-on-huge-swaths-of-the-internet-remain-vulnerable-to-heartbleed/>

 

One month later, hundreds of thousands of servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

One month after the Heartbleed bug put web security on notice, more than 300,000 servers worldwide are still vulnerable. That's the word from Errata Security's Robert Graham, who came to that number after scanning millions of web servers on Internet port 443, which is used for TSL/SSL communication.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153303/one-month-later-hundreds-of-thousands-of-servers-still-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.html>

 

Heartbleed Was a Headache, But Far From Fatal

It's been a month since the Heartbleed Bug set off a stampede to patch software in everything from network gear to security software as it quickly became evident that vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL encryption code had been very widely deployed.

<http://www.cio.com/article/752645/Heartbleed_Was_a_Headache_But_Far_From_Fatal>

 

Neustar Survey Finds Most UK Companies ill-equipped to tackle costly DDoS Attacks

Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, has today announced findings from its second annual United Kingdom DDoS Attacks & Impact Report. 2014: The Danger Deepens is a survey of IT professionals across the United Kingdom to understand the impact of DDoS attacks on business as well as the ways in which companies are managing the crisis and how attitudes towards DDoS attacks have changed over the past year.

<http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-survey-finds-most-uk-companies-ill-equipped-to-tackle-costly-ddos-attacks>

 

UK companies experiencing more and longer DDoS attacks

UK businesses are experiencing more frequent and extensive 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks than ever before, according to new research.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/uk-companies-experiencing-more-and-longer-ddos-attacks/>

 

Bot Born Every 24 Hours

Nearly 85 percent of enterprises are harboring malware, and a new bot emerges each day, new Check Point report says.

<http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/bot-born-every-24-hours/d/d-id/1251132>

 

Police cyber crime challenge results to be announced at AusCERT

The results of a cyber law enforcement challenge issued by the Australian and New Zealand police community will be announced during the AusCERT security conference on 14 May at the Gold Coast.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544709/police_cyber_crime_challenge_results_announced_auscert/>

 

au: Microsoft gives ACMA access to real-time malware data

Microsoft and the Australian Communication and Media Authority have struck an agreement that means the software vendor will share real-time data about malware-infected computers with the watchdog organisation.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544721/microsoft_gives_acma_access_real-time_malware_data/>

 

The Cyber Security Market Is Hot! Here’s Why

A dozen years ago the $3.5 billion security market was dominated by five vendors. Last year, VCs bankrolled 230 startups. My, how things have changed!

<http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-cyber-security-market-is-hot!-heres-why/a/d-id/1251128>

 

Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort

Scans find 300,000 affected servers, but a surprising number of newly vulnerable servers have surfaced since Heartbleed warning was first sounded.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/accidental-heartbleed-vulnerabilities-undercut-recovery-effort/d/d-id/1251166>

 

Hundreds of Thai Government websites hacked and infested with malware

Nearly 100 Thai Government websites were hacked and used to serve malware last month. More than 500 distinct attacks were launched from these websites, representing about 85% of all government-hosted malware in the world according to study revealed by Netcraft.

<http://www.thailand-business-news.com/news/top-stories/48865-thai-government-websites-infested-malware.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Bankruptcy Judge OKs Sale of Girls Gone Wild

... Just recently, a federal bankruptcy judge gave the green light for a company formed as a limited liability company to purchase the fabled softcore franchise's assets — mostly its trademarks and domain names — to pay off creditors, mainly Tamara Favazza, the woman who won a $5.77 million judgment after she sued over the non-consensual use of her image in a Girls Gone Wild video, and Wynn.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=178926>

 

Online Dispute Resolution – The Phenomenon of the UDRP by Andrew F. Christie [Research Handbook on the Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property/U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper]

Abstract: Judged against its objective of providing an alternative to litigation in national courts for resolving domain name disputes, the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) has proved a phenomenal success.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433380>

 

All Bad Things Come To Those Who Wait – Laches and the UDRP

After considerable exposure to the world of UDRP complaints during my time at FairWinds, I have seen the issue of laches arise time and again. Such was the case in a recent UDRP complaint I came across, in which Novartis AG attempted to recover the domain name clearcare.com. Unfortunately, the Complainant was unsuccessful in its attempt and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) three-member Panel decided that the domain name should remain with the Respondent, Name Administration Inc.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/05/05/all-bad-things-come-to-those-who-wait-laches-and-the-udrp/>

 

Domain name found to be insufficient to establish well-known trademark [subscription]

The Bordeaux Court of Appeal has found that a party seeking to establish that ALPHAZOMES was an unregistered well-known trademark had failed to provide sufficient evidence that the mark was well known by a significant part of the relevant public and within a substantial part of the French market. The main argument put forward by the claimant was the reference to the domain name ‘alphazomes.org’ and its associated website.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=e777d693-7beb-40d5-bc77-4eeec6a5bb91>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Amy Bivins

ICANN is exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the DNS industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/>

 

10 SEO Myths Reviewed

Myths in SEO run almost as deep as they do in Lock Ness and Area 51. Let’s have some fun and look at 10 of them today. By no means a definitely list, these still pop up. I need to rank #1 Yes, it’s nice to rank on top, but you know that actual rankings fluctuate on a daily basis. Does the #1 spot actually get you more clicks and conversions and the # 2 or #3 spot. Depends on the phrase sometimes. And for those trying to get off page 2 of the SERP and onto page 1, be careful.

<http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/05/09/10-seo-myths-reviewed.aspx>

 

RIPE NCC Member Update May 2014

This is a special edition of the RIPE NCC Member Update that focuses on the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM), which takes place next Wednesday, 14 May. There is an overview of all the issues that will be discussed at the GM, as well as information on the RIPE NCC Executive Board election and how to participate in proceedings.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-member-update-may-2014>

 

Survey_Report - Launch and Use of IDNs [pdf]

<http://aptld.org/system/files/survey_report_-_launch_and_use_of_idns_2014.pdf>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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EDR: Weird expired domain sales (partially) explained

This week’s Expired Domain Report (EDR) explains why some domains sell for what they do, plus a preview of domains you might want to backorder.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/>

 

Flashcards.com Helps Sedo Ace This Week's Sales Test With Quarter Million Dollar Deal

Over the years Sedo and their Senior Broker, Dave Evanson, have topped our weekly domain sales chart so many times they don't need flashcards to help them remember the route to #1. However, FlashCards.com did help put them back on the top of the heap this week after Evanson brokered a $250,000 sale of the domain, one of the 15 biggest sales reported so far this year.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140507.htm>

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OTHER NEWS

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au: National Children’s Commissioner to run inquiry on websites encouraging self-harm in teenagers

THE growing number of websites that encourage troubled teenagers to harm themselves is being targeted by a new crackdown led by National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.

<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/national-childrens-commissioner-to-run-inquiry-on-websites-encouraging-selfharm-in-teenagers/story-fni0diab-1226912824878>

 

Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail

When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world – the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and co at the other – "Orwellian" is the word that people generally reach for.

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/11/anonymous-web-nsa-trail-janet-vertesi>

 

au: Privacy commissioner scrutinises mobile apps

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has begun a privacy sweep of the 50 most popular apps in Australia to see why they collect personal information and what is done with the data.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544807/privacy_commissioner_scrutinises_mobile_apps/>

 

Defending the Open Internet

The future of the Internet — which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation — is up for grabs.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/business/defending-the-open-internet.html>

 

Google, Facebook and Amazon write to FCC demanding true net neutrality

More than 100 technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon have written to US regulators to warn that proposed net neutrality rules pose a "grave threat to the internet".

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan>

 

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/</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 gTLD Auctions Updates &ndash; First Auction Confirmed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-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">Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-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">Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article"><span>http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article</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 Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/the_real_uneven_playing_field"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/the_real_uneven_playing_field</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/</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">House panel votes to delay U.S. ceding oversight of Internet addresses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S. Congressional panel on Thursday advanced a bill opposed by the Obama administration that would delay a plan to cede U.S. oversight of the nonprofit group that manages the Internet's infrastructure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/uk-usa-internet-congress-idINKBN0DO1MF20140508"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/uk-usa-internet-congress-idINKBN0DO1MF20140508</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A House committee voted along party lines Thursday to delay the Obama administration's plan to give up authority over the Internet's address system. The bill, the DOTCOM Act, now heads to the full House for consideration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Replacing ICANN: A Radical Proposal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s finally happening. The gTLDs are here. You can reserve your domain name under .company, or .shopping, or .london, or .food, or .university, or dozens of others, each managed by a private entity that has jumped through the necessary hoops and paid the ($100K+) fees.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wellsiplaw.com/replacing-icann-a-radical-proposal/"><span>http://www.wellsiplaw.com/replacing-icann-a-radical-proposal/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yes, ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recently, the Obama Administration announced that it would transfer its oversight of internet domain management to a yet-to-be-named international multi-stakeholder. Many are concerned that this will lead to the suppression of speech in capitulation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other free speech tyrants. And though some on the left insist that these concerns amount to nothing more than alarmist folly, the concessions have already begun.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/yes-icann/"><span>http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/yes-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Liberalising internet governance: ICANN and the role of governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of ICANN. Much of this was discussed at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paolo, a suitable venue given Brazil&rsquo;s desire to throw its weight behind reforming such bodies as ICANN. Reforms are on the cards, but no one seems to be clear what exactly these will do to the way the internet is used. Sentiments of doom and gloom mix with utopian forecasts of freedom.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/"><span>http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Net freedom campaign loses its way<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One word to describe NetMundial: Disappointing! Why? Because despite the promise, human rights on the Internet are still insufficiently protected. Snowden&rsquo;s revelations starting last June threw the global Internet governance processes into crisis. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/net-freedom-campaign-loses-its-way/article5993765.ece"><span>http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/net-freedom-campaign-loses-its-way/article5993765.ece</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If it ain&rsquo;t broke, why fix it?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recent media reports have given voice to India&rsquo;s call for the establishment of a global agency to manage the Internet. India wants a multi-government role in formulating Internet governance rules. The rationale is that this will reduce the grip of western powers and increase the country&rsquo;s own influence in framing Internet-related policies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/if-it-aint-broke-why-fix-it/article5993766.ece"><span>http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/if-it-aint-broke-why-fix-it/article5993766.ece</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinw&auml;chter<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet Governance Roadmap, which was adopted recently in Sao Paulo by the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of the Internet Governance Ecosystem (NETmundial) includes a lot of controversial issues -- from net neutrality to mass surveillance -- and it is unclear how this will be translated into reality. However, the Internet Governance Principles, also adopted by NETmundial, were less controversial, but will have probably a sustainable and deep effect for the future of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Why The Global Battle For Control Of The Internet Can't Be Won<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Censoring regimes in Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, and elsewhere are forcing activists to fight for their right to information, privacy, and world wide freedom. So it's a good time to know your Virtual Private Networks from your Deep Packet Inspections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3029672/most-creative-people/why-the-global-battle-for-control-of-the-internet-is-a-lost-cause"><span>http://www.fastcompany.com/3029672/most-creative-people/why-the-global-battle-for-control-of-the-internet-is-a-lost-cause</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">U.S. Move on Domain Name System Continues to Draw GOP Caution<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Republicans are still trying to put the brakes &mdash; at least temporarily &mdash; on a National Telecommunications and Information Administration plan to relinquish its connection to certain key Internet domain name functions. &ldquo;It would be irresponsible for Congress and the administration to ignore those hostile governments that have openly expressed their desire to seize and control the Internet,&rdquo; House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said in prepared remarks for a markup. &ldquo;Once we transfer this role away, there is no going back.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/u-s-move-on-domain-name-system-continues-to-draw-gop-caution/"><span>http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/u-s-move-on-domain-name-system-continues-to-draw-gop-caution/</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">Congress may block funding for IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A US House of Representatives committee has voted to de-fund the IANA transition process.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... There are any number of reasons to be skeptical of this language.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Let&rsquo;s leave aside, for the moment, the irony that the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Frank Wolf is widely regarded as an internationalist and so this anti-international effort is out of character.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">At least four things leap out from the text that make this language just seem odd and unnecessary:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/"><span>http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Our previous analysis of African stakeholders&rsquo; contributions to the initial NetMundial open submission process found that stakeholders from Africa emphasized human rights and role of governments in matters of internet governance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/09/spotlight-on-african-contributions-to-internet-governance-discussions-part-"><span>https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/09/spotlight-on-african-contributions-to-internet-governance-discussions-part-</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Putin's Internet Omen: Russia's dramatic moves to control Web access are a glimpse of the future.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Before the Obama administration said it would give up U.S. protection of the open Internet, Americans could feel sorry for people whose governments censor access to the Web but didn't need to worry about censorship directly affecting them. Now a gathering storm is threatening everyone's access.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304885404579553961947291896"><span>http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304885404579553961947291896</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A group of Internet ccTLD managers, including auDA, have teamed up to provide financial support for the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The group has committed a minimum total of US$100,000 per year for several years to ensure the global IGF continues to be a successful venue for discussing and resolving the issues the Internet will face as it grows and evolves.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/"><span>http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR BoD input on the IANA functions transiton<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The CENTR Board of Directors has submitted input to the ICANN consultation on Principles &amp; Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA&rsquo;s Stewardship of the IANA Functions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/iana/05-09-2014/3444/centr-bod-input-iana-functions-transiton"><span>https://centr.org/news/iana/05-09-2014/3444/centr-bod-input-iana-functions-transiton</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CNNIC comments on ICANN draft of NTIA IANA stewardship transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CNNIC has commented on the ICANN draft of transition NTIA stewardship of IANA functions. CNNIC urges ICANN to consider much more involvement of ccTLD registries in the process. ccTLD has symbolic meaning for every nation, and the ccTLD community should play bigger role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/05-06-2014/cnnic-comments-icann-draft-ntia-iana-stewardship-transition"><span>https://centr.org/news/05-06-2014/cnnic-comments-icann-draft-ntia-iana-stewardship-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NRO Response to ICANN Consultation on the Transition of NTIA&rsquo;s Stewardship of the IANA Functions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN&rsquo;s Call for Public input on &ldquo;Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA&rsquo;s Stewardship of the IANA Functions&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-consultation-on-the-transition-of-ntias-stewardship-of-the-iana-functions"><span>http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-consultation-on-the-transition-of-ntias-stewardship-of-the-iana-functions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Auctions Updates &ndash; First Auction Confirmed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has updated the Auction Schedule for New gTLD applicants with strings in contention sets. The schedule now lists the participants confirmed for the first Auction on 4 June 2014, and the rescheduling of some sets based on requested postponements.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-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">Applicants Respond to Singapore GAC Advice on New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the GAC Singapore Communiqu&eacute;, the Governmental Advisory Committee issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 11 April 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08may14-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">FY15 Operating Plan &amp; Budget<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (brief): Join us in creating ICANN's annual operating plan and budget for FY15, which describes planned activities for the year ahead (from 1July 2014- 30 June 2015). These activities are based on ICANN's strategic objectives, fiscal year priorities and community input. The draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget document will be posted for public comment from 8 May &ndash; 1 July.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Call for Expressions of Interest for 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) &ndash; that of the 2015 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 9 May 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09may14-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">Jonathan Robinson, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Specification 13 to the Registry Agreement<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/robinson-to-chalaby-09may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/robinson-to-chalaby-09may14-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">Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary | Digital Services, Department of Communications, Australian Government, to Stephen Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD applications on .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-08may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-08may14-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">Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2-05may14-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">Scott Seitz, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | dotgay LLC, to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/seitz-to-icann-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/seitz-to-icann-05may14-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">Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-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">Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Jean-Jacques Sahel and Andrea Beccalli</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-sahel-beccalli-05may14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-sahel-beccalli-05may14-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">David Gudelunas, Associate Professor of Communication and Chair, Department of Communication; Co-Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies | Fairfield University, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit Evaluators<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .GAY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-eiu-evaluators-30apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-eiu-evaluators-30apr14-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">ICA on the Record at ICANN Singapore by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We have finally had a chance to review the transcript of the Public Forum with the ICANN Board held on March 27th in Singapore. ICA generally takes advantage of those opportunities for interaction to acquaint the Board with matters of concern to the domain investment community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/On_record_at_ICANN_Singapore"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/On_record_at_ICANN_Singapore</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has been subjected to its first wave of criticism over its handling to date of the IANA transition process, which will see oversight of the DNS root leave US government hands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition"><span>http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/09/chinese-registrar-bizcn-hit-breach-notice/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/09/chinese-registrar-bizcn-hit-breach-notice/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NameCheap Gets Slapped By ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NameCheap has been sent a breach notice by ICANN&rsquo;s Compliance department. The notice, which was sent yesterday, shows that ICANN has been trying to get a response from NameCheap since the middle of March of this year. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/03/namecheap-gets-slapped-icann/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/03/namecheap-gets-slapped-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Small French Registrar Smacked by ICANN Compliance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A small French registrar based in Paris has been sent a breach notice by ICANN&rsquo;s compliance team.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/07/small-french-registrar-smacked-icann-compliance/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/07/small-french-registrar-smacked-icann-compliance/</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">'.ca' domain name decision accepts interpretation of prior trademark rights<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent decision in Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni confirms that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes a trademark reputation in Canada (even without trademark use), the advertising of services in Canada and a non-Canadian website displaying the trademark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. This decision may be of assistance to many non-Canadian brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names registered in bad faith.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=dc7baa7c-7e1c-4447-b200-a139670839a0"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=dc7baa7c-7e1c-4447-b200-a139670839a0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIRA Moves to Address Hiccups in Domain Name Registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has identified possible causes of the slow adoption of the ccTLD otherwise known as the dot ng domain name and is taking measures to tackle the challenges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nira-moves-to-address-hiccups-in-domain-name-registration/178042/"><span>http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nira-moves-to-address-hiccups-in-domain-name-registration/178042/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201405080293.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201405080293.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">Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I spend a lot of time talking with digital marketing leaders inside companies which applied for a new brand gTLD. They are all facing some of the same challenges &ndash; where to begin?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s an enormous undertaking to even consider what to do with the gTLD.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Everyone know simply moving the .com isn&rsquo;t the answer, but what is the right approach?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">We&rsquo;ll be hosting a webinar in a few weeks and cover in more detail a roadmap to planning for a gTLD.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">In the interim, I&rsquo;ve outlined a few of the key points in this week&rsquo;s blog.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD"><span>http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-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">Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Britain&rsquo;s biggest supermarkets are at risk from &lsquo;cybersquatters&rsquo;, according to new research.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article"><span>http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article</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 Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recent comments on the name collisions issue in the new gTLD program raise a question about the differences between established and new gTLDs with respect to name collisions, and whether they&rsquo;re on an even playing field with one another.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/the_real_uneven_playing_field"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/the_real_uneven_playing_field</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registrations for new gTLDs passed the 700,000 mark on 7 May as registrations of .club exceeded 25,000 on the first day of General Availability seeing the gTLD debut in sixth place according to nTLDstats.com on their chart of new gTLD registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22278"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22278</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/gtlds-700-000-registrations-club.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/gtlds-700-000-registrations-club.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD Program<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Many brands are wondering how to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program. Almost two thousand applicants put in applications under the ICANN Applicant Guidebook to become a gTLD Registry. Once all is said and done, there will over one thousand new gTLD Registries coming online over the next 18 months or so.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-law/new-gtld-issues/how-to-become-a-gtld-registry-as-part-of-icanns-new-gtld-program/"><span>http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-law/new-gtld-issues/how-to-become-a-gtld-registry-as-part-of-icanns-new-gtld-program/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Arabic domains key to expanding language&rsquo;s online presence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Arabic web addresses are one of the best ways to increase the percentage of Arabic content online, according to a senior telecoms executive in the region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/technology/arabic-domains-key-to-expanding-languages-online-presence"><span>http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/technology/arabic-domains-key-to-expanding-languages-online-presence</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">10 things shaping the MENA digital space in early 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Banner Icon Technology From Google cars in Dubai to social TV and the first generic Arabic domain name, here are 10 things that'll keep you up to speed with digital developments in the MENA. ... 6. The first generic Arabic domain name - DotShabaka - has gone live, allowing users to solely access sites in Arabic script rather than having to use .com, .org, etc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/10-things-shaping-the-mena-digital-space-in-early-2014_23023"><span>http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/10-things-shaping-the-mena-digital-space-in-early-2014_23023</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Do You Know Who Runs the Dot-Airforce Internet Domain?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The growing number of domain name extensions, such as dot-airforce, might mean federal agencies run into more email phishing schemes, some brand reputation consultants say.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/05/do-you-know-who-runs-dot-airforce-suffix/84082/"><span>http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/05/do-you-know-who-runs-dot-airforce-suffix/84082/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Only one new TLD &ldquo;auction of last resort&rdquo; to take place in June<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s first official auction to resolve a new TLD contention set will take place on June 4&hellip;but with only one TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/icann-auction-of-last-resort/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/icann-auction-of-last-resort/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How many registrations can GoDaddy&rsquo;s home page drive to a new TLD? Here&rsquo;s the answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How many domain name registrations can GoDaddy generate by placing a TLD on top of its website for a day? Here&rsquo;s one case study. All day yesterday (and still today) GoDaddy has featured .Club at the top of its website:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/godaddy-dot-club-homepage/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/godaddy-dot-club-homepage/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club on track to topple .guru?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CLUB Domains sold an additional 4,904 domain names on its second day &mdash; its first full day &mdash; of general availability, taking it into the top five new gTLD registries by volume.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16611-club-on-track-to-topple-guru"><span>http://domainincite.com/16611-club-on-track-to-topple-guru</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Recommendations for Adding Cybersecurity Intelligence to the Smart Grid by Josh Ray</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the last few years, there has been an increased effort to modernize the U.S. electric grid. Building a &ldquo;Smart Grid&rdquo; has been central in the effort to help utilities better manage their resources, minimize power outages and reduce energy consumption. However, adding more electronic devices and sensors to the grid&rsquo;s network has made it a prime target of cyberattacks, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which if successful, could cause wide-spread disruption of services affecting many other sectors. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/recommendations_for_adding_cybersecurity_intelligence"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/recommendations_for_adding_cybersecurity_intelligence</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Four weeks on, huge swaths of the Internet remain vulnerable to Heartbleed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than four weeks after the disclosure of the so-called Heartbleed bug found in a widely used cryptography package, slightly more or slightly less than half the systems affected by the catastrophic flaw remain vulnerable, according to two recently released estimates.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/four-weeks-on-huge-swaths-of-the-internet-remain-vulnerable-to-heartbleed/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/four-weeks-on-huge-swaths-of-the-internet-remain-vulnerable-to-heartbleed/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One month later, hundreds of thousands of servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One month after the Heartbleed bug put web security on notice, more than 300,000 servers worldwide are still vulnerable. That's the word from Errata Security's Robert Graham, who came to that number after scanning millions of web servers on Internet port 443, which is used for TSL/SSL communication.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153303/one-month-later-hundreds-of-thousands-of-servers-still-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153303/one-month-later-hundreds-of-thousands-of-servers-still-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.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">Heartbleed Was a Headache, But Far From Fatal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's been a month since the Heartbleed Bug set off a stampede to patch software in everything from network gear to security software as it quickly became evident that vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL encryption code had been very widely deployed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.com/article/752645/Heartbleed_Was_a_Headache_But_Far_From_Fatal"><span>http://www.cio.com/article/752645/Heartbleed_Was_a_Headache_But_Far_From_Fatal</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar Survey Finds Most UK Companies ill-equipped to tackle costly DDoS Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, has today announced findings from its second annual United Kingdom DDoS Attacks &amp; Impact Report. 2014: The Danger Deepens is a survey of IT professionals across the United Kingdom to understand the impact of DDoS attacks on business as well as the ways in which companies are managing the crisis and how attitudes towards DDoS attacks have changed over the past year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-survey-finds-most-uk-companies-ill-equipped-to-tackle-costly-ddos-attacks"><span>http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-survey-finds-most-uk-companies-ill-equipped-to-tackle-costly-ddos-attacks</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">UK companies experiencing more and longer DDoS attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UK businesses are experiencing more frequent and extensive 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks than ever before, according to new research. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/uk-companies-experiencing-more-and-longer-ddos-attacks/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/uk-companies-experiencing-more-and-longer-ddos-attacks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bot Born Every 24 Hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 85 percent of enterprises are harboring malware, and a new bot emerges each day, new Check Point report says.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/bot-born-every-24-hours/d/d-id/1251132"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/bot-born-every-24-hours/d/d-id/1251132</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Police cyber crime challenge results to be announced at AusCERT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The results of a cyber law enforcement challenge issued by the Australian and New Zealand police community will be announced during the AusCERT security conference on 14 May at the Gold Coast.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544709/police_cyber_crime_challenge_results_announced_auscert/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544709/police_cyber_crime_challenge_results_announced_auscert/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Microsoft gives ACMA access to real-time malware data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft and the Australian Communication and Media Authority have struck an agreement that means the software vendor will share real-time data about malware-infected computers with the watchdog organisation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544721/microsoft_gives_acma_access_real-time_malware_data/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544721/microsoft_gives_acma_access_real-time_malware_data/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Cyber Security Market Is Hot! Here&rsquo;s Why<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A dozen years ago the $3.5 billion security market was dominated by five vendors. Last year, VCs bankrolled 230 startups. My, how things have changed!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-cyber-security-market-is-hot!-heres-why/a/d-id/1251128"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-cyber-security-market-is-hot!-heres-why/a/d-id/1251128</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Scans find 300,000 affected servers, but a surprising number of newly vulnerable servers have surfaced since Heartbleed warning was first sounded.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/accidental-heartbleed-vulnerabilities-undercut-recovery-effort/d/d-id/1251166"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/accidental-heartbleed-vulnerabilities-undercut-recovery-effort/d/d-id/1251166</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hundreds of Thai Government websites hacked and infested with malware<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 100 Thai Government websites were hacked and used to serve malware last month. More than 500 distinct attacks were launched from these websites, representing about 85% of all government-hosted malware in the world according to study revealed by Netcraft.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thailand-business-news.com/news/top-stories/48865-thai-government-websites-infested-malware.html"><span>http://www.thailand-business-news.com/news/top-stories/48865-thai-government-websites-infested-malware.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">Bankruptcy Judge OKs Sale of Girls Gone Wild<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Just recently, a federal bankruptcy judge gave the green light for a company formed as a limited liability company to purchase the fabled softcore franchise's assets &mdash; mostly its trademarks and domain names &mdash; to pay off creditors, mainly Tamara Favazza, the woman who won a $5.77 million judgment after she sued over the non-consensual use of her image in a Girls Gone Wild video, and Wynn.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=178926"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=178926</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online Dispute Resolution &ndash; The Phenomenon of the UDRP</span><span> by </span><span lang="EN">Andrew F. Christie</span><span> [</span><span lang="EN">Research Handbook on the Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property</span><span>/</span><span lang="EN">U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper</span><span>]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract:</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">Judged against its objective of providing an alternative to litigation in national courts for resolving domain name disputes, the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) has proved a phenomenal success.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433380"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433380</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">All Bad Things Come To Those Who Wait &ndash; Laches and the UDRP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After considerable exposure to the world of UDRP complaints during my time at FairWinds, I have seen the issue of laches arise time and again. Such was the case in a recent UDRP complaint I came across, in which Novartis AG attempted to recover the domain name clearcare.com. Unfortunately, the Complainant was unsuccessful in its attempt and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) three-member Panel decided that the domain name should remain with the Respondent, Name Administration Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/05/05/all-bad-things-come-to-those-who-wait-laches-and-the-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/05/05/all-bad-things-come-to-those-who-wait-laches-and-the-udrp/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name found to be insufficient to establish well-known trademark [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bordeaux Court of Appeal has found that a party seeking to establish that ALPHAZOMES was an unregistered well-known trademark had failed to provide sufficient evidence that the mark was well known by a significant part of the relevant public and within a substantial part of the French market. The main argument put forward by the claimant was the reference to the domain name &lsquo;alphazomes.org&rsquo; and its associated website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=e777d693-7beb-40d5-bc77-4eeec6a5bb91"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=e777d693-7beb-40d5-bc77-4eeec6a5bb91</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">Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Amy Bivins</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the DNS industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">10 SEO Myths Reviewed<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Myths in SEO run almost as deep as they do in Lock Ness and Area 51. Let&rsquo;s have some fun and look at 10 of them today. By no means a definitely list, these still pop up. I need to rank #1 Yes, it&rsquo;s nice to rank on top, but you know that actual rankings fluctuate on a daily basis. Does the #1 spot actually get you more clicks and conversions and the # 2 or #3 spot. Depends on the phrase sometimes. And for those trying to get off page 2 of the SERP and onto page 1, be careful. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/05/09/10-seo-myths-reviewed.aspx"><span>http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/05/09/10-seo-myths-reviewed.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RIPE NCC Member Update May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is a special edition of the RIPE NCC Member Update that focuses on the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM), which takes place next Wednesday, 14 May. There is an overview of all the issues that will be discussed at the GM, as well as information on the RIPE NCC Executive Board election and how to participate in proceedings.<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-member-update-may-2014"><span>http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-member-update-may-2014</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">Survey_Report - Launch and Use of IDNs [pdf]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://aptld.org/system/files/survey_report_-_launch_and_use_of_idns_2014.pdf"><span>http://aptld.org/system/files/survey_report_-_launch_and_use_of_idns_2014.pdf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EDR: Weird expired domain sales (partially) explained<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s Expired Domain Report (EDR) explains why some domains sell for what they do, plus a preview of domains you might want to backorder.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Flashcards.com Helps Sedo Ace This Week's Sales Test With Quarter Million Dollar Deal<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the years Sedo and their Senior Broker, Dave Evanson, have topped our weekly domain sales chart so many times they don't need flashcards to help them remember the route to #1. However, FlashCards.com did help put them back on the top of the heap this week after Evanson brokered a $250,000 sale of the domain, one of the 15 biggest sales reported so far this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140507.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140507.htm</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">OTHER NEWS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: National Children&rsquo;s Commissioner to run inquiry on websites encouraging self-harm in teenagers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE growing number of websites that encourage troubled teenagers to harm themselves is being targeted by a new crackdown led by National Children&rsquo;s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/national-childrens-commissioner-to-run-inquiry-on-websites-encouraging-selfharm-in-teenagers/story-fni0diab-1226912824878"><span>http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/national-childrens-commissioner-to-run-inquiry-on-websites-encouraging-selfharm-in-teenagers/story-fni0diab-1226912824878</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world &ndash; the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and co at the other &ndash; "Orwellian" is the word that people generally reach for.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/11/anonymous-web-nsa-trail-janet-vertesi"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/11/anonymous-web-nsa-trail-janet-vertesi</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Privacy commissioner scrutinises mobile apps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has begun a privacy sweep of the 50 most popular apps in Australia to see why they collect personal information and what is done with the data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544807/privacy_commissioner_scrutinises_mobile_apps/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544807/privacy_commissioner_scrutinises_mobile_apps/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Defending the Open Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The future of the Internet &mdash; which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation &mdash; is up for grabs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/business/defending-the-open-internet.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/business/defending-the-open-internet.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">Google, Facebook and Amazon write to FCC demanding true net neutrality<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More than 100 technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon have written to US regulators to warn that proposed net neutrality rules pose a "grave threat to the internet".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>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 | 8 May 05:13 2014

auDA Domain News - 8 May

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We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html>

 

Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506>

 

NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/>

 

auDA chips in to support IGF

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf>

 

au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy

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

 

ICANN’s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/>

 

Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/>

 

In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html>

 

Sunrise Launch for .NYC

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/>

 

Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/>

 

.club “hits top 10″ new gTLDs in minutes

<http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes>

 

Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation

Twenty-five years ago, when the Internet had been running for 20 years, there was internet mail and net news and remote login, but there was no web. No web sites, web pages, links. So I invented the World Wide Web. As the project grew, I needed collaborators. To achieve that, I went to the Internet technical community.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html>

 

Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer

The Obama administration has come out against legislation that would temporarily keep certain Internet management functions under U.S. control.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506>

 

NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland

The Internet is not new. It has existed, in one form or another, since the 1960s. Since that time, it has been primarily the domain of the engineers and the other technology-minded individuals that built it. The organizations that were put in place to govern it predate the huge growth in end users the Internet experienced in the 2000s... They are able, in structure and capacity, to deal with technological issues. The issues facing the Internet in 2014, however, are very different from those in 1998.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/>

 

Business applauds NETmundial for advancing multistakeholder Internet Governance

ICC BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society) has congratulated Brazil on the recently concluded NETmundial meeting and its contribution to the discussion of principles and values relating to the evolution of Internet governance processes.

<http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/Business-applauds-NETmundial-for-advancing-multistakeholder-Internet-Governance/>

 

No Consensus at NetMundial - India views that the core infrastructure of Internet is not protected by any international legal regime

The two day NetMundial conference held on April 23-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to decide the future of internet governance was attended by over 600 scholars including representatives of 12 nations: Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, and the U.S. The concluding statement was broadly supported by most participants, with India as one of the few dissenting voices, along with Cuba and Russia.

<http://www.igovernment.in/igov/editorial/39494/consensus-netmundial>

 

Key Facts About Internet Governance, ICANN, and What the U.S. Can Do

Under President Clinton in 1998, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) entered into a contract with ICANN to manage core functions of the Internet—including managing policy and technical features of the Internet’s DNS.

<http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/05/key-facts-about-internet-governance-icann-and-what-the-us-can-do>

 

us: House panel to vote on satellite TV bill, Internet governance

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will continue with its markup Thursday of two telecom bills: one to reauthorize the law that governs the satellite television marketplace and one to keep the Obama administration from going forward with its plans to relinquish its Internet management role.

<http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/205528-overnight-tech-house-panel-to-vote-on-tv-compromise-internet>

 

auDA chips in to support IGF

auDA, the company that serves as the authority for the .au domain space, is one of eight bodies that have agreed to provide ongoing funding for the Internet Governance Forum.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf>

 

au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy

While the debate over Internet piracy rages in Australia, the nation's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has headed overseas to endorse the unexceptional outcome of the NetMundial conference.
<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/>

 

Argentina sets up commission for internet governance

Argentina's Ministry of Communications (Secom) announced the creation of the Argentina Internet Policy Committee (ICSC), with the goal of designing a national strategy on internet governance, reports La Nacion.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/argentina-sets-up-commission-for-internet-governance--1011606>

 

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- ICANN

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Enhancing ICANN Accountability

Purpose (Brief): As announced at ICANN's March 2014 Public Meeting in Singapore, ICANN is initiating a discussion on Enhancing ICANN Accountability. This discussion will look at how ICANN remains accountable in the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government and the perceived backstop with regard to ICANN's organization-wide accountability provided by that role. While related to the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition, this is a separate process, though the output of this process is expected to be completed on the same timeframe as the stewardship transition work.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm>

 

ICANN’s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

Ever since the NTIA announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions, the ICANN Community, our Board, and ICANN’s leadership all have been in agreement that a process on ICANN’s overall accountability is needed. This process should look at from an organizational perspective, whether and how ICANN’s broader accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/>

 

Notice of Potential Grant of Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request

Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. ("Blacknight") submitted a data retention waiver request under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA") on the basis of its contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Specification violates applicable law.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm>

 

Bruce Parkes, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to Stephen Crocker

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/parkes-to-crocker-30apr14-en>

 

Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Nigel Hickson

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-hickson-18apr14-en>

 

7 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07may14-en>

 

Tour de Bahrain by Fahd A. Batayneh — Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Middle East

I had the pleasure of visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain during the period April 27-30, 2014 to focus only on engaging with stakeholders there away from events and conferences. This was the first visit of its kind for me since joining ICANN. In addition to the fact that such a focused stakeholder visit is part of the Middle East Strategy outcomes, it was suggested by one of the esteemed ICANN community members from Bahrain who is also a member of the Middle East Strategy.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/tour-de-bahrain/>

 

ICANN split between GNSO and GAC on IGO names

ICANN’s board of directors has refused to choose between the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the Governmental Advisory Committee on the issue of intergovernmental organization protections.

<http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-names>

 

NameCheap gets contract breach notice

ICANN has sent a formal breach notice to top ten registrar NameCheap, saying the company failed to comply with a mandatory audit.

<http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice>

 

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Internet domain .bd vulnerable to hacking

The public domain for internet in Bangladesh is vulnerable to hacking as it has neither a robust security system, nor a mirror server and is running on an outdated version.

<http://www.thedailystar.net/business/internet-domain-bd-vulnerable-to-hacking-22854>

 

Image stigmatisation, major setback to .ng acceptance —NiRA

The Nigerian internet Registration Association (NiRA) has identified World Wide Web (WWW) stigmatisation on the Nigerian image as one of the major setbacks to the acceptance of the .ng domain name.

<http://www.tribune.com.ng/component/k2/item/4608-image-stigmatisation-major-setback-to-ng-acceptance-nira/>

 

Nigerian internet domain usage gaining traction –Uduma

Mrs. Mary Uduma is the President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the not-for-profit organisation set up by the National Information Technology development Agency to administer the nation’s ccTLD, .ng, which is Nigeria’s identifier on the World Wide Web. In this interview with KUNLE AZEEZ, Uduma, a former Director at the Nigerian Communication Commission, speaks on efforts being made by the association to deepen awareness and adoption the country’s domain names, among others.

<http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nigerian-internet-domain-usage-gaining-traction-uduma/>

 

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Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies

Like many, I’ve been watching the rollout of the first 150+ new TLDs with interest. The new TLD program was designed from the outset to enhance competition and foster innovation.

<http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/>

 

In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community

If all goes according to plan, on Wednesday May 7, comments will close in the final stage of the Community Priority Evaluation for the .gay gTLD, one of the many new domains being created by ICANN.

<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html>

 

Half of UK and US consumers feel they have 'little to no opportunity' to collaborate with brands online, YouGov study shows

Half of consumers in the US and the UK feel they have little to no opportunity to collaborate with their favourite brands online, according to a joint study between YouGov and the newly launched .wiki domain.

<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/07/half-uk-and-us-consumers-feel-they-have-little-no-opportunity-collaborate-brands>

 

Architelos goes flat-rate with NameSentry pricing

Architelos has introduced flat-rate pricing for its flagship NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.

<http://domainincite.com/16599-architelos-goes-flat-rate-with-namesentry-pricing>

 

Architelos Announces Flat Rate NameSentry Pricing For New gTLDs

Architelos, Inc., the leading provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced a flat rate pricing for its NameSentry automated abuse detection and mitigation service targeted at new gTLDs.

<http://architelos.com/architelos-announces-flat-rate-namesentry-pricing-new-gtlds>

 

New York City Takes Next Step Toward Public Launch of New .nyc Domain

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the start of the first “sunrise” phase of the roll-out of the .nyc web address, beginning a five-month countdown towards the full-scale public launch in October 2014. The new .nyc domain presents a unique opportunity for New York City residents, businesses and organizations to secure a web address that sets them apart from competitors on the web and signals their direct association with The Big Apple.

<http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/198-14/new-york-city-takes-next-step-toward-public-launch-new-nyc-domain>

 

Sunrise Launch for .NYC

New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday launched the Sunrise period for .nyc, beginning a five month countdown towards the launch of General Availability in October 2014.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-launch-for-nyc.html>

 

De Blasio announces rollout of .nyc domain names to trademarked businesses

Registered trademark owners with physical addresses in New York City can now get their own .nyc domain names.

<http://www.amny.com/news/de-blasio-announces-rollout-of-nyc-domain-names-to-trademarked-businesses-1.7924114>

 

New ‘.nyc’ web domain launched [AP]

Businesses and organizations that want to show that New York City is their domain can start applying for a “.nyc” web address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

<http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140505/new-nyc-web-domain-launched>

 

Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs

There is a thread in Google Product Forums’ Webmaster Central forum asking about TLDs being treated as generic. Although the question doesn’t specifically appear to be about ICANN’s new gTLD program, it garnered a response from a Google employee who mentioned the new domain extensions.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/>

 

.club “hits top 10″ new gTLDs in minutes

The new .club gTLD went into the top 10 new gTLDs by volume in the “first instants” of general availability this afternoon, according to the registry and partner Go Daddy.

<http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes>

 

.Club lands among Top 10 new TLDs on first day

The .Club domain name is now among the top 10 most registered new TLDs after launching this morning.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/dot-club-top-10/>

 

New .CLUB gTLD Launched 7 May [news release]

While Lego.club, Ferarri.club, NewYorkYankees.club and many more brands have had a jump start on buying their new .CLUB web addresses, now anyone can buy and start their own .CLUB as “yourname.club” web addresses become available for immediate registration today, as announced by .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.CLUB” domain extension.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/club-gtld-launched/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/club-gtld-launched.html>

 

Is .expert the next “big” TLD?

.Expert is in the same category as .guru. How will the two compare?

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/06/is-expert-the-next-big-top-level-domain-name/>

 

‘.london’ expands on early brand engagement in the gTLD space

Exactly a week ago the ‘.london’ gTLD opened its sunrise and announced a number of ‘London pioneer’ brands, which are amongst the first to go live online in the string. The launch is one of the more high-profile to date, providing an insight into how London brands intend to use their domains – and how easy it was to get buy-in for the gTLD concept.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1496219b-c428-458b-af96-0f75735a2395>

 

Famous Four Signs Its 100th Registrar & Now Covers 90% Of All Currently Regsitered Domains

Famous Four Media, one of the largest applicants for new gTLD’s announced today they have signed its 100th ICANN accredited registrar.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/famous-four-signs-its-100th-registrar-now-cover-90-of-all-currently-regsitered-domains/>

 

Wikipedia to get single-letter .wiki domain

Top Level Design has scored a bit of a coup for its forthcoming .wiki gTLD — Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has signed up as an anchor tenant.

<http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain>

 

.Rich still not getting rich

Last month I wrote about the .rich TLD, which had a mere 22 domain names in its zone file. (It was actually just 21 because I counted a registry domain.)

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/rich-still-not-getting-rich/>

 

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Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report

Incidences of phishing continued to explode in China in the second half of 2013, where Chinese phishers are victimising the country's growing online population the Anti-Phishing Working Group's Global Phishing Survey for Second Half of 2013 found.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22272>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg.html>

 

APWG releases its Phishing Trends Report for Q4 2013:

Some Key Findings in this report: The number of phishing sites detected rose through the fourth quarter. Overall, there were 22 percent fewer phishing sites in the fourth quarter than there were in the third quarter. Even then, 2013 was one of the most active years on record for phishing.

<http://apwg.org/apwg-news-center/>

 

Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says

A three-fold increase in Microsoft Windows computers infected with malicious software in late 2013 came from an application that was for some time classified as harmless by security companies.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2152180/malware-infections-tripled-in-late-2013-microsoft-finds.html>

 

Microsoft: Deception Dominates Windows Attacks

Deceptive downloads and ransomware tripled worldwide in Q4 2013, according to the new Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.

<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-deception-dominates-windows-attacks/d/d-id/1251104>

 

New research shows rise in “deceptive downloads” [news release]

According to the latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, “deceptive downloads” were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries surveyed.

<http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/05/07/new-research-shows-rise-in-deceptive-downloads.aspx>

 

Majority of UK firms unprepared for DDoS attacks, study finds

New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.

<http://www.zdnet.com/majority-of-uk-firms-unprepared-for-ddos-attacks-study-finds-7000029178/>

 

Former NSA Workers Raise $2.5 Million for Cyber Startup [subscription]

Three former NSA officers raise $2.5 million for a cybersecurity startup that uses analytics to deconstruct the behavioral patterns of cybercriminals and stop attacks earlier.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/05/05/former-nsa-workers-raise-2-5-million-for-cyber-startup/>

 

We're Saved! Experts Show How to Fix U.S. Cybersecurity

The date is April 4, 2015. A major cyberattack hits two generators in Florida, knocking out power in the cities of Coral Springs and St. Augustine, leading to multiple deaths and millions of dollars lost.

<http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/we-re-saved-experts-show-how-to-fix-u-s-cybersecurity-20140505>

 

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Company loses UDRP against 20-year-old-domain, but maybe is shouldn’t have.

German company Softway AG has lost a UDRP it filed against the 20-year-old domain name Softway.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/>

 

WIPO panel orders transfer of domain name under rules for '.ma' [subscription]

A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name ‘vente-privée.ma’ under the rules on the alternative dispute resolution procedure for ‘.ma’ (the ccTLD of Morocco). The rules for ‘.ma’ do not impose a conjunctive requirement for bad faith, which is often a difficult hurdle to overcome. The decision highlights the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs available.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3cfa8205-87a0-498e-b3cd-03cbe26541c1>

 

Qwalify does’t qualify for transfer in Qualify.com domain name dispute

Panel says Qualify.com wasn’t registered in bad faith to take advantage of Qwalify, Inc.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/qwalify-qualify/>

 

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Slow IPv6 adoption is a GOOD THING as IETF plans privacy boost

The glacial pace of the worldwide IPv6 rollout might cause hand-wringing among 'net boffins, but at least it's leaving time for engineers to pry around for possible problems before the whole world's on the protocol.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/rfc_offers_better_privacy_for_ipv6_hosts/>

 

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After 20 years, BGP still lacks security foundation

It's time for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the foundational protocol of the Internet, to be rethought and recrafted.

<http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/opinion/After-20-years-BGP-still-lacks-security-foundation>

 

Marketing strategies vital for domain development

SEO strategies are designed and developed to achieve domain name progression by increasing their workability which will, in turn, maximize their search position. People in different professions other than domain development also need to know about core optimization strategies for domain names, especially with thousands getting ready for an imminent mainstream introduction. Taking the right SEO approach the first time will increase domain power, lower marketing costs and raise consumer awareness quicker. We’re all aware of repercussions involved with failing to plan.

<http://www.examiner.com/article/marketing-strategies-vital-for-domain-development>

 

Could The WIPO General Assembly Reject Francis Gurry’s Nomination?

Tomorrow, World Intellectual Property Organization members decide whether to re-elect Francis Gurry as director general for another six years. The decision was complicated in recent weeks by detailed allegations of wrongdoing by Gurry put forward by Gurry’s deputy, raising questions about member states’ responsibility in investigating such claims.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/07/could-the-wipo-general-assembly-reject-francis-gurrys-nomination/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft May 2014 Web Server Survey

In the May 2014 survey we received responses from 975,262,468 sites — 16 million more than last month.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/07/may-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Will RealEstate.coms Go Up or Down in Value?

.RealEstate will be one of the new domain name extensions coming on the market at some point in the not so distant future. According to the ICANN website, there are currently four applicants for the .RealEstate domain extension: Uniregistry, DotRealEstate, LLC, Top Level Domain Holdings, and New North, LLC (Donuts).

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/will-realestate-coms-go-value/>

 

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference Fetches New Lead Sponsor - GetItFido.com Will Debut New Domain Monetization System in Las Vegas

When the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference returns to Las Vegas for the 2014 show that runs May 28-31 at the Bellagio Hotel, a new premier sponsor - GetItFido.com - will at the top of the marquee. Though GetItFido has been successful in several lines of business (including domain names) for more than a decade, they are not yet a household name in the domain industry. Founder Neil Sackmary decided it was time to change that by taking a key role in the upcoming event in his hometown.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140505.htm>

 

ParkingCrew integrates Bounce.io email monetization

Domain name owners have been monetizing web traffic to domain names for a long time. But few monetize e-mails sent to their parked domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/parkingcrew-bounce-io/>

 

South Florida Domain Pros Forming the Industry's 1st Local Professional Trade Association - Launch Event Scheduled Next Week

For several years now domain investors have gathered in a handful of local cities or regions for occasional meetups. High tech hotspots like South Florida, Southern California and Seattle are among the very few areas where the valuable local level networking opportunities have existed. Now, a group of South Florida Domain Pros (SFDP) has decided it is time to take it to the next level by forming a formally structured professional trade association for their region.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140507.htm>

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INTERNET USE

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Internet well on way to 3 billion users, UN telecom agency reports [news release]

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users – two-thirds of them from the developing world – with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 per cent.

<http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47729>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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Piracy study shows illegal downloaders more likely to pay for films than music

People who illegally download movies also love going to the cinema and do not mind paying to watch films, research has shown.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/06/piracy-film-music-study-pay-illegal-download-damage>

 

Aussie Govt. To Consider Site Blocking, File-Sharing Warnings

As early as this week the Australian Government will consider a pair of measures designed to crack down on the consumption of unauthorized content online. In addition to sending out warning letters to alleged file-sharers, new legislation will allow for 'pirate' sites such as The Pirate Bay to be blocked by local Internet service providers.

<http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-govt-to-consider-site-blocking-file-sharing-warnings-140505/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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nz: Dotcom Heads to Supreme Court to Appeal Raid Decision

The argument over whether or not the raid on Kim Dotcom's mansion back in January 2012 was legal is heading to the highest court in New Zealand. Yesterday the Supreme Court gave Dotcom permission to appeal a February Court of Appeal ruling that overturned an earlier High Court decision that the raid was unlawful.

<http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-heads-supreme-court-appeal-raid-decision-140506/>

 

Identity crime now amongst most common crimes in Australia [news release]

The results of a community survey on identity crime by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) show that identity crime is now one of the more common crimes in Australia.

<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2013IdentitycrimenowamongstmostcommoncrimesinAustralia.aspx>

 

au: Helping business combat identity crime and streamline online services

I am pleased to announce that the Government's electronic identity document verification service is now open for use by business.

<http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2014Helpingbusinesscombatidentitycrimeandstreamlineonlineservices.aspx>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Should Apple finally call time on smartphone patent wars?

Steve Jobs once described Apple's biggest rival as "grand theft Android" because he believed the main alternative to the iPhone had stolen his company's ideas.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/05/apple-iphone-android-wars-legal-patent-battles>

 

Apple-Samsung Jury Sticks With Original Total for Damages

The federal jury in the latest patent trial involving Apple and Samsung returned to court on Monday to recalculate some of the damages Samsung owed to Apple. After making the changes, the jury came to the same overall figure: $119.6 million.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/apple-samsung-jury-sticks-with-original-total-for-damages/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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ACCAN rejects repeal of telco privacy rules

A government proposal to reduce privacy regulations on telecom carriers has met with resistance from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544401/accan_rejects_repeal_telco_privacy_rules/>

 

au: Pirate Party Launches Senate Petition to Fight Site Blocking

Yesterday news broke that the Australian government will soon consider the introduction of a graduated response style anti-piracy regime on top of court-ordered website blocking. Just 24 hours later and the PIrate Party are fighting back with a Senate petition opposing such measures and describing them as ineffective.

<http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-launches-senate-petition-fight-site-blocking-140506/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Google’s Uber power play is reminiscent of the big bad Microsoft

Google Maps just told me to “Get an Uber.” OK, perhaps it is more appropriate to say that Google suggested that I “get an Uber.” But there’s the rub — is Google being its usual helpful self, or has the company crossed the line into domineering behavior modification?

<http://www.salon.com/2014/05/06/googles_uber_power_play_is_reminiscent_of_the_big_bad_microsoft/>

 

 

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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">We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.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">Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA chips in to support IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.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">Sunrise Launch for .NYC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>google</span><span>-</span><span>treats</span><span>-</span><span>new</span><span>-</span><span>tlds</span><span>-</span><span>as</span><span>-</span><span>gtlds</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club &ldquo;hits top 10&Prime; new gTLDs in minutes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes"><span>http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes</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">Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/</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">We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Twenty-five years ago, when the Internet had been running for 20 years, there was internet mail and net news and remote login, but there was no web. No web sites, web pages, links. So I invented the World Wide Web. As the project grew, I needed collaborators. To achieve that, I went to the Internet technical community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.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">Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Obama administration has come out against legislation that would temporarily keep certain Internet management functions under U.S. control.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet is not new. It has existed, in one form or another, since the 1960s. Since that time, it has been primarily the domain of the engineers and the other technology-minded individuals that built it. The organizations that were put in place to govern it predate the huge growth in end users the Internet experienced in the 2000s... They are able, in structure and capacity, to deal with technological issues. The issues facing the Internet in 2014, however, are very different from those in 1998.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Business applauds NETmundial for advancing multistakeholder Internet Governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICC BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society) has congratulated Brazil on the recently concluded NETmundial meeting and its contribution to the discussion of principles and values relating to the evolution of Internet governance processes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/Business-applauds-NETmundial-for-advancing-multistakeholder-Internet-Governance/"><span>http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/Business-applauds-NETmundial-for-advancing-multistakeholder-Internet-Governance/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">No Consensus at NetMundial - India views that the core infrastructure of Internet is not protected by any international legal regime</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The two day NetMundial conference held on April 23-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to decide the future of internet governance was attended by over 600 scholars including representatives of 12 nations: Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, and the U.S. The concluding statement was broadly supported by most participants, with India as one of the few dissenting voices, along with Cuba and Russia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.igovernment.in/igov/editorial/39494/consensus-netmundial"><span>http://www.igovernment.in/igov/editorial/39494/consensus-netmundial</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Key Facts About Internet Governance, ICANN, and What the U.S. Can Do<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Under President Clinton in 1998, the Commerce Department&rsquo;s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) entered into a contract with ICANN to manage core functions of the Internet&mdash;including managing policy and technical features of the Internet&rsquo;s DNS.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/05/key-facts-about-internet-governance-icann-and-what-the-us-can-do"><span>http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/05/key-facts-about-internet-governance-icann-and-what-the-us-can-do</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: House panel to vote on satellite TV bill, Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The House Energy and Commerce Committee will continue with its markup Thursday of two telecom bills: one to reauthorize the law that governs the satellite television marketplace and one to keep the Obama administration from going forward with its plans to relinquish its Internet management role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/205528-overnight-tech-house-panel-to-vote-on-tv-compromise-internet"><span>http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/205528-overnight-tech-house-panel-to-vote-on-tv-compromise-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA chips in to support IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">auDA, the company that serves as the authority for the .au domain space, is one of eight bodies that have agreed to provide ongoing funding for the Internet Governance Forum.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the debate over Internet piracy rages in Australia, the nation's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has headed overseas to endorse the unexceptional outcome of the NetMundial conference.<br>&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Argentina sets up commission for internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Argentina's Ministry of Communications (Secom) announced the creation of the Argentina Internet Policy Committee (ICSC), with the goal of designing a national strategy on internet governance, reports La Nacion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/argentina-sets-up-commission-for-internet-governance--1011606"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/argentina-sets-up-commission-for-internet-governance--1011606</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Enhancing ICANN Accountability<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): As announced at ICANN's March 2014 Public Meeting in Singapore, ICANN is initiating a discussion on Enhancing ICANN Accountability. This discussion will look at how ICANN remains accountable in the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government and the perceived backstop with regard to ICANN's organization-wide accountability provided by that role. While related to the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition, this is a separate process, though the output of this process is expected to be completed on the same timeframe as the stewardship transition work.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ever since the NTIA announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions, the ICANN Community, our Board, and ICANN&rsquo;s leadership all have been in agreement that a process on ICANN&rsquo;s overall accountability is needed. This process should look at from an organizational perspective, whether and how ICANN&rsquo;s broader accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Notice of Potential Grant of Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. ("Blacknight") submitted a data retention waiver request under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA") on the basis of its contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Specification violates applicable law.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bruce Parkes, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to Stephen Crocker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/parkes-to-crocker-30apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/parkes-to-crocker-30apr14-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">Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Nigel Hickson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-hickson-18apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-hickson-18apr14-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">7 New gTLDs Recently Delegated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">View them now!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07may14-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">Tour de Bahrain by Fahd A. Batayneh &mdash; Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Middle East</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I had the pleasure of visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain during the period April 27-30, 2014 to focus only on engaging with stakeholders there away from events and conferences. This was the first visit of its kind for me since joining ICANN. In addition to the fact that such a focused stakeholder visit is part of the Middle East Strategy outcomes, it was suggested by one of the esteemed ICANN community members from Bahrain who is also a member of the Middle East Strategy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/tour-de-bahrain/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/tour-de-bahrain/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN split between GNSO and GAC on IGO names</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s board of directors has refused to choose between the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the Governmental Advisory Committee on the issue of intergovernmental organization protections.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-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">NameCheap gets contract breach notice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has sent a formal breach notice to top ten registrar NameCheap, saying the company failed to comply with a mandatory audit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet domain .bd vulnerable to hacking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The public domain for internet in Bangladesh is vulnerable to hacking as it has neither a robust security system, nor a mirror server and is running on an outdated version.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedailystar.net/business/internet-domain-bd-vulnerable-to-hacking-22854"><span>http://www.thedailystar.net/business/internet-domain-bd-vulnerable-to-hacking-22854</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Image stigmatisation, major setback to .ng acceptance &mdash;NiRA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Nigerian internet Registration Association (NiRA) has identified World Wide Web (WWW) stigmatisation on the Nigerian image as one of the major setbacks to the acceptance of the .ng domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.tribune.com.ng/component/k2/item/4608-image-stigmatisation-major-setback-to-ng-acceptance-nira/"><span>http://www.tribune.com.ng/component/k2/item/4608-image-stigmatisation-major-setback-to-ng-acceptance-nira/</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">Nigerian internet domain usage gaining traction &ndash;Uduma</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mrs. Mary Uduma is the President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the not-for-profit organisation set up by the National Information Technology development Agency to administer the nation&rsquo;s c</span><span>cTLD</span><span lang="EN">, .ng, which is Nigeria&rsquo;s identifier on the World Wide Web. In this interview with KUNLE AZEEZ, Uduma, a former Director at the Nigerian Communication Commission, speaks on efforts being made by the association to deepen awareness and adoption the country&rsquo;s domain names, among others.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nigerian-internet-domain-usage-gaining-traction-uduma/"><span>http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nigerian-internet-domain-usage-gaining-traction-uduma/</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">Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Like many, I&rsquo;ve been watching the rollout of the first 150+ new TLDs with interest. The new TLD program was designed from the outset to enhance competition and foster innovation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If all goes according to plan, on Wednesday May 7, comments will close in the final stage of the Community Priority Evaluation for the .gay gTLD, one of the many new domains being created by ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html"><span>http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.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">Half of UK and US consumers feel they have 'little to no opportunity' to collaborate with brands online, YouGov study shows<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Half of consumers in the US and the UK feel they have little to no opportunity to collaborate with their favourite brands online, according to a joint study between YouGov and the newly launched .wiki domain.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/07/half-uk-and-us-consumers-feel-they-have-little-no-opportunity-collaborate-brands"><span>http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/07/half-uk-and-us-consumers-feel-they-have-little-no-opportunity-collaborate-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">Architelos goes flat-rate with NameSentry pricing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Architelos has introduced flat-rate pricing for its flagship NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16599-architelos-goes-flat-rate-with-namesentry-pricing"><span>http://domainincite.com/16599-architelos-goes-flat-rate-with-namesentry-pricing</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Architelos Announces Flat Rate NameSentry</span><span> Pricing For New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Architelos, Inc., the leading provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced a flat rate pricing for its NameSentry automated abuse detection and mitigation service targeted at new gTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/architelos-announces-flat-rate-namesentry%E2%84%A0-pricing-new-gtlds"><span>http://architelos.com/architelos-announces-flat-rate-namesentry</span><span>&#8480;</span><span>-pricing-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">New York City Takes Next Step Toward Public Launch of New .nyc Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the start of the first &ldquo;sunrise&rdquo; phase of the roll-out of the .nyc web address, beginning a five-month countdown towards the full-scale public launch in October 2014. The new .nyc domain presents a unique opportunity for New York City residents, businesses and organizations to secure a web address that sets them apart from competitors on the web and signals their direct association with The Big Apple.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/198-14/new-york-city-takes-next-step-toward-public-launch-new-nyc-domain"><span>http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/198-14/new-york-city-takes-next-step-toward-public-launch-new-nyc-domain</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">Sunrise Launch for .NYC<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New York City&rsquo;s Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday launched the Sunrise period for .nyc, beginning a five month countdown towards the launch of General Availability in October 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-launch-for-nyc.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-launch-for-nyc.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">De Blasio announces rollout of .nyc domain names to trademarked businesses<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registered trademark owners with physical addresses in New York City can now get their own .nyc domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.amny.com/news/de-blasio-announces-rollout-of-nyc-domain-names-to-trademarked-businesses-1.7924114"><span>http://www.amny.com/news/de-blasio-announces-rollout-of-nyc-domain-names-to-trademarked-businesses-1.7924114</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 &lsquo;.nyc&rsquo; web domain launched [AP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses and organizations that want to show that New York City is their domain can start applying for a &ldquo;.nyc&rdquo; web address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140505/new-nyc-web-domain-launched"><span>http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140505/new-nyc-web-domain-launched</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There is a thread in Google Product Forums&rsquo; Webmaster Central forum asking about TLDs being treated as generic. Although the question doesn&rsquo;t specifically appear to be about ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program, it garnered a response from a Google employee who mentioned the new domain extensions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>google</span><span>-</span><span>treats</span><span>-</span><span>new</span><span>-</span><span>tlds</span><span>-</span><span>as</span><span>-</span><span>gtlds</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.club &ldquo;hits top 10&Prime; new gTLDs in minutes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new .club gTLD went into the top 10 new gTLDs by volume in the &ldquo;first instants&rdquo; of general availability this afternoon, according to the registry and partner Go Daddy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes"><span>http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes</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">.Club lands among Top 10 new TLDs on first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .Club domain name is now among the top 10 most registered new TLDs after launching this morning.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/dot-club-top-10/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/dot-club-top-10/</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 .CLUB gTLD Launched 7 May [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While Lego.club, Ferarri.club, NewYorkYankees.club and many more brands have had a jump start on buying their new .CLUB web addresses, now anyone can buy and start their own .CLUB as &ldquo;yourname.club&rdquo; web addresses become available for immediate registration today, as announced by .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new &ldquo;.CLUB&rdquo; domain extension.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/club-gtld-launched/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/club-gtld-launched/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/club-gtld-launched.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/club-gtld-launched.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">Is .expert the next &ldquo;big&rdquo; TLD?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Expert is in the same category as .guru. How will the two compare?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/06/is-expert-the-next-big-top-level-domain-name/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/06/is-expert-the-next-big-top-level-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">&lsquo;.london&rsquo; expands on early brand engagement in the gTLD space<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Exactly a week ago the &lsquo;.london&rsquo; gTLD opened its sunrise and announced a number of &lsquo;London pioneer&rsquo; brands, which are amongst the first to go live online in the string. The launch is one of the more high-profile to date, providing an insight into how London brands intend to use their domains &ndash; and how easy it was to get buy-in for the gTLD concept.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1496219b-c428-458b-af96-0f75735a2395"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1496219b-c428-458b-af96-0f75735a2395</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">Famous Four Signs Its 100th Registrar &amp; Now Covers 90% Of All Currently Regsitered Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media, one of the largest applicants for new gTLD&rsquo;s announced today they have signed its 100th ICANN accredited registrar.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/famous-four-signs-its-100th-registrar-now-cover-90-of-all-currently-regsitered-domains/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/famous-four-signs-its-100th-registrar-now-cover-90-of-all-currently-regsitered-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">Wikipedia to get single-letter .wiki domain</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top Level Design has scored a bit of a coup for its forthcoming .wiki gTLD &mdash; Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has signed up as an anchor tenant.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain"><span>http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain</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">.Rich still not getting rich<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last month I wrote about the .rich TLD, which had a mere 22 domain names in its zone file. (It was actually just 21 because I counted a registry domain.)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/rich-still-not-getting-rich/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/rich-still-not-getting-rich/</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">Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Incidences of phishing continued to explode in China in the second half of 2013, where Chinese phishers are victimising the country's growing online population the Anti-Phishing Working Group's Global Phishing Survey for Second Half of 2013 found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22272"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22272</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg.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">APWG releases its Phishing Trends Report for Q4 2013:</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some Key Findings in this report: The number of phishing sites detected rose through the fourth quarter. Overall, there were 22 percent fewer phishing sites in the fourth quarter than there were in the third quarter. Even then, 2013 was one of the most active years on record for phishing.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://apwg.org/apwg-news-center/"><span>http://apwg.org/apwg-news-center/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A three-fold increase in Microsoft Windows computers infected with malicious software in late 2013 came from an application that was for some time classified as harmless by security companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2152180/malware-infections-tripled-in-late-2013-microsoft-finds.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2152180/malware-infections-tripled-in-late-2013-microsoft-finds.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">Microsoft: Deception Dominates Windows Attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Deceptive downloads and ransomware tripled worldwide in Q4 2013, according to the new Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-deception-dominates-windows-attacks/d/d-id/1251104"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-deception-dominates-windows-attacks/d/d-id/1251104</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 research shows rise in &ldquo;deceptive downloads&rdquo; [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to the latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, &ldquo;deceptive downloads&rdquo; were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries surveyed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/05/07/new-research-shows-rise-in-deceptive-downloads.aspx"><span>http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/05/07/new-research-shows-rise-in-deceptive-downloads.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Majority of UK firms unprepared for DDoS attacks, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/majority-of-uk-firms-unprepared-for-ddos-attacks-study-finds-7000029178/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/majority-of-uk-firms-unprepared-for-ddos-attacks-study-finds-7000029178/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Former NSA Workers Raise $2.5 Million for Cyber Startup [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three former NSA officers raise $2.5 million for a cybersecurity startup that uses analytics to deconstruct the behavioral patterns of cybercriminals and stop attacks earlier.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/05/05/former-nsa-workers-raise-2-5-million-for-cyber-startup/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/05/05/former-nsa-workers-raise-2-5-million-for-cyber-startup/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We're Saved! Experts Show How to Fix U.S. Cybersecurity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The date is April 4, 2015. A major cyberattack hits two generators in Florida, knocking out power in the cities of Coral Springs and St. Augustine, leading to multiple deaths and millions of dollars lost.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/we-re-saved-experts-show-how-to-fix-u-s-cybersecurity-20140505"><span>http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/we-re-saved-experts-show-how-to-fix-u-s-cybersecurity-20140505</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">Company loses UDRP against 20-year-old-domain, but maybe is shouldn&rsquo;t have.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German company Softway AG has lost a UDRP it filed against the 20-year-old domain name Softway.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WIPO panel orders transfer of domain name under rules for '.ma' [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name &lsquo;vente-priv&eacute;e.ma&rsquo; under the rules on the alternative dispute resolution procedure for &lsquo;.ma&rsquo; (the ccTLD of Morocco). The rules for &lsquo;.ma&rsquo; do not impose a conjunctive requirement for bad faith, which is often a difficult hurdle to overcome. The decision highlights the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs available.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3cfa8205-87a0-498e-b3cd-03cbe26541c1"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3cfa8205-87a0-498e-b3cd-03cbe26541c1</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qwalify does&rsquo;t qualify for transfer in Qualify.com domain name dispute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Panel says Qualify.com wasn&rsquo;t registered in bad faith to take advantage of Qwalify, Inc.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/qwalify-qualify/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/qwalify-qualify/</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">Slow IPv6 adoption is a GOOD THING as IETF plans privacy boost<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The glacial pace of the worldwide IPv6 rollout might cause hand-wringing among 'net boffins, but at least it's leaving time for engineers to pry around for possible problems before the whole world's on the protocol.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/rfc_offers_better_privacy_for_ipv6_hosts/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/rfc_offers_better_privacy_for_ipv6_hosts/</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">After 20 years, BGP still lacks security foundation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It's time for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the foundational protocol of the Internet, to be rethought and recrafted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/opinion/After-20-years-BGP-still-lacks-security-foundation"><span>http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/opinion/After-20-years-BGP-still-lacks-security-foundation</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Marketing strategies vital for domain development<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SEO strategies are designed and developed to achieve domain name progression by increasing their workability which will, in turn, maximize their search position. People in different professions other than domain development also need to know about core optimization strategies for domain names, especially with thousands getting ready for an imminent mainstream introduction. Taking the right SEO approach the first time will increase domain power, lower marketing costs and raise consumer awareness quicker. We&rsquo;re all aware of repercussions involved with failing to plan.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/marketing-strategies-vital-for-domain-development"><span>http://www.examiner.com/article/marketing-strategies-vital-for-domain-development</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Could The WIPO General Assembly Reject Francis Gurry&rsquo;s Nomination?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tomorrow, World Intellectual Property Organization members decide whether to re-elect Francis Gurry as director general for another six years. The decision was complicated in recent weeks by detailed allegations of wrongdoing by Gurry put forward by Gurry&rsquo;s deputy, raising questions about member states&rsquo; responsibility in investigating such claims.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/07/could-the-wipo-general-assembly-reject-francis-gurrys-nomination/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/07/could-the-wipo-general-assembly-reject-francis-gurrys-nomination/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft May 2014 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the May 2014 survey we received responses from 975,262,468 sites &mdash; 16 million more than last month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/07/may-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/07/may-2014-web-server-survey.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Will RealEstate.coms Go Up or Down in Value?</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.RealEstate will be one of the new domain name extensions coming on the market at some point in the not so distant future. According to the ICANN website, there are currently four applicants for the .RealEstate domain extension: Uniregistry, DotRealEstate, LLC, Top Level Domain Holdings, and New North, LLC (Donuts).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/will-realestate-coms-go-value/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>will</span><span>-</span><span>realestate</span><span>-</span><span>coms</span><span>-</span><span>go</span><span>-</span><span>value</span><span>/</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference Fetches New Lead Sponsor - GetItFido.com Will Debut New Domain Monetization System in Las Vegas<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference returns to Las Vegas for the 2014 show that runs May 28-31 at the Bellagio Hotel, a new premier sponsor - GetItFido.com - will at the top of the marquee. Though GetItFido has been successful in several lines of business (including domain names) for more than a decade, they are not yet a household name in the domain industry. Founder Neil Sackmary decided it was time to change that by taking a key role in the upcoming event in his hometown.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140505.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140505.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">ParkingCrew integrates Bounce.io email monetization<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain name owners have been monetizing web traffic to domain names for a long time. But few monetize e-mails sent to their parked domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/parkingcrew-bounce-io/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/parkingcrew-bounce-io/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">South Florida Domain Pros Forming the Industry's 1st Local Professional Trade Association - Launch Event Scheduled Next Week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For several years now domain investors have gathered in a handful of local cities or regions for occasional meetups. High tech hotspots like South Florida, Southern California and Seattle are among the very few areas where the valuable local level networking opportunities have existed. Now, a group of South Florida Domain Pros (SFDP) has decided it is time to take it to the next level by forming a formally structured professional trade association for their region.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140507.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140507.htm</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<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">Internet well on way to 3 billion users, UN telecom agency reports [news release]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users &ndash; two-thirds of them from the developing world &ndash; with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 per cent.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47729"><span>http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47729</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ONLINE TV, MUSIC &amp; PIRACY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Piracy study shows illegal downloaders more likely to pay for films than music<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">People who illegally download movies also love going to the cinema and do not mind paying to watch films, research has shown.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/06/piracy-film-music-study-pay-illegal-download-damage"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/06/piracy-film-music-study-pay-illegal-download-damage</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Aussie Govt. To Consider Site Blocking, File-Sharing Warnings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As early as this week the Australian Government will consider a pair of measures designed to crack down on the consumption of unauthorized content online. In addition to sending out warning letters to alleged file-sharers, new legislation will allow for 'pirate' sites such as The Pirate Bay to be blocked by local Internet service providers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-govt-to-consider-site-blocking-file-sharing-warnings-140505/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-govt-to-consider-site-blocking-file-sharing-warnings-140505/</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">nz: Dotcom Heads to Supreme Court to Appeal Raid Decision<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The argument over whether or not the raid on Kim Dotcom's mansion back in January 2012 was legal is heading to the highest court in New Zealand. Yesterday the Supreme Court gave Dotcom permission to appeal a February Court of Appeal ruling that overturned an earlier High Court decision that the raid was unlawful.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-heads-supreme-court-appeal-raid-decision-140506/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-heads-supreme-court-appeal-raid-decision-140506/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Identity crime now amongst most common crimes in Australia [news release]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The results of a community survey on identity crime by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) show that identity crime is now one of the more common crimes in Australia.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2013IdentitycrimenowamongstmostcommoncrimesinAustralia.aspx"><span>http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2013IdentitycrimenowamongstmostcommoncrimesinAustralia.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Helping business combat identity crime and streamline online services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am pleased to announce that the Government's electronic identity document verification service is now open for use by business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2014Helpingbusinesscombatidentitycrimeandstreamlineonlineservices.aspx"><span>http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2014Helpingbusinesscombatidentitycrimeandstreamlineonlineservices.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Should Apple finally call time on smartphone patent wars?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Steve Jobs once described Apple's biggest rival as "grand theft Android" because he believed the main alternative to the iPhone had stolen his company's ideas.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/05/apple-iphone-android-wars-legal-patent-battles"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/05/apple-iphone-android-wars-legal-patent-battles</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Apple-Samsung Jury Sticks With Original Total for Damages<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The federal jury in the latest patent trial involving Apple and Samsung returned to court on Monday to recalculate some of the damages Samsung owed to Apple. After making the changes, the jury came to the same overall figure: $119.6 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/apple-samsung-jury-sticks-with-original-total-for-damages/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/apple-samsung-jury-sticks-with-original-total-for-damages/</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">ACCAN rejects repeal of telco privacy rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A government proposal to reduce privacy regulations on telecom carriers has met with resistance from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544401/accan_rejects_repeal_telco_privacy_rules/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544401/accan_rejects_repeal_telco_privacy_rules/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Pirate Party Launches Senate Petition to Fight Site Blocking<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Yesterday news broke that the Australian government will soon consider the introduction of a graduated response style anti-piracy regime on top of court-ordered website blocking. Just 24 hours later and the PIrate Party are fighting back with a Senate petition opposing such measures and describing them as ineffective.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-launches-senate-petition-fight-site-blocking-140506/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-launches-senate-petition-fight-site-blocking-140506/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google&rsquo;s Uber power play is reminiscent of the big bad Microsoft<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Maps just told me to &ldquo;Get an Uber.&rdquo; OK, perhaps it is more appropriate to say that Google suggested that I &ldquo;get an Uber.&rdquo; But there&rsquo;s the rub &mdash; is Google being its usual helpful self, or has the company crossed the line into domineering behavior modification?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/05/06/googles_uber_power_play_is_reminiscent_of_the_big_bad_microsoft/"><span>http://www.salon.com/2014/05/06/googles_uber_power_play_is_reminiscent_of_the_big_bad_microsoft/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>----------------------------<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<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 | 5 May 05:37 2014

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Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehadé

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/>

 

A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood & Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues

<http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/>

 

AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html>

 

AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May

<http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

<http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

 

.net.au going cheap

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap>

 

Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion>

 

Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/>

 

The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com

<http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls>

 

Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehadé

NETmundial was an exhilarating and unique experience, with its spirited and passionate discussions about principles for how together we should govern the Internet in the future. Many people remarked on how refreshing it was to see governments lining up at microphones to speak alongside members of civil society and the technical and business communities. And we went beyond discussion to produce a bottom-up outcome document with equal participation by all stakeholders. Everyone’s willingness to participate in this process demonstrated to me and my fellow co-chairs, as well as most of the attendees, that the stakeholders from different sectors are indeed able to collaborate and produce real-world results.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/>

 

Liberalising internet governance: ICANN and the role of governments

There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of ICANN. Much of this was discussed at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paolo, a suitable venue given Brazil’s desire to throw its weight behind reforming such bodies as ICANN. Reforms are on the cards, but no one seems to be clear what exactly these will do to the way the internet is used. Sentiments of doom and gloom mix with utopian forecasts of freedom.

<http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/>

 

Ten Answers From NETmundial

In a previous Inside Views article in Intellectual Property Watch, 10 questions were raised with the hope that they would be answered in the “Global Multisectoral Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance,” also known as NETmundial.

<http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/01/ten-answers-of-netmundial/>

 

A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood & Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues

What follows are a few 'big picture' thoughts on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil this week and its final outcome document, adopted by its high level committee. Overall, there are some truly amazing and forward-looking principles supported in the "Netmundial Multi-Stakeholder Statement" that we as civil society should be proud of, and especially our civil society representatives who worked tirelessly for this achievement.

<http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/>

 

Outcome from NETMundial Meeting in Brazil Largely Seen as Positive for Business

Last Month at the NETMundial meeting in Brazil, representatives from governments, private sector, civil society, the technical community and academia met to debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/outcome-from-netmundial-meeting-in-brazil-largely-seen-as-positive-for-business/>

 

The Unanswered Questions of NetMundial by David Johnson

I join many others in commending Brazil for a successful NetMundial meeting. The shared sense of commitment to a free and open internet was tangible. Experimental processes opened up new ways of engaging more people in the multi-stakeholder process and preserving the transparency of efforts to find consensus.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/30/the-unanswered-questions-of-netmundial/>

 

Netmundial moves Net governance beyond WSIS by Milton Mueller

The Brazil meeting, the Netmundial, has succeeded in producing an outcome document that commands international legitimacy. Among governments, only Russia, Cuba and India explicitly distanced themselves from the outcome. Given the speed with which the process was put together and the need for process innovations to aggregate the comments of hundreds of people and make appropriate modifications to the document, we should be impressed with this accomplishment.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/27/netmundial-moves-net-governance-beyond-wsis/>

 

Event wrap: NETmundial

NETmundial was a global conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 and 24 April 2014. It arose only recently, in October 2013, during a meeting between President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.

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

 

India fails to throw weight behind NETmundial

India was among the few governments that did not sign the NETmundial outcome statement. But why does it seem that the world’s largest democracy is not putting its weight behind a “bottom-up, open, and participatory” multistakeholder process?

<http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/india-fails-throw-weight-behind-netmundial/>

 

Freedom Online Coalition agrees to recommendations on a free and secure Internet

The fourth annual meeting of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), an intergovernmental coalition that is committed to advancing free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online around the globe, concluded Tuesday in Tallinn, Estonia. The meeting brought together governments, business, and civil society for two days of discussion on issues such as business and human rights, surveillance and transparency, maintaining one global Internet, and a range of other important Internet freedom and governance related issues.

<https://cdt.org/blog/freedom-online-coalition-agrees-to-recommendations-on-a-free-and-secure-internet/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS

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Understanding ICANN's Complexity in a Growing and Changing Internet by Cecilia Testart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract: Historically, the primary governance of the Internet has been in the hands of ICANN, a non-profit corporation appointed by the US government to develop policy for and manage the critical resources of the Internet: Internet Protocol addresses, Domain Names System and parameter numbers. However, because of the immense global influence of the Internet, other national governments and international organizations are seeking to rapidly become involved in this policy-development sphere. In this particularly decisive moment of the Internet, there is a need to understand the structure and processes of ICANN before any further change.

<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431571>

 

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- ICANN

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The Product Development Process Behind the New ICANN.org by Anil Podduturi

The new ICANN.org will be releasing soon, and we thought it would be valuable to reflect on the process and methodology we employed to build the new digital presence for ICANN. Consider it a bookend to the post we wrote at the beginning of the project last July, when we laid out our general approach to product innovation.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/the-product-development-process-behind-the-new-icann-org/>

 

Board Member Compensation

Purpose (Brief): To seek public comment on Recommendations about Board member compensation, including the proposed Bylaws revisions that would allow non-voting Board liaisons to accept compensation if approved by the voting Board members.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm>

 

Upcoming Webinars: GDD Update Webinar (New!)

A status update on ICANN's Global Domains Division focusing on the New gTLD Program and the DNS Industry in general. Specific topics TBD.

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

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 2 May 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-02may14-en>

 

Takeaways From ICANN 49 in Singapore

As you may know, the most recent public ICANN meeting concluded at the end of March in Singapore. Our new gTLD team has closely examined developments at the meeting and carefully distilled several hot topics and takeaways at a high level.

<http://www.natlawreview.com/article/takeaways-internet-corporation-assigned-names-and-numbers-icann-49-singapore>

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f696ca4f-0a10-4812-86f8-a34882b42ca8>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion

The wholesale price of a .net.au domain name has been lowered to just one Aussie dollar for the month of May!

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html>

 

AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May

AusRegistry, the company tasked with operating the .au domain namespace, has dropped the price of net.au domain names to $1.

<http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

<http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

 

.net.au going cheap

If you've ever thought of registering a .net.au domain, May 2014 might be the time to act.

<http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap>

 

Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1

AusRegisty today announced the launch of a never-before-seen sale in the Australian domain name market, where the wholesale price of new net.au domain names has been lowered to just $1 (Inc GST).

<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion>

 

dk: New customer satisfaction survey on the way

Today, DK Hostmaster distributes a new satisfaction survey to a selection of 5000 users of the .dk domain name.

<https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way/>

 

Over 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts created for Nigerian officials – NiRA

Mary Uduma, president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has announced the creation of more than 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts for Nigerian government officials across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

<http://www.humanipo.com/news/43463/over-40000-gov-ng-email-accounts-created-for-nigerian-officials-nira/>

 

Nigeria targets 250,000 .ng domains in 2014

Mary Uduma, head of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), said the association registered 16,981 dot ng domain names in 2013.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nigeria-targets-250000-ng-domains-in-2014--1011428>

 

NIRA registers 16, 981 new domain names, renews 7, 571

The administrator of the Nigeria’s .ng ccTLD, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association said it registered additional 16, 981 domain names in 2013 while another 7, 571 were renewed during the year.

<http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-registers-16-981-new-domain-names-renews-7-571/>

 

sa: Correction campaign for domains without accounts (Domain Fetching) started

Since the adoption of the user accounts back in 2010 all of our services made available only through the accounts. Nevertheless a significant number of the old domain names are still not associated with any accounts. That means the administrative contacts of those domains did not apply for any change or update since the introduction of the user accounts. Or the fact that those entities does not exist anymore.

<http://nic.sa/en/view/news_147>

 

uk: Cowley quits Nominet

Lesley Cowley has unexpectedly quit her job as Nominet’s longstanding CEO.

<http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet>

 

Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley

Nominet have announced the surprising announcement of CEO Lesley Cowley, effective 9 July, after 15 years with the .uk registry.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22252>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-resignation-cowley.html>

 

Nominet boss quits after rough patch at helm of dot-UK registry

The boss of troubled dot-UK registry Nominet has quit her job. Lesley Cowley has resigned from the company after 15 years of service. She said that it was "now the right time to move on".

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/nominet_boss_quits_after_rough_patch_at_helm_of_dotuk_registry/>

 

uk: CEO Announcement

Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish Nominet as a widely respected domain name registry over the last 15 years.

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

 

usTLD Overview of Changes 2014

Overview of .usTLD Dispute Resolution Policy and .us TLD Nexus Dispute Resolution Policy Rule Changes

<http://www.neustar.us/ustld-overview-of-changes-2014/>

 

zm: ZICTA Unveils Domain Name

THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has introduced a domain name system security extensions to secure internet infrastructure. ZICTA managing director Margaret Mudenda said the authority had introduced a domain name system to secure internet infrastructure in the country.

<http://www.times.co.zm/?p=21082>

<http://allafrica.com/stories/201405021384.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Architelos’ NameSentry Abuse Mitigation Service Adopted by 44% of New gTLDs

Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced it has reached 44% market share for its SaaS based NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.

<http://architelos.com/architelos-namesentry-abuse-mitigation-service-adopted-44-new-generic-top-level-domains-rightside-joins-donuts-adopting-namesentry/>

 

The Snapchat of web addresses: Meet the domains that aren’t meant to last

Your marriage may last forever, but the website you register to announce it to the world won’t. A new TLD—the last bit of a web address, like the .com in qz.com—is bringing a Snapchat mentality to the fusty world of domain names. By making it very expensive for users to hold on to their websites after a certain period of time, these sites are effectively built to self-destruct—or at least move on.

<http://qz.com/205516/the-snapchat-of-web-addresses-meet-the-domains-that-arent-meant-to-last/>

 

ICANN's new gTLD zonefile service suffers glitch

Since April 29, ICANN's Centralized Zone Data System, or CZDS for short, has been taken offline due to an apparent technical problem. The system provides zonefile data for active new gTLDs. All registries are required to feed data into the system, which can then be accessed by any interested party.

<http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/484-ICANNs-new-gTLD-zonefile-service-suffers-glitch.html>

 

.CEO: How not to market your new TLD

I’ve written before that .ceo as a standalone domain name doesn’t make sense to me. I see some potential for a network for CEOs, and the company behind .ceo has plenty of experience with social networking. But that wouldn’t be about a domain, it would be about a network.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/dotceo-marketing/>

 

Small businesses get a shot at the big time with .London

The launch of the .London domain name has been accompanied by a great deal of hype but the change is more than just cosmetic. This is a real opportunity for smaller organisations to make their mark in the cut-throat world of online business.

<http://theconversation.com/small-businesses-get-a-shot-at-the-big-time-with-london-26069>

 

Is .LONDON the best new domain for businesses?

The UK capital is home to some 800,000 businesses, ranging from the largest brands to local businesses born and bred in The Big Smoke. The new domain creates an opportunity for all of these businesses to associate themselves directly with London.

<http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123457960/london-best-new-domain-businesses>

 

.BUILD gTLD Launches Aimed At Building And Construction Industry

New gTLDs are coming left, right and centre and now there is even one for the building and construction industry.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/dotbuild-launches-building-construction-industry/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/build-launches-building-construction-industry.html>

 

Why brands will win from new gTLDs

Researching our on how to protect trade marks in the new gTLDs, I spoke to few brand owners who were enthusiastic about Icann's new gTLD programme. As Sarah Deutsch of Verizon (who is chairing a session on new gTLDs at the INTA Annual Meeting this month) put it: "If people are registering at all, they're doing so defensively."

<http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html>

 

Who Will Apply for .SCOUT in Round 2 by Jean Guillon

I was pretty much suprised not to see any application for .SCOUT in round 1 of the ICANN new gTLD program. There were two applications for .GUIDE but a guide is a guide and a scout...is a scout. I remember going to meetings and introducing the potential of .SCOUT. Basically, what is say on my personal website: "I look forward to organize a team around one major Community project for round 2.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140405_who_will_apply_for_scout_in_round_2/>

 

ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web

ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of its second .brand TLD client to the web when the World Trade Center's .wtc TLD was switched on live during the week.

<http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.php>

 

.Build starts building: 1,700 domains so far

.Build domain names for the construction and building industries hit general availability on Tuesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/build-starts-building-domain-names/>

 

Donuts continues Internet land grab, launching .fail, .toys, .WTF and other domains

Want to register tech.expert? It could be available for purchase on May 7. Donuts, the Bellevue-based domain name registrar, is continuing the rapid expansion of its portfolio of new TLDs this month by making 13 new swaths of web property available to interested buyers, including .expert, .foundation, .cruises and .condos. In addition to that, trademark holders will be able to pre-register 11 new domains, including .wtf and .pictures with the company.

<http://www.geekwire.com/2014/donuts-continues-domain-land-grab-launching-13-new-tlds-month/>

 

New Travel-Themed Domains Rolling Out

gTLDs registry Donuts is showing no signs of slowing down its efforts to expand the Internet's global address system.

<http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457458,00.asp>

 

New TLDs Need Active Websites to Gain Recognition - How .ME is Getting it Done

Before ICANN launched its new gTLD program, re-purposed ccTLDs like Colombia's .CO and Montenegro's .ME managed to remodel themselves from country code domains into globally available extensions that were re-positioned with new meanings

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140501.htm>

 

Wolfram wins .CEO URS dispute on second try

Search and data company Wolfram has won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) case for Wolfram.ceo…on the second try.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/wolfram-wins-ceo-urs-dispute-on-second-try/>

 

Jodee 'One.Tel' Rich's spruiks .CEO sites for email LIKE A BOSS

Jodee Rich, a technology entrepreneur best known for his part in the spectacular collapse of Australian mobile telco One.Tel, has thrust himself into inboxes around the world with an offer to register for the .CEO GTLD.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jodee_onetel_richs_spruiks_ceo_sites_for_email_like_a_boss/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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us: 61 percent of people who knew about Heartbleed actually did something about it

The Heartbleed security issue was one of the worst security problems we've seen on the Internet in recent memory — a major flaw in the way that the majority of the Web secured sensitive data. But after years of reports about security bugs and several months of hearing about major data breaches, the challenge was communicating just how serious it was to consumers.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/30/61-percent-of-people-who-knew-about-heartbleed-actually-did-something-about-it/>

 

UltraDNS Mitigates Massive 100Gb/s DDoS Attack

Neustar UltraDNS has mitigated a 100Gb/s DDoS attack targeted at one customer, bringing down its DNS service for several hours on Wednesday. According to the SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center, who had monitored the attack, the DDoS was launched Wednesday morning at around 10:45 PT.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ultradns-mitigates-massive-100gbs-ddos-attack>

 

Privacy, Cybercrime Headline the Infosecurity Europe Conference

Information security professionals and technology vendors from Europe and beyond descended on London this week for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference.

<http://www.darkreading.com/operations/careers-and-people/privacy-cybercrime-headline-the-infosecurity-europe-conference/d/d-id/1235042>

 

It takes a network to defeat a network

Cyber crime investigators must match criminals’ organisational structures

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f9461fba-cfa4-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.html>

 

Cyber-security: A new search for cyber-defenders

IN A hot and noisy bunker room a stone’s throw from Downing Street, dozens of people battle a cyber-attack. Programmers huddle around screens, tracking down a virus that has frozen cash machines, online payments and stock flotations. A red-faced man in a suit harangues one sweating coder: “What can I tell the PM?”

<http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21601545-new-search-cyber-defenders-fresh-meat>

 

CSIRO warns Australia needs a cultural change in dealing with cyber security

A CSIRO report warns that poor cyber security by organisations risks a range of scenarios including entire cities being left without electricity.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/csiro-warns-australia-needs-cyber-security/5429606>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Brand Owner Gets Roasted by Coffee Case

The domain at issue in this week’s decision is roispresso.com. So what on Earth is “roispresso”, you may ask? Well, the Respondent – the company behind roispresso.com - named ENERG d.o.o., explains that Roispresso is an espresso-like drink made from rooibos tea and that the product was originally called “Respresso” but the name was changed to avoid a lawsuit by Nestle.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/28/brand-owner-gets-roasted-by-coffee-case/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com

An American friend living in Beijing once said she refused to communicate with anyone whose email address consisted of a string of numbers, such as 62718298454-XAShe28vdlU@public.gmane.org This made sense to me at the time—why make email addresses as difficult to remember as phone numbers? But I soon realized that issuing a blanket ban on number-based communications would mean cutting off just about every single Chinese person I knew.

<http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls>

 

ANZOA Ombudsman Conference Wellington New Zealand

I have just returned from two days at a local conference. It is always refreshing to be able to attend a useful conference in your home town, where the travel expense is my bus fare of five dollars. It is even better when the conference contains detailed and useful presentations and new learning experiences, and I am pleased to say that I also had the opportunity to meet friends and colleagues and meet new ombudsman who are relatively close to where I live.

<https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1055>

 

Esther Dyson's Healthy Investments: The investor is hoping to produce better health through technology with a new nonprofit.

... The U.S. Commerce Department recently said that it plans to relinquish its oversight of Icann, handing that task to an international body of some kind. The details are still being worked out, but Ms. Dyson hopes that governments won't be the new regulators. "I don't think the future of civilization is at stake," she says, but "waste offends me, and stupidity like people getting sick who shouldn't offends me, and having someone muck up the Internet, which is running more or less OK, offends me."

<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304393704579531800099232712>

 

Google Hints It May Toss Long URLs From Chrome

Google Chrome may eventually hide long URLs from the address bar. That is, if a recent update to Google's experimental browser is any indication.

<http://mashable.com/2014/05/02/google-to-kill-urls-in-chrome/>

 

Web.com paid $7.4 million for SnapNames

Web.com paid $7.4 million cash to acquire SnapNames from KeyDrive, the company revealed on its investor conference call yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/web-com-paid-7-4-million-for-snapnames/>

 

Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features! by Paul Vixie

Today the e-mail faerie brought news of the release of BIND9 9.10.0 which can be downloaded from here. BIND9 is the most popular name server on the Internet and has been ever since taking that title away from BIND8 which had a few years earlier taken it from BIND4. I used to work on BIND, and I founded ISC, the home of BIND, and even though I left ISC in July 2013 to launch a commercial security startup company, I remain a fan of both ISC and BIND.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/>

 

Moniker to switch to DomainDiscount24 interface

A big change is coming for Moniker customers. The registrar will soon switch it user interface to one very similar to DomainDiscount24.com, another registrar within the KeyDrive family of companies. KeyDrive acquired Moniker in 2011 but has barely touched the site design.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/moniker-to-switch-to-domaindiscount-24-interface/>

 

Namecheap search “favorites” is cool. I’m still waiting for better new TLD search.

Namecheap unveiled a new domain searching interface this morning. The highlight for me is the ability to pick favorite TLDs for future searches.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/namecheap-domain-search/>

 

Blackberry files patent app for predictive & dynamic TLD key

Blackberry has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a predictive and dynamic TLD key.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/blackberry-patent-dynamic-tld-key/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2014

Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in April, with only one failed request. The London-based managed hosting provider uses data centres in the UK, USA and Switzerland, all of which are ISO 27001 certified. This information security management system standard uses a three-stage external audit process to ensure the company has suitable security policies and risk treatment plans.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2014.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million

HealthInsurance Services, Inc. has acquired the domain name Medicare.com for $4.8 million.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/>

 

3&4 Character Numeric .Asia Domains Available on NameJet.com Today!

From May 2nd to 9th 2014, approximately 150 three and four numeric character .Asia domain names are being offered to the public for the first time on NameJet.com.

<http://www.dot.asia/34-character-numeric-asia-domains-available-on-namejet-com-today/>

 

4 Things you Need to Know About .CO Premiums & Afternic

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about .CO domains at the moment. But one opportunity that hasn’t gone unnoticed is the increased use and sales of .CO premium names. And now, with Afternic gaining access to the entire portfolio of .CO premiums, we are bringing the opportunity to gain commission from the sale of a premium name right to your fingertips.

<http://www.go.co/blog/2014/04/29/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-co-premiums-afternic/>

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INTERNET USE

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Online video and advertising: Media firms are making big bets on online video, still an untested medium

“The internet is the great leveller,” pronounced Mark Thompson, the boss of the New York Times Company and former director-general of the BBC. “Video used to be the sole preserve of broadcasters.” No longer. Mr Thompson took the stage on April 28th in a Manhattan warehouse pulsing with about 500 guests, to show off his newspaper’s video vigour. It is launching 14 online “channels” and creating short shows inspired by its newspaper columns. One, called “Verbatim”, features comedians mocking court proceedings. Its website will also host videos produced by advertisers.

<http://www.economist.com/news/business/21601558-media-firms-are-making-big-bets-online-video-still-untested-medium-newtube>

 

My #InternetOfEverything Perspective: Why the Global Society Needs IoE by Glen Hiemstra

The role of a futurist was a little different in the pre-Internet world. During the 1980s, I had the chance to hear Willis Harmon, a futurist at Stanford Research, speak about computers and the global society. He discussed that everyone has this perception that the “computerization of everything” was making the world more complex. Rather than confining to everyone else’s opinion, he offered up a more unique perspective. He wanted people to consider that maybe the increasing complexity of global society was causing computerization. It’s a classic chicken before the egg debacle.

<http://blogs.cisco.com/ioe/why-global-society-needs-internet-of-everything/>

 

Internet Explorer 11 passes 9 and 10 combined, Windows XP remains abundant

April, the month that theoretically saw Windows XP drop out of support, was unfortunately not marked by the precipitous decline of Windows XP usage on the Internet. It was down, a little bit, but it unfortunately remains a significant feature of the computing landscape. In better news, Internet Explorer 11 has become the most widely used "modern" version of Internet Explorer. There are now more people using Internet Explorer 11 than Internet Explorer 9 and 10 combined. This can only be a good thing for Web developers.

<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/internet-explorer-11-passes-9-and-10-combined-windows-xp-remains-abundant/>

 

Google Chrome continues to outpace Firefox

Google Chrome widened its lead over Firefox last month, according to new desktop browser stats.

<http://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-continues-to-outpace-firefox/>

 

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CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY

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Live online streaming of child sex abuse an emerging trend, crime agency warns

The live online streaming of real-time child sexual abuse is becoming an "emerging trend" that will grow over the next three years, according to Britain's organised crime fighters.

<http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/01/live-online-streaming-child-sex-abuse-emerging-trend>

 

Study finds no reason to panic about teens, sex and technology

A comprehensive study argues there is no need to panic about the intersection of teenagers, sexual behaviour and technology.

<http://www.smh.com.au/national/study-finds-no-reason-to-panic-about-teens-sex-and-technology-20140503-37oqp.html>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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us: Court case on streaming TV threatens to cloud our online equality

It is a very big court case about a tiny object. The American broadcasting industry is ferociously interested in its outcome, not least because it might change television forever. The lumbering case of American Broadcasting Services v Aereo is currently with the Supreme Court. In a nutshell the commercial broadcasters of American network television, ABC, NBC Universal, CBS and Fox, plus assorted interested parties such as the National Football League and Major League Baseball, want the highest legal authority in the land to tell a small New York startup that it is illegally rebroadcasting their programmes.

<http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/may/04/court-case-streaming-broadcast-television>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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When Hitting ‘Find My iPhone’ Takes You to a Thief’s Doorstep

After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate’s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab?

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html>

 

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SPAM

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Spam Hits Three Year High-Water Mark

Takedowns of prolific spam botnets, such as Rustock in 2011 and Grum in 2012, had a substantial effect on reducing overall global spam volumes. This, combined with diminishing returns for spammers sending via bots, had left many email recipients basking in the comfort of (mostly) clean inboxes. No doubt this downward trend in global spam volumes also saved countless dollars that would have otherwise been frittered away on phony university degrees, suspect weight loss products, and erectile dysfunction medication.

<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/spam-hits-three-year-high-water-mark/>

 

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

That's the provocative question being debated in antitrust circles in the wake of revelations that Mr. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, who is deeply revered in Silicon Valley, was the driving force in a conspiracy to prevent competitors from poaching employees. Mr. Jobs seems never to have read, or may have chosen to ignore, the first paragraph of the Sherman Antitrust Act:

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/business/steve-jobs-a-genius-at-pushing-boundaries-too.html>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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The Internet of Things Could Encroach on Personal Privacy

A recent White House report on big data wonders aloud about the capability of sensors and smart meters to turn homes into fish tanks, completely transparent to marketers, police -- and criminals.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544276/internet_things_could_encroach_personal_privacy/>

 

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BRAND PROTECTION & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

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Mixed Verdict in Apple-Samsung Patent Fight

A federal jury said on Friday that Apple and Samsung had infringed on each other's patents in some mobile devices but awarded most of the damages to Apple, in the latest court fight between the two technology giants.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/technology/jury-finds-apple-and-samsung-infringed-patents.html>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Google faces antitrust lawsuit on U.S. mobile internet search

Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman said it filed a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit against Google Inc alleging the company "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the United States.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/uk-google-lawsuit-idUKKBN0DI04420140502>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-google-lawsuit-idINKBN0DI06Q20140502>

 

Google Australia's $7.1m tax bill slashed to just $466,802, reports say

Google’s Australian operation may have had its $7.1m tax bill reduced to just $466,802 in the 2013 financial year.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/02/google-australias-71m-tax-bill-slashed-to-466802>

 

 

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David Goldstein

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/</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 Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood &amp; Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/"><span>http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-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">AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/"><span>http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/"><span>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.net.au going cheap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/</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 Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls"><span>http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls</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">Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NETmundial was an exhilarating and unique experience, with its spirited and passionate discussions about principles for how together we should govern the Internet in the future. Many people remarked on how refreshing it was to see governments lining up at microphones to speak alongside members of civil society and the technical and business communities. And we went beyond discussion to produce a bottom-up outcome document with equal participation by all stakeholders. Everyone&rsquo;s willingness to participate in this process demonstrated to me and my fellow co-chairs, as well as most of the attendees, that the stakeholders from different sectors are indeed able to collaborate and produce real-world results.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Liberalising internet governance: ICANN and the role of governments<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of ICANN. Much of this was discussed at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paolo, a suitable venue given Brazil&rsquo;s desire to throw its weight behind reforming such bodies as ICANN. Reforms are on the cards, but no one seems to be clear what exactly these will do to the way the internet is used. Sentiments of doom and gloom mix with utopian forecasts of freedom.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/"><span>http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ten Answers From NETmundial<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a previous Inside Views article in Intellectual Property Watch, 10 questions were raised with the hope that they would be answered in the &ldquo;Global Multisectoral Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance,&rdquo; also known as NETmundial.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/01/ten-answers-of-netmundial/"><span>http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/01/ten-answers-of-netmundial/</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 Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood &amp; Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What follows are a few 'big picture' thoughts on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil this week and its final outcome document, adopted by its high level committee. Overall, there are some truly amazing and forward-looking principles supported in the "Netmundial Multi-Stakeholder Statement" that we as civil society should be proud of, and especially our civil society representatives who worked tirelessly for this achievement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/"><span>http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-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">Outcome from NETMundial Meeting in Brazil Largely Seen as Positive for Business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last Month at the NETMundial meeting in Brazil, representatives from governments, private sector, civil society, the technical community and academia met to debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/outcome-from-netmundial-meeting-in-brazil-largely-seen-as-positive-for-business/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/outcome-from-netmundial-meeting-in-brazil-largely-seen-as-positive-for-business/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Unanswered Questions of NetMundial by David Johnson<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I join many others in commending Brazil for a successful NetMundial meeting. The shared sense of commitment to a free and open internet was tangible. Experimental processes opened up new ways of engaging more people in the multi-stakeholder process and preserving the transparency of efforts to find consensus.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/30/the-unanswered-questions-of-netmundial/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/30/the-unanswered-questions-of-netmundial/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netmundial moves Net governance beyond WSIS by Milton Mueller</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Brazil meeting, the Netmundial, has succeeded in producing an outcome document that commands international legitimacy. Among governments, only Russia, Cuba and India explicitly distanced themselves from the outcome. Given the speed with which the process was put together and the need for process innovations to aggregate the comments of hundreds of people and make appropriate modifications to the document, we should be impressed with this accomplishment.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/27/netmundial-moves-net-governance-beyond-wsis/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/27/netmundial-moves-net-governance-beyond-wsis/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Event wrap: NETmundial<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NETmundial was a global conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 and 24 April 2014. It arose only recently, in October 2013, during a meeting between President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-netmundial"><span>http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-netmundial</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India fails to throw weight behind NETmundial<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">India was among the few governments that did not sign the NETmundial outcome statement. But why does it seem that the world&rsquo;s largest democracy is not putting its weight behind a &ldquo;bottom-up, open, and participatory&rdquo; multistakeholder process?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/india-fails-throw-weight-behind-netmundial/"><span>http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/india-fails-throw-weight-behind-netmundial/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Freedom Online Coalition agrees to recommendations on a free and secure Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The fourth annual meeting of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), an intergovernmental coalition that is committed to advancing free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online around the globe, concluded Tuesday in Tallinn, Estonia. The meeting brought together governments, business, and civil society for two days of discussion on issues such as business and human rights, surveillance and transparency, maintaining one global Internet, and a range of other important Internet freedom and governance related issues.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://cdt.org/blog/freedom-online-coalition-agrees-to-recommendations-on-a-free-and-secure-internet/"><span>https://cdt.org/blog/freedom-online-coalition-agrees-to-recommendations-on-a-free-and-secure-internet/</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"> - REPORTS &amp; RESEARCH PAPERS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Understanding ICANN's Complexity in a Growing and Changing Internet by Cecilia Testart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abstract: Historically, the primary governance of the Internet has been in the hands of ICANN, a non-profit corporation appointed by the US government to develop policy for and manage the critical resources of the Internet: Internet Protocol addresses, Domain Names System and parameter numbers. However, because of the immense global influence of the Internet, other national governments and international organizations are seeking to rapidly become involved in this policy-development sphere. In this particularly decisive moment of the Internet, there is a need to understand the structure and processes of ICANN before any further change.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431571"><span>http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431571</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">The Product Development Process Behind the New ICANN.org by Anil Podduturi</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new ICANN.org will be releasing soon, and we thought it would be valuable to reflect on the process and methodology we employed to build the new digital presence for ICANN. Consider it a bookend to the post we wrote at the beginning of the project last July, when we laid out our general approach to product innovation.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/the-product-development-process-behind-the-new-icann-org/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/the-product-development-process-behind-the-new-icann-org/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Board Member Compensation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): To seek public comment on Recommendations about Board member compensation, including the proposed Bylaws revisions that would allow non-voting Board liaisons to accept compensation if approved by the voting Board members.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Upcoming Webinars: GDD Update Webinar (New!)</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A status update on ICANN's Global Domains Division focusing on the New gTLD Program and the DNS Industry in general. Specific topics TBD.<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 2 May 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-02may14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-02may14-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">Takeaways From ICANN 49 in Singapore</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As you may know, the most recent public ICANN meeting concluded at the end of March in Singapore. Our new gTLD team has closely examined developments at the meeting and carefully distilled several hot topics and takeaways at a high level.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/takeaways-internet-corporation-assigned-names-and-numbers-icann-49-singapore"><span>http://www.natlawreview.com/article/takeaways-internet-corporation-assigned-names-and-numbers-icann-49-singapore</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f696ca4f-0a10-4812-86f8-a34882b42ca8"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f696ca4f-0a10-4812-86f8-a34882b42ca8</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The wholesale price of a .net.au domain name has been lowered to just one Aussie dollar for the month of May!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.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">AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusRegistry, the company tasked with operating the .au domain namespace, has dropped the price of net.au domain names to $1.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/"><span>http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/"><span>http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.net.au going cheap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you've ever thought of registering a .net.au domain, May 2014 might be the time to act.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap"><span>http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">AusRegisty today announced the launch of a never-before-seen sale in the Australian domain name market, where the wholesale price of new net.au domain names has been lowered to just $1 (Inc GST).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion"><span>http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">dk: New customer satisfaction survey on the way</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, DK Hostmaster distributes a new satisfaction survey to a selection of 5000 users of the .dk domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way/"><span>https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts created for Nigerian officials &ndash; NiRA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mary Uduma, president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has announced the creation of more than 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts for Nigerian government officials across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.humanipo.com/news/43463/over-40000-gov-ng-email-accounts-created-for-nigerian-officials-nira/"><span>http://www.humanipo.com/news/43463/over-40000-gov-ng-email-accounts-created-for-nigerian-officials-nira/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nigeria targets 250,000 .ng domains in 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mary Uduma, head of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), said the association registered 16,981 dot ng domain names in 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nigeria-targets-250000-ng-domains-in-2014--1011428"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nigeria-targets-250000-ng-domains-in-2014--1011428</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NIRA registers 16, 981 new domain names, renews 7, 571<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The administrator of the Nigeria&rsquo;s .ng ccTLD, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association said it registered additional 16, 981 domain names in 2013 while another 7, 571 were renewed during the year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-registers-16-981-new-domain-names-renews-7-571/"><span>http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-registers-16-981-new-domain-names-renews-7-571/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">sa: Correction campaign for domains without accounts (Domain Fetching) started<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since the adoption of the user accounts back in 2010 all of our services made available only through the accounts. Nevertheless a significant number of the old domain names are still not associated with any accounts. That means the administrative contacts of those domains did not apply for any change or update since the introduction of the user accounts. Or the fact that those entities does not exist anymore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.sa/en/view/news_147"><span>http://nic.sa/en/view/news_147</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Cowley quits Nominet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Lesley Cowley has unexpectedly quit her job as Nominet&rsquo;s longstanding CEO.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet"><span>http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet have announced the surprising announcement of CEO Lesley Cowley, effective 9 July, after 15 years with the .uk registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22252"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22252</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-resignation-cowley.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-resignation-cowley.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">Nominet boss quits after rough patch at helm of dot-UK registry<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The boss of troubled dot-UK registry Nominet has quit her job. Lesley Cowley has resigned from the company after 15 years of service. She said that it was "now the right time to move on".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/nominet_boss_quits_after_rough_patch_at_helm_of_dotuk_registry/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/nominet_boss_quits_after_rough_patch_at_helm_of_dotuk_registry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: CEO Announcement</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish Nominet as a widely respected domain name registry over the last 15 years.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/ceo-announcement"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/ceo-announcement</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">usTLD Overview of Changes 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Overview of .usTLD Dispute Resolution Policy and .us TLD Nexus Dispute Resolution Policy Rule Changes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.neustar.us/ustld-overview-of-changes-2014/"><span>http://www.neustar.us/ustld-overview-of-changes-2014/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">zm: ZICTA Unveils Domain Name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has introduced a domain name system security extensions to secure internet infrastructure. ZICTA managing director Margaret Mudenda said the authority had introduced a domain name system to secure internet infrastructure in the country.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.times.co.zm/?p=21082"><span>http://www.times.co.zm/?p=21082</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://allafrica.com/stories/201405021384.html"><span>http://allafrica.com/stories/201405021384.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">Architelos&rsquo; NameSentry</span><span>&#8480;</span><span> Abuse Mitigation Service Adopted by 44% of New gTLDs</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced it has reached 44% market share for its SaaS based NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://architelos.com/architelos-namesentry%E2%84%A0-abuse-mitigation-service-adopted-44-new-generic-top-level-domains-rightside-joins-donuts-adopting-namesentry/"><span>http://architelos.com/architelos-namesentry</span><span>&#8480;</span><span>-abuse-mitigation-service-adopted-44-new-generic-top-level-domains-rightside-joins-donuts-adopting-namesentry/</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 Snapchat of web addresses: Meet the domains that aren&rsquo;t meant to last<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Your marriage may last forever, but the website you register to announce it to the world won&rsquo;t. A new TLD&mdash;the last bit of a web address, like the .com in qz.com&mdash;is bringing a Snapchat mentality to the fusty world of domain names. By making it very expensive for users to hold on to their websites after a certain period of time, these sites are effectively built to self-destruct&mdash;or at least move on.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://qz.com/205516/the-snapchat-of-web-addresses-meet-the-domains-that-arent-meant-to-last/"><span>http://qz.com/205516/the-snapchat-of-web-addresses-meet-the-domains-that-arent-meant-to-last/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's new gTLD zonefile service suffers glitch</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since April 29, ICANN's Centralized Zone Data System, or CZDS for short, has been taken offline due to an apparent technical problem. The system provides zonefile data for active new gTLDs. All registries are required to feed data into the system, which can then be accessed by any interested party.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/484-ICANNs-new-gTLD-zonefile-service-suffers-glitch.html"><span>http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/484-ICANNs-new-gTLD-zonefile-service-suffers-glitch.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">.CEO: How not to market your new TLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I&rsquo;ve written before that .ceo as a standalone domain name doesn&rsquo;t make sense to me. I see some potential for a network for CEOs, and the company behind .ceo has plenty of experience with social networking. But that wouldn&rsquo;t be about a domain, it would be about a network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/dotceo-marketing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/dotceo-marketing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Small businesses get a shot at the big time with .London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of the .London domain name has been accompanied by a great deal of hype but the change is more than just cosmetic. This is a real opportunity for smaller organisations to make their mark in the cut-throat world of online business.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/small-businesses-get-a-shot-at-the-big-time-with-london-26069"><span>http://theconversation.com/small-businesses-get-a-shot-at-the-big-time-with-london-26069</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 .LONDON the best new domain for businesses?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UK capital is home to some 800,000 businesses, ranging from the largest brands to local businesses born and bred in The Big Smoke. The new domain creates an opportunity for all of these businesses to associate themselves directly with London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123457960/london-best-new-domain-businesses"><span>http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123457960/london-best-new-domain-businesses</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.BUILD gTLD Launches Aimed At Building And Construction Industry</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLDs are coming left, right and centre and now there is even one for the building and construction industry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/dotbuild-launches-building-construction-industry/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/dotbuild-launches-building-construction-industry/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/build-launches-building-construction-industry.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/build-launches-building-construction-industry.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 brands will win from new gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Researching our on how to protect trade marks in the new gTLDs, I spoke to few brand owners who were enthusiastic about Icann's new gTLD programme. As Sarah Deutsch of Verizon (who is chairing a session on new gTLDs at the INTA Annual Meeting this month) put it: "If people are registering at all, they're doing so defensively."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html"><span>http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-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">Who Will Apply for .SCOUT in Round 2 by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I was pretty much suprised not to see any application for .SCOUT in round 1 of the ICANN new gTLD program. There were two applications for .GUIDE but a guide is a guide and a scout...is a scout. I remember going to meetings and introducing the potential of .SCOUT. Basically, what is say on my personal website: "I look forward to organize a team around one major Community project for round 2.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140405_who_will_apply_for_scout_in_round_2/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140405_who_will_apply_for_scout_in_round_2/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of its second .brand TLD client to the web when the World Trade Center's .wtc TLD was switched on live during the week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.php"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.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">.Build starts building: 1,700 domains so far</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Build domain names for the construction and building industries hit general availability on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/build-starts-building-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/build-starts-building-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">Donuts continues Internet land grab, launching .fail, .toys, .WTF and other domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Want to register tech.expert? It could be available for purchase on May 7. Donuts, the Bellevue-based domain name registrar, is continuing the rapid expansion of its portfolio of new TLDs this month by making 13 new swaths of web property available to interested buyers, including .expert, .foundation, .cruises and .condos. In addition to that, trademark holders will be able to pre-register 11 new domains, including .wtf and .pictures with the company.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.geekwire.com/2014/donuts-continues-domain-land-grab-launching-13-new-tlds-month/"><span>http://www.geekwire.com/2014/donuts-continues-domain-land-grab-launching-13-new-tlds-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">New Travel-Themed Domains Rolling Out<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">gTLDs registry Donuts is showing no signs of slowing down its efforts to expand the Internet's global address system.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457458,00.asp"><span>http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457458,00.asp</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 Need Active Websites to Gain Recognition - How .ME is Getting it Done<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Before ICANN launched its new gTLD program, re-purposed ccTLDs like Colombia's .CO and Montenegro's .ME managed to remodel themselves from country code domains into globally available extensions that were re-positioned with new meanings<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140501.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140501.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">Wolfram wins .CEO URS dispute on second try<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search and data company Wolfram has won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) case for Wolfram.ceo&hellip;on the second try.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/wolfram-wins-ceo-urs-dispute-on-second-try/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/wolfram-wins-ceo-urs-dispute-on-second-try/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jodee 'One.Tel' Rich's spruiks .CEO sites for email LIKE A BOSS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jodee Rich, a technology entrepreneur best known for his part in the spectacular collapse of Australian mobile telco One.Tel, has thrust himself into inboxes around the world with an offer to register for the .CEO GTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jodee_onetel_richs_spruiks_ceo_sites_for_email_like_a_boss/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jodee_onetel_richs_spruiks_ceo_sites_for_email_like_a_boss/</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">us: 61 percent of people who knew about Heartbleed actually did something about it</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Heartbleed security issue was one of the worst security problems we've seen on the Internet in recent memory &mdash; a major flaw in the way that the majority of the Web secured sensitive data.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">But after years of reports about security bugs and several months of hearing about major data breaches, the challenge was communicating just how serious it was to consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/30/61-percent-of-people-who-knew-about-heartbleed-actually-did-something-about-it/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/30/61-percent-of-people-who-knew-about-heartbleed-actually-did-something-about-it/</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">UltraDNS Mitigates Massive 100Gb/s DDoS Attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neustar UltraDNS has mitigated a 100Gb/s DDoS attack targeted at one customer, bringing down its DNS service for several hours on Wednesday. According to the SANS Institute&rsquo;s Internet Storm Center, who had monitored the attack, the DDoS was launched Wednesday morning at around 10:45 PT.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ultradns-mitigates-massive-100gbs-ddos-attack"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ultradns-mitigates-massive-100gbs-ddos-attack</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Privacy, Cybercrime Headline the Infosecurity Europe Conference<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Information security professionals and technology vendors from Europe and beyond descended on London this week for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/operations/careers-and-people/privacy-cybercrime-headline-the-infosecurity-europe-conference/d/d-id/1235042"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/operations/careers-and-people/privacy-cybercrime-headline-the-infosecurity-europe-conference/d/d-id/1235042</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It takes a network to defeat a network<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber crime investigators must match criminals&rsquo; organisational structures<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f9461fba-cfa4-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f9461fba-cfa4-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.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">Cyber-security: A new search for cyber-defenders<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IN A hot and noisy bunker room a stone&rsquo;s throw from Downing Street, dozens of people battle a cyber-attack. Programmers huddle around screens, tracking down a virus that has frozen cash machines, online payments and stock flotations. A red-faced man in a suit harangues one sweating coder: &ldquo;What can I tell the PM?&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21601545-new-search-cyber-defenders-fresh-meat"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21601545-new-search-cyber-defenders-fresh-meat</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CSIRO warns Australia needs a cultural change in dealing with cyber security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A CSIRO report warns that poor cyber security by organisations risks a range of scenarios including entire cities being left without electricity.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/csiro-warns-australia-needs-cyber-security/5429606"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/csiro-warns-australia-needs-cyber-security/5429606</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">Brand Owner Gets Roasted by Coffee Case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain at issue in this week&rsquo;s decision is roispresso.com. So what on Earth is &ldquo;roispresso&rdquo;, you may ask? Well, the Respondent &ndash; the company behind roispresso.com - named ENERG d.o.o., explains that Roispresso is an espresso-like drink made from rooibos tea and that the product was originally called &ldquo;Respresso&rdquo; but the name was changed to avoid a lawsuit by Nestle.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/28/brand-owner-gets-roasted-by-coffee-case/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/28/brand-owner-gets-roasted-by-coffee-case/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An American friend living in Beijing once said she refused to communicate with anyone whose email address consisted of a string of numbers, such as 62718298454@... This made sense to me at the time&mdash;why make email addresses as difficult to remember as phone numbers? But I soon realized that issuing a blanket ban on number-based communications would mean cutting off just about every single Chinese person I knew.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls"><span>http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls</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">ANZOA Ombudsman Conference Wellington New Zealand<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I have just returned from two days at a local conference. It is always refreshing to be able to attend a useful conference in your home town, where the travel expense is my bus fare of five dollars. It is even better when the conference contains detailed and useful presentations and new learning experiences, and I am pleased to say that I also had the opportunity to meet friends and colleagues and meet new ombudsman who are relatively close to where I live.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1055"><span>https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1055</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">Esther Dyson's Healthy Investments: The investor is hoping to produce better health through technology with a new nonprofit.</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... The U.S. Commerce Department recently said that it plans to relinquish its oversight of Icann, handing that task to an international body of some kind. The details are still being worked out, but Ms. Dyson hopes that governments won't be the new regulators. "I don't think the future of civilization is at stake," she says, but "waste offends me, and stupidity like people getting sick who shouldn't offends me, and having someone muck up the Internet, which is running more or less OK, offends me."<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304393704579531800099232712"><span>http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304393704579531800099232712</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Hints It May Toss Long URLs From Chrome<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Chrome may eventually hide long URLs from the address bar. That is, if a recent update to Google's experimental browser is any indication.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mashable.com/2014/05/02/google-to-kill-urls-in-chrome/"><span>http://mashable.com/2014/05/02/google-to-kill-urls-in-chrome/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com paid $7.4 million for SnapNames<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web.com paid $7.4 million cash to acquire SnapNames from KeyDrive, the company revealed on its investor conference call yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/web-com-paid-7-4-million-for-snapnames/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/web-com-paid-7-4-million-for-snapnames/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features! by Paul Vixie<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today the e-mail faerie brought news of the release of BIND9 9.10.0 which can be downloaded from here. BIND9 is the most popular name server on the Internet and has been ever since taking that title away from BIND8 which had a few years earlier taken it from BIND4. I used to work on BIND, and I founded ISC, the home of BIND, and even though I left ISC in July 2013 to launch a commercial security startup company, I remain a fan of both ISC and BIND.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/</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 to switch to DomainDiscount24 interface<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A big change is coming for Moniker customers. The registrar will soon switch it user interface to one very similar to DomainDiscount24.com, another registrar within the KeyDrive family of companies. KeyDrive acquired Moniker in 2011 but has barely touched the site design.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/moniker-to-switch-to-domaindiscount-24-interface/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/moniker-to-switch-to-domaindiscount-24-interface/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Namecheap search &ldquo;favorites&rdquo; is cool. I&rsquo;m still waiting for better new TLD search.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Namecheap unveiled a new domain searching interface this morning. The highlight for me is the ability to pick favorite TLDs for future searches.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/namecheap-domain-search/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/namecheap-domain-search/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blackberry files patent app for predictive &amp; dynamic TLD key<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Blackberry has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a predictive and dynamic TLD key.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/blackberry-patent-dynamic-tld-key/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/blackberry-patent-dynamic-tld-key/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - WEBHOSTING<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in April, with only one failed request. The London-based managed hosting provider uses data centres in the UK, USA and Switzerland, all of which are ISO 27001 certified. This information security management system standard uses a three-stage external audit process to ensure the company has suitable security policies and risk treatment plans.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-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">Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">HealthInsurance Services, Inc. has acquired the domain name Medicare.com for $4.8 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">3&amp;4 Character Numeric .Asia Domains Available on NameJet.com Today!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From May 2nd to 9th 2014, approximately 150 three and four numeric character .Asia domain names are being offered to the public for the first time on NameJet.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dot.asia/34-character-numeric-asia-domains-available-on-namejet-com-today/"><span>http://www.dot.asia/34-character-numeric-asia-domains-available-on-namejet-com-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">4 Things you Need to Know About .CO Premiums &amp; Afternic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are a lot of reasons to be excited about .CO domains at the moment. But one opportunity that hasn&rsquo;t gone unnoticed is the increased use and sales of .CO premium names. And now, with Afternic gaining access to the entire portfolio of .CO premiums, we are bringing the opportunity to gain commission from the sale of a premium name right to your fingertips.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.go.co/blog/2014/04/29/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-co-premiums-afternic/"><span>http://www.go.co/blog/2014/04/29/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-co-premiums-afternic/</span></a>&gt;<br><br>**********************<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">Online video and advertising: Media firms are making big bets on online video, still an untested medium<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;The internet is the great leveller,&rdquo; pronounced Mark Thompson, the boss of the New York Times Company and former director-general of the BBC. &ldquo;Video used to be the sole preserve of broadcasters.&rdquo; No longer. Mr Thompson took the stage on April 28th in a Manhattan warehouse pulsing with about 500 guests, to show off his newspaper&rsquo;s video vigour. It is launching 14 online &ldquo;channels&rdquo; and creating short shows inspired by its newspaper columns. One, called &ldquo;Verbatim&rdquo;, features comedians mocking court proceedings. Its website will also host videos produced by advertisers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/business/21601558-media-firms-are-making-big-bets-online-video-still-untested-medium-newtube"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/business/21601558-media-firms-are-making-big-bets-online-video-still-untested-medium-newtube</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">My #InternetOfEverything Perspective: Why the Global Society Needs IoE by Glen Hiemstra<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The role of a futurist was a little different in the pre-Internet world. During the 1980s, I had the chance to hear Willis Harmon, a futurist at Stanford Research, speak about computers and the global society. He discussed that everyone has this perception that the &ldquo;computerization of everything&rdquo; was making the world more complex. Rather than confining to everyone else&rsquo;s opinion, he offered up a more unique perspective. He wanted people to consider that maybe the increasing complexity of global society was causing computerization. It&rsquo;s a classic chicken before the egg debacle.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/ioe/why-global-society-needs-internet-of-everything/"><span>http://blogs.cisco.com/ioe/why-global-society-needs-internet-of-everything/</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 Explorer 11 passes 9 and 10 combined, Windows XP remains abundant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">April, the month that theoretically saw Windows XP drop out of support, was unfortunately not marked by the precipitous decline of Windows XP usage on the Internet. It was down, a little bit, but it unfortunately remains a significant feature of the computing landscape. In better news, Internet Explorer 11 has become the most widely used "modern" version of Internet Explorer. There are now more people using Internet Explorer 11 than Internet Explorer 9 and 10 combined. This can only be a good thing for Web developers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/internet-explorer-11-passes-9-and-10-combined-windows-xp-remains-abundant/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/internet-explorer-11-passes-9-and-10-combined-windows-xp-remains-abundant/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Chrome continues to outpace Firefox<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Chrome widened its lead over Firefox last month, according to new desktop browser stats.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-continues-to-outpace-firefox/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-continues-to-outpace-firefox/</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">CHILD PROTECTION &amp; ONLINE SAFETY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">*********************************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Live online streaming of child sex abuse an emerging trend, crime agency warns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The live online streaming of real-time child sexual abuse is becoming an "emerging trend" that will grow over the next three years, according to Britain's organised crime fighters.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/01/live-online-streaming-child-sex-abuse-emerging-trend"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/01/live-online-streaming-child-sex-abuse-emerging-trend</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study finds no reason to panic about teens, sex and technology</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A comprehensive study argues there is no need to panic about the intersection of teenagers, sexual behaviour and technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/national/study-finds-no-reason-to-panic-about-teens-sex-and-technology-20140503-37oqp.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/national/study-finds-no-reason-to-panic-about-teens-sex-and-technology-20140503-37oqp.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">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">us: Court case on streaming TV threatens to cloud our online equality</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is a very big court case about a tiny object. The American broadcasting industry is ferociously interested in its outcome, not least because it might change television forever. The lumbering case of American Broadcasting Services v Aereo is currently with the Supreme Court. In a nutshell the commercial broadcasters of American network television, ABC, NBC Universal, CBS and Fox, plus assorted interested parties such as the National Football League and Major League Baseball, want the highest legal authority in the land to tell a small New York startup that it is illegally rebroadcasting their programmes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/may/04/court-case-streaming-broadcast-television"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/may/04/court-case-streaming-broadcast-television</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">When Hitting &lsquo;Find My iPhone&rsquo; Takes You to a Thief&rsquo;s Doorstep<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate&rsquo;s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SPAM<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Spam Hits Three Year High-Water Mark<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Takedowns of prolific spam botnets, such as Rustock in 2011 and Grum in 2012, had a substantial effect on reducing overall global spam volumes. This, combined with diminishing returns for spammers sending via bots, had left many email recipients basking in the comfort of (mostly) clean inboxes. No doubt this downward trend in global spam volumes also saved countless dollars that would have otherwise been frittered away on phony university degrees, suspect weight loss products, and erectile dysfunction medication.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.cisco.com/security/spam-hits-three-year-high-water-mark/"><span>http://blogs.cisco.com/security/spam-hits-three-year-high-water-mark/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<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">Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">That's the provocative question being debated in antitrust circles in the wake of revelations that Mr. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, who is deeply revered in Silicon Valley, was the driving force in a conspiracy to prevent competitors from poaching employees. Mr. Jobs seems never to have read, or may have chosen to ignore, the first paragraph of the Sherman Antitrust Act:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/business/steve-jobs-a-genius-at-pushing-boundaries-too.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/business/steve-jobs-a-genius-at-pushing-boundaries-too.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet of Things Could Encroach on Personal Privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A recent White House report on big data wonders aloud about the capability of sensors and smart meters to turn homes into fish tanks, completely transparent to marketers, police -- and criminals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544276/internet_things_could_encroach_personal_privacy/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544276/internet_things_could_encroach_personal_privacy/</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">BRAND PROTECTION &amp; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Mixed Verdict in Apple-Samsung Patent Fight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A federal jury said on Friday that Apple and Samsung had infringed on each other's patents in some mobile devices but awarded most of the damages to Apple, in the latest court fight between the two technology giants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/technology/jury-finds-apple-and-samsung-infringed-patents.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/technology/jury-finds-apple-and-samsung-infringed-patents.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">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google faces antitrust lawsuit on U.S. mobile internet search<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman said it filed a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit against Google Inc alleging the company "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the United States.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/uk-google-lawsuit-idUKKBN0DI04420140502"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/uk-google-lawsuit-idUKKBN0DI04420140502</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-google-lawsuit-idINKBN0DI06Q20140502"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-google-lawsuit-idINKBN0DI06Q20140502</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Australia's $7.1m tax bill slashed to just $466,802, reports say<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google&rsquo;s Australian operation may have had its $7.1m tax bill reduced to just $466,802 in the 2013 financial year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/02/google-australias-71m-tax-bill-slashed-to-466802"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/02/google-australias-71m-tax-bill-slashed-to-466802</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 1 May 06:00 2014

auDA Domain News - 1 May

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Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled

<http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled>

 

How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley

<http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30>

 

Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/>

 

DotLONDON Domains Available Today

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/>

 

PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods

<http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The key for Internet governance: standards and benchmarks

A global Internet governance conference in Brazil concluded last Tuesday with a strong demand for building an effective worldwide legislative framework, while a series of Internet-related optional standards had been drafted.

<http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8612229.html>

 

Brazil and Germany must lead on free Internet

Germany should capitalize on Brazil’s emergence as a key voice for digital rights. The two countries should lead by example and build global coalitions toward an open, free and secure Internet, argues Thorsten Benner.

<http://www.dw.de/brazil-and-germany-must-lead-on-free-internet/a-17595555>

 

IANA Transition Set to Disrupt ICANN Operations by Stéphane Van Gelder

The US Government's decision to transition its oversight of the IANA function to a multi-national, multi stakeholder organisation is set to impact ICANN's standard operations. On April 25, ICANN Board Chair Steve Crocker send an email to the ICANN community leaders suggesting changes to the agenda for the upcoming 50th International ICANN meeting, set to be held in London from June 22 to 26.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140428_iana_transition_set_to_disrupt_icann_operations/>

 

With the ICANN Controversy Behind Them, Will the U.S.Play a Global Leadership Role? by John M. Eger, Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy

The U.S. Government's decision to end oversight of ICANN represents an opportunity for U.S. leadership creating global "e-government" systems to solve international law enforcement and terrorism problems, develop global education and environmental initiatives, and in turn, start using the Internet as a platform for advancing a new foreign-policy agenda.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/with-the-icann-controvers_b_5229075.html>

 

The Way We Govern the Internet Is a Model in International Cooperation by Lynn St. Amour & Don Tapscott

Last week in Brazil thousands of interested parties met to thrash out the future development of Internet governance. Brazil hosted the NETmundial congress in response to the revelations that the U.S. government has been carrying out mass surveillance not only of its own citizens but also of foreign government leaders, which incensed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-st-amour/governing-the-internet_b_5234649.html>

 

Better Internet governance

A series of non-obligatory international norms promoted at a recent Internet conference in Brazil will be helpful to the establishment of global Internet governance, but it remains urgent that some specific rules be worked out to ensure cyberspace is not used as a means for some countries to target others.

<http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-04/30/content_17475480.htm>

 

The big elephant in the Internet: Internet governance will remain a vacuous word if snooping is not limited

It is the snooping, stupid. That thought springs to mind on the conclusion of NETmundial, the much-hyped recent global conference on Internet governance in Brazil. Through all the technical babble and the meaninglessness of seeking a consensus on the larger goal of Internet-related public policies and Internet governance arrangements, it is what the conference failed to do—find a way to stop governments from tapping private conversations and mail of ordinary and some not-so-ordinary citizens that marks the event.

<http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/VXFRWoKU2kmp1qZqDumoNM/The-big-elephant-in-the-Internet.html>

 

International ICANN to be more accountable, participatory, says group

Global Internet stakeholders are anticipating more accountability and broader participation in Internet governance once ICANN transitions from U.S. control.

<http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/international-icann-be-more-accountable-participatory-says-group/2014-04-28>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nomination Process by David Olive

Last week, ICANN launched the nomination period for the first Multistakeholder Ethos Award. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé initially proposed the award at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. A formal public comment forum this past January sought input from the ICANN community for this effort.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/multistakeholder-ethos-award-nomination-process/>

 

6 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-30apr14-en>

 

Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Johan Vande Lanotte

New gTLD application for .SPA

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-lanotte-30apr14-en>

 

Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Lesley Cowley

Approved Launch Programs

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-cowley-30apr14-en>

 

Scott Hayden, Vice President, Intellectual Property | Amazon, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehadé, Cherine Chalaby, and the New gTLD Program Committee

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON                 

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hayden-to-crocker-et-al-14apr14-en>

 

Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida, Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Themes | Government of Brazil; National Secretary for Information Technology Policies | Government of Brazil, to Stephen D. Crocker

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/filho-almeida-to-crocker-14apr14-en>

 

What ICANN's new WHOIS verification by email means for you

Take a look at the screenshot below. That was a fully working UK betting website just moments ago - but new domain name rules caused this. The same can happen to you...

<http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/what-icann-s-new-whois-verification-by-email-means-for-you>

 

Glitch takes out ICANN’s zone file service

A bug which gave elevated privileges to new gTLD registries has taken out ICANN’s Centralized Zone Data Service for the best part of a day.

<http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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ca: CIRA decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes prior trademark rights [registration]

CIRA's decision in Guitar Center Inc v Piperni has confirmed that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes reputation of the mark in Canada (even without use), the advertising of services in Canada, and a non-Canadian website displaying the mark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. The decision may assist foreign brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=98b56ba0-6da9-44de-b949-6333c2f08293>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Donuts’ Claims Plus service starts today

One of the Rights Protections measures in place for new TLDs is the Trademark Claims service.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/donuts-claims-plus-service-starts-today/>

 

.garden and .yoga secured in private auction; .london successfully launched

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are delighted to announce that following the private auctions held last week for .deals, .garden, .property and .yoga, the Company has secured the uncontested application rights for .garden and .yoga. The net cost to the Company for securing the sole application status for .garden and .yoga was approximately $5.97 million (circa £3.6 million), once the proceeds of the .deals and .property private auctions are taken into account.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/04/garden-and-yoga-secured-in-private-auction-london-successfully-launched/>

 

Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled

New gTLD portfolio applicants settled at least 11 new gTLD contention sets last week, sharing the spoils of a private auction that looks to have totaled seven figures in sales.

<http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled>

 

New TLD auction prices hitting highs: Minds + Machines, Uniregistry, Donuts all win some domains

By all accounts, registries paid much more to settle contention sets during last week’s private auctions than in previous ones.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/new-tld-contention-sets/>

 

How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley

The Internet--as we surf it--is changing, thanks to the nonprofit corporation that oversees domains, ICANN.

<http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30>

 

A New Blog About "New gTLDs" by Jean Guillon

There are many blogs about new gTLDs. Some are interesting, others are not. Some are about domaining in which new gTLDs are included, some are from Law Firms and rather repetitive about the necessity to protect a brand in the Trademark Clearinghouse and how URS is the best (billable) mechanism to protect the brand; some are truly about domain names and remain must-read; very few are about new gTLDs only.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_a_new_blog_about_new_gtlds/>

 

The true impact of .LONDON

The launch of .LONDON is already being met with much excitement. From April 29th, individuals and businesses across the UK will have the opportunity to register for a new domain name unique to the UK’s capital.

<http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26534-the-true-impact-of-london>

 

.london web domain name goes on sale for first time

The new .london internet domain name has gone on sale for the first time, offering individuals and businesses the city-specific address.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27193725>

 

3 new domain registries ask ICANN for two character domain names

Three new TLD registries have asked ICANN to allow them to register two character domain names under their TLDs. New TLD registries aren’t allowed to offer two character second level domain names per their agreements with ICANN, but I expect this to change in coming years. The requests are very different.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-domain-names/>

 

Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000

The commencement of General Availability for two Chinese language new gTLDs saw total registrations across all new gTLDs to jump to 634,450 on 28 April.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22227>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/chinese-gtlds-pushes-new-gtld-registrations-beyond-600-000.html>

 

How new TLDs will impact retail by Jan Corstens, Partner, Deloitte

Over the next few years, the Internet will be facing its biggest makeover yet when branded and generic domain names like .nyc, .shop, and .tiffany enter the existing field of TLDs such as .com and .org. The decision by ICANN to introduce thousands of new TLDs to the web was intended to increase innovation on the Internet and open up opportunities for users to make their mark online.

<http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/231726/How-new-top-level-domains-will-impact-retail>

 

Top 10 New gTLDs Gobbling Up Nearly Half of Sales Leaving 92 Others to Fight Over What's Left

According to nGTLDStats.com 102 new gTLDs have at least a tiny share of the registrations that have been made to date (though for ten of those TLDs the share is about as as close to zero as you can get - a miniscule 0.01%). As of today, the top ten new gTLDs cumulatively hold 45% of all new gTLD registrations, reminding me of an argument that new gTLD skeptic Rick Schwartz has frequently made - that if you are not among the top ten, your visibility in the marketplace is going to be foggy at best.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140429.htm>

 

First dot-London web addresses go live

The much-anticipated web extension, .London will open for registrations today, giving brands, businesses and charities the opportunity to associate their name with the iconic city brand.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.html>

 

DotLONDON Domains Available Today

What will be one of the biggest new gTLDs to launch is launching today (29 April) as .london domains become available for registration.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22226>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/dotlondon-available-today.html>

 

In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for?

In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for, asks Chloe Rigby, as the dot London domain, BRC/Google figures show fast-growing international searches for UK apparel terms, and Burberry takes London to Shanghai to unveil its new retail presence in the city, both online and off.

<http://internetretailing.net/2014/04/in-a-world-of-global-commerce-what-does-london-stand-for/>

 

Dot London web domain launches in the capital

Today’s launch of the dot London web domain is being trumpeted by a new advertising campaign created by Albion London spanning outdoor, print and online.

<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/29/dot-london-web-domain-launches-capital>

 

Get ready for .nyc and .london domain names

Local businesses in major cities could get a boost from an unlikely source -- the introduction of city-specific website domain names such as .nyc, .miami and .london, among others.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/smallbusiness/london-city-domain-names/index.html>

<http://www.ksat.com/lifestyle/money/Get-ready-for-nyc-and-london-domain-names/25694406>

 

.SAARLAND Gets Set To Launch… A Little Differently

Another geographical gTLD is set to launch in the coming months with a slightly different Landrush period. Some gTLDs are open to everyone (.berlin) or everyone after preferences are given to businesses and individuals in the Landrush (.london) while others are restricted to businesses and individuals within the city (.nyc).

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/28/saarland-set-to-launch/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/saarland-set-to-launch.html>

 

101domain shifts blame to Google as premium buyers offered 50% discount

101domain has offered a 50% discount to customers that were sold premium new gTLD domains for a vastly reduced price, and has tried to shift some of the blame to the registry, Google.

<http://domainincite.com/16555-101domain-shifts-blame-to-google-as-premium-buyers-offered-50-discount>

 

Oops! TLD Registry over-reports first-day figures

TLD Registry’s first hours of Chinese IDN gTLD registrations were not as big as previously reported. We reported earlier today that .在线 (“.online”) and .中文网 (“.chinesewebsite”) had made it to 54,011 names and 38,838 names respectively, just one hour after the 1300 UTC general availability.

<http://domainincite.com/16552-oops-tld-registry-over-reports-first-day-figures>

 

Whoa: Chinese IDNs rocket in first day

Two Chinese IDN domain names have 50,000 registrations after first partial day of general availibility.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/>

 

Chinese “.online” beats .guru in one hour

The Chinese new gTLD .在线, which means “.online” has become the biggest new gTLD launch to date, taking tens of thousands of registrations in its first hour of general availability.

<http://domainincite.com/16544-chinese-online-beats-guru-in-one-hour>

 

.Build website domain names now available to construction companies

Bringing in what the domain calls “the new Internet for the building industry,” .Build domain names are available for purchase to U.S. contractors and construction firms beginning today.

<http://www.equipmentworld.com/build-website-domain-names-available-to-construction-companies-today/>

 

CentralNic Group readies two web sites for .london & .build launch

Registration of .london domains starts at 4pm on Tuesday and domain name seller CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is ready for the flood gates to open.

<http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.html>

 

Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet

The building and construction industry is set for a digital revolution with the .BUILD TLD available for public registrations.

<http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php>

 

AUC blocks Sophia Bekele from ITU event over DotAfrica dispute Michael Ouma

Even after ICANN recently moved a step closer to controversially delegate the DotAfrica domain to South Africa’s ZA Central Registry NPC – which is supported by the African Union - last month, another storm has erupted.

<http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/auc-blocks-sophia-bekele-from-itu-event-over-dotafrica-dispute>

 

10 more new TLDs hit the market this week. 1 will be a big flop.

Nine more new TLDs enter general availability this week, including one that is going to have a miserable launch.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/new-tlds-flop/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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us: Cyber firms look to move the electrical grid

At a keynote speech in Washington last month, former CIA director Leon E. Panetta warned that cyberspace is the “battlefield of the future.” Hackers could trigger disruptions similar to those caused by Hurricane Sandy if they gain access to electricity grids, transportation systems or other networks, he said.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-it/cyber-firms-look-to-move-the-electrical-grid/2014/04/27/4e3163f2-cb06-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html>

 

Cost of cyber attacks on British companies rises - survey

The financial damage to British companies from cyber security breaches has doubled in the past year, according to a government-commissioned survey released on Tuesday.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-cybercrime-britain-survey-idUKKBN0DE21120140428>

 

Europe Begins Its Largest-Ever Cyberwar Stress Test

In a sign of just how seriously Europe is taking the cyber threat, more than 400 cyber security professionals from 29 countries and 200 organisations are today beginning a biannual cyber exercise coordinated by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/28/europe-begins-its-largest-ever-cyberwar-stress-test/>

 

Biggest EU cyber security exercise to date: Cyber Europe 2014 taking place today

Today, 28 April 2014, European countries kick off the Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014). CE2014 is a highly sophisticated cyber exercise, involving more than 600 security actors across Europe.

<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-eu-cyber-security-exercise-to-date-cyber-europe-2014-taking-place-today>

 

White House Details Thinking on Cybersecurity Flaws

In a rare insight into the government’s thinking on the use of cyberweapons, the White House on Monday published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the discovery of major flaws in computer security or whether to keep them secret so that American intelligence agencies can use them to enable surveillance or an attack.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/white-house-details-thinking-on-cybersecurity-gaps.html>

 

Heartbleed used to uncover data from cyber-criminals

The Heartbleed bug has turned cyber criminals from attackers into victims as researchers use it to grab material from chatrooms where they trade data.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27203766>

 

Sefnit Botnet Swaps Tor for SSH

Facebook security researchers spot a Sefnit/Mevade click-fraud and Bitcoin-mining botnet returning to its previous SSH command-and-control communications infrastructure.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sefnit-botnet-swaps-tor-for-ssh/d/d-id/1235007>

 

UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack

UltraDNS said it has mitigated a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for most of its customers after the service was held down for most of the day.

<http://threatpost.com/ultradns-dealing-with-ddos-attack/105806>

 

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London Police IP crime unit suspends 2.5K fraudulent websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has suspended more than 2,500 websites suspected of generating “tens of millions” of pounds for selling counterfeit goods.

<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/28/london-police-ip-crime-unit-suspends-25k-fraudulent-websites-suspected-generating>

 

uk: Police close down over 2,500 counterfeit designer goods websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) says it has so far closed down over 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods, since it was launched in September last year by City of London Police.

<http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513844/police-close-down-over-2500-counterfeit-designer-goods-websites/>

 

City of London Police Suspends 2,500 Sites Selling Counterfeit Products

The City of London Police has been at war with the world’s websites for a while. In the past few months, the authorities have managed to suspend over 2,500 domain names.

<http://news.softpedia.com/news/City-of-London-Police-Suspends-2-500-Sites-Selling-Counterfeit-Products-439707.shtml>

 

PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World IP Day by announcing it has suspended more than 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods since the unit launched in September 2013.

<http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx>

 

Vulgarity saves domain name

I am old enough to remember when “computerized” legal research was a new thing. We had one terminal at the law firm where I first started practicing dedicated to us whippersnappers who preferred not to lug the heavy volumes off the shelves. And I worked with a guy who enjoyed putting dirty words into the search, just to see how many times courts actually had to deal with whatever four letter word popped into his mind. Was it childish? Yes. Was it distracting? Of course. Did it inevitably keep us occupied for long stretches at a time? Sadly, yes.

<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=40c84bba-d06d-4615-8227-619f46ae71fc>

 

FICEP SPA guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in dirty UDRP case

Italian machine tool manufacturing company FICEP SPA has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP for FICEP.com.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/ficep-spa-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

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It’s Time to Implement Last Decade’s Technology Updates by Leo Vegoda

As the Internet began to grow rapidly in the early 1990s it became clear that the classful approach to routing, which had been introduced in 1981, would consume the IPv4 address space very fast and that improving the usage efficiency was needed. Classful Inter-Domain Routing, better known as CIDR, was introduced in 1993 and began to be deployed.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/its-time-to-implement-last-decades-technology-updates/>

 

Chinese Government Will Invest CNY20 Billion To Promote IPv6

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China says it will continue to promote the Internet sector's adoption of IPv6 with an investment of over CNY20 billion.

<http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/04/30/20482-chinese-government-will-invest-cny20-billion-to-promote-ipv6>

 

The state of the Internet: Faster, with more IPv6 -- and more attacks

Akamai Technologies, using data aggregated from its network of servers, recently released its fourth-quarter "State of the Internet" report for 2013. The numbers show an Internet that's incrementally faster and using more IPv6 connections, yet still plagued with DDoS and other attacks.

<http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet/the-state-of-the-internet-faster-more-ipv6-and-more-attacks-241388?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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EU Member State Privacy Regulators Ponder Response to End of Data Retention Directive

The recent invalidation of the European Union Data Protection Directive (2006/24/EC) was in large part welcomed by EU privacy officials, but what it means for specific data retention activities in the 28 member states in the bloc isn't clear, they told Bloomberg BNA.

<http://www.bna.com/eu-member-state-n17179889937/>

 

GoDaddy Continues Global Expansion with Launch into 21 New Markets and 14 New Languages

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its continued expansion into international markets. After beginning this international expansion fewer than two years ago and a recent successful release across Latin America, GoDaddy is now extending its offering more broadly across Europe.

<http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-into-21-new-markets-and-14-new-languages.aspx>

 

GoDaddy eliminates email support in favor of phone, chat

GoDaddy has stopped offering support by email for U.S. customers, instead pushing them to phone and chat support options.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/godaddy-support/>

 

How changes in the world's web traffic affect your business

On a daily basis businesses across the world consider how they are connecting with their increasingly hyper-connected customers.

<http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-changes-in-the-world-s-web-traffic-affect-your-business-1243849>

 

NetNames Acquires WebIP

NetNames, an online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/29/netnames-acquires-webip/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Domain parking is down, but not dead

Survey shows domain parking is still a key to the domain business, even if much smaller than before.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/domain-parking-is-down-but-not-dead/>

 

DomainAgents’ new system might accelerate your domain name sales

Domain sales platform DomainAgents has made a major upgrade with the hopes of helping domain name investors sell more inventory.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/>

 

2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com

As we reported in our Lowdown section yesterday Xiaomi Inc., a major consumer electronics manufacturer in China, has purchased MI.com for $3.6 million in the biggest domain sale reported so far this year. Xiaomi will use the domain as a shorter more memorable brand that they feel will serve them better as they continue to expand into international markets where a Chinese word like Xiaomi would be more difficult for consumers to remember.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140430.htm>

Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins

Trying to become even bigger — and make more money — Facebook will allow users to reveal a little less.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/technology/facebook-to-let-users-limit-data-revealed-by-log-ins.html>

 

Facebook addresses privacy fears with anonymous log-in for apps [IDG]

Ever looked at an app and decided not to try it because you didn't want to share your data? Facebook is trying to remove that stumbling block with a new service called anonymous log-ins that was announced Wednesday.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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EU moves to end smartphone patent wars in landmark ruling

The European commission moved on Tuesday to stem aggressive patent lawsuits by smartphone and tablet makers against rivals, ruling that Motorola Mobility had broken EU law by taking such action against Apple.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/eu-end-smartphone-patent-wars-landmark-ruling>

 

Europe’s Antitrust Chief Censures Google’s Motorola Mobility Over Key Patents

Motorola Mobility broke European Union law by trying to wield unfair control over its basic patents for communications technologies used in smartphones and tablet computers, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. But the commissioner did not fine the company, which is owned by Google.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/international/europes-antitrust-chief-censures-googles-motorola-mobility-but-stops-short-of-a-fine.html>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Search Warrants Apply to All Worldwide Data Held by US Service Providers, Judge Rules

A US judge has ruled that a government search warrant will require American companies providing internet, email, and online storage services to hand over data stored anywhere in the world.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/search-warrants-apply-worldwide-data-held-us-service-providers-judge-rules>

 

Microsoft must release email data held on Dublin server

A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27191500>

 

US court forces Microsoft to hand over personal data from Irish server

The private emails and personal information of web users can be handed over to US law enforcement – even if that data is stored on servers outside the US, according to a New York court ruling.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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Microsoft tells IE users how to defend against zero-day bug

Microsoft has yet to patch its latest critical Internet Explorer zero-day security flaw, but an advisory about the bug now offers two temporary solutions.

<http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled"><span>http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30"><span>http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DotLONDON Domains Available Today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx"><span>http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The key for Internet governance: standards and benchmarks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A global Internet governance conference in Brazil concluded last Tuesday with a strong demand for building an effective worldwide legislative framework, while a series of Internet-related optional standards had been drafted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8612229.html"><span>http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8612229.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brazil and Germany must lead on free Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Germany should capitalize on Brazil&rsquo;s emergence as a key voice for digital rights. The two countries should lead by example and build global coalitions toward an open, free and secure Internet, argues Thorsten Benner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dw.de/brazil-and-germany-must-lead-on-free-internet/a-17595555"><span>http://www.dw.de/brazil-and-germany-must-lead-on-free-internet/a-17595555</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Transition Set to Disrupt ICANN Operations by St&eacute;phane Van Gelder</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Government's decision to transition its oversight of the IANA function to a multi-national, multi stakeholder organisation is set to impact ICANN's standard operations. On April 25, ICANN Board Chair Steve Crocker send an email to the ICANN community leaders suggesting changes to the agenda for the upcoming 50th International ICANN meeting, set to be held in London from June 22 to 26.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140428_iana_transition_set_to_disrupt_icann_operations/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140428_iana_transition_set_to_disrupt_icann_operations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With the ICANN Controversy Behind Them, Will the U.S.Play a Global Leadership Role? by John M. Eger, Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Government's decision to end oversight of ICANN represents an opportunity for U.S. leadership creating global "e-government" systems to solve international law enforcement and terrorism problems, develop global education and environmental initiatives, and in turn, start using the Internet as a platform for advancing a new foreign-policy agenda.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/with-the-icann-controvers_b_5229075.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/with-the-icann-controvers_b_5229075.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Way We Govern the Internet Is a Model in International Cooperation by Lynn St. Amour &amp; Don Tapscott<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week in Brazil thousands of interested parties met to thrash out the future development of Internet governance. Brazil hosted the NETmundial congress in response to the revelations that the U.S. government has been carrying out mass surveillance not only of its own citizens but also of foreign government leaders, which incensed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-st-amour/governing-the-internet_b_5234649.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-st-amour/governing-the-internet_b_5234649.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">Better Internet governance<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A series of non-obligatory international norms promoted at a recent Internet conference in Brazil will be helpful to the establishment of global Internet governance, but it remains urgent that some specific rules be worked out to ensure cyberspace is not used as a means for some countries to target others.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-04/30/content_17475480.htm"><span>http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-04/30/content_17475480.htm</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The big elephant in the Internet: Internet governance will remain a vacuous word if snooping is not limited</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It is the snooping, stupid. That thought springs to mind on the conclusion of NETmundial, the much-hyped recent global conference on Internet governance in Brazil. Through all the technical babble and the meaninglessness of seeking a consensus on the larger goal of Internet-related public policies and Internet governance arrangements, it is what the conference failed to do&mdash;find a way to stop governments from tapping private conversations and mail of ordinary and some not-so-ordinary citizens that marks the event.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/VXFRWoKU2kmp1qZqDumoNM/The-big-elephant-in-the-Internet.html"><span>http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/VXFRWoKU2kmp1qZqDumoNM/The-big-elephant-in-the-Internet.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">International ICANN to be more accountable, participatory, says group<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global Internet stakeholders are anticipating more accountability and broader participation in Internet governance once ICANN transitions from U.S. control.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/international-icann-be-more-accountable-participatory-says-group/2014-04-28"><span>http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/international-icann-be-more-accountable-participatory-says-group/2014-04-28</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">Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nomination Process by David Olive</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last week, ICANN launched the nomination period for the first Multistakeholder Ethos Award. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; initially proposed the award at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. A formal public comment forum this past January sought input from the ICANN community for this effort.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/multistakeholder-ethos-award-nomination-process/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/multistakeholder-ethos-award-nomination-process/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">6 New gTLDs Recently Delegated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">View them now!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-30apr14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-30apr14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, 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="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-lanotte-30apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-lanotte-30apr14-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">Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Lesley Cowley</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Approved Launch Programs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-cowley-30apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-cowley-30apr14-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">Scott Hayden, Vice President, Intellectual Property | Amazon, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Cherine Chalaby, and the New gTLD Program Committee<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Application for .AMAZON &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hayden-to-crocker-et-al-14apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hayden-to-crocker-et-al-14apr14-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">Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida, Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Themes | Government of Brazil; National Secretary for Information Technology Policies | Government of Brazil, to Stephen D. Crocker<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="http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/filho-almeida-to-crocker-14apr14-en"><span>http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/filho-almeida-to-crocker-14apr14-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">What ICANN's new WHOIS verification by email means for you</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Take a look at the screenshot below. That was a fully working UK betting website just moments ago - but new domain name rules caused this. The same can happen to you...<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/what-icann-s-new-whois-verification-by-email-means-for-you"><span>http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/what-icann-s-new-whois-verification-by-email-means-for-you</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Glitch takes out ICANN&rsquo;s zone file service<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A bug which gave elevated privileges to new gTLD registries has taken out ICANN&rsquo;s Centralized Zone Data Service for the best part of a day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service"><span>http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ca: CIRA decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes prior trademark rights [registration]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CIRA's decision in Guitar Center Inc v Piperni has confirmed that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes reputation of the mark in Canada (even without use), the advertising of services in Canada, and a non-Canadian website displaying the mark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. The decision may assist foreign brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=98b56ba0-6da9-44de-b949-6333c2f08293"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=98b56ba0-6da9-44de-b949-6333c2f08293</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">Donuts&rsquo; Claims Plus service starts today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the Rights Protections measures in place for new TLDs is the Trademark Claims service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/donuts-claims-plus-service-starts-today/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/donuts-claims-plus-service-starts-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.garden and .yoga secured in private auction; .london successfully launched<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are delighted to announce that following the private auctions held last week for .deals, .garden, .property and .yoga, the Company has secured the uncontested application rights for .garden and .yoga. The net cost to the Company for securing the sole application status for .garden and .yoga was approximately $5.97 million (circa &pound;3.6 million), once the proceeds of the .deals and .property private auctions are taken into account.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/04/garden-and-yoga-secured-in-private-auction-london-successfully-launched/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/04/garden-and-yoga-secured-in-private-auction-london-successfully-launched/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD portfolio applicants settled at least 11 new gTLD contention sets last week, sharing the spoils of a private auction that looks to have totaled seven figures in sales.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled"><span>http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLD auction prices hitting highs: Minds + Machines, Uniregistry, Donuts all win some domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">By all accounts, registries paid much more to settle contention sets during last week&rsquo;s private auctions than in previous ones.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/new-tld-contention-sets/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/new-tld-contention-sets/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet--as we surf it--is changing, thanks to the nonprofit corporation that oversees domains, ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30"><span>http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A New Blog About "New gTLDs" by Jean Guillon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">There are many blogs about new gTLDs. Some are interesting, others are not. Some are about domaining in which new gTLDs are included, some are from Law Firms and rather repetitive about the necessity to protect a brand in the Trademark Clearinghouse and how URS is the best (billable) mechanism to protect the brand; some are truly about domain names and remain must-read; very few are about new gTLDs only.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_a_new_blog_about_new_gtlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_a_new_blog_about_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">The true impact of .LONDON<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of .LONDON is already being met with much excitement. From April 29th, individuals and businesses across the UK will have the opportunity to register for a new domain name unique to the UK&rsquo;s capital.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26534-the-true-impact-of-london"><span>http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26534-the-true-impact-of-london</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.london web domain name goes on sale for first time<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new .london internet domain name has gone on sale for the first time, offering individuals and businesses the city-specific address.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27193725"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27193725</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">3 new domain registries ask ICANN for two character domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three new TLD registries have asked ICANN to allow them to register two character domain names under their TLDs. New TLD registries aren&rsquo;t allowed to offer two character second level domain names per their agreements with ICANN, but I expect this to change in coming years. The requests are very different.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-domain-names/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-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">Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The commencement of General Availability for two Chinese language new gTLDs saw total registrations across all new gTLDs to jump to 634,450 on 28 April.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22227"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22227</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/chinese-gtlds-pushes-new-gtld-registrations-beyond-600-000.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/chinese-gtlds-pushes-new-gtld-registrations-beyond-600-000.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How new TLDs will impact retail by Jan Corstens, Partner, Deloitte<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Over the next few years, the Internet will be facing its biggest makeover yet when branded and generic domain names like .nyc, .shop, and .tiffany enter the existing field of TLDs such as .com and .org. The decision by ICANN to introduce thousands of new TLDs to the web was intended to increase innovation on the Internet and open up opportunities for users to make their mark online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/231726/How-new-top-level-domains-will-impact-retail"><span>http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/231726/How-new-top-level-domains-will-impact-retail</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Top 10 New gTLDs Gobbling Up Nearly Half of Sales Leaving 92 Others to Fight Over What's Left<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">According to nGTLDStats.com 102 new gTLDs have at least a tiny share of the registrations that have been made to date (though for ten of those TLDs the share is about as as close to zero as you can get - a miniscule 0.01%). As of today, the top ten new gTLDs cumulatively hold 45% of all new gTLD registrations, reminding me of an argument that new gTLD skeptic Rick Schwartz has frequently made - that if you are not among the top ten, your visibility in the marketplace is going to be foggy at best.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140429.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140429.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">First dot-London web addresses go live<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The much-anticipated web extension, .London will open for registrations today, giving brands, businesses and charities the opportunity to associate their name with the iconic city brand.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.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">DotLONDON Domains Available Today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What will be one of the biggest new gTLDs to launch is launching today (29 April) as .london domains become available for registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22226"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22226</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/dotlondon-available-today.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/dotlondon-available-today.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">In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for, asks Chloe Rigby, as the dot London domain, BRC/Google figures show fast-growing international searches for UK apparel terms, and Burberry takes London to Shanghai to unveil its new retail presence in the city, both online and off.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://internetretailing.net/2014/04/in-a-world-of-global-commerce-what-does-london-stand-for/"><span>http://internetretailing.net/2014/04/in-a-world-of-global-commerce-what-does-london-stand-for/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dot London web domain launches in the capital<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today&rsquo;s launch of the dot London web domain is being trumpeted by a new advertising campaign created by Albion London spanning outdoor, print and online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/29/dot-london-web-domain-launches-capital"><span>http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/29/dot-london-web-domain-launches-capital</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Get ready for .nyc and .london domain names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Local businesses in major cities could get a boost from an unlikely source -- the introduction of city-specific website domain names such as .nyc, .miami and .london, among others.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/smallbusiness/london-city-domain-names/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/smallbusiness/london-city-domain-names/index.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ksat.com/lifestyle/money/Get-ready-for-nyc-and-london-domain-names/25694406"><span>http://www.ksat.com/lifestyle/money/Get-ready-for-nyc-and-london-domain-names/25694406</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.SAARLAND Gets Set To Launch&hellip; A Little Differently<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Another geographical gTLD is set to launch in the coming months with a slightly different Landrush period. Some gTLDs are open to everyone (.berlin) or everyone after preferences are given to businesses and individuals in the Landrush (.london) while others are restricted to businesses and individuals within the city (.nyc).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/28/saarland-set-to-launch/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/28/saarland-set-to-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/saarland-set-to-launch.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/saarland-set-to-launch.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">101domain shifts blame to Google as premium buyers offered 50% discount<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">101domain has offered a 50% discount to customers that were sold premium new gTLD domains for a vastly reduced price, and has tried to shift some of the blame to the registry, Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16555-101domain-shifts-blame-to-google-as-premium-buyers-offered-50-discount"><span>http://domainincite.com/16555-101domain-shifts-blame-to-google-as-premium-buyers-offered-50-discount</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Oops! TLD Registry over-reports first-day figures<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TLD Registry&rsquo;s first hours of Chinese IDN gTLD registrations were not as big as previously reported. We reported earlier today that .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#22312;&#32447;</span><span lang="EN"> (&ldquo;.online&rdquo;) and .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#20013;&#25991;&#32593;</span><span lang="EN"> (&ldquo;.chinesewebsite&rdquo;) had made it to 54,011 names and 38,838 names respectively, just one hour after the 1300 UTC general availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16552-oops-tld-registry-over-reports-first-day-figures"><span>http://domainincite.com/16552-oops-tld-registry-over-reports-first-day-figures</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Whoa: Chinese IDNs rocket in first day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two Chinese IDN domain names have 50,000 registrations after first partial day of general availibility.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese &ldquo;.online&rdquo; beats .guru in one hour<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Chinese new gTLD .</span><span lang="EN-US">&#22312;&#32447;</span><span lang="EN">, which means &ldquo;.online&rdquo; has become the biggest new gTLD launch to date, taking tens of thousands of registrations in its first hour of general availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16544-chinese-online-beats-guru-in-one-hour"><span>http://domainincite.com/16544-chinese-online-beats-guru-in-one-hour</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Build website domain names now available to construction companies<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bringing in what the domain calls &ldquo;the new Internet for the building industry,&rdquo; .Build domain names are available for purchase to U.S. contractors and construction firms beginning today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.equipmentworld.com/build-website-domain-names-available-to-construction-companies-today/"><span>http://www.equipmentworld.com/build-website-domain-names-available-to-construction-companies-today/</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 Group readies two web sites for .london &amp; .build launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registration of .london domains starts at 4pm on Tuesday and domain name seller CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is ready for the flood gates to open.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.html"><span>http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.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">Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The building and construction industry is set for a digital revolution with the .BUILD T</span><span>LD</span><span lang="EN"> available for public registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php"><span>http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php</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">AUC blocks Sophia Bekele from ITU event over DotAfrica dispute Michael Ouma<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Even after ICANN recently moved a step closer to controversially delegate the DotAfrica domain to South Africa&rsquo;s ZA Central Registry NPC &ndash; which is supported by the African Union - last month, another storm has erupted.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/auc-blocks-sophia-bekele-from-itu-event-over-dotafrica-dispute"><span>http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/auc-blocks-sophia-bekele-from-itu-event-over-dotafrica-dispute</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">10 more new TLDs hit the market this week. 1 will be a big flop.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nine more new TLDs enter general availability this week, including one that is going to have a miserable launch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/new-tlds-flop/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/new-tlds-flop/</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">us: Cyber firms look to move the electrical grid<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At a keynote speech in Washington last month, former CIA director Leon E. Panetta warned that cyberspace is the &ldquo;battlefield of the future.&rdquo; Hackers could trigger disruptions similar to those caused by Hurricane Sandy if they gain access to electricity grids, transportation systems or other networks, he said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-it/cyber-firms-look-to-move-the-electrical-grid/2014/04/27/4e3163f2-cb06-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-it/cyber-firms-look-to-move-the-electrical-grid/2014/04/27/4e3163f2-cb06-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cost of cyber attacks on British companies rises - survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The financial damage to British companies from cyber security breaches has doubled in the past year, according to a government-commissioned survey released on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-cybercrime-britain-survey-idUKKBN0DE21120140428"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-cybercrime-britain-survey-idUKKBN0DE21120140428</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe Begins Its Largest-Ever Cyberwar Stress Test<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a sign of just how seriously Europe is taking the cyber threat, more than 400 cyber security professionals from 29 countries and 200 organisations are today beginning a biannual cyber exercise coordinated by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/28/europe-begins-its-largest-ever-cyberwar-stress-test/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/28/europe-begins-its-largest-ever-cyberwar-stress-test/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Biggest EU cyber security exercise to date: Cyber Europe 2014 taking place today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, 28 April 2014, European countries kick off the Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014). CE2014 is a highly sophisticated cyber exercise, involving more than 600 security actors across Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-eu-cyber-security-exercise-to-date-cyber-europe-2014-taking-place-today"><span>http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-eu-cyber-security-exercise-to-date-cyber-europe-2014-taking-place-today</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">White House Details Thinking on Cybersecurity Flaws<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a rare insight into the government&rsquo;s thinking on the use of cyberweapons, the White House on Monday published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the discovery of major flaws in computer security or whether to keep them secret so that American intelligence agencies can use them to enable surveillance or an attack.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/white-house-details-thinking-on-cybersecurity-gaps.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/white-house-details-thinking-on-cybersecurity-gaps.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">Heartbleed used to uncover data from cyber-criminals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Heartbleed bug has turned cyber criminals from attackers into victims as researchers use it to grab material from chatrooms where they trade data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27203766"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27203766</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Sefnit Botnet Swaps Tor for SSH<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook security researchers spot a Sefnit/Mevade click-fraud and Bitcoin-mining botnet returning to its previous SSH command-and-control communications infrastructure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sefnit-botnet-swaps-tor-for-ssh/d/d-id/1235007"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sefnit-botnet-swaps-tor-for-ssh/d/d-id/1235007</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">UltraDNS said it has mitigated a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for most of its customers after the service was held down for most of the day.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/ultradns-dealing-with-ddos-attack/105806"><span>http://threatpost.com/ultradns-dealing-with-ddos-attack/105806</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">London Police IP crime unit suspends 2.5K fraudulent websites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has suspended more than 2,500 websites suspected of generating &ldquo;tens of millions&rdquo; of pounds for selling counterfeit goods.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/28/london-police-ip-crime-unit-suspends-25k-fraudulent-websites-suspected-generating"><span>http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/28/london-police-ip-crime-unit-suspends-25k-fraudulent-websites-suspected-generating</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">uk: Police close down over 2,500 counterfeit designer goods websites</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) says it has so far closed down over 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods, since it was launched in September last year by City of London Police.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513844/police-close-down-over-2500-counterfeit-designer-goods-websites/"><span>http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513844/police-close-down-over-2500-counterfeit-designer-goods-websites/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">City of London Police Suspends 2,500 Sites Selling Counterfeit Products</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The City of London Police has been at war with the world&rsquo;s websites for a while. In the past few months, the authorities have managed to suspend over 2,500 domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.softpedia.com/news/City-of-London-Police-Suspends-2-500-Sites-Selling-Counterfeit-Products-439707.shtml"><span>http://news.softpedia.com/news/City-of-London-Police-Suspends-2-500-Sites-Selling-Counterfeit-Products-439707.shtml</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World IP Day by announcing it has suspended more than 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods since the unit launched in September 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx"><span>http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vulgarity saves domain name<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I am old enough to remember when &ldquo;computerized&rdquo; legal research was a new thing. We had one terminal at the law firm where I first started practicing dedicated to us whippersnappers who preferred not to lug the heavy volumes off the shelves. And I worked with a guy who enjoyed putting dirty words into the search, just to see how many times courts actually had to deal with whatever four letter word popped into his mind. Was it childish? Yes. Was it distracting? Of course. Did it inevitably keep us occupied for long stretches at a time? Sadly, yes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=40c84bba-d06d-4615-8227-619f46ae71fc"><span>http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=40c84bba-d06d-4615-8227-619f46ae71fc</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">FICEP SPA guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in dirty UDRP case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Italian machine tool manufacturing company FICEP SPA has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP for FICEP.com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/ficep-spa-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/ficep-spa-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/</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">It&rsquo;s Time to Implement Last Decade&rsquo;s Technology Updates by Leo Vegoda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Internet began to grow rapidly in the early 1990s it became clear that the classful approach to routing, which had been introduced in 1981, would consume the IPv4 address space very fast and that improving the usage efficiency was needed. Classful Inter-Domain Routing, better known as CIDR, was introduced in 1993 and began to be deployed.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/its-time-to-implement-last-decades-technology-updates/"><span>http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/its-time-to-implement-last-decades-technology-updates/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chinese Government Will Invest CNY20 Billion To Promote IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China says it will continue to promote the Internet sector's adoption of IPv6 with an investment of over CNY20 billion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/04/30/20482-chinese-government-will-invest-cny20-billion-to-promote-ipv6"><span>http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/04/30/20482-chinese-government-will-invest-cny20-billion-to-promote-ipv6</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 state of the Internet: Faster, with more IPv6 -- and more attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akamai Technologies, using data aggregated from its network of servers, recently released its fourth-quarter "State of the Internet" report for 2013. The numbers show an Internet that's incrementally faster and using more IPv6 connections, yet still plagued with DDoS and other attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet/the-state-of-the-internet-faster-more-ipv6-and-more-attacks-241388?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_"><span>http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet/the-state-of-the-internet-faster-more-ipv6-and-more-attacks-241388?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_</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">EU Member State Privacy Regulators Ponder Response to End of Data Retention Directive<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent invalidation of the European Union Data Protection Directive (2006/24/EC) was in large part welcomed by EU privacy officials, but what it means for specific data retention activities in the 28 member states in the bloc isn't clear, they told Bloomberg BNA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/eu-member-state-n17179889937/"><span>http://www.bna.com/eu-member-state-n17179889937/</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 Continues Global Expansion with Launch into 21 New Markets and 14 New Languages</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world&rsquo;s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its continued expansion into international markets. After beginning this international expansion fewer than two years ago and a recent successful release across Latin America, GoDaddy is now extending its offering more broadly across Europe.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-into-21-new-markets-and-14-new-languages.aspx"><span>http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-into-21-new-markets-and-14-new-languages.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy eliminates email support in favor of phone, chat<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has stopped offering support by email for U.S. customers, instead pushing them to phone and chat support options.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/godaddy-support/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/godaddy-support/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How changes in the world's web traffic affect your business<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On a daily basis businesses across the world consider how they are connecting with their increasingly hyper-connected customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-changes-in-the-world-s-web-traffic-affect-your-business-1243849"><span>http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-changes-in-the-world-s-web-traffic-affect-your-business-1243849</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetNames Acquires WebIP<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetNames, an online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/29/netnames-acquires-webip/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/29/netnames-acquires-webip/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain parking is down, but not dead<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Survey shows domain parking is still a key to the domain business, even if much smaller than before.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/domain-parking-is-down-but-not-dead/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/domain-parking-is-down-but-not-dead/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DomainAgents&rsquo; new system might accelerate your domain name sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain sales platform DomainAgents has made a major upgrade with the hopes of helping domain name investors sell more inventory.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we reported in our Lowdown section yesterday Xiaomi Inc., a major consumer electronics manufacturer in China, has purchased MI.com for $3.6 million in the biggest domain sale reported so far this year. Xiaomi will use the domain as a shorter more memorable brand that they feel will serve them better as they continue to expand into international markets where a Chinese word like Xiaomi would be more difficult for consumers to remember.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140430.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140430.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Trying to become even bigger &mdash; and make more money &mdash; Facebook will allow users to reveal a little less.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/technology/facebook-to-let-users-limit-data-revealed-by-log-ins.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/technology/facebook-to-let-users-limit-data-revealed-by-log-ins.html</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook addresses privacy fears with anonymous log-in for apps [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ever looked at an app and decided not to try it because you didn't want to share your data? Facebook is trying to remove that stumbling block with a new service called anonymous log-ins that was announced Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/</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">EU moves to end smartphone patent wars in landmark ruling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European commission moved on Tuesday to stem aggressive patent lawsuits by smartphone and tablet makers against rivals, ruling that Motorola Mobility had broken EU law by taking such action against Apple.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/eu-end-smartphone-patent-wars-landmark-ruling"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/eu-end-smartphone-patent-wars-landmark-ruling</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Europe&rsquo;s Antitrust Chief Censures Google&rsquo;s Motorola Mobility Over Key Patents<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Motorola Mobility broke European Union law by trying to wield unfair control over its basic patents for communications technologies used in smartphones and tablet computers, Europe&rsquo;s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. But the commissioner did not fine the company, which is owned by Google.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/international/europes-antitrust-chief-censures-googles-motorola-mobility-but-stops-short-of-a-fine.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/international/europes-antitrust-chief-censures-googles-motorola-mobility-but-stops-short-of-a-fine.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">PRIVACY &amp; SURVEILLANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search Warrants Apply to All Worldwide Data Held by US Service Providers, Judge Rules<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A US judge has ruled that a government search warrant will require American companies providing internet, email, and online storage services to hand over data stored anywhere in the world.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/search-warrants-apply-worldwide-data-held-us-service-providers-judge-rules"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/search-warrants-apply-worldwide-data-held-us-service-providers-judge-rules</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft must release email data held on Dublin server<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27191500"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27191500</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US court forces Microsoft to hand over personal data from Irish server<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The private emails and personal information of web users can be handed over to US law enforcement &ndash; even if that data is stored on servers outside the US, according to a New York court ruling.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft tells IE users how to defend against zero-day bug<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft has yet to patch its latest critical Internet Explorer zero-day security flaw, but an advisory about the bug now offers two temporary solutions.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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David Goldstein | 22 Apr 06:14 2014

auDA Domain News - 22 April

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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Hi auDA,

 

A change in the presentation of the Domain News today following some discussions with a client on its format. I'm going to trial it in html with headings for the domain news (only) in bold. If you've got strong feelings either in favour or against, I want to know.

 

The benefit in short is probably clearer layout. The negative is probably it takes more "space".

 

I await the comments. If any!

 

Cheers

David

 

 

A “Small Technical Issue” or the “Future of the Internet”? Education Begins On Meaning of U.S. Address System Oversight

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/15/a-small-technical-issue-or-the-future-of-the-internet/>

 

U.S. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet. Some Nations Push for New Supervisory Body

<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049904579515843692009318>

 

Washington on back foot in web negotiations

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4529516c-c713-11e3-889e-00144feabdc0.html>

 

Brazil welcomes world wide web’s wonks

<http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/17/brazil-welcomes-world-wide-webs-wonks/>

 

Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-21apr14-en.htm>

 

ICANN Begins Transition To New Website

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-17apr14-en>

 

Verisign’s Preliminary Comments on ICANN’s Name Collisions Phase One Report by Burt Kaliski

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

 

ICA Tells ICANN to Pull the Plug on IGO/INGO Overreach by Philip Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/No_IGO_INGO_PDP>

 

European Data Protection Supervisor Smacks ICANN Over Privacy Issues With 2013 RAA

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/18/european-data-protection-supervisor-smacks-icann-privacy-issues-2013-raa/>

 

Cybersquatting Toolkit : The Trademark Clearinghouse

<http://cadna.org/blog/2014/4/9/cybersquatting-toolkit-the-trademark-clearinghouse>

 

New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Half Million As .GURU Passes 50,000

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/21/new-gtld-registrations-half-million-guru-50000/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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A “Small Technical Issue” or the “Future of the Internet”? Education Begins On Meaning of U.S. Address System Oversight

The debate over a proposed transfer of authority over the Internet address system has been launched in Washington D.C., generating plenty of heat, many opinions, a few concrete proposals, and not a lot of light. Indeed, what has been illuminated most brightly is the confusion among policymakers about how the Internet really works.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/15/a-small-technical-issue-or-the-future-of-the-internet/>

 

U.S. Aims to Defuse Tension Over Control of Internet. Some Nations Push for New Supervisory Body

The U.S. has agreed to give up supervision of the Internet policy-making body that controls domain names, hoping to satisfy countries that want more international control over the Internet. This week, Washington will find out if its actions have eased global tensions over its cyberspying activities.

<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049904579515843692009318>

 

Washington on back foot in web negotiations

A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward Snowden revelations clouding discussions about future governance of the internet.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4529516c-c713-11e3-889e-00144feabdc0.html>

 

Brazil welcomes world wide web’s wonks

President Dilma Rousseff is not known for her fondness of foreign policy. But last year, the US gave her the inspiration she needed to embark on an international crusade when it was revealed that Washington was spying on her phone calls. Furious at this affront, the Brazilian leader called on the United Nations annual general assembly to push for better governance of the internet.

<http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/17/brazil-welcomes-world-wide-webs-wonks/>

 

Brazil takes a lead in the future of the Internet

The Brazilian government believes that it is in a strong position to lead the debate around global Internet governance and hopes to "energize" other countries to participate more actively in the future of the Net.

<http://www.zdnet.com/brazil-takes-a-lead-in-the-future-of-the-internet-7000028511/>

 

ICANN: Anything that doesn’t give IANA to me is out of scope by Milton Mueller

When the U.S. Commerce Department announced that it would end its control of the domain name system root, it called upon ICANN to “convene the multistakeholder process to develop the transition plan.” Many people worried about ICANN’s ability to run a fair process. As an organization with a huge stake in the outcome, there were fears that it might try to bias the proceedings. ICANN has a very strong interest in getting rid of external oversight and other dependencies on other organizations.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/16/icann-anything-that-doesnt-give-iana-to-me-is-out-of-scope/>

 

India wants Internet to become Equinet

Internet of today to the Equinet of tomorrow. ”The Internet governance should be multilateral, transparent, democratic,and representative, with the participation of governments, private sector, civil society, and international organizations, in their respective roles. This should be one of the foundational principles of Internet governance,” the external affairs ministry says in its initial submission to the April 23-24 Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, also referred as NETmundial, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

<http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/india-wants-internet-become-equinet-222105.html>

 

Activists Want Net Neutrality, NSA Spying Debated At Brazil Internet Conference

A campaign on the Internet is objecting to the exclusion of issues like net neutrality, the cyberweapons arms race and surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the discussion paper of an Internet governance conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

A significant section of the participants are also looking for concrete measures and decisions at the conference rather than yet another statement of principles.

<http://www.cio.com/article/751749/Activists_Want_Net_Neutrality_NSA_Spying_Debated_At_Brazil_Internet_Conference>

 

UNESCO to take part in NETmundial conference

A high-level delegation from UNESCO will contribute to the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance in Sao Paolo, 23-24 April.

<http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_to_take_part_in_netmundial_conference/back/9597/>

 

Update on the IANA Transition

As noted in earlier discussions, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced that it intends to transfer key Internet domain functions (the IANA functions) to the global multi-stakeholder community. An open process to develop a model for future IANA administration is now underway.

<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/update-on-the-iana-transition>

 

NETMundial Hub in Brussels

CENTR will set up a NETmundial hub in Brussels and invites everyone who is interested to follow the debates live form our offices. Meeting schedule:

<https://centr.org/news/04-17-2014/3414/netmundial-hub-brussels>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

ICANN is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's new Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. This award program seeks to recognize long-standing community members who have served in leadership roles in multiple ICANN working groups or committees and demonstrated collaboration with different supporting organizations and/or advisory committees.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-21apr14-en.htm>

 

ICANN Begins Transition To New Website

ICANN today announced the beginning of a transition to a new ICANN.org website.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-17apr14-en.htm>

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-17apr14-en>

 

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California

The ICANN Fellowship program seeks participants from developing countries of the world in order to help create a broader base of knowledgeable constituents to engage in the multi-stakeholder process and become the new voice of experience in their regions and beyond.

<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-18apr14-en.htm>

 

Making the Most of ARIN 33 by Glenn McKnight and Joe Catapano

The 33rd meeting of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN 33) recently wrapped-up in Chicago, Ill. U.S.A at the famous Drake Hotel. The venue is steeped in history, including one bar that prides continuous operation from the day after the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the U.S. in 1933 to present day, and another featuring the names of legendary baseball player Joe DiMaggio and movie star Marilyn Monroe carved into the wood.

<http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/making-the-most-of-arin-33/>

 

ICANN: Pre-Delegation Testing Documents Have Been Updated

ICANN has made minor changes to the test resources to clarify the existing requirements. The majority of the changes are to the input templates, designed to improve the accuracy of the data submitted for testing and the applications success rate. Additionally, in response to applicant feedback, we have added the capacity to test the EPP service using the host name. The updated materials should not require any material changes for the applicants that have successfully completed PDT.

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

 

Amended Singapore GAC Communique

<https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/GAC_Amended_Communique_Singapore_20140327%5B1%5D.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1397656205503&api=v2>

 

New gTLD .spa - Letter from the Belgian Minister of Economy

<https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/gTLD%20.spa%20-%20Letter%20from%20the%20Belgian%20Minister%20of%20Economy%2020.03.2014.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1397681515461&api=v2>

 

Latest GAC Advice: 2014-03-27-spa

<https://gacweb.icann.org/display/GACADV/2014-03-27-spa>

 

New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 18 April 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-18apr14-en>

 

ICANN Appoints Fifth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent

Escrow4All B.V. has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-18apr14-en>

 

Verisign’s Preliminary Comments on ICANN’s Name Collisions Phase One Report by Burt Kaliski

Verisign posted preliminary public comments on the "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions" Phase One Report released by ICANN earlier this month. JAS Global Advisors, authors of the report contracted by ICANN, have done solid work putting together a set of recommendations to address the name collisions problem, which is not an easy one, given the uncertainty for how installed systems actually interact with the global DNS. However, there is still much work to be done.

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

 

ICA Tells ICANN to Pull the Plug on IGO/INGO Overreach by Philip Corwin

For the third time in six months, ICA has told ICANN that the legally questionable and largely unnecessary attempts of International Governmental Agencies (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Agencies (INGOs) to secure extraordinary protections for their organizational acronyms at second level domains should be met with a firm and resounding “no”.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/No_IGO_INGO_PDP>

 

European Data Protection Supervisor Smacks ICANN Over Privacy Issues With 2013 RAA

ICANN has been sent a letter by the European Data Protection Supervisor calling them out with respect to both data collection, retention and privacy within the context of the 2013 Registrar contract (RAA).

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/18/european-data-protection-supervisor-smacks-icann-privacy-issues-2013-raa/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Nic.at Celebrates 10 Years of .AT IDNs

On 31 March, the Austrian registry, nic.at, celebrated ten years of .at internationalised domain names. In the 12 months since .at IDNs were introduced they total 2.4 percent, or 29,729, of the 1.23 million .at domains under management.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22177>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/19/nicat-10-years-at-idns/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/nic-at-10-years-at-idns.html>

 

Launched, grown, sold: What’s next for .CO co-founders?

Champagne popped and bonuses flowed after .CO Internet closed its chapter as an independent company and became part of the publicly traded Neustar last week.

<http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/20/4070348/launched-grown-sold-whats-next.html>

 

EUrid Awarded .eu Contract For 5 Years

EUrid have officially been awarded the contract to run the .eu domain registry for another 5 years.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/12/eurid-awarded-eu-contract-5-years/>

 

2014 Dot Award Contest highlights the best sites under the .fr TLD

Afnic has announced the winning websites under the .fr TLD which will represent France at the Dot Award contest for the best websites.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7804/show/2014-dot-award-contest-highlights-the-best-sites-under-the-fr-tld-1.html>

 

nl: SIDN publishes annual report 2013

In the fields of privacy, governance and cybersecurity, the events of 2013 are likely to prove a turning point for the internet.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-publiceert-jaarverslag-2013-1/>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Cybersquatting Toolkit : The Trademark Clearinghouse

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) is an important tool for brand owners who want to cut down on incidents of cybersquatting in new TLDs. And what brand owner doesn’t want to curb cybersquatting?

<http://cadna.org/blog/2014/4/9/cybersquatting-toolkit-the-trademark-clearinghouse>

 

New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Half Million As .GURU Passes 50,000

The total number of domain names registered across all new gTLDs roared past 500,000 on 15 April, jumping 46,349 registrations in one day according nTLDstats.com. The number of domains registered across all of the new gTLDs stood at 558,051 as of 21 April.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22186>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/21/new-gtld-registrations-half-million-guru-50000/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtld-registrations-half-million-guru-50-000.html>

 

.guru first new gTLD to 50,000 names

Donuts’ pioneering .guru yesterday became the first new gTLD to surpass 50,000 domain name registrations, according to today’s zone files.

<http://domainincite.com/16511-guru-first-new-gtld-to-50000-names>

 

First .london anchor tenants named

The forthcoming .london gTLD has earmarked its first 28 domain names, most of which are going to some famous, and not-so-famous, local brands.

<http://domainincite.com/16508-first-london-anchor-tenants-named>

 

Onerous liabilities loom for .africa

As the sunrise stage for new TLDs draws closer, a lawyer has warned the current terms and conditions attached to .co.za portals – which are likely to be carried over to new sites – could leave Web site owners in hot water.

<http://www.itweb.co.za/i