David Goldstein | 23 Jun 07:22 2014

auDA Domain News - 23 June

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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

 

 

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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.

<http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>

 

Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all – colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds – why this is important.

<https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>

 

Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ‘dead on arrival’ [AFP]

The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be “dead on arrival” but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.

<http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

<http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399>

<http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11>

 

Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.

<http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>

 

Why Brazil may rule the Internet

Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.

<http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/>

 

Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society

Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track>

 

Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF

Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.

<http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf>

 

CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU

CENTR has published a paper on the ITU’s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you.

<https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu>

 

IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.

<http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives>

 

Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco

Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/>

 

ICANN Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role

ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA's contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions.

<http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/>

 

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Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap

Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en>

 

RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002

ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en>

 

Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation

As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en>

 

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en>

 

Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence

ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inné to the role of VP, Government Engagement – Geneva.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en>

 

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

Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en>

 

Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah

Feedback on New gTLD application round

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en>

 

Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en>

 

Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>

 

Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis

Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en>

 

Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibáñez-Martín, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehadé, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en>

 

Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en>

 

ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.

<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

 

Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues

Pre-ICANN, London’s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.

<http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/>

 

The London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University

ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22. An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.

<http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278>

 

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fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law

The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.

<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html>

 

ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR’s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund

Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of €150,000, in this year’s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.

<https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/>

 

The.nlyst 14 now out: What’s happening at ICANN?

The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.

<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/>

 

nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event

NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year’s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania’s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year’s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.

<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event>

 

vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework

Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.

<http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html>

 

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When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.

<http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>

 

All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods – Even Reserved Names.

Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list? There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>

 

Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?

Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN’s new gTLD program’s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.

<http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/>

 

ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.

<http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision>

 

Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

Today’s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London’s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current ‘.brand’ applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>

 

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.

<http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>

 

France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making “totally opaque” and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>

 

.WINE & .VIN domain names : a strange story

As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE & .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.

<http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html>

 

Wine makers fight new website suffixes

EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.

<http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707>

 

Wine industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]

The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.

<http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms>

 

Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

With ICANN’s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the ‘.wine’ and ‘.vin’ strings.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>

 

Is Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/>

 

ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]

ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.

<http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/>

<http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld>

 

How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today

Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today>

 

How our new domain names will work

Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work>

 

.Website Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day

While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) .

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm>

 

Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?

Publisher’s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain’s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.

<http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/>

 

Private auction update .fashion win

Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.

<http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/>

 

NCC Group brings .trust to the internet

NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.

<https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/>

 

Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?

Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure “gated community” through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.

<http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/>

 

Is That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain

How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.

<http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain>

 

dotParis Launch

.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.

<http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/>

 

Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/>

 

Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted

I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/>

 

.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated

Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.

<http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated>

 

I Don’t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine

I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/>

 

1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751

For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/>

 

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Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet

eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver Süme, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html>

 

Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites

Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting – but not unusual – shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html>

 

Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says

The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong’s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.

<http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/>

 

Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore

Singapore’s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.

<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned

In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week’s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/>

 

au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ‘This was one of the worst days of my life’

The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.

<http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>

 

au: How to protect your business online

... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business’s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.

<http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

<http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/>

 

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Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis

A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/>

 

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Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin

... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/>

 

Fallout From CentralNic’s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT

It shouldn’t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami

This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, “The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.” This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami>

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data

More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844>

 

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MOBILE/WIRELESS

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Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972>

 

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SPAM

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SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists

Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?

As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.

<http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life

Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN – the European Organization for Nuclear Research – turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html>

 

How far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power

When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world’s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.

<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing>

 

Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not—yet—slowing down

High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.

<http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom>

 

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ

Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621>

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal">The domain name news is supported by auDA<p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html"><span>http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.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">Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive</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">Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be &lsquo;dead on arrival&rsquo; [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/"><span>http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-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">When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-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">All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods &ndash; Even Reserved Names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France lashes out at internet naming body Icann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.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">Wine makers fight new website suffixes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6</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: Domain squatting mummy blogger: &lsquo;This was one of the worst days of my life&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617"><span>http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: How to protect your business online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html"><span>http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.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">Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all &ndash; colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds &ndash; why this is important.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive"><span>https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive</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">Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be &lsquo;dead on arrival&rsquo; [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be &ldquo;dead on arrival&rdquo; but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/"><span>http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399"><span>http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11"><span>http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet"><span>http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-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">Why Brazil may rule the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/"><span>http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society </span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf"><span>http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-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">CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">CENTR has published a paper on the ITU&rsquo;s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu"><span>https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives"><span>http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/</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 Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA</span><span>'s</span><span lang="EN"> contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/"><span>http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
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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">Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-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">Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-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">Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1)</span><span> </span><span lang="EN-US">for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inn&eacute; to the role of VP, Government Engagement &ndash; Geneva.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary, Digital Services | Department of Communications, Government of Australia, to Stephen Crocker</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Feedback on New gTLD application round<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN-US"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-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">Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: 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/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-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">Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board</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/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board</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/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ib&aacute;&ntilde;ez-Mart&iacute;n, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Informaci&oacute;n | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehad&eacute;, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby<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/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board</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/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kroes-to-icann-board-2014-06-17-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad&eacute; hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/"><span>http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pre-ICANN, London&rsquo;s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation&rsquo;s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278"><span>http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278</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">fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html"><span>http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.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">ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR&rsquo;s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of &euro;150,000, in this year&rsquo;s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/"><span>https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/</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.nlyst 14 now out: What&rsquo;s happening at ICANN?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/"><span>https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year&rsquo;s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania&rsquo;s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year&rsquo;s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event"><span>https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html"><span>http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.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"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/"><span>http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-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">All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods &ndash; Even Reserved Names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list?</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN&rsquo;s new gTLD program&rsquo;s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/"><span>http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-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">ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision"><span>http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today&rsquo;s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London&rsquo;s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current &lsquo;.brand&rsquo; applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice"><span>http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France lashes out at internet naming body Icann<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making &ldquo;totally opaque&rdquo; and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.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">.WINE &amp; .VIN domain names : a strange story<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE &amp; .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html"><span>http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-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">Wine makers fight new website suffixes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845"><span>http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707"><span>http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wine industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms"><span>http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">With ICANN&rsquo;s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the &lsquo;.wine&rsquo; and &lsquo;.vin&rsquo; strings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6</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 Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_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">ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/"><span>http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld"><span>http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-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">How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-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">How our new domain names will work<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Website Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) . <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.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">Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Publisher&rsquo;s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain&rsquo;s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/"><span>http</span><span>://</span><span>www</span><span>.</span><span>domaininvesting</span><span>.</span><span>com</span><span>/</span><span>giving</span><span>-</span><span>away</span><span>-</span><span>domain</span><span>-</span><span>names</span><span>-</span><span>help</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">Private auction update .fashion win<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/"><span>http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NCC Group brings .trust to the internet</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/"><span>https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-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">Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure &ldquo;gated community&rdquo; through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/"><span>http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/</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 That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain"><span>http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-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">dotParis Launch<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/"><span>http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated"><span>http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I Don&rsquo;t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/</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">Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver S&uuml;me, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.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">Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting &ndash; but not unusual &ndash; shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.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">Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong&rsquo;s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/"><span>http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singapore&rsquo;s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html"><span>http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.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"> - DOMAIN DISPUTES &amp; SEIZURES<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week&rsquo;s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/</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: Domain squatting mummy blogger: &lsquo;This was one of the worst days of my life&rsquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617"><span>http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: How to protect your business online<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business&rsquo;s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html"><span>http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/"><span>http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-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"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/</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">Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-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">Fallout From CentralNic&rsquo;s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It shouldn&rsquo;t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/</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">HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, &ldquo;The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.&rdquo;</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><br><br></span><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844</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">Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972</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">SPAM<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/</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">Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/</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">The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN &ndash; the European Organization for Nuclear Research &ndash; turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.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 far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world&rsquo;s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not&mdash;yet&mdash;slowing down</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">H</span><span>igh-tech</span><span lang="EN"> creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom"><span>http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TELECOMMUNICATIONS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 12 Jun 07:08 2014

auDA Domain News - 12 June

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Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en>

 

50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/>

 

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy>

 

Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/>

 

New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/>

 

Which new TLD is on top? Here’s one answer.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/>

 

au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide

<http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/>

 

GoDaddy files for $100m IPO

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo>

 

GoDaddy to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Inclusive governance for a global Internet by Vice President Neelie Kroes Speech at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva, Tuesday 10 June 2014

Across the world I have seen the role that new technology can play. This is not just a toy for the happy few. Across the world it can cut poverty, promote and protect fundamental rights, empower individuals and groups by connecting them to unlimited opportunity. And so a tool for equal opportunities between men and women.

<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_en.htm>

 

The coming digital anarchy

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve? ... The banks aren’t the only institutions whose future is threatened. The blockchain has the power to uproot a number of our most recognisable dot coms. The internet, rife with accidental data leaks like eBay’s latest mishap and government eavesdropping, is crying out for anarchic disruption. Lack of trust in banks has become lack of trust in the guardians of cyberspace. There is a growing mood that nobody can be trusted with our money or our data.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published

ICANN today announced the publication of the final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" report by JAS Global Advisors ("JAS").

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en>

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-en>

 

Civil Society at ICANN: Everything You Need to Know About the ICANN Meeting in London

Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Christopher Mondini and Nora Abusitta for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for civil society participants.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-en>

 

Public Comment Invited: .NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request – Introduction of Technical Bundling

Public Interest Registry, the registry operator for .NGO and .ONG TLDs, submitted a request to provide a new registry service to offer support for mandatory technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

Board responses to GAC non-gTLD matters from Singapore Communiqué

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-en>

 

10 New gTLDs Recently Delegated.

View them now!

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11jun14-en>

 

Peter J. Murray, CEO | International Medical Informatics Association, to Stephen Crocker, Fadi Chehadé, and Cherine Chalaby

Safeguards for Health Domains

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en>

 

Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy | African Union, to Mr. Fadi Chehadé

New gTLD application for .AFRICA

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en>

 

Jean-Francois Baril Discusses the EWG Final Report

Brad White interviews EWG Lead Facilitator Jean-Francois Baril about Final Report on the Next Generation Registration Directory Service.

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&feature=youtu.be>

 

Looking Back at ICANN: First Taste of Incumbent Intransigence, Congressional Oversight

This is the second in a series of posts I am writing prior to ICANN's 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. Today's topic: ICANN's efforts to bring Network Solutions to heel, and its first tour of the House Rayburn Building.

<http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/>

 

Will WHOIS be assassinated?

Last year I wrote about a plan to scrap Whois as we know it and replace it with a new Registration Directory Service (RDS).

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/>

 

Looking Back at ICANN: Fielding Tough Questions From Day One

ICANN will hold its 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. This post will be the first of several in a series. Today's theme: early challenges to ICANN's legitimacy.

<http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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ca: CIRA introduces advanced security to protect Canadians online

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, is making the Internet safer for all Canadians with the implementation of DNSSEC, the latest in a string of new security measures rolling out in 2014.

<http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/>

 

.co.com Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names

If you are looking for short memorable domain names that end in the popular .com extension, we have big news. We are excited to announce the release of most of our premium .co.com domain names for “hand-registration”. The domain names we are releasing are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, but getting .co.com domain names registered and into the hands of those who would develop them, will raise the visibility and awareness of .co.com, and generate even stronger registration volumes.

<http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-premium-domain-names/>

 

.Co.com drops pricing on “Premium” domain names, releases reserved

.Co.com, a new third level domain name option, is dropping prices on premium domain names and has removed tens of thousands of domain names from its reserved names list.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/>

 

.CO.COM Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names

The registry behind .co.com domains has released tens of thousands of premium domains for what they describe as “hand-registration”. But the registry believes that while the domains are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, getting them into the hands of those who would develop them will raise the sub-domain’s visibility and awareness and generate even stronger registration volumes.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.html>

 

NiRA advocates shift in sectoral policy outlook on .ng Registration

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), says there is need for a shift in the outlook of government and private sector policies in relation to .ng domain name registration.

<http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-registration/>

 

Number of '.nl' domain names registered in 2013 down 13% [subscription]

SIDN, the registry responsible for the running of the ‘.nl’ ccTLD, has announced that growth was down 13% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with 5,338,364 domain names registered at the end of 2013 compared to 5,115,652 across the same period in 2012. This trend was observed across a large number of ccTLDs during the same period.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96>

 

Welcome to the .uk - Stephen Fry first to switch in new era for UK internet

From today, new, short .uk web domains are available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever, with British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry the first person to make the switch.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet>

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet>

 

50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs

Nominet's launch of .uk registrations at the second level, with the first public registration being stephenfry.uk, went off with a bang this week. Within the first 24 hours over 50,000 domains were registered, making it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/>

 

.uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start

Within 24 hours of opening for registration, new, short .uk web domains have topped the sales charts. More than 50,000 domains were registered, making this one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.

<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start>

 

Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You’re Not in the UK ..

The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-uk/>

 

Nominet: 50,000 .uk domain name registrations within 24 hours

Businesses in the UK are seemingly ecstatic about the launch of .uk domain name as over 50,000 domain names have been registered within 24 hours of going live – beating previous launch records by a huge margin.

<http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/>

 

Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy

Since Tuesday, running a personal website has become a privacy minefield for people using .uk domain names. A recent rule change by Nominet, the company which manages the .uk registry, means that domain name owners whose home addresses were previously kept private may now be publicly visible in online searches. People setting up domain names through Nominet must now also show their full legal personal or business name on the public registration database.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy>

 

Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain

British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry became the first person to make the switch to a .uk domain name as Nominet began to allow second level .uk registrations.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.html>

 

Stephen Fry is first Briton to switch to .uk domain

Stephen Fry has become the first person to make the switch to a .uk web domain as the service becomes available for the first time.

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.html>

 

Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox welcome arrival of 'dot uk' domain

Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox have signed up as supporters of a social marketing campaign to promote the debut of internet domain name suffix .uk, which goes live today (10 June).

<http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-domain/>

 

Britain's shortest web address X.uk could fetch £10m as internet shake-up now allows users to drop .co.uk

One of the shortest but most expensive web addresses in the world will go on sale today and is expected to fetch £10million.

<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.html>

 

Vietnamese govt to fine unregistered online e-commerce sites

Vietnamese online e-commerce sites should register their operations to avoid fines, The Business Times reports. According to the report, unregistered e-commerce websites will be fined between VND 20-30 million, while those online e-commerce sites which sell fake goods will be subject to fines of VND 40-50 million.

<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360>

 

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New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances

The number of new gTLDs Domains Under Management passed the one million milestone on 6 June, but the boost it received from a .xyz "promotion" run by Network Solutions has led to accusations the registrar has artificially inflated the number of registrations.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.html>

 

gTLD registrations soar, but many brands are falling behind

The number of new gTLD registrations has broken the million mark, with ‘xyz’ supplanting ‘.club’ as the most popular string. While online discussion centres on just how it achieved this feat, an equally interesting question is how much of the demand has come from big brands.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0>

 

Which new TLD is on top? Here’s one answer.

Search data shows that .directory is winning in terms of total indexed pages. No, this article isn’t about whether .xyz or .club should be considered the most registered new domain name so far. Instead, it’s a different look at how to measure the most successful new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/>

 

M+M profits by losing new gTLD auctions

Minds + Machines managed to make a profit in 2013, after years of losses, due to its participation in private new gTLD auctions, some of which it “lost”.

<http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions>

 

Donuts wins .gifts, .sarl and .restaurant

Donuts has won the contention sets for three new gTLDs, at least two of which seem to have come as the result of an Applicant Auction auction.

<http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant>

 

How to Turn a Closed Generic gTLD Into a Restricted One by Molly Burke

As the New gTLD Program has rolled out over the course of the past few years, ICANN has made a number of program changes along the way. One of these changes disallows closed, generic gTLD applications, such as Amazon's application for .BOOK. Now, applicants for closed generics must decide how to proceed: whether to open their generic strings to the public, limit registrations to a defined portion of the public, withdraw the application, or sell it.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/>

 

New .wine online domain set to be uncorked

Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.

<http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5>

 

What do 'The Brady Bunch' and new gTLDs have in common? Buyer beware!

... This is the case with the new gTLDs names. If you have read some of my other blogs, you are aware that I maintain a healthy skepticism about the view that these new gTLDs are viable alternatives to more established gTLDs, such as .com and .org.

<http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.html>

 

Dot-UK launch: why do we need new domain names?

Today saw the launch of the first .uk web domains, with Stephen Fry leading the charge, marking another milestone in what has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web. But why do we need new domain names, and what will they mean for the future of the internet?

<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.html>

 

Abusive domain name registrations

Ahead of the release of a new wave of .uk domain names on 10 June 2014, we provide an overview of the potential developments for the UK internet registry Nominet in the coming year and also look at some of the highlight Nominet decisions relating to the abusive registration of .uk domain names in the last 12 months.

<http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.article>

 

As Phantom .XYZ Registrations Continue to Pile Up at NetworkSolutions a Stats Reporting Service Plans to Subtract Artificially Inflated Numbers

Well I had hoped for better in the ongoing .XYZ/NetworkSolutions registration fiasco but apparently its not going to happen. NetworkSolutions continues to show contempt for their own customers by stuffing their accounts with .XYZ domains they never asked for (and that could even subject them to some legal risk). Even more disappointing .XYZ's founder, Daniel Negari, claims on one hand the registry had nothing to do with what NetSol is doing while on the other pretending all of those registrations are real people adopting the extension. Unless 2 + 2 now equals 5, those conflicting positions don't add up.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.htm>

 

One Domain Investor responsible for bulk of .webcam and .trade domain name registrations

A single domain name investor was responsible for the bulk of domain name registrations of Famous Four Media’s domain names launched yesterday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/>

 

New gTLD Community Objection Standing Analysis by Jacob Malthouse

The notion of community has been debated since the inception of the ICANN New gTLD Program. However, as far as we know no one has yet taken a holistic approach to analyzing the wealth of information generated by the experts who participated in the ICANN New gTLD community objection process. As a community applicant for .eco on behalf of the environmental community, Big Room Inc. has a keen interest in understanding how independent experts are interpreting the ICANN notion of community.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/>

 

Are New TLDs A Squatter's Dream?

Boring old .com and .net just aren’t cool any more. A huge range of new gTLDs are available now, but they offer new potential for squatters and scammers to capitalise on the names of big companies.

<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/>

 

Famous Four Media nets $175,000 in a .WEBCAM premium name deal brokered by HuntingMoon

In a private deal, Famous Four Media has sold a package of 15 domain names to a single buyer. The deal, worth $175,000, was for adult oriented terms in the .WEBCAM registry.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/>

 

This week in new TLDs: Famous Four, Donuts…and .UK?

Famous Four Media finally gets into the mix this week as it launches its first three TLDs: .webcam, .trade and .bid. All hit the market today.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-uk/>

 

Demand Media spinoff Rightside to list on NASDAQ as “NAME”, scores more TLDs

Demand Media moved one step closer to spinning off its Rightside domain name business today with the filing of an amended registration statement.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying

The email attachment looked like a brochure for a yoga studio in Toulouse, France, the center of the European aerospace industry. But once it was opened, it allowed hackers to sidestep their victim’s network security and steal closely guarded satellite technology.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.html>

 

Bank of England raises bar in cybercrime war

The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the UK, as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber attacks.

<http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows>

 

The Bank of England Goes to Cyber War

The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the U.K., as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber-attacks.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/>

 

uk: BoE to probe banks’ computer defences

A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html>

 

New cyber attack testing framework outlined for UK banks

The IT security measures used by UK banks will be subject to "penetration testing" under a new framework that will probe how well the financial institutions are set up to defend against cyber attacks.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/>

 

Businesses' unsecured networks being used to host cyber attacks on other organisations

Cyber attackers are exploiting the way the internet has been designed to launch attacks on businesses, an IT security expert has warned.

<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/>

 

Wave Of DDoS Attacks Down Cloud-Based Services

The popular Feedly news and information aggregator service continues to struggle to get back up and running today after suffering a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that it says included the attackers demanding ransom.

<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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ie: Gardai ask service providers to block suspect sites

WHILE the Government works on an industry-compatible approach on how to protect kids online, the Garda Siochana have sent out a fresh batch of letters to Irish internet providers asking them to block websites it suspects are hosting illegal content, including child abuse material.

<http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.html>

 

Bad faith may be found only in specific circumstances when domain name predates trademark rights [subscription]

German company Softway AG has failed to obtain the transfer of the domain name ‘softway.com’ under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel found that nothing indicated that the respondent had any knowledge of the complainant when it registered the domain name. The decision acts as a reminder that bad faith may be found when a domain name was registered before the complainant's trademark only when specific conditions are met.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab>

 

World’s ‘Most-Infringing’ Music Site Faces Legal Action

A music downloading website subjected to more Google takedown notices than any other in the past year has changed its business model following legal action. Google received 9.7 million notices for Dilandau.eu in the past 12 months alone, making the site the second largest all-time infringer according to the search engine's Transparency Report.

<http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/>

 

Why no RDNH for Thingify.com?

A WIPO panel just handed down a decision in a UDRP for Thingify.com. It follows a familiar story line:

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-com/>

 

French football league draws in domain name recovery battle

The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). While it managed to score 'ligue1.biz', its shot passed wide of the goal for 'ligue1.org'.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd>

 

Non-used domain name is no hidden gem

The Paris Tribunal of First Instance has ruled that while a domain name can constitute a prior right which can be opposed to a future trademark application, the domain name in question actually needs to be used and not merely registered. The decision confirms prior (although scarce) decisions from the French courts and highlights the need to register domain names and trademarks quickly.

<http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6>

 

au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide

THE son of Warrnambool City councillor Brian Kelson bought several internet domain names centred around the words “Commerce Warrnambool” and “Business Warrnambool” in recent weeks, effectively blocking Commerce Warrnambool from using the simplest web address.

<http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean

The allocation of internet addresses using the IPv4 protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean has hit a critical stage, the region's registry (LACNIC) warned on Tuesday.

<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Announcing the Coalition for Local Internet Choice

We are proud to announce the Coalition for Local Internet Choice. We are a diverse coalition of public and private entities who seek to protect the rights of local communities to determine their economic futures by having the right and opportunity to choose for themselves the best broadband internet infrastructure for their businesses, institutions and residents.

<http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1>

 

GoDaddy files for $100m IPO

Web hosting company GoDaddy announced plans on Monday to raise $100m in an initial public offering.

<http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo>

 

GoDaddy to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.

GoDaddy, the domain name registration giant, plans to sell its shares to investors in an initial public offering.

<http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/>

 

GoDaddy To Sell Shares, Offer IPO, To Raise $100m

GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar and webhost, has announced plans to offer an initial public offering of shares that will raise around $100m.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.html>

 

GoDaddy gets patent for “Domain name hijack protection”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 8,751,685 to GoDaddy for “Domain name hijack protection”.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/>

 

GoDaddy files for $100 million IPO

GoDaddy has filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering of its stock.

<http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.html>

 

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons To Step Down As Executive Chairman: Continues To Serve On Board

GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons has resigned his position as Executive Chairman of the Board in order to devote more time to his ventures outside of GoDaddy. Mr. Parsons will continue to serve on the board of directors. A new chairman will be named over the coming months. GoDaddy is a leading technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals around the world.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.aspx>

 

GoDaddy Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering

GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.

<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.aspx>

 

Breaking: Go Daddy files for $100 million IPO

Go Daddy has filed its S-1 registration form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, signalling its intention to go public.

<http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo>

 

8 Things We Learned from GoDaddy’s IPO filing

GoDaddy filed its S-1 today to go public. I’ve skimmed the 250 pages to compile these seven data points that weren’t previously known.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/>

 

Google Chrome's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold

For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.

<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.html>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Domain Sales Explode With a $3 Million Sale and Four 6-Figure Sales Logged Over Past Two Weeks

Americans expect to see fireworks on July 4th but they arrived more than a month early in the domain aftermarket with the top five sales alone totaling more than $4 million over the past two weeks. The boom has actually been going on all year. As I noted in a talk at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas last week, total dollar volume for sales reported to us in the first quarter of this year was up 47% over the same quarter a year ago

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.htm>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL

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Soccer fans are excited about the World Cup. So are cybercriminals.

As soccer fans around with globe prepare for the World Cup, hackers are getting excited, too, according to a new report on cybersecurity in Latin America from Symantec. The tournament, which kicks off this week in Brazil, is a "rich target for criminals," the cybersecurity company said.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/>

 

Worldwide Cost of Cybercrime Estimated at $400 Billion

Experts with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, McAfee look at data loss figures and information from economists and intellectual property experts to come up with the figure.

<http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-$400-billion/d/d-id/1269527>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Edward Snowden's NSA leaks 'an important service', says Al Gore

Edward Snowden has secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service".

<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore>

 

Google search results may indicate 'right to be forgotten' censorship

Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling that allows European citizens the right to demand information on them be erased.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship>

 

Stephen Fry: Mass surveillance by government spy agencies is 'squalid and rancid'

Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has condemned the “disgraceful” and “duplicitous” mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.html>

 

Microsoft Protests Order for Email Stored Abroad

Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer’s email stored in a data center in Ireland.

<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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EU to launch probe into Apple's Irish tax deal: report

The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610>

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610>

 

EU to probe Apple’s Irish tax affairs

Move by Brussels is part of widening global crackdown on evasion

<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html>

 

EU to investigate Apple's tax affairs

The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238>

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

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au: Small business is missing the mobile, social, cloud revolution by Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director at Grattan Institute

Most companies that live and breathe the online revolution are not tech startups, but smart smaller firms that use online tools to run their core business better: to cut costs, reach customers and suppliers, innovate and get more control. Many others, however, are falling behind, according to a new Grattan Institute discussion paper.

<http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which new TLD is on top? Here&rsquo;s one answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/"><span>http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/</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 files for $100m IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo</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 to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/</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">Inclusive governance for a global Internet by Vice President Neelie Kroes Speech at the World Summit on Information Society in Geneva, Tuesday 10 June 2014</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Across the world I have seen the role that new technology can play. This is not just a toy for the happy few. Across the world it can cut poverty, promote and protect fundamental rights, empower individuals and groups by connecting them to unlimited opportunity. And so a tool for equal opportunities between men and women.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_en.htm"><span>http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-14-447_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">The coming digital anarchy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve? ... The banks aren&rsquo;t the only institutions whose future is threatened. The blockchain has the power to uproot a number of our most recognisable dot coms. The internet, rife with accidental data leaks like eBay&rsquo;s latest mishap and government eavesdropping, is crying out for anarchic disruption. Lack of trust in banks has become lack of trust in the guardians of cyberspace. There is a growing mood that nobody can be trusted with our money or our data. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10881213/The-coming-digital-anarchy.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">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">Final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" Report Published<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today announced the publication of the final "Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions Phase One" report by JAS Global Advisors ("JAS").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-10-en</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-10jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-10jun14-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">Civil Society at ICANN: Everything You Need to Know About the ICANN Meeting in London<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Christopher Mondini and Nora Abusitta for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for civil society participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-10-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">Public Comment Invited: .NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request &ndash; Introduction of Technical Bundling<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Public Interest Registry, the registry operator for .NGO and .ONG TLDs, submitted a request to provide a new registry service to offer support for mandatory technical bundling of second level domains for .NGO and .ONG.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-10-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden</span><span><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-05-30-en</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">Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Board responses to GAC non-gTLD matters from Singapore Communiqu&eacute;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-05-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">10 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-11jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11jun14-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">Peter J. Murray, CEO | International Medical Informatics Association, to Stephen Crocker, Fadi Chehad&eacute;, and Cherine Chalaby</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Safeguards for Health Domains<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/murray-to-crocker-et-al-2014-06-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Dr. Elham M. A. Ibrahim, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Energy | African Union, to Mr. Fadi Chehad&eacute;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD application for .AFRICA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibrahim-to-chehade-2014-06-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jean-Francois Baril Discusses the EWG Final Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Brad White interviews EWG Lead Facilitator Jean-Francois Baril about Final Report on the Next Generation Registration Directory Service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&amp;feature=youtu.be"><span>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HKCzSyDfw&amp;feature=youtu.be</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Looking Back at ICANN: First Taste of Incumbent Intransigence, Congressional Oversight<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This is the second in a series of posts I am writing prior to ICANN's 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. Today's topic: ICANN's efforts to bring Network Solutions to heel, and its first tour of the House Rayburn Building.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/"><span>http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891221/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Will WHOIS be assassinated?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last year I wrote about a plan to scrap Whois as we know it and replace it with a new Registration Directory Service (RDS).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/will-whois-be-assassinated/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Looking Back at ICANN: Fielding Tough Questions From Day One<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN will hold its 50th public meeting on June 22-26 in London. In honor of the occasion, I thought I should share some of Bloomberg BNA's coverage of ICANN over the past 16 years. This post will be the first of several in a series. Today's theme: early challenges to ICANN's legitimacy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/"><span>http://www.bna.com/looking-back-icann-b17179891181/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ccTLD &amp; gTLD NEWS<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ca: CIRA introduces advanced security to protect Canadians online</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain, is making the Internet safer for all Canadians with the implementation of DNSSEC, the latest in a string of new security measures rolling out in 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/"><span>http://www.cira.ca/news/news-releases/dnssec/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.co.com Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you are looking for short memorable domain names that end in the popular .com extension, we have big news. We are excited to announce the release of most of our premium .co.com domain names for &ldquo;hand-registration&rdquo;. The domain names we are releasing are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, but getting .co.com domain names registered and into the hands of those who would develop them, will raise the visibility and awareness of .co.com, and generate even stronger registration volumes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-premium-domain-names/"><span>http://registry.co.com/co-com-releases-premium-domain-names/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Co.com drops pricing on &ldquo;Premium&rdquo; domain names, releases reserved<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Co.com, a new third level domain name option, is dropping prices on premium domain names and has removed tens of thousands of domain names from its reserved names list.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/co-com-drops-pricing-on-premium-domain-names-releases-reserved/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.CO.COM Releases Tens-of-Thousands Premium Domain Names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The registry behind .co.com domains has released tens of thousands of premium domains for what they describe as &ldquo;hand-registration&rdquo;. But the registry believes that while the domains are far more valuable than the standard registration fee, getting them into the hands of those who would develop them will raise the sub-domain&rsquo;s visibility and awareness and generate even stronger registration volumes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/11/co-com-releases-premium-domains/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/co-com-releases-premium-domains.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">NiRA advocates shift in sectoral policy outlook on .ng Registration<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), says there is need for a shift in the outlook of government and private sector policies in relation to .ng domain name registration.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-registration/"><span>http://businessdayonline.com/2014/06/nira-advocates-shift-in-sectoral-policy-outlook-on-ng-registration/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Number of '.nl' domain names registered in 2013 down 13% [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SIDN, the registry responsible for the running of the &lsquo;.nl&rsquo; ccTLD, has announced that growth was down 13% in 2013 when compared to 2012, with 5,338,364 domain names registered at the end of 2013 compared to 5,115,652 across the same period in 2012. This trend was observed across a large number of ccTLDs during the same period.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=19de00ee-c686-420e-b9f7-125c5e609c96</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welcome to the .uk - Stephen Fry first to switch in new era for UK internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From today, new, short .uk web domains are available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever, with British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry the first person to make the switch.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-internet"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/welcome-uk-stephen-fry-first-switch-new-era-uk-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">50,000 Second Level .UK Domains Registered In 24 Hours, Beating All New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's launch of .uk registrations at the second level, with the first public registration being stephenfry.uk, went off with a bang this week. Within the first 24 hours over 50,000 domains were registered, making it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new gTLDs by a large margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22446</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/12/50000-uk-domains-in-24-hours/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Within 24 hours of opening for registration, new, short .uk web domains have topped the sales charts. More than 50,000 domains were registered, making this one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record, and beating the first day sales for all of the current batch of new g</span><span>TLD</span><span lang="EN">s by a large margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start"><span>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/uk-registrations-surge-record-breaking-start</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You&rsquo;re Not in the UK ..<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-uk/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/10/welcome-uk-unless-youre-uk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet: 50,000 .uk domain name registrations within 24 hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses in the UK are seemingly ecstatic about the launch of .uk domain name as over 50,000 domain names have been registered within 24 hours of going live &ndash; beating previous launch records by a huge margin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/"><span>http://www.techienews.co.uk/9713394/nominet-50000-uk-domain-name-registrations-within-24-hours/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nominet's new rules on .uk domains could mean the end to users' privacy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Since Tuesday, running a personal website has become a privacy minefield for people using .uk domain names. A recent rule change by Nominet, the company which manages the .uk registry, means that domain name owners whose home addresses were previously kept private may now be publicly visible in online searches. People setting up domain names through Nominet must now also show their full legal personal or business name on the public registration database.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/11/nominet-new-rules-uk-domain-end-privacy</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry Becomes First To Switch To 2nd Level .UK Domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry became the first person to make the switch to a .uk domain name as Nominet began to allow second level .uk registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22435</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/stephen-fry-first-switch-2nd-level-uk.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">Stephen Fry is first Briton to switch to .uk domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry has become the first person to make the switch to a .uk web domain as the service becomes available for the first time.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10887616/Stephen-Fry-is-first-Briton-to-switch-to-.uk-domain.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">Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox welcome arrival of 'dot uk' domain<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry and Martha Lane Fox have signed up as supporters of a social marketing campaign to promote the debut of internet domain name suffix .uk, which goes live today (10 June).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-domain/"><span>http://www.brandrepublic.com/go/news/article/1298011/stephen-fry-martha-lane-fox-welcome-arrival-dot-uk-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">Britain's shortest web address X.uk could fetch &pound;10m as internet shake-up now allows users to drop .co.uk<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One of the shortest but most expensive web addresses in the world will go on sale today and is expected to fetch &pound;10million. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.html"><span>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2653797/Britains-shortest-web-address-X-uk-fetch-10m-internet-shake-allows-users-drop-uk.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">Vietnamese govt to fine unregistered online e-commerce sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Vietnamese online e-commerce sites should register their operations to avoid fines, The Business Times reports. According to the report, unregistered e-commerce websites will be fined between VND 20-30 million, while those online e-commerce sites which sell fake goods will be subject to fines of VND 40-50 million.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360"><span>http://www.telecompaper.com/news/vietnamese-govt-to-fine-unregistered-online-e-commerce-sites--1018360</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">New gTLD Registrations Pass One Million Mark In Dodgy Circumstances<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLDs Domains Under Management passed the one million milestone on 6 June, but the boost it received from a .xyz "promotion" run by Network Solutions has led to accusations the registrar has artificially inflated the number of registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22431</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/09/new-gtld-pass-one-million-dodgy-circumstances/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-one-million-dodgy-circumstances.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">gTLD registrations soar, but many brands are falling behind<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The number of new gTLD registrations has broken the million mark, with &lsquo;xyz&rsquo; supplanting &lsquo;.club&rsquo; as the most popular string. While online discussion centres on just how it achieved this feat, an equally interesting question is how much of the demand has come from big brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=090e1afd-1970-4e27-bb92-92e791058cf0</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Which new TLD is on top? Here&rsquo;s one answer.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Search data shows that .directory is winning in terms of total indexed pages. No, this article isn&rsquo;t about whether .xyz or .club should be considered the most registered new domain name so far. Instead, it&rsquo;s a different look at how to measure the most successful new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/which-new-tld-is-on-top-heres-one-answer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">M+M profits by losing new gTLD auctions<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Minds + Machines managed to make a profit in 2013, after years of losses, due to its participation in private new gTLD auctions, some of which it &ldquo;lost&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions"><span>http://domainincite.com/16829-mm-profits-by-losing-new-gtld-auctions</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts wins .gifts, .sarl and .restaurant<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Donuts has won the contention sets for three new gTLDs, at least two of which seem to have come as the result of an Applicant Auction auction.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant"><span>http://domainincite.com/16791-donuts-wins-gifts-sarl-and-restaurant</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 Turn a Closed Generic gTLD Into a Restricted One by Molly Burke</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the New gTLD Program has rolled out over the course of the past few years, ICANN has made a number of program changes along the way. One of these changes disallows closed, generic gTLD applications, such as Amazon's application for .BOOK. Now, applicants for closed generics must decide how to proceed: whether to open their generic strings to the public, limit registrations to a defined portion of the public, withdraw the application, or sell it.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140611_the_case_for_turning_closed_generic_tlds_into_restricted_tlds/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New .wine online domain set to be uncorked<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Online addresses ending in .wine and .vin are set to be uncorked soon, despite objections from European governments and several wine industry groups.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5"><span>http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/new-wine-online-domain-set-to-be-uncorked-5</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 do 'The Brady Bunch' and new gTLDs have in common? Buyer beware!</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... This is the case with the new gTLDs names. If you have read some of my other blogs, you are aware that I maintain a healthy skepticism about the view that these new gTLDs are viable alternatives to more established gTLDs, such as .com and .org.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.html"><span>http://www.networkworld.com/article/2362047/cisco-subnet/what-do-the-brady-bunch-and-new-gtlds-have-in-common-buyer-beware.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-UK launch: why do we need new domain names?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today saw the launch of the first .uk web domains, with Stephen Fry leading the charge, marking another milestone in what has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web. But why do we need new domain names, and what will they mean for the future of the internet?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.html"><span>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10888869/Dot-UK-launch-why-do-we-need-new-domain-names.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Abusive domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ahead of the release of a new wave of .uk domain names on 10 June 2014, we provide an overview of the potential developments for the UK internet registry Nominet in the coming year and also look at some of the highlight Nominet decisions relating to the abusive registration of .uk domain names in the last 12 months.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.article"><span>http://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/abusive-domain-name-registrations/3021726.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">As Phantom .XYZ Registrations Continue to Pile Up at NetworkSolutions a Stats Reporting Service Plans to Subtract Artificially Inflated Numbers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Well I had hoped for better in the ongoing .XYZ/NetworkSolutions registration fiasco but apparently its not going to happen. NetworkSolutions continues to show contempt for their own customers by stuffing their accounts with .XYZ domains they never asked for (and that could even subject them to some legal risk). Even more disappointing .XYZ's founder, Daniel Negari, claims on one hand the registry had nothing to do with what NetSol is doing while on the other pretending all of those registrations are real people adopting the extension. Unless 2 + 2 now equals 5, those conflicting positions don't add up.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140610.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">One Domain Investor responsible for bulk of .webcam and .trade domain name registrations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A single domain name investor was responsible for the bulk of domain name registrations of Famous Four Media&rsquo;s domain names launched yesterday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/webcam-trade/</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 Community Objection Standing Analysis by Jacob Malthouse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The notion of community has been debated since the inception of the ICANN New gTLD Program. However, as far as we know no one has yet taken a holistic approach to analyzing the wealth of information generated by the experts who participated in the ICANN New gTLD community objection process. As a community applicant for .eco on behalf of the environmental community, Big Room Inc. has a keen interest in understanding how independent experts are interpreting the ICANN notion of community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140609_new_gtld_community_objection_standing_analysis/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Are New TLDs A Squatter's Dream?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Boring old .com and .net just aren&rsquo;t cool any more. A huge range of new gTLDs are available now, but they offer new potential for squatters and scammers to capitalise on the names of big companies.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/"><span>http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/06/are-new-top-level-domain-names-a-squatters-dream/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media nets $175,000 in a .WEBCAM premium name deal brokered by HuntingMoon<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In a private deal, Famous Four Media has sold a package of 15 domain names to a single buyer. The deal, worth $175,000, was for adult oriented terms in the .WEBCAM registry.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-nets-175000-in-a-webcam-premium-name-deal-brokered-by-huntingmoon/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week in new TLDs: Famous Four, Donuts&hellip;and .UK?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media finally gets into the mix this week as it launches its first three TLDs: .webcam, .trade and .bid. All hit the market today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-uk/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/famous-four-donuts-uk/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand Media spinoff Rightside to list on NASDAQ as &ldquo;NAME&rdquo;, scores more TLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Demand Media moved one step closer to spinning off its Rightside domain name business today with the filing of an amended registration statement.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/name-nasdaq-rightside/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">2nd China Army Unit Implicated in Online Spying<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The email attachment looked like a brochure for a yoga studio in Toulouse, France, the center of the European aerospace industry. But once it was opened, it allowed hackers to sidestep their victim&rsquo;s network security and steal closely guarded satellite technology.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/technology/private-report-further-details-chinese-cyberattacks.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">Bank of England raises bar in cybercrime war<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the UK, as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows"><span>http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2014-06-10/bank-of-england-steps-up-war-on-cyber-crime-cbest-digital-shadows</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 Bank of England Goes to Cyber War<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Bank of England has launched a new cyber security strategy for financial institutions in the U.K., as the sector struggles to protect itself against the increased threat of cyber-attacks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/10/the-bank-of-england-goes-to-cyber-war/</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: BoE to probe banks&rsquo; computer defences<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A new framework aims to uncover vulnerabilities to cyber attacks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d14be11e-f0bc-11e3-8f3d-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">New cyber attack testing framework outlined for UK banks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The IT security measures used by UK banks will be subject to "penetration testing" under a new framework that will probe how well the financial institutions are set up to defend against cyber attacks. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/new-cyber-attack-testing-framework-outlined-for-uk-banks/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Businesses' unsecured networks being used to host cyber attacks on other organisations<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyber attackers are exploiting the way the internet has been designed to launch attacks on businesses, an IT security expert has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/"><span>http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/june/businesses-unsecured-networks-being-used-to-host-cyber-attacks-on-other-organisations/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Wave Of DDoS Attacks Down Cloud-Based Services<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The popular Feedly news and information aggregator service continues to struggle to get back up and running today after suffering a powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that it says included the attackers demanding ransom.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/wave-of-ddos-attacks-down-cloud-based-services/d/d-id/1269614</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">ie: Gardai ask service providers to block suspect sites<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WHILE the Government works on an industry-compatible approach on how to protect kids online, the Garda Siochana have sent out a fresh batch of letters to Irish internet providers asking them to block websites it suspects are hosting illegal content, including child abuse material.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.html"><span>http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/gardai-ask-service-providers-to-block-suspect-sites-30347681.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">Bad faith may be found only in specific circumstances when domain name predates trademark rights [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">German company Softway AG has failed to obtain the transfer of the domain name &lsquo;softway.com&rsquo; under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel found that nothing indicated that the respondent had any knowledge of the complainant when it registered the domain name. The decision acts as a reminder that bad faith may be found when a domain name was registered before the complainant's trademark only when specific conditions are met.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=c7b8ac66-0eb6-489d-a7f9-86d588ea74ab</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">World&rsquo;s &lsquo;Most-Infringing&rsquo; Music Site Faces Legal Action<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A music downloading website subjected to more Google takedown notices than any other in the past year has changed its business model following legal action. Google received 9.7 million notices for Dilandau.eu in the past 12 months alone, making the site the second largest all-time infringer according to the search engine's Transparency Report.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/worlds-most-infringing-music-website-faces-legal-action-140611/</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 no RDNH for Thingify.com?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A WIPO panel just handed down a decision in a UDRP for Thingify.com. It follows a familiar story line:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-com/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/11/why-no-rdnh-for-thingify-com/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">French football league draws in domain name recovery battle<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The French professional football league, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, recently attempted to recover two domain names corresponding to the designation of the French main football competition, the Ligue 1, using the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). While it managed to score 'ligue1.biz', its shot passed wide of the goal for 'ligue1.org'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=a939a2bb-8839-4735-950e-de7c66a5f8dd</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Non-used domain name is no hidden gem<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Paris Tribunal of First Instance has ruled that while a domain name can constitute a prior right which can be opposed to a future trademark application, the domain name in question actually needs to be used and not merely registered. The decision confirms prior (although scarce) decisions from the French courts and highlights the need to register domain names and trademarks quickly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6"><span>http://www.internationallawoffice.com/Newsletters/Detail.aspx?g=d58b7ee0-934e-483b-b79e-45e58d4c23b6</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: Domain name buy-up widens levy divide<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">THE son of Warrnambool City councillor Brian Kelson bought several internet domain names centred around the words &ldquo;Commerce Warrnambool&rdquo; and &ldquo;Business Warrnambool&rdquo; in recent weeks, effectively blocking Commerce Warrnambool from using the simplest web address.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/"><span>http://www.standard.net.au/story/2343246/domain-name-buy-up-widens-levy-divide/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - IPv4/IPv6<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IPv4 addresses now EXHAUSTED in Latin America and the Caribbean<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The allocation of internet addresses using the IPv4 protocol in Latin America and the Caribbean has hit a critical stage, the region's registry (LACNIC) warned on Tuesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/"><span>http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/11/ipv4_addresses_depleted_in_latin_america_and_the_caribbean/</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">Announcing the Coalition for Local Internet Choice<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are proud to announce the Coalition for Local Internet Choice. We are a diverse coalition of public and private entities who seek to protect the rights of local communities to determine their economic futures by having the right and opportunity to choose for themselves the best broadband internet infrastructure for their businesses, institutions and residents.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1"><span>http://www.localnetchoice.org/?cat=1</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 files for $100m IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Web hosting company GoDaddy announced plans on Monday to raise $100m in an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/godaddy-files-for-100m-ipo</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 to Tap Public Markets With I.P.O.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the domain name registration giant, plans to sell its shares to investors in an initial public offering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/"><span>http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/09/godaddy-to-tap-public-markets-with-i-p-o/</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 To Sell Shares, Offer IPO, To Raise $100m<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world's largest domain name registrar and webhost, has announced plans to offer an initial public offering of shares that will raise around $100m.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22437</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-offer-ipo/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/godaddy-offer-ipo.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy gets patent for &ldquo;Domain name hijack protection&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 8,751,685 to GoDaddy for &ldquo;Domain name hijack protection&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/10/godaddy-gets-patent-for-domain-name-hijack-protection/</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 files for $100 million IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy has filed plans for a $100 million initial public offering of its stock.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.html"><span>http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/09/technology/godaddy-ipo/index.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons To Step Down As Executive Chairman: Continues To Serve On Board<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons has resigned his position as Executive Chairman of the Board in order to devote more time to his ventures outside of GoDaddy. Mr. Parsons will continue to serve on the board of directors. A new chairman will be named over the coming months. GoDaddy is a leading technology provider to small businesses, Web design professionals and individuals around the world. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-founder-bob-parsons-to-step-down-as-executive-chairman-continues-to-serve-on-board.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 Files Registration Statement For Proposed Initial Public Offering<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy, the world&rsquo;s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.aspx"><span>http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-files-registration-statement-for-proposed-initial-public-offering.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">Breaking: Go Daddy files for $100 million IPO<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Go Daddy has filed its S-1 registration form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, signalling its intention to go public.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo"><span>http://domainincite.com/16813-breaking-go-daddy-files-for-100-million-ipo</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">8 Things We Learned from GoDaddy&rsquo;s IPO filing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GoDaddy filed its S-1 today to go public. I&rsquo;ve skimmed the 250 pages to compile these seven data points that weren&rsquo;t previously known.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/09/8-things-we-learned-from-godaddys-ipo-filing/</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's experiment with killing URLs appears to be on hold<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">For several months, Google toyed with the idea of hiding full web addresses from users in Chrome. That idea appears to be on hold.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.html"><span>http://www.pcworld.com/article/2362123/google-chromes-origin-chip-experimental-feature-appears-to-be-on-hold.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Domain Sales Explode With a $3 Million Sale and Four 6-Figure Sales Logged Over Past Two Weeks<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Americans expect to see fireworks on July 4th but they arrived more than a month early in the domain aftermarket with the top five sales alone totaling more than $4 million over the past two weeks. The boom has actually been going on all year. As I noted in a talk at the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference in Las Vegas last week, total dollar volume for sales reported to us in the first quarter of this year was up 47% over the same quarter a year ago<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140611.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">ONLINE CRIME &amp; LEGAL<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Soccer fans are excited about the World Cup. So are cybercriminals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As soccer fans around with globe prepare for the World Cup, hackers are getting excited, too, according to a new report on cybersecurity in Latin America from Symantec. The tournament, which kicks off this week in Brazil, is a "rich target for criminals," the cybersecurity company said.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/10/soccer-fans-are-excited-about-the-world-cup-so-are-cybercriminals/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Worldwide Cost of Cybercrime Estimated at $400 Billion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Experts with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, McAfee look at data loss figures and information from economists and intellectual property experts to come up with the figure.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-%24400-billion/d/d-id/1269527"><span>http://www.darkreading.com/worldwide-cost-of-cybercrime-estimated-at-$400-billion/d/d-id/1269527</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">Edward Snowden's NSA leaks 'an important service', says Al Gore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Edward Snowden has secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service".<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/10/edward-snowden-nsa-leaks-important-service-al-gore</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 search results may indicate 'right to be forgotten' censorship<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google is planning to flag up search results it has censored following a controversial ruling that allows European citizens the right to demand information on them be erased.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/08/google-search-results-indicate-right-to-be-forgotten-censorship</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen Fry: Mass surveillance by government spy agencies is 'squalid and rancid'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Actor and comedian Stephen Fry has condemned the &ldquo;disgraceful&rdquo; and &ldquo;duplicitous&rdquo; mass surveillance of communications by spy agencies GCHQ and the NSA.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/stephen-fry-mass-surveillance-by-government-spy-agencies-is-squalid-and-rancid-9514904.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 Protests Order for Email Stored Abroad<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Microsoft is challenging the authority of federal prosecutors to force the giant technology company to hand over a customer&rsquo;s email stored in a data center in Ireland.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/"><span>http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/amazon-stops-taking-advance-orders-for-lego-other-warner-videos/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤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">EU to launch probe into Apple's Irish tax deal: report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European Commission will launch a formal investigation on Wednesday into Apple Inc's tax arrangements in Ireland, Irish state broadcaster RTE reported, without naming its source.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idUKKBN0EL1T320140610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/uk-apple-tax-ireland-idINKBN0EL1SN20140610</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">EU to probe Apple&rsquo;s Irish tax affairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Move by Brussels is part of widening global crackdown on evasion<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b3a9c9ec-f0cf-11e3-8f3d-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">EU to investigate Apple's tax affairs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27788238</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">MISCELLANEOUS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">au: Small business is missing the mobile, social, cloud revolution by Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director at Grattan Institute<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Most companies that live and breathe the online revolution are not tech startups, but smart smaller firms that use online tools to run their core business better: to cut costs, reach customers and suppliers, innovate and get more control. Many others, however, are falling behind, according to a new Grattan Institute discussion paper.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793"><span>http://theconversation.com/small-business-is-missing-the-mobile-social-cloud-revolution-27793</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 9 Jun 07:27 2014

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Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/>

 

NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill

<http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/>

 

Europe and the Future of the Internet

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html>

 

NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en>


ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate’s dissent by Milton Mueller

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/>

 

How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names

<http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names>

 

.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)

<http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin

The Senate Appropriations Committee just reported out on June 5th its version of the Commerce-Justice-State Departments Appropriations bill for FY 15. In the course of its deliberations it added a consensus amendment on the IANA transition offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE). The amendment reads:

<http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/>

 

NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. It appears that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has been spared, for the time being, yet another congressional attempt to slow down NTIA's planned transition of its supervisory role over key DNS administration functions now performed by ICANN.

<http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/>

 

Republicans Request GAO Report On Internet Name Hand-off

House Energy & Commerce Republican leaders have asked for a Government Accountability Office study of the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's plan to transfer oversight of Internet domain naming functions (ICANN) to a global multistakeholder model.

<http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608>

 

NETmundial meeting seeks to chart future of internet governance [subscription]

The NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance saw over 800 delegates from around the world seek to chart the future of internet governance and debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve. The meeting culminated in a (non-binding) eight-page statement discussing two critical factors: the principles of internet governance and a roadmap for the future evolution of the ‘internet governance ecosystem’.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0>

 

Europe and the Future of the Internet

From Net Neutrality to the protection of privacy – at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) the theme is no less than the future of the Internet. Stakeholders from industry, governments, academia and the civil society will be exchanging ideas at the most important Internet dialogue at the European level, on the 12 and 13 June in the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

<http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html>

 

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NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps

ICANN today published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the culmination of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en>


New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 6 June 2014:

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-en>

 

ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate’s dissent by Milton Mueller

ICANN’s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Whois and privacy, which published its final report today, has unfortunately continued a long tradition of failing to find consensus between privacy advocates and business interests. The business interests see coerced publication of domain name registration data as an invaluable aid to brand protection and law enforcement, and many brand protection services, who make their living on this data, do special interest lobbying to influence ICANN. ICANN’s staff and board consistently bias their processes in favor of those interests. So nothing has changed, in the end.

<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/>

 

Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue

If you’re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/>

 

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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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Your .com Is Waiting

Thinking of growing your business online? Look no further than .com. It is the most universally recognized, and gold standard, in domain names, which is why 97 percent of the top 100 brands, and 93 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies house their company websites on .com.

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

 

Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013" Posted

JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013." This is the annual report for 2013, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.

<http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.html>

 

.no for everyone

Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals.

<http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names

Clear-cut cases of cybersquatting seem to be among those .xyz domain names that Network Solutions has registered to its customers without their explicit request.

<http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names>

 

.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)

The controversial new gTLD .xyz is now officially the biggest, with 67,504 domains under management.

<http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda>

 

.XYZ is DEAD – DISASTER! Daniel Negari Exposed! .XYZ down to 34th place! Where is Deals.xyz?

Daniel Negari has tried to lie and deceive everybody and climb his way up to the top spot of New gTLDs. Well guess what Daniel? You failed. .XYZ is down at the 34th place of new gTLDs ranking today.

<http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-xyz/>

 

Domain disruption: Is .com passé?

The screen flickers and the hard drive hums. A man is seated hunched forward, concentrating on the screen. Click, click - a smile crosses his face. He has just placed the winning bid in an online auction for a new domain and now owns 'travel.global'.

<http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445>

 

How Do You Measure Success?

As humans, there are many different ways we measure success. For some, success is all about money. For others success is about accomplishment and experience. Still others focus on health, or happiness, or family. In a balanced life, some element of all these things likely contributes to one’s measure of our own personal success.

<http://nic.club/measure-success/>

 

Afilias loses $600,000 auction for Chinese “.info”

The results of the first “auction of last resort” in the new gTLD program are in, and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

<http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info>

 

Afilias wins .poker gTLD

The .poker contention set has been settled, apparently at last week’s Applicant Auction auction, leaving Afilias the winner.

<http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-gtld>

 

Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?

In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm>

 

Del Monte appeals new TLD lawsuit

Del Monte International is taking a dispute over new TLDs to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/>

 

A Donut A Day: 32 Donuts gTLDs Coming In June

Six months after launching its first new gTLDs, Donuts has 16 more Sunrise launches in June and another 16 for general availability, including .dating, .events, .fitness, .community, .fish and .catering.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.html>

 

.London domain name: Can it benefit your online business?

And more specifically, will a .london address benefit your digital marketing efforts and online presence?

<http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&catid=64:features&Itemid=102>

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Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?

In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm>

 

By the Numbers: .XYZ, .Reviews lead this week’s new TLD launches

I count nine new TLDs that launched this week, as I previewed on Monday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/new-tld-launches/>

 

Famous Four’s First New gTLD’s Go Live Monday

Famous Four which applied for over 60 new gTLD’s first new gTLD’s are .Webcam, .Trade and .Bid.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/>

 

.Paris Takes Over the Eiffel Tower

Last night there was apparently a big event in Paris at the Eiffel Tower (Champs de Mars) and there were plenty of photos shared by the brands, companies and people in attendance.

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/>

 

.Paris Pioneers Go Live Tomorrow

It looks like around 100 .paris domain names will be going live tomorrow as part of the .paris “pioneer” program. Here are some of the well known names that will be first to get their .paris domain name:

<http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/>

 

London Joins the Rat Race

As of April 29th businesses across London were given the option of directly associating themselves with the UK capital and the brand of London.

<http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.html>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats: Report

IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control.

<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-report>

 

Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends Report by Sean Leach

Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to collect attack statistics and behavioral trends that help inform the future outlook for Internet cyber security.

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

 

The roles of Interpol and NEC in fighting cybercrime

On Monday (June 2, 2014), representatives from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) and IT company NEC spoke on the issue of fighting cybercrime at the Interpol-NEC breakfast seminar held in Singapore.

<http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/>

 

Energy makes prime target in cyber threat against infrastructure

In May, the US Department of Homeland Security revealed that the industrial control system of a public utility had been hacked by a “sophisticated threat actor”.

<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.html>

 

How to Safeguard Brands from Abuse in Mobile Channels

We are excited to announce the launch of MarkMonitor Brand Protection™ – Mobile Apps. Consumers are flocking to mobile channels to research and make purchases and where consumers go, so do scammers.

<https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/>

 

‘Operation Tovar’ Targets ‘Gameover’ ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge

The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce today an international law enforcement operation to seize control over the Gameover ZeuS botnet, a sprawling network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers that currently infects an estimated 500,000 to 1 million compromised systems globally. Experts say PCs infected with Gameover are being harvested for sensitive financial and personal data, and rented out to an elite cadre of hackers for use in online extortion attacks, spam and other illicit moneymaking schemes.

<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/>

 

The war against cybercrime goes private

He takes on international criminals, refuses to be paid, and laughs in the face of danger. He has received death threats, cracked scams and helped police make arrests. Not a bad evening's work for a man who spends his day on the car assembly line.

<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.html>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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When It Comes to Domain Names, It’s Not Easy Being Green

This week’s National Arbitration Forum decision involves the domain names greencycler.com and thegreencycler.com. The complainant, Greencycle, Inc., holds a trademark for Greencycle and uses the domain name greencycle.com to offer mulch, soil and stone. The respondent, Gail Loos/Ingenious Marketing, uses the domain names at issue to market a counter-top composting device. The respondent applied for a trademark for Greencycler in 2010, but the USPTO rejected the application in 2011, citing likelihood of confusion with the already-registered trademark for Greencycle (held by the complainant).

<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/>

 

WatchSeries-Online.eu Domain “Hijacked” – Or Was It?

The domain of a large streaming movie and TV show site was hijacked yesterday and began diverting to an imposter site. That's the claim from WatchSeries-Online.ch, a site that in its previous form had been riding up towards the Alexa 1000. But is the real story as straightforward as that? Typically of these sites, absolutely not.

<http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/>

 

Court rules for the first time that cybersquatting constitutes act of unfair competition [subscription]

A Vietnamese court has ordered the revocation of the domain name 'lafarge.com.vn' and given building materials giant Lafarge priority to register the domain name within 10 days of the date of revocation. This is only the second time that a brand owner has successfully recovered a '.vn' domain name through civil litigation, and the first time that a court has based its decision on the ground that cybersquatting constitutes an act of unfair competition.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e>

 

Malaysian company guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for Spritzer.com

Chuan Sin Sdn. Bhd of Taiping, Perak, Malaysia has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Spritzer.com through a UDRP.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/>

 

Cartier recovers domain names under '.mx' policy [subscription]

In two separate domain name dispute proceedings brought before WIPO, French jeweller Cartier International AG has obtained the transfer of two ‘.mx’ domain names under the Dispute Resolution Policy on ‘.mx’ Domain Names, a variation of the UDRP. The decisions highlight the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373>

 

au: Verizon Trademark Services LLC v. Jillian Pearce - Case No. DAU2014-0010

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Verizon Trademark Services LLC of Virginia, United States of America, represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is Jillian Pearce of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <verizon.net.au> (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with TPP Domains Pty Ltd. dba TPP Internet (the "Registrar").

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010>

 

au: Columbia Insurance Company v. The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2014-0005

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Columbia Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, represented by Madderns Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited of Alexandria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <thepamperedchef.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the “Registrar”).

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Happy World IPv6 Launchiversary! Two Years Of Remarkable IPv6 Growth by Dan York

Happy Launchiversary! It's been two years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, the day many major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world started permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/>

 

Singapore Power's new IPv6 smart infrastructure up and running

Networking platform and solutions provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., announced today (Friday, June 6, 2014) a customer success today: the regional energy utility company Singapore Power Group (SP)-which owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia-has started delivering deregulated energy services to its commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in Singapore

<http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Google: Keywords In Domain Aren't Needed For Ranking Well

Google's John Mueller posted a response in a Google Webmaster Help thread responding to someone asking if they need their keyword in their domain name.

<http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.html>

 

Netcraft June 2014 Web Server Survey

In the June 2014 survey we received responses from 968,882,453 sites, six million less than last month. The battle between Microsoft and Apache heated up this month, with Apache losing 13 million sites and Microsoft gaining 26 million. The resultant changes in market share have left Apache barely clinging onto the lead — Microsoft is now only 0.15 percentage points behind. This is the closest Microsoft has ever been, giving it a good chance of taking the lead for the first time next month.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-2014-web-server-survey.html>

 

au: What's the nasty new internet trend?

One day, Simon Mackay's business website was ranking on the front page of Google. The next, the listing had disappeared completely, which saw a drop of several thousand dollars in lost revenue. ... “We discovered we were working with a recycled domain name, which our client had unknowingly purchased. The domain name has been penalised in a previous life by Google, which meant this business had to start all over again. It's so important to start a new business with a virgin domain name.”

<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html>

 

NANOG 61 by Geoff Huston

The recent NANOG 61 meeting was a pretty typical NANOG meeting, with a plenary stream, some interest group sessions, and an ARIN Public Policy session. The meeting attracted some 898 registered attendees, which was the biggest NANOG to date. No doubt the 70 registrations from Microsoft helped in this number, as the location for NANOG 61 was in Bellevue, Washington State, but even so the interest in NANOG continues to grow, and there was a strong European contingent, as well as some Japanese and a couple of Australians. The meeting continues to have a rich set of corridor conversations in addition to the meeting schedule. These corridor conversations are traditionally focused on peering, but these days there are a number of address brokers, content networks, vendors and niche industry service providers added to the mix. Here’s my impressions of some of the presentations at NANOG 61.

<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.html>

 

Important Information Regarding Recent Changes at Moniker

To All Moniker Customers, This past weekend we launched a completely new Moniker experience which involved the release of an entirely new Moniker website and customer portal. Our goal is to increase the products and services we offer while at the same time maintaining a robust set of tools that enable clients to effectively manage their Web properties in a single place.

<http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48>

 

Moniker CEO Bonnie Wittenburg discusses botched transition

It’s been a long week for Moniker and its customers. The company transitioned its entire platform over to Key-Systems’ reseller platform over the weekend and it didn’t go as planned. Domains not set to renew were renewed, domains were missing from accounts, pricing was erroneous and other features didn’t work correctly.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-transition/>

 

Moniker Launches New Website, Improved Support, and New gTLDs

Moniker, a KeyDrive S.A. Company and leading provider of domain name services, announced today the release of a brand refresh, which includes a website re-design, all-new customer shopping portal, and improved commitment to customer support. The announcement supports the KeyDrive executive team’s desire to reinvigorate the Moniker brand and focus efforts towards the building of international registrar operations and value added services.

<http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47>

 

Melbourne IT secures cloud environment with Trend Micro

Melbourne IT has formed a strategic alliance with Trend Micro to integrate its deep security offering to provide an additional layer of security to its customers' cloud environments.

<http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/>

 

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- WEBHOSTING

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2014

Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in May, with only one failed request. London-based Qube has performed remarkably well so far this year, fitting in with its vision to be the most reliable and trusted managed hosting company in the industry. As well as coming first three times so far this year, Qube also narrowly missed out on another first place in January.

<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2014.html>

 

nz: Voyager hits back at AWOL telco

Following weeks of ambiguous messages, misleading social media posts and a failure to address the many Kiwi users left out in the cold, what is next for AWOL telco 24/7 Hosting NZ? Because of ongoing confusion and issues regarding the company, Voyager, who uses the business as one of its wholesale Domain Name customers, has sought to clarify its position with customers.

<http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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EDR: A look at 150 expired domain name auctions from the past week

This week’s Expired Domain Report from Joseph Peterson has close to 150 expired domain name auctions from last week. As always, some of the prices paid are head-scratchers.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-2/>

 

Profile.com Owner to Get $1.5 Million + Equity to Sell Domain in Deal Brokered by WebsiteProperties.com

If you follow our weekly domain sales reports you know Washington State based brokerage WebsiteProperties.com has put up some impressive sales numbers including Fix.com at $850,000, Shout.com at $450,000 and Kosher.com at $200,000, all in the final quarter of 2013 alone. This evening I got word from company President David Fairley that Website Properties has just gotten a signed contract on a deal that is bigger than those three put together.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.htm>

 

Hat Trick for Six-Figure Sales: Trio of High End Deals Lights Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart

After taking a break the previous week, high end buyers were back this past week to put three sales of $100,000 or more on our all extension leader board. Illustrious domain investor Garry Chernoff (whom Frank Schilling has credited as being one of his mentors) led the way, ringing up $110,000 for Scada.com in a deal brokered by DomainNameSales.com's Darryl Lopes.

<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm>

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><br>ICANN suppresses a privacy advocate&rsquo;s dissent by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/</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 NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-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">.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda"><span>http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society Groups Oppose Shimkus Amendment by Philip S. Corwin<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Appropriations Committee just reported out on June 5th its version of the Commerce-Justice-State Departments Appropriations bill for FY 15. In the course of its deliberations it added a consensus amendment on the IANA transition offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE). The amendment reads:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/senate-approps-iana/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA Escapes IANA Spending Restriction in Senate Spend Bill<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. It appears that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has been spared, for the time being, yet another congressional attempt to slow down NTIA's planned transition of its supervisory role over key DNS administration functions now performed by ICANN.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/"><span>http://www.bna.com/ntia-escapes-iana-b17179891061/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Republicans Request GAO Report On Internet Name Hand-off<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">House Energy &amp; Commerce Republican leaders have asked for a Government Accountability Office study of the National Telecommunications &amp; Information Administration's plan to transfer oversight of Internet domain naming functions (ICANN) to a global multistakeholder model.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608"><span>http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/republicans-request-gao-report-internet-name-hand/131608</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 meeting seeks to chart future of internet governance [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The NETmundial Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance saw over 800 delegates from around the world seek to chart the future of internet governance and debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve. The meeting culminated in a (non-binding) eight-page statement discussing two critical factors: the principles of internet governance and a roadmap for the future evolution of the &lsquo;internet governance ecosystem&rsquo;. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=31f61983-dc0e-4805-81fa-48064191bea0</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 and the Future of the Internet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From Net Neutrality to the protection of privacy &ndash; at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) the theme is no less than the future of the Internet. Stakeholders from industry, governments, academia and the civil society will be exchanging ideas at the most important Internet dialogue at the European level, on the 12 and 13 June in the German Foreign Office in Berlin.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-internet.html"><span>http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/europe-and-the-future-of-the-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">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition - Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN today published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the culmination of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-06-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><br>New Contracting Statistics Released<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 6 June 2014:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-06jun14-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 suppresses a privacy advocate&rsquo;s dissent by Milton Mueller<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN&rsquo;s Expert Working Group (EWG) on Whois and privacy, which published its final report today, has unfortunately continued a long tradition of failing to find consensus between privacy advocates and business interests. The business interests see coerced publication of domain name registration data as an invaluable aid to brand protection and law enforcement, and many brand protection services, who make their living on this data, do special interest lobbying to influence ICANN. ICANN&rsquo;s staff and board consistently bias their processes in favor of those interests. So nothing has changed, in the end.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/"><span>http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/07/icann-suppresses-a-privacy-advocates-dissent/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Commonwealth DNS Forum at #ICANN50 Venue<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you&rsquo;re heading to London for the ICANN meeting at the end of the month you might consider going over a couple of days early for the Commonwealth DNS Forum. The event is being organised by The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), ICANN and Nominet.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/commonwealth-dns-forum-icann50-venue/</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">Your .com Is Waiting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Thinking of growing your business online? Look no further than .com. It is the most universally recognized, and gold standard, in domain names, which is why 97 percent of the top 100 brands, and 93 percent of Fortune Global 100 companies house their company websites on .com.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/your_com_is_waiting"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/your_com_is_waiting</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013" Posted<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2013." This is the annual report for 2013, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.html"><span>http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/140606.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">.no for everyone<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Starting on 17 June, everyone in Norway can register their own domain name directly within .no. On this date .no is opened for private individuals.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.html"><span>http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20140606.en.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - NEW TLDS<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">How NetSol opts you in to cybersquatted .xyz names<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Clear-cut cases of cybersquatting seem to be among those .xyz domain names that Network Solutions has registered to its customers without their explicit request.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-names"><span>http://domainincite.com/16792-how-netsol-opts-you-in-to-cybersquatted-xyz-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">.xyz is now the biggest new gTLD (kinda)<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The controversial new gTLD .xyz is now officially the biggest, with 67,504 domains under management.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda"><span>http://domainincite.com/16780-xyz-is-now-the-biggest-new-gtld-kinda</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ is DEAD &ndash; DISASTER! Daniel Negari Exposed! .XYZ down to 34th place! Where is Deals.xyz?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Daniel Negari has tried to lie and deceive everybody and climb his way up to the top spot of New gTLDs. Well guess what Daniel? You failed. .XYZ is down at the 34th place of new gTLDs ranking today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-xyz/"><span>http://onlinedomain.com/2014/06/04/news/xyz-is-dead-disaster-daniel-negari-exposed-xyz-down-to-34th-place-where-is-deals-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">Domain disruption: Is .com pass&eacute;?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The screen flickers and the hard drive hums. A man is seated hunched forward, concentrating on the screen. Click, click - a smile crosses his face. He has just placed the winning bid in an online auction for a new domain and now owns 'travel.global'.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445"><span>http://www.cnbc.com/id/101737445</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 Do You Measure Success?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As humans, there are many different ways we measure success. For some, success is all about money. For others success is about accomplishment and experience. Still others focus on health, or happiness, or family. In a balanced life, some element of all these things likely contributes to one&rsquo;s measure of our own personal success.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://nic.club/measure-success/"><span>http://nic.club/measure-success/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias loses $600,000 auction for Chinese &ldquo;.info&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The results of the first &ldquo;auction of last resort&rdquo; in the new gTLD program are in, and it&rsquo;s a bit of a head-scratcher.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info"><span>http://domainincite.com/16775-afilias-loses-600000-auction-for-chinese-info</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Afilias wins .poker gTLD<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The .poker contention set has been settled, apparently at last week&rsquo;s Applicant Auction auction, leaving Afilias the winner.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-gtld"><span>http://domainincite.com/16773-afilias-wins-poker-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">Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.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">Del Monte appeals new TLD lawsuit</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Del Monte International is taking a dispute over new TLDs to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/del-monte-appeals-domain-name-lawsuit/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Donut A Day: 32 Donuts gTLDs Coming In June</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Six months after launching its first new gTLDs, Donuts has 16 more Sunrise launches in June and another 16 for general availability, including .dating, .events, .fitness, .community, .fish and .catering.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/05/donuts-gtlds-in-june/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/a-donut-a-day-32-donuts-gtlds-coming-in-june.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">.London domain name: Can it benefit your online business?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">And more specifically, will a .london address benefit your digital marketing efforts and online presence?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&amp;catid=64:features&amp;Itemid=102"><span>http://www.smeweb.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=4845:can-a-dot-london-domain-benefit-your-online-business&amp;catid=64:features&amp;Itemid=102</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&shy;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Papering the House Backfires on New gTLD Registry But Who is Really to Blame?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In my last post Tuesday I noted that people were wondering if registrar NetworkSolutions had given away thousands of .XYZ domain names at no charge. It was obvious that something highly irregular was going on because the zone files showed that over 70% of all .XYZ registrations had been made at NetworkSolutions, an expensive registrar that has a less than 5% share of most new gTLD registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140605.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">By the Numbers: .XYZ, .Reviews lead this week&rsquo;s new TLD launches</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">I count nine new TLDs that launched this week, as I previewed on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/new-tld-launches/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/new-tld-launches/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four&rsquo;s First New gTLD&rsquo;s Go Live Monday<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four which applied for over 60 new gTLD&rsquo;s first new gTLD&rsquo;s are .Webcam, .Trade and .Bid.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/08/famous-fours-first-new-gtlds-go-live-monday/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Paris Takes Over the Eiffel Tower<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Last night there was apparently a big event in Paris at the Eiffel Tower (Champs de Mars) and there were plenty of photos shared by the brands, companies and people in attendance.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/05/paris-takes-eiffel-tower/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.Paris Pioneers Go Live Tomorrow<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It looks like around 100 .paris domain names will be going live tomorrow as part of the .paris &ldquo;pioneer&rdquo; program. Here are some of the well known names that will be first to get their .paris domain name:<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/"><span>http://www.internetnews.me/2014/06/03/paris-pioneers-go-live-tomorrow/</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 Joins the Rat Race<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As of April 29th businesses across London were given the option of directly associating themselves with the UK capital and the brand of London.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.html"><span>http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/juan-lobato/london-joins-the-rat-race_b_5445893.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"> - DNS SECURITY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Internet of Things Expected to Bring New Security Threats: Report<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">IT decision makers at US SMBs are nearly unanimous that the Internet of Things (IoT) will produce negative impacts for their organizations, according to a survey released this week by GFI Software. While 96.5 percent of those surveyed expect at least some downside, 26.7 percent fear that device management will spiral out of control.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-report"><span>http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/internet-things-expected-bring-new-security-threats-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">Introducing the Verisign Quarterly DDoS Trends Report by Sean Leach</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Today, I am very pleased to announce that Verisign is making its inaugural quarterly distributed denial of service (DDoS) trends report available. As the registry for .com and .net and a leading DDoS protection services provider, we have a unique view into online attack trends that enables us to collect attack statistics and behavioral trends that help inform the future outlook for Internet cyber security.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_quarterly_ddos"><span>http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_the_verisign_quarterly_ddos</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 roles of Interpol and NEC in fighting cybercrime<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On Monday (June 2, 2014), representatives from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) and IT company NEC spoke on the issue of fighting cybercrime at the Interpol-NEC breakfast seminar held in Singapore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/"><span>http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/security/the-roles-of-interpol-and-nec-in-fighting-cybercrime/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Energy makes prime target in cyber threat against infrastructure<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In May, the US Department of Homeland Security revealed that the industrial control system of a public utility had been hacked by a &ldquo;sophisticated threat actor&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.html"><span>http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/156f73be-e29a-11e3-a829-00144feabdc0.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">How to Safeguard Brands from Abuse in Mobile Channels<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">We are excited to announce the launch of MarkMonitor Brand Protection&trade; &ndash; Mobile Apps. Consumers are flocking to mobile channels to research and make purchases and where consumers go, so do scammers. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/"><span>https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/how-to-safeguard-brands-from-abuse-in-mobile-channels/</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;Operation Tovar&rsquo; Targets &lsquo;Gameover&rsquo; ZeuS Botnet, CryptoLocker Scourge<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce today an international law enforcement operation to seize control over the Gameover ZeuS botnet, a sprawling network of hacked Microsoft Windows computers that currently infects an estimated 500,000 to 1 million compromised systems globally. Experts say PCs infected with Gameover are being harvested for sensitive financial and personal data, and rented out to an elite cadre of hackers for use in online extortion attacks, spam and other illicit moneymaking schemes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/"><span>http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/06/operation-tovar-targets-gameover-zeus-botnet-cryptolocker-scourge/</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 war against cybercrime goes private<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">He takes on international criminals, refuses to be paid, and laughs in the face of danger. He has received death threats, cracked scams and helped police make arrests. Not a bad evening's work for a man who spends his day on the car assembly line.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.html"><span>http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-war-against-cybercrime-goes-private-9506969.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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">When It Comes to Domain Names, It&rsquo;s Not Easy Being Green<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s National Arbitration Forum decision involves the domain names greencycler.com and thegreencycler.com. The complainant, Greencycle, Inc., holds a trademark for Greencycle and uses the domain name greencycle.com to offer mulch, soil and stone. The respondent, Gail Loos/Ingenious Marketing, uses the domain names at issue to market a counter-top composting device. The respondent applied for a trademark for Greencycler in 2010, but the USPTO rejected the application in 2011, citing likelihood of confusion with the already-registered trademark for Greencycle (held by the complainant).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/"><span>http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/02/when-it-comes-to-domain-names-its-not-easy-being-green/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">WatchSeries-Online.eu Domain &ldquo;Hijacked&rdquo; &ndash; Or Was It?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The domain of a large streaming movie and TV show site was hijacked yesterday and began diverting to an imposter site. That's the claim from WatchSeries-Online.ch, a site that in its previous form had been riding up towards the Alexa 1000. But is the real story as straightforward as that? Typically of these sites, absolutely not.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/"><span>http://torrentfreak.com/watchseries-online-eu-hijacked-fake-site-warning-issued-140606/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Court rules for the first time that cybersquatting constitutes act of unfair competition [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A Vietnamese court has ordered the revocation of the domain name 'lafarge.com.vn' and given building materials giant Lafarge priority to register the domain name within 10 days of the date of revocation. This is only the second time that a brand owner has successfully recovered a '.vn' domain name through civil litigation, and the first time that a court has based its decision on the ground that cybersquatting constitutes an act of unfair competition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3bd14e7b-3473-462b-90ce-17c430bf351e</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Malaysian company guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking for Spritzer.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Chuan Sin Sdn. Bhd of Taiping, Perak, Malaysia has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Spritzer.com through a UDRP.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/06/spritzer/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cartier recovers domain names under '.mx' policy [subscription]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In two separate domain name dispute proceedings brought before WIPO, French jeweller Cartier International AG has obtained the transfer of two &lsquo;.mx&rsquo; domain names under the Dispute Resolution Policy on &lsquo;.mx&rsquo; Domain Names, a variation of the UDRP. The decisions highlight the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=f52bf0e6-313d-4f7b-9206-648ea7c7c373</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: Verizon Trademark Services LLC v. Jillian Pearce - Case No. DAU2014-0010</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Verizon Trademark Services LLC of Virginia, United States of America, represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is Jillian Pearce of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;verizon.net.au&gt; (the "Disputed Domain Name") is registered with TPP Domains Pty Ltd. dba TPP Internet (the "Registrar").<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0010</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: Columbia Insurance Company v. The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2014-0005</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Columbia Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, represented by Madderns Patent &amp; Trade Mark Attorneys, Australia. The Respondent is The Chefs Toolbox Pty Limited of Alexandria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;thepamperedchef.com.au&gt; is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the &ldquo;Registrar&rdquo;).<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0005</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">Happy World IPv6 Launchiversary! Two Years Of Remarkable IPv6 Growth by Dan York<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Happy Launchiversary! It's been two years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, the day many major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world started permanently enabling IPv6 for their products and services. <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140606_happy_world_ipv6_launch_two_years_of_remarkable_ipv6_growth/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Singapore Power's new IPv6 smart infrastructure up and running<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Networking platform and solutions provider Silver Spring Networks, Inc., announced today (Friday, June 6, 2014) a customer success today: the regional energy utility company Singapore Power Group (SP)-which owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia-has started delivering deregulated energy services to its commercial and industrial (C&amp;I) customers in Singapore<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/"><span>http://www.mis-asia.com/tech/industries/singapore-powers-new-ipv6-smart-infrastructure-up-and-running/</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: Keywords In Domain Aren't Needed For Ranking Well<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google's John Mueller posted a response in a Google Webmaster Help thread responding to someone asking if they need their keyword in their domain name.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.html"><span>http://www.seroundtable.com/google-keywords-domain-unnecessary-18667.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">Netcraft June 2014 Web Server Survey<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the June 2014 survey we received responses from 968,882,453 sites, six million less than last month. The battle between Microsoft and Apache heated up this month, with Apache losing 13 million sites and Microsoft gaining 26 million. The resultant changes in market share have left Apache barely clinging onto the lead &mdash; Microsoft is now only 0.15 percentage points behind. This is the closest Microsoft has ever been, giving it a good chance of taking the lead for the first time next month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-2014-web-server-survey.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/06/june-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">au: What's the nasty new internet trend?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">One day, Simon Mackay's business website was ranking on the front page of Google. The next, the listing had disappeared completely, which saw a drop of several thousand dollars in lost revenue. ... &ldquo;We discovered we were working with a recycled domain name, which our client had unknowingly purchased.</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">The domain name has been penalised in a previous life by Google, which meant this business had to start all over again. It's so important to start a new business with a virgin domain name.&rdquo;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;</span><span lang="EN"><a href="http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html"><span>http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/small-business/entrepreneur/whats-the-nasty-new-internet-trend-20140521-38n6u.html</span></a></span><span>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NANOG 61 by Geoff Huston<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent NANOG 61 meeting was a pretty typical NANOG meeting, with a plenary stream, some interest group sessions, and an ARIN Public Policy session. The meeting attracted some 898 registered attendees, which was the biggest NANOG to date. No doubt the 70 registrations from Microsoft helped in this number, as the location for NANOG 61 was in Bellevue, Washington State, but even so the interest in NANOG continues to grow, and there was a strong European contingent, as well as some Japanese and a couple of Australians. The meeting continues to have a rich set of corridor conversations in addition to the meeting schedule. These corridor conversations are traditionally focused on peering, but these days there are a number of address brokers, content networks, vendors and niche industry service providers added to the mix. Here&rsquo;s my impressions of some of the presentations at NANOG 61.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.html"><span>http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-05/nanog61.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">Important Information Regarding Recent Changes at Moniker<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">To All Moniker Customers, This past weekend we launched a completely new Moniker experience which involved the release of an entirely new Moniker website and customer portal. Our goal is to increase the products and services we offer while at the same time maintaining a robust set of tools that enable clients to effectively manage their Web properties in a single place.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48"><span>http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=48</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 CEO Bonnie Wittenburg discusses botched transition<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">It&rsquo;s been a long week for Moniker and its customers. The company transitioned its entire platform over to Key-Systems&rsquo; reseller platform over the weekend and it didn&rsquo;t go as planned. Domains not set to renew were renewed, domains were missing from accounts, pricing was erroneous and other features didn&rsquo;t work correctly.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-transition/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/moniker-ceo-bonnie-wittenburg-discusses-botched-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">Moniker Launches New Website, Improved Support, and New gTLDs<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker, a KeyDrive S.A. Company and leading provider of domain name services, announced today the release of a brand refresh, which includes a website re-design, all-new customer shopping portal, and improved commitment to customer support. The announcement supports the KeyDrive executive team&rsquo;s desire to reinvigorate the Moniker brand and focus efforts towards the building of international registrar operations and value added services.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47"><span>http://www.moniker.com/moniker/news-press-releases?news=47</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 secures cloud environment with Trend Micro<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Melbourne IT has formed a strategic alliance with Trend Micro to integrate its deep security offering to provide an additional layer of security to its customers' cloud environments.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/"><span>http://www.zdnet.com/melbourne-it-secures-cloud-environment-with-trend-micro-7000030276/</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">Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in May, with only one failed request. London-based Qube has performed remarkably well so far this year, fitting in with its vision to be the most reliable and trusted managed hosting company in the industry. As well as coming first three times so far this year, Qube also narrowly missed out on another first place in January.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-2014.html"><span>http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/04/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-may-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">nz: Voyager hits back at AWOL telco</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Following weeks of ambiguous messages, misleading social media posts and a failure to address the many Kiwi users left out in the cold, what is next for AWOL telco 24/7 Hosting NZ? Because of ongoing confusion and issues regarding the company, Voyager, who uses the business as one of its wholesale Domain Name customers, has sought to clarify its position with customers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/"><span>http://techday.com/telco-review/news/voyager-hits-back-at-awol-telco/185653/</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: A look at 150 expired domain name auctions from the past week<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">This week&rsquo;s Expired Domain Report from Joseph Peterson has close to 150 expired domain name auctions from last week. As always, some of the prices paid are head-scratchers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-2/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/05/expired-domains-report-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">Profile.com Owner to Get $1.5 Million + Equity to Sell Domain in Deal Brokered by WebsiteProperties.com<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you follow our weekly domain sales reports you know Washington State based brokerage WebsiteProperties.com has put up some impressive sales numbers including Fix.com at $850,000, Shout.com at $450,000 and Kosher.com at $200,000, all in the final quarter of 2013 alone. This evening I got word from company President David Fairley that Website Properties has just gotten a signed contract on a deal that is bigger than those three put together.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140606.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">Hat Trick for Six-Figure Sales: Trio of High End Deals Lights Up This Week's Domain Sales Chart<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">After taking a break the previous week, high end buyers were back this past week to put three sales of $100,000 or more on our all extension leader board. Illustrious domain investor Garry Chernoff (whom Frank Schilling has credited as being one of his mentors) led the way, ringing up $110,000 for Scada.com in a deal brokered by DomainNameSales.com's Darryl Lopes.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm"><span>http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140528.htm</span></a>&gt;</span><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David Goldstein<br><br>&nbsp;email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><br><br>&nbsp;web: &nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/" target="_blank"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/" target="_blank"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><br>&nbsp;phone: <a href="tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605"><span>+61 418 228 605</span></a> &ndash; mobile / <a href="tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430"><span>+61 2 9663 3430</span></a> - office/home<br><br>"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></span></p>
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David Goldstein | 5 Jun 07:36 2014

auDA Domain News - 5 June

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The Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/>

 

Results of the First New gTLD Auction

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en>

 

Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en>

 

Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction

<http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction>

 

.xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway

<http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway>

 

New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva

Discussion on the future shape of the Internet has been raging for some years now. Issues debated have included net neutrality, the “Internet of things”, trust and privacy in the online world, freedom of expression, government control, the right to be forgotten and governance of personal data, and the list does not stop there. In Europe legislation is in the works at Union and national levels addressing these issues with net neutrality and data protection proving highly contentious, and European courts have recently weighed in against industry on the right to be forgotten.

<http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Results of the First New gTLD Auction

On 4 June 2014 ICANN through its authorized auction services provider, Power Auctions LLC, completed the first auction to resolve a contention set for a new gTLD string. Contention sets are groups of applications for identical or confusingly similar strings.

<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en>

 

New gTLD Auctions: On Track for the First Auction on 4 June 2014

As applicants work to secure rights to the 1,300+ TLDs that are expected to go live as part of the New gTLD Program, there are cases where more than one applicant applied for the same or confusingly similar strings. The Applicant Guidebook foresaw this scenario and prescribed Auctions as the method of last resort to resolve these contention sets in a clear and objective way.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-auctions-on-track-for-the-first-auction-on-4-june-2014>

 

Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data

Purpose (Brief): This Public Forum invites comments on the report of the study conducted to evaluate available solutions for the submission and display of internationalized contact data (such as WHOIS). The study was designed to inform the ICANN community of the feasibility of transliteration, transcription or translation (collectively transformation) of internationalized registration data for its broader accessibility. The study examined current practices for handling internationalized contact data by e-merchants, registries and registrars. It explored the support of such data by relevant technical protocols. The study also assessed the accuracy implications of transforming internationalized contact data.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en>

 

ICANN Publishes Quarterly Financial Report (Q3) for Fiscal Year 2014

ICANN achieves another milestone in its financial accountability and transparency, with the publication of its quarterly (Q3) financial statements report. You can click here to look at the financial statements for the first nine months (July 2013 through March 2014) of ICANN's fiscal year 2014.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-04-en>

 

What to Expect at ICANN 50: A Guide for Business Newcomers

Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Jean-Jacques Sahel and Christopher Mondini for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for business participants.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-06-04-en>

 

.WED Registry Agreement Amendment - Introduction of Third Level Domain Sales

Purpose (Brief): On 8 October 2013, Atgron, Inc., the registry operator of the .wed TLD, submitted a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request to allow the sale of third level domains in the TLD. As part of its request, Atgron submitted a list of approximately 11,000 second-level-domain names in which it would offer these registrations. This RSEP request was posted for public information on the Registry Services Evaluation Policy webpage, available at https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en.

<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-04-en>

 

Jamie Baxter, VP of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

Community Priority Evaluation

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

 

Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar

As ICANN 50 in London approaches, the Policy Development team is working diligently to update the global multistakeholder community on policy development work at ICANN. To this end, the Policy Development team will be hosting the Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar on Thursday 12 June. There are two 90-minute sessions to allow for greater participation from around the world: 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC.

<https://www.icann.org/news/blog/pre-icann-50-policy-update-webinar>

 

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden

NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014

<https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-02-en>

 

Second House Amendment Ups the Stakes on IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

The House of Representatives has passed another measure related to the proposed IANA functions transition, and has again attached it to "must pass" legislation. This move ups the ante and may well be the final straw that compels the Senate Commerce Committee to hold its own oversight hearing on the IANA transition proposal.On May 30th the House adopted the Duffy Amendment to the Appropriations bill funding the Commerce, Justice, and State Departments in FY 2015. The final vote on the amendment was 229 in favor and 178 opposed -- it was fairly partisan outcome, with only ten Democrats voting aye while just one Republican voted nay.

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

 

Tough Choices Two Years In by Jacob Malthouse

At the start of my term as New TLD Applicant Group (NTAG) Chair, I wrote about the importance of the 50th ICANN meeting for applicants. The meeting is significant, not only as a milestone for ICANN, but also because it marks two years since ICANN began processing new gTLD applications. Two years in, the program is at an inflection point. The final initial evaluation result was published two weeks ago and the first ICANN auction will take place this week.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_tough_choices_two_years_in/>

 

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nz: Warnung vor Registrar 24/7 Hosting

Achtung: Die neuseeländische Domain Name Commission (DNC) hat alle Personen, die mit dem Registrar 24/7 Hosting in einer Geschäftsbeziehung stehen oder künftig stehen möchten, gewarnt.

<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/sonstiges-domain-registrierung/neuseeland-warnung-vor-registrar-247-hosting-63848.html>

 

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- NEW TLDS

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Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction

Applicant Auction helped resolved 10 new gTLD contention sets last week, and the first results started trickling through today.

<http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction>

 

Famous Four Media wins .RACING and .CRICKET

Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners, one of the largest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, is pleased to announce Domain Venture Partners’ acquisition of the .RACING and .CRICKET registries at private auction. Both domain extensions will be added to the portfolio of 17 registries in which Domain Venture Partners has ownership.

<http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-wins-racing-and-cricket/>

 

Was I wrong? .xyz claims 31,000 regs on day one

.xyz’s first full day of general availability saw it total 31,119 registrations, suggesting that it’s not doing as badly as I suggested in a post earlier today.

<http://domainincite.com/16763-was-i-wrong-xyz-claims-31000-regs-on-day-one>

 

.xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway

Network Solutions gave away thousands of .xyz domain names for free to people who hadn’t requested them, artificially inflating the new gTLD’s launch day numbers.

<http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway>

 

New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet

New gTLD registrations have leapt passed the 900,000 mark and as of 3 June there were 936,597 across all new gTLDs according to nTLDstats.com. Registrations passed the 900,000 mark on 2 June.

<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22396>

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/>

<http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-past-900-000.html>

 

New TLD registration numbers are increasingly misleading

Some day this month one or more companies will proclaim that new TLD registrations have topped one million domain names.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/new-tld-numbers/>

 

.xyz launch crashed CentralNic

The launch of .xyz took back-end provider CentralNic’s registry down for 15 minutes on Monday.

<http://domainincite.com/16769-xyz-launch-crashed-centralnic>

 

.xyz fails to live up to the hype

.xyz sold just shy of 15,000 domain names during its first hours of general availability.

<http://domainincite.com/16759-xyz-fails-to-live-up-to-the-hype>

 

Tooting the .XYZ Horn: Founder Daniel Negari Says His New gTLD Debuted With a Bang

The new gTLD field is getting more crowded with each passing week, making it harder and harder to stand out in the crowd. .CLUB, currently the #1 new gTLD released, has done it with a high powered marketing campaign complete with celebrity registrants like 50 Cent and Demi Lovato.

<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140603.htm>

 

.XYZ zone file nears 15,000, 30k after 24 hours

Nearly 15,000 domains in zone file and over half of them are at NetworkSolutions. 30,000+ domains registered after 24 hours.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/03/dot-xyz-launch/>

 

Companies can start registering dot-Vegas domains; new names add variety to dot-com heavy Web [AP]

Companies bored with a dot-com or dot-net Web address can now spice things up with a dot-Vegas suffix.

<http://www.newser.com/article/0324644039c447a5bebf065f96abd271/companies-can-start-registering-dot-vegas-domains-new-names-add-variety-to-dot-com-heavy-web.html>
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2646420/Companies-start-registering-dot-Vegas-domains.html
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An important lesson in pre-ordering new TLDs

Registering domain names under new TLDs when they hit the market is similar to dropcatching expired domain names. From the registrar’s perspective, it involves prioritizing domains and hitting pinging the registry as quickly as possible.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tld-preorders/>

 

.XYZ is the Next .COM – BELIEVE IT by Daniel Negari

Tomorrow, June 2nd, 2014, will be remembered as the day that the internet evolved and every generation of internet users were unified. My vision for an affordable, truly generic, and open namespace that I had years ago will finally come to fruition.

<https://ceo.xyz/believe/>

 

.XYZ Moves Into 4th Most Registered New gTLD Topping 38K But 72% Are From NetSol

Ntldstats.com, has updated this morning and .XYZ is now the 4th most popular gTLD with over 38,000 registrations.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/04/xyz-moves-into-4th-most-registered-new-gtld-topping-38k-but-72-are-from-netsol/>

 

New TLDs on tap this week: .XYZ, .Futbol, .Dating and more

A bunch of new TLDs hit the market this week, especially on Wednesday.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tlds-on-tap-this-week-xyz-futbol-dating-and-more/>

 

Where the usual (trademark enforcement) rules don’t apply

In the world of internet governance, the big political issue of the moment is the proposed transfer of the IANA function to ICANN. Elsewhere, however, there are moves to develop an online space that is beyond the control of ICANN. Should this take off, it would create both opportunities and potential headaches for brands.

<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1e64678d-266c-4bb3-858f-ab1381f878d7>

 

Famous Four Media wins .RACING and .CRICKET

Famous Four Media has announced they have acquired the .racing and .cricket gTLDs through private auction taking to 17 the number of gTLDs the registry will manage.

<http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/famous-four-media-racing-cricket/>

 

Famous Four wins contention sets for .Cricket and .Racing

Famous Four MediaFamous Four Media announced today that it won two private auctions to resolve contention sets for new TLDs.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-contention-sets-for-cricket-and-racing/>

 

Famous Four Wins New gTLD Private Auctions For .Cricket and .Racing

Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners, announced today that they were the winning bidders at the private new gTLD auctions for the domain nams.RACING and .CRICKET.

<http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-new-gtld-private-auctions-for-cricket-and-racing/>

 

Antony Van Couvering Interviews Alexa Raad, CEO of Architelos (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 Alexa Raad, CEO of Architelos, filmed recently at ICANN 49 in Singapore. Alexa and Antony discuss how brands are dealing with new gTLD, registry strategies for success and how to market a new gTLD.

<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_antony_van_couvering_interviews_alexa_raad_ceo_of_architelos_video/>

 

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Cyber scams Gameover Zeus, Cryptolocker dismantled; AFP helps crush botnet over theft of $100m

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has helped the United States and 10 other countries dismantle a global computer hacker network that used a sophisticated computer virus to steal more than $100 million from companies and consumers.

<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-03/global-100m-scam-involving-internet-viruses-shut-down/5495646>

 

U.S. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged

A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and extorting computer owners, the Justice Department said on Monday.

<http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/cybersecurity-zeus-idINKBN0ED27320140603>

<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/uk-cybersecurity-indictment-idUKKBN0EE02L20140603>

 

GameOver Zeus Takedown Shows Good Early Returns

The effect of the takedown of the GameOver Zeus botnet this week has been immediate and significant. Researchers who track the activity of the peer-to-peer botnet’s activity say that the volume of packets being sent out by infected machines has dropped to almost zero.

<http://threatpost.com/gameover-zeus-takedown-shows-good-early-returns/106429>

 

Global police operation disrupts aggressive Cryptolocker virus

US authorities named Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev as the face of a malicious software scheme responsible for stealing millions from people around the world, after a successful campaign to disrupt two major computer networks.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/02/cryptolocker-virus-nca-malware-protection>

 

Automating Cybersecurity

If only computers themselves were smart enough to fight off malevolent hackers. That is the premise of an ambitious two-year contest with a $2 million first prize, posed to the world’s computer programmers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known by its acronym, Darpa. It is the blue-sky, big-think organization within the Defense Department that created a precursor of the Internet in the late 1960s and more recently held a contest that spurred development of self-driving cars.

<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/automating-cybersecurity.html>

 

ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say [IDG]

The recent effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet includes plans for Internet service providers to notify victims, but some security researchers think ISPs should play an even bigger role in the future by actively quarantining infected computers identified on their networks.

<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/546728/isps_should_quarantine_infected_computers_researchers_say/>

<http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248812/ISPs_urged_to_quarantine_infected_computers>

 

GameOver Zeus a timely reminder

Computer security experts say now is a good time to update your operating system, or at the very least check your antivirus software is up-to-date, with the takedown of the one of the most sophisticated cyber criminal networks ever found.

<http://www.3news.co.nz/GameOver-Zeus-a-timely-reminder/tabid/412/articleID/347012/Default.aspx>

 

Global roaming network vulnerable to attack: Researchers

Roaming is a service that mobile wireless users take for granted when they move across the boundaries of their carriers’ coverage. We just assume there’s coverage everywhere.

<http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/global-roaming-network-vulnerable-to-attack-researchers>

 

Cyber security break-ins a 'daily hazard while firms skimp on protection'

Consumers will continue to be the victims of cybersecurity crises unless businesses take more steps to protect the personal information of users, Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, has warned.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/cyber-security-break-in-firms-protection-cryptolocker>

 

uk: Life sentences for serious cyberattacks are proposed in Queen's speech

The UK government has said it wants to hand out life sentences to anyone found guilty of a cyberattack that has a catastrophic effect, under plans announced in the Queen's speech.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/life-sentence-cybercrime-queens-speech>

 

uk: How the “Get Safe Online” password checker fails users—badly

An educational website that bills itself as the UK's top source for "unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety" isn't living up to its promise. Not only is the password strength meter for Get Safe Online completely unreliable, it also transmits user-supplied candidates in address URLs, where they are vulnerable to hackers and shoulder surfers alike.

<http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/how-the-get-safe-online-password-checker-fails-users-badly/>

 

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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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Eros.com Scores Victory in Cybersquatting Case

The licensor and operator of adult webcam and dating site Eros.com and related escort sites recently scored a victory in a cybersquatting case after an arbitrator ruled that ErosEscorts.org be transferred over to them.

<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=179931>

 

au: Travel Insurance Direct Pty Limited v. Paul F Quinn - Case No. DAU2014-0007

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Travel Insurance Direct Pty Limited of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Watson Mangioni Lawyers Pty Ltd, Australia. The Respondent is Paul F Quinn of Moorebank, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Addisons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <directtravelinsurance.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0007>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Try Uniregistry’s slick bulk domain name search

“Bulk search” for domain names is very useful when you’re scavenging for domain names to hand register.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/try-uniregistrys-slick-bulk-domain-name-search/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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The new Moniker: Love it or Hate it?

Moniker released its upgraded interface over the weekend. The interface is based on the RRPproxy reseller platform.

<http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/the-new-moniker-love-it-or-hate-it/>

 

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INTERNET USE

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The weird Google searches of the unemployed and what they say about the economy

If you really want to know how the economy is doing now, just Google it. At least that’s the goal of a growing number of researchers who are turning to big data in hopes of unlocking the secrets of the economy at the speed of the Internet. The movement — dubbed “nowcasting” — is piquing the interest of policymakers in Washington and around the world frustrated by the long lag in official government statistics as they make decisions where timing is everything.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/30/the-weird-google-searches-of-the-unemployed-and-what-they-say-about-the-economy/>

 

The Internet spent a whopping 2.4 billion hours watching ‘competitive video games’ last year

... According to a report released yesterday by the market research firm IHS, people watched 2.4 billion hours of video games in 2013 — almost double the year before.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/06/03/the-internet-spent-a-whopping-2-4-billion-hours-watching-competitive-video-games-last-year/>

 

A third of teens feel more accepted online than in real life, study finds

McAfee's "Teens and the Screen" survey sees a far greater awareness of cyberbullying, but a carefree attitude toward security on the part of teens.

<http://www.cnet.com/au/news/a-third-of-teens-feel-more-accepted-online-than-in-real-life/>

 

Cyberbullying Triples According to New McAfee "2014 Teens and the Screen study"

McAfee, part of Intel Security, today released findings from the company's 2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying. The annual study examines the online behavior and social networking habits of U.S. preteens and teens. The most significant finding from this year’s study reveals that 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying versus last year when 27% of youth witnessed cruel behavior online. This behavior was perceived to result in anger and embarrassment, leading to a broader theme about how online behavior is impacting their offline lives. The study highlights how risky online activity can follow them offline and possibly make them even more susceptible to cyberbullying.

<http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/news/2014/q2/20140603-01.aspx>

 

Though popular for porn, Mobile Safari drops below half of mobile Web traffic

As the now unsupported (unless you know the right workaround) Windows XP slowly declines, this month packed one surprise: mobile Safari lost its majority share of the mobile Web. Though the browser still holds a plurality of the usage share, it dropped below 50 percent this month.

<http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/though-popular-for-porn-mobile-safari-drops-below-half-of-mobile-web-traffic/>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Facebook patent reveals plans for children to join the social network

Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/facebook-children-join-social-network>

 

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY

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YouTube accused of trying to strong-arm indie labels into poor deals

A threat to remove Adele and the Arctic Monkeys from YouTube should be investigated by the European Commission, according to the independent record labels they are signed to.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/youtube-independent-record-label-deals>

 

Billy Bragg and other indie musicians blast YouTube rates

Musicians have asked the EU to intervene in a row over the rates YouTube is offering small music labels to include them in a new service.

<http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27694353>

 

If Google can get rid of personal data, why can't it purge the pirates?

Google's decision to allow users to easily de-list certain personal information from search results has infuriated a film and music industry that argues the internet giant should act as decisively to help squash digital piracy.

<http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/01/google-personal-data-digital-pirates>

 

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE

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Google ethics advisor: The law needs bold ideas to address the digital age

The recent ruling by the European Court of Justice in favour of the “right to be forgotten” is part of the coming of age of our information society.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/google-ethics-law-right-to-be-forgotten-luciano-floridi>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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us: John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Call Bogs Down FCC Site

Amid a debate involving Internet speeds, comedian John Oliver apparently managed to slow down the  FCC’s website.

<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/03/john-olivers-net-neutrality-call-bogs-down-fcc-site/>

 

John Oliver’s net neutrality rant may have caused FCC site crash

Outside of Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission is one of the sleepier government agencies. It doesn’t get people worked up in the same way the Department of Education does (just mention the words “common core curriculum” and watch people foam at the mouth) and it doesn’t have the dewy newness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Not anymore.

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/04/john-olivers-net-neutrality-rant-may-have-caused-fcc-site-crash/>

 

John Oliver's cheeky net neutrality plea crashes FCC website

The US Federal Communications Commission website reported technical difficulties because of heavy traffic this week hours after comedian John Oliver called on viewers to share their thoughts with the agency about what he called “cable company fuckery”.

<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/john-oliver-fcc-website-net-neutrality>

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/"><span>http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Results of the First New gTLD Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction"><span>http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway"><span>http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/</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 Future of the Internet is at a Crossroads by Joao Schwarz da Silva<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Discussion on the future shape of the Internet has been raging for some years now. Issues debated have included net neutrality, the &ldquo;Internet of things&rdquo;, trust and privacy in the online world, freedom of expression, government control, the right to be forgotten and governance of personal data, and the list does not stop there. In Europe legislation is in the works at Union and national levels addressing these issues with net neutrality and data protection proving highly contentious, and European courts have recently weighed in against industry on the right to be forgotten.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/"><span>http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2014/06/04/the-future-of-the-internet-is-at-a-crossroads/</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">Results of the First New gTLD Auction<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">On 4 June 2014 ICANN through its authorized auction services provider, Power Auctions LLC, completed the first auction to resolve a contention set for a new gTLD string. Contention sets are groups of applications for identical or confusingly similar strings.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en"><span>http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-04jun14-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Auctions: On Track for the First Auction on 4 June 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As applicants work to secure rights to the 1,300+ TLDs that are expected to go live as part of the New gTLD Program, there are cases where more than one applicant applied for the same or confusingly similar strings. The Applicant Guidebook foresaw this scenario and prescribed Auctions as the method of last resort to resolve these contention sets in a clear and objective way.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-auctions-on-track-for-the-first-auction-on-4-june-2014"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtld-auctions-on-track-for-the-first-auction-on-4-june-2014</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): This Public Forum invites comments on the report of the study conducted to evaluate available solutions for the submission and display of internationalized contact data (such as WHOIS). The study was designed to inform the ICANN community of the feasibility of transliteration, transcription or translation (collectively transformation) of internationalized registration data for its broader accessibility. The study examined current practices for handling internationalized contact data by e-merchants, registries and registrars. It explored the support of such data by relevant technical protocols. The study also assessed the accuracy implications of transforming internationalized contact data.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN Publishes Quarterly Financial Report (Q3) for Fiscal Year 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">ICANN achieves another milestone in its financial accountability and transparency, with the publication of its quarterly (Q3) financial statements report. You can click here to look at the financial statements for the first nine months (July 2013 through March 2014) of ICANN's fiscal year 2014.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">What to Expect at ICANN 50: A Guide for Business Newcomers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Please join ICANN Vice Presidents Jean-Jacques Sahel and Christopher Mondini for a pre-ICANN 50 webinar for business participants.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.WED Registry Agreement Amendment - Introduction of Third Level Domain Sales<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Purpose (Brief): On 8 October 2013, Atgron, Inc., the registry operator of the .wed TLD, submitted a Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) request to allow the sale of third level domains in the TLD. As part of its request, Atgron submitted a list of approximately 11,000 second-level-domain names in which it would offer these registrations. This RSEP request was posted for public information on the Registry Services Evaluation Policy webpage, available at <a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/rsep-2014-02-19-en</span></a>.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-04-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-04-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Jamie Baxter, VP of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Community Priority Evaluation<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2014-05-27-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2014-05-27-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As ICANN 50 in London approaches, the Policy Development team is working diligently to update the global multistakeholder community on policy development work at ICANN. To this end, the Policy Development team will be hosting the Pre-ICANN 50 Policy Update Webinar on Thursday 12 June. There are two 90-minute sessions to allow for greater participation from around the world: 10:00 UTC and 19:00 UTC.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/news/blog/pre-icann-50-policy-update-webinar"><span>https://www.icann.org/news/blog/pre-icann-50-policy-update-webinar</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">NGPC Meeting of 14 May 2014<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-02-en"><span>https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-2014-06-02-en</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Second House Amendment Ups the Stakes on IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The House of Representatives has passed another measure related to the proposed IANA functions transition, and has again attached it to "must pass" legislation. This move ups the ante and may well be the final straw that compels the Senate Commerce Committee to hold its own oversight hearing on the IANA transition proposal.On May 30th the House adopted the Duffy Amendment to the Appropriations bill funding the Commerce, Justice, and State Departments in FY 2015. The final vote on the amendment was 229 in favor and 178 opposed -- it was fairly partisan outcome, with only ten Democrats voting aye while just one Republican voted nay.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.internetcommerce.org/duffy_ups_stakes/"><span>http://www.internetcommerce.org/duffy_ups_stakes/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tough Choices Two Years In by Jacob Malthouse<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">At the start of my term as New TLD Applicant Group (NTAG) Chair, I wrote about the importance of the 50th ICANN meeting for applicants. The meeting is significant, not only as a milestone for ICANN, but also because it marks two years since ICANN began processing new gTLD applications. Two years in, the program is at an inflection point. The final initial evaluation result was published two weeks ago and the first ICANN auction will take place this week.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_tough_choices_two_years_in/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_tough_choices_two_years_in/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">nz: Warnung vor Registrar 24/7 Hosting<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Achtung: Die neuseel&auml;ndische Domain Name Commission (DNC) hat alle Personen, die mit dem Registrar 24/7 Hosting in einer Gesch&auml;ftsbeziehung stehen oder k&uuml;nftig stehen m&ouml;chten, gewarnt.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/sonstiges-domain-registrierung/neuseeland-warnung-vor-registrar-247-hosting-63848.html"><span>http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/sonstiges-domain-registrierung/neuseeland-warnung-vor-registrar-247-hosting-63848.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ten more new gTLD contests settled in auction</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Applicant Auction helped resolved 10 new gTLD contention sets last week, and the first results started trickling through today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction"><span>http://domainincite.com/16767-ten-more-new-gtld-contests-settled-in-auction</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media wins .RACING and .CRICKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners, one of the largest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, is pleased to announce Domain Venture Partners&rsquo; acquisition of the .RACING and .CRICKET registries at private auction. Both domain extensions will be added to the portfolio of 17 registries in which Domain Venture Partners has ownership.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-wins-racing-and-cricket/"><span>http://www.famousfourmedia.com/2014/06/famous-four-media-wins-racing-and-cricket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Was I wrong? .xyz claims 31,000 regs on day one</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz&rsquo;s first full day of general availability saw it total 31,119 registrations, suggesting that it&rsquo;s not doing as badly as I suggested in a post earlier today.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16763-was-i-wrong-xyz-claims-31000-regs-on-day-one"><span>http://domainincite.com/16763-was-i-wrong-xyz-claims-31000-regs-on-day-one</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz launch inflated by massive NetSol giveaway</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Network Solutions gave away thousands of .xyz domain names for free to people who hadn&rsquo;t requested them, artificially inflating the new gTLD&rsquo;s launch day numbers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway"><span>http://domainincite.com/16771-xyz-launch-inflated-by-massive-netsol-giveaway</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD Registrations Leap Past 900,000 As .XYZ Debuts At 5 With A Bullet<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New gTLD registrations have leapt passed the 900,000 mark and as of 3 June there were 936,597 across all new gTLDs according to nTLDstats.com. Registrations passed the 900,000 mark on 2 June.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22396"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22396</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/gtld-registrations-past-900000/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-past-900-000.html"><span>http://www.domainnews.com/gtld-registrations-past-900-000.html</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">New TLD registration numbers are increasingly misleading</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Some day this month one or more companies will proclaim that new TLD registrations have topped one million domain names.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/new-tld-numbers/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/new-tld-numbers/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz launch crashed CentralNic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The launch of .xyz took back-end provider CentralNic&rsquo;s registry down for 15 minutes on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16769-xyz-launch-crashed-centralnic"><span>http://domainincite.com/16769-xyz-launch-crashed-centralnic</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz fails to live up to the hype<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.xyz sold just shy of 15,000 domain names during its first hours of general availability.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainincite.com/16759-xyz-fails-to-live-up-to-the-hype"><span>http://domainincite.com/16759-xyz-fails-to-live-up-to-the-hype</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tooting the .XYZ Horn: Founder Daniel Negari Says His New gTLD Debuted With a Bang <p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new gTLD field is getting more crowded with each passing week, making it harder and harder to stand out in the crowd. .CLUB, currently the #1 new gTLD released, has done it with a high powered marketing campaign complete with celebrity registrants like 50 Cent and Demi Lovato.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140603.htm"><span>http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140603.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">.XYZ zone file nears 15,000, 30k after 24 hours<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Nearly 15,000 domains in zone file and over half of them are at NetworkSolutions. 30,000+ domains registered after 24 hours.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/03/dot-xyz-launch/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/03/dot-xyz-launch/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Companies can start registering dot-Vegas domains; new names add variety to dot-com heavy Web [AP]</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Companies bored with a dot-com or dot-net Web address can now spice things up with a dot-Vegas suffix.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.newser.com/article/0324644039c447a5bebf065f96abd271/companies-can-start-registering-dot-vegas-domains-new-names-add-variety-to-dot-com-heavy-web.html"><span>http://www.newser.com/article/0324644039c447a5bebf065f96abd271/companies-can-start-registering-dot-vegas-domains-new-names-add-variety-to-dot-com-heavy-web.html</span></a>&gt;<br>&lt;<a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2646420/Companies-start-registering-dot-Vegas-domains.html"><span>http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2646420/Companies-start-registering-dot-Vegas-domains.html</span></a></span><span lang="EN">&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An important lesson in pre-ordering new TLDs</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Registering domain names under new TLDs when they hit the market is similar to dropcatching expired domain names. From the registrar&rsquo;s perspective, it involves prioritizing domains and hitting pinging the registry as quickly as possible.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tld-preorders/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tld-preorders/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ is the Next .COM &ndash; BELIEVE IT</span><span lang="EN"> </span><span lang="EN">by Daniel Negari</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Tomorrow, June 2nd, 2014, will be remembered as the day that the internet evolved and every generation of internet users were unified. My vision for an affordable, truly generic, and open namespace that I had years ago will finally come to fruition.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="https://ceo.xyz/believe/"><span>https://ceo.xyz/believe/</span></a>&gt;</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">.XYZ Moves Into 4th Most Registered New gTLD Topping 38K But 72% Are From NetSol<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Ntldstats.com, has updated this morning and .XYZ is now the 4th most popular gTLD with over 38,000 registrations.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/04/xyz-moves-into-4th-most-registered-new-gtld-topping-38k-but-72-are-from-netsol/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/04/xyz-moves-into-4th-most-registered-new-gtld-topping-38k-but-72-are-from-netsol/</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 on tap this week: .XYZ, .Futbol, .Dating and more<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A bunch of new TLDs hit the market this week, especially on Wednesday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tlds-on-tap-this-week-xyz-futbol-dating-and-more/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/new-tlds-on-tap-this-week-xyz-futbol-dating-and-more/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Where the usual (trademark enforcement) rules don&rsquo;t apply<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">In the world of internet governance, the big political issue of the moment is the proposed transfer of the IANA function to ICANN. Elsewhere, however, there are moves to develop an online space that is beyond the control of ICANN. Should this take off, it would create both opportunities and potential headaches for brands.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1e64678d-266c-4bb3-858f-ab1381f878d7"><span>http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1e64678d-266c-4bb3-858f-ab1381f878d7</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media wins .RACING and .CRICKET<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media has announced they have acquired the .racing and .cricket gTLDs through private auction taking to 17 the number of gTLDs the registry will manage.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/famous-four-media-racing-cricket/"><span>http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/04/famous-four-media-racing-cricket/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four wins contention sets for .Cricket and .Racing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four MediaFamous Four Media announced today that it won two private auctions to resolve contention sets for new TLDs.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-contention-sets-for-cricket-and-racing/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-contention-sets-for-cricket-and-racing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Wins New gTLD Private Auctions For .Cricket and .Racing<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Famous Four Media, the registry operator for Domain Venture Partners, announced today that they were the winning bidders at the private new gTLD auctions for the domain nams.RACING and .CRICKET.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-new-gtld-private-auctions-for-cricket-and-racing/"><span>http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/02/famous-four-wins-new-gtld-private-auctions-for-cricket-and-racing/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Antony Van Couvering Interviews Alexa Raad, CEO of Architelos (Video)</span><span lang="EN"><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 Alexa Raad, CEO of Architelos, filmed recently at ICANN 49 in Singapore. Alexa and Antony discuss how brands are dealing with new gTLD, registry strategies for success and how to market a new gTLD.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_antony_van_couvering_interviews_alexa_raad_ceo_of_architelos_video/"><span>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140602_antony_van_couvering_interviews_alexa_raad_ceo_of_architelos_video/</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">Cyber scams Gameover Zeus, Cryptolocker dismantled; AFP helps crush botnet over theft of $100m<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has helped the United States and 10 other countries dismantle a global computer hacker network that used a sophisticated computer virus to steal more than $100 million from companies and consumers.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-03/global-100m-scam-involving-internet-viruses-shut-down/5495646"><span>http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-03/global-100m-scam-involving-internet-viruses-shut-down/5495646</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. disrupts major hacking, extortion ring; Russian charged<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and extorting computer owners, the Justice Department said on Monday.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/cybersecurity-zeus-idINKBN0ED27320140603"><span>http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/cybersecurity-zeus-idINKBN0ED27320140603</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/uk-cybersecurity-indictment-idUKKBN0EE02L20140603"><span>http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/03/uk-cybersecurity-indictment-idUKKBN0EE02L20140603</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GameOver Zeus Takedown Shows Good Early Returns<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The effect of the takedown of the GameOver Zeus botnet this week has been immediate and significant. Researchers who track the activity of the peer-to-peer botnet&rsquo;s activity say that the volume of packets being sent out by infected machines has dropped to almost zero.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://threatpost.com/gameover-zeus-takedown-shows-good-early-returns/106429"><span>http://threatpost.com/gameover-zeus-takedown-shows-good-early-returns/106429</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global police operation disrupts aggressive Cryptolocker virus</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">US authorities named Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev as the face of a malicious software scheme responsible for stealing millions from people around the world, after a successful campaign to disrupt two major computer networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/02/cryptolocker-virus-nca-malware-protection"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/02/cryptolocker-virus-nca-malware-protection</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Automating Cybersecurity<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If only computers themselves were smart enough to fight off malevolent hackers. That is the premise of an ambitious two-year contest with a $2 million first prize, posed to the world&rsquo;s computer programmers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known by its acronym, Darpa. It is the blue-sky, big-think organization within the Defense Department that created a precursor of the Internet in the late 1960s and more recently held a contest that spurred development of self-driving cars.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/automating-cybersecurity.html"><span>http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/automating-cybersecurity.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">ISPs should quarantine infected computers, researchers say [IDG]<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus botnet includes plans for Internet service providers to notify victims, but some security researchers think ISPs should play an even bigger role in the future by actively quarantining infected computers identified on their networks.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/546728/isps_should_quarantine_infected_computers_researchers_say/"><span>http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/546728/isps_should_quarantine_infected_computers_researchers_say/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248812/ISPs_urged_to_quarantine_infected_computers"><span>http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248812/ISPs_urged_to_quarantine_infected_computers</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GameOver Zeus a timely reminder<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Computer security experts say now is a good time to update your operating system, or at the very least check your antivirus software is up-to-date, with the takedown of the one of the most sophisticated cyber criminal networks ever found.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.3news.co.nz/GameOver-Zeus-a-timely-reminder/tabid/412/articleID/347012/Default.aspx"><span>http://www.3news.co.nz/GameOver-Zeus-a-timely-reminder/tabid/412/articleID/347012/Default.aspx</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Global roaming network vulnerable to attack: Researchers<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Roaming is a service that mobile wireless users take for granted when they move across the boundaries of their carriers&rsquo; coverage. We just assume there&rsquo;s coverage everywhere.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/global-roaming-network-vulnerable-to-attack-researchers"><span>http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/global-roaming-network-vulnerable-to-attack-researchers</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 break-ins a 'daily hazard while firms skimp on protection'<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Consumers will continue to be the victims of cybersecurity crises unless businesses take more steps to protect the personal information of users, Christopher Graham, the information commissioner, has warned.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/cyber-security-break-in-firms-protection-cryptolocker"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/cyber-security-break-in-firms-protection-cryptolocker</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: Life sentences for serious cyberattacks are proposed in Queen's speech<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The UK government has said it wants to hand out life sentences to anyone found guilty of a cyberattack that has a catastrophic effect, under plans announced in the Queen's speech.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/life-sentence-cybercrime-queens-speech"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/life-sentence-cybercrime-queens-speech</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: How the &ldquo;Get Safe Online&rdquo; password checker fails users&mdash;badly</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">An educational website that bills itself as the UK's top source for "unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety" isn't living up to its promise. Not only is the password strength meter for Get Safe Online completely unreliable, it also transmits user-supplied candidates in address URLs, where they are vulnerable to hackers and shoulder surfers alike.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/how-the-get-safe-online-password-checker-fails-users-badly/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/how-the-get-safe-online-password-checker-fails-users-badly/</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">Eros.com Scores Victory in Cybersquatting Case<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The licensor and operator of adult webcam and dating site Eros.com and related escort sites recently scored a victory in a cybersquatting case after an arbitrator ruled that ErosEscorts.org be transferred over to them.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=179931"><span>http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=179931</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: Travel Insurance Direct Pty Limited v. Paul F Quinn - Case No. DAU2014-0007</span><span lang="EN"><p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">1. The Parties: The Complainant is Travel Insurance Direct Pty Limited of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Watson Mangioni Lawyers Pty Ltd, Australia. The Respondent is Paul F Quinn of Moorebank, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Addisons, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name &lt;directtravelinsurance.com.au&gt; is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0007"><span>http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0007</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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Try Uniregistry&rsquo;s slick bulk domain name search<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;Bulk search&rdquo; for domain names is very useful when you&rsquo;re scavenging for domain names to hand register.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/try-uniregistrys-slick-bulk-domain-name-search/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/04/try-uniregistrys-slick-bulk-domain-name-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">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"> - DOMAINING &amp; AFTERMARKET<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The new Moniker: Love it or Hate it?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Moniker released its upgraded interface over the weekend. The interface is based on the RRPproxy reseller platform.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/the-new-moniker-love-it-or-hate-it/"><span>http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/02/the-new-moniker-love-it-or-hate-it/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The weird Google searches of the unemployed and what they say about the economy<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">If you really want to know how the economy is doing now, just Google it. At least that&rsquo;s the goal of a growing number of researchers who are turning to big data in hopes of unlocking the secrets of the economy at the speed of the Internet. The movement &mdash; dubbed &ldquo;nowcasting&rdquo; &mdash; is piquing the interest of policymakers in Washington and around the world frustrated by the long lag in official government statistics as they make decisions where timing is everything.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/30/the-weird-google-searches-of-the-unemployed-and-what-they-say-about-the-economy/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/05/30/the-weird-google-searches-of-the-unemployed-and-what-they-say-about-the-economy/</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 Internet spent a whopping 2.4 billion hours watching &lsquo;competitive video games&rsquo; last year<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">... According to a report released yesterday by the market research firm IHS, people watched 2.4 billion hours of video games in 2013 &mdash; almost double the year before.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/06/03/the-internet-spent-a-whopping-2-4-billion-hours-watching-competitive-video-games-last-year/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/06/03/the-internet-spent-a-whopping-2-4-billion-hours-watching-competitive-video-games-last-year/</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">A third of teens feel more accepted online than in real life, study finds<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">McAfee's "Teens and the Screen" survey sees a far greater awareness of cyberbullying, but a carefree attitude toward security on the part of teens.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.cnet.com/au/news/a-third-of-teens-feel-more-accepted-online-than-in-real-life/"><span>http://www.cnet.com/au/news/a-third-of-teens-feel-more-accepted-online-than-in-real-life/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Cyberbullying Triples According to New McAfee "2014 Teens and the Screen study"<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">McAfee, part of Intel Security, today released findings from the company's 2014 Teens and the Screen study: Exploring Online Privacy, Social Networking and Cyberbullying. The annual study examines the online behavior and social networking habits of U.S. preteens and teens. The most significant finding from this year&rsquo;s study reveals that 87% of youth have witnessed cyberbullying versus last year when 27% of youth witnessed cruel behavior online. This behavior was perceived to result in anger and embarrassment, leading to a broader theme about how online behavior is impacting their offline lives. The study highlights how risky online activity can follow them offline and possibly make them even more susceptible to cyberbullying.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/news/2014/q2/20140603-01.aspx"><span>http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/news/2014/q2/20140603-01.aspx</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">Though popular for porn, Mobile Safari drops below half of mobile Web traffic<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">As the now unsupported (unless you know the right workaround) Windows XP slowly declines, this month packed one surprise: mobile Safari lost its majority share of the mobile Web. Though the browser still holds a plurality of the usage share, it dropped below 50 percent this month.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/though-popular-for-porn-mobile-safari-drops-below-half-of-mobile-web-traffic/"><span>http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/though-popular-for-porn-mobile-safari-drops-below-half-of-mobile-web-traffic/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">SOCIAL MEDIA<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook patent reveals plans for children to join the social network<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/facebook-children-join-social-network"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/facebook-children-join-social-network</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">YouTube accused of trying to strong-arm indie labels into poor deals<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">A threat to remove Adele and the Arctic Monkeys from YouTube should be investigated by the European Commission, according to the independent record labels they are signed to.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/youtube-independent-record-label-deals"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/youtube-independent-record-label-deals</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">Billy Bragg and other indie musicians blast YouTube rates<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Musicians have asked the EU to intervene in a row over the rates YouTube is offering small music labels to include them in a new service.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27694353"><span>http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27694353</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 Google can get rid of personal data, why can't it purge the pirates?<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Google's decision to allow users to easily de-list certain personal information from search results has infuriated a film and music industry that argues the internet giant should act as decisively to help squash digital piracy.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/01/google-personal-data-digital-pirates"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/jun/01/google-personal-data-digital-pirates</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">Google ethics advisor: The law needs bold ideas to address the digital age<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The recent ruling by the European Court of Justice in favour of the &ldquo;right to be forgotten&rdquo; is part of the coming of age of our information society.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/google-ethics-law-right-to-be-forgotten-luciano-floridi"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/04/google-ethics-law-right-to-be-forgotten-luciano-floridi</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">us: John Oliver&rsquo;s Net Neutrality Call Bogs Down FCC Site<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Amid a debate involving Internet speeds, comedian John Oliver apparently managed to slow down the&nbsp; FCC&rsquo;s website.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/03/john-olivers-net-neutrality-call-bogs-down-fcc-site/"><span>http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/03/john-olivers-net-neutrality-call-bogs-down-fcc-site/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Oliver&rsquo;s net neutrality rant may have caused FCC site crash<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Outside of Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission is one of the sleepier government agencies. It doesn&rsquo;t get people worked up in the same way the Department of Education does (just mention the words &ldquo;common core curriculum&rdquo; and watch people foam at the mouth) and it doesn&rsquo;t have the dewy newness of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Not anymore.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&lt;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/04/john-olivers-net-neutrality-rant-may-have-caused-fcc-site-crash/"><span>http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/04/john-olivers-net-neutrality-rant-may-have-caused-fcc-site-crash/</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">John Oliver's cheeky net neutrality plea crashes FCC website<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">The US Federal Communications Commission website reported technical difficulties because of heavy traffic this week hours after comedian John Oliver called on viewers to share their thoughts with the agency about what he called &ldquo;cable company fuckery&rdquo;.<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&lt;<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/john-oliver-fcc-website-net-neutrality"><span>http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/03/john-oliver-fcc-website-net-neutrality</span></a>&gt;<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">David Goldstein<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 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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- NEW TLDS

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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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- DNS SECURITY

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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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- DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES

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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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- MISCELLANEOUS

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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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- WEBHOSTING

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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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David Goldstein

 

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

 

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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<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>
<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">&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"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNANCE<p></p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">DOMAIN NAMES<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
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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>
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<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>
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<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>
<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 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>
<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">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>
<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>
<p class="MsoNormal"> email: <a href="mailto:david@..."><span>david@...</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> web:&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://goldsteinreport.com/"><span>http://goldsteinreport.com/</span></a> / <a href="http://davidgoldstein.tel/"><span>http://davidgoldstein.tel/</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport"><span>https://twitter.com/goldsteinreport</span></a><p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"> phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery<p></p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><p>&nbsp;</p></p>
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David Goldstein | 15 May 05:54 2014

auDA Domain News - 15 May

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The domain name news is supported by auDA

 

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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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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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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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- ccTLD & gTLD NEWS

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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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- DNS SECURITY

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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"><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>
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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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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>
<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">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>
<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">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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**********************<p></p></span></p>
<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>
<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 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>
<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">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>
<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">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>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">INTERNET USE<p></p></span></p>
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<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>
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<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>
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<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">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>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN"><p>&nbsp;</p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">GOVERNMENT &amp; PUBLIC POLICY<p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">**************************≤p></p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">TPP 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>
<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 | 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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GOVERNANCE

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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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- DNS SECURITY

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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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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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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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