David Goldstein | 28 Nov 04:25 2013

auDA domain news - 28 November

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Internet Society Board Takes Steps to Strengthen Existing Internet Governance Institutions
<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-board-takes-steps-strengthen-existing-internet-governance-institutions>

Study on Whois Misuse
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/whois-misuse-27nov13-en.htm>

Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/igo-ingo-recommendations-27nov13-en.htm>

Spam-Friendly Registrar ‘Dynamic Dolphin’ Shuttered
<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/11/spam-friendly-registrar-dynamic-dolphin-shuttered/>

Could new gTLD auctions last until April 2016?
<http://domainincite.com/15186-could-new-gtld-auctions-last-until-april-2016>

Net names .bike and .guru available
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25105438>

Trademark battle continues between the two Guns For Hire despite IP Australia ruling
<http://mumbrella.com.au/legal-battle-two-guns-hire-cotn-191765>

au: Gold Coast Tourism Corporation guilty of reverse domain name hijacking
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/25/gold-coast-tourism-corporation-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

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David Goldstein | 25 Nov 04:19 2013

auDA domain name news - 25 November

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Booting Up Brazil by Milton Mueller
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/11/19/booting-up-brazil/>

Brazil is finding its voice in the Internet governance debate.
<http://gtldstrategy.com/2013/11/22/brazil-is-finding-its-voice-in-the-internet-governance-debate/>

The de-Americanization of the Internet
<http://blog.heartland.org/2013/11/the-de-americanization-of-the-internet/>

GAC Communiqué – Buenos Aires, Argentina
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gac-to-board-20nov13-en>

ICANN Internet Governance Initiatives Sanctioned by Secret September Board Resolution by Philip Corwin
<http://internetcommerce.org/Secret_ICANN>

ICA on the Record at ICANN Buenos Aires by Philip Corwin
<http://internetcommerce.org/On-the_record_Buenos_Aires>

Icann chief: shift away from US 'is the way forward'
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/21/icann-internet-governance-solution-us-nsa-brazil-argentina>

auDA reviewing WHOIS Policy, open for public consultation
<http://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-reviewing-whois-policy-open-for-public-consultation/>

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Jon Lawrence | 21 Nov 10:56 2013
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Re: Catch-up time for .au

Hi Doug

I regularly hear people shortening .com.au/.org.au etc to just .com/.org. I even heard two examples of it within a few minutes during the recent auIGF meeting. In both cases, '.org' was said when '.org.au' was meant.  There are also regular examples in the media, right back to my favourite example in the 1990s which was Jeff Kennett's election website jeff.com.au, which was routinely referred to in the media as jeff.com, much to the bemusement of the individual in the US who ran a personal site at that address.

A direct registration under .au, eg jeff.au is in no way confusable with jeff.com.

Your point about 'having to decide between .au and .com.au' is in no way different to the .com.au/.com example, or for that matter, between .com.au and .net.au. There are tens of thousands of .net.au domains registered by different entities to the .com.au equivalent, and I'm not aware of any major issues.

I am the registrant of lawrence.net.au. I have also set up an account at jon-W1WbbPd4oPM0n/F98K4Iww@public.gmane.org which redirects here. Not once in two years have I received an email sent to jon-W1WbbPd4oPM0n/F98K4Iww@public.gmane.org instead of jon-W1WbbPd4oPN2EYHfpYP1xg@public.gmane.org I suspect there have been a few sent to jon-W1WbbPd4oPPk1uMJSBkQmQ@public.gmane.org though...

Yes, domain names are a finite resource. Opening up the second level actually creates additional options, so increases choice.  

I think comparing the desirability of a second-level .au with TLDs like .asia and .info is pretty spurious.  The .au domain is a very strong brand already (over 2.5 million names) and has a clearly defined constituency (ie Australia) so would almost certainly be very sought after. I'm also certain that the release of second-level names in .uk and .nz (which are appropriate comparisons) will be very keenly contested.

You seem to be assuming that opening up second-level registrations would require changes to the eligibility rules.  That's not necessary, and I'm not proposing it.

I am a strong supporter of maintaining the local presence requirement for all .au registrations. That is, however, the only one of Robert Elz's policies that I think needs to be maintained and I believe it is the single factor that gives .au domains a very high level of consumer acceptance and trust.

My proposal would be that second-level .au domains could be registered by any entity legally entitled to trade in Australia. That would include (and always has in .com.au and .net.au) individuals, as we're all sole traders if we want to be.

cheers
jon

 
 


----- Original Message -----
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To: ".au DNS Discussion List" <dns-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org>
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The question was who is with me and clearly I’m not one! Re where is the evidence of confusion Jon mentioned:

 

Jon says: “And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'”

 

If you are of the opinion there is already confusion between .com (world) and .com.au (Australia) the proposed solution hardly helps. You would then have to decide if a business is somename.au or somename.com.au, either one or both? If the 2LD domains go on the open market then it is likely different companies with be at each domain, this has to be confusing not to mention we are dealing with a finite resource so there is no going back or further segregation possible. You can make the case that the 2LD is under-utilized but there is room to explore this further without creating yet another domain gold rush which has happened in other jurisdictions with varying levels of success. I think I still have a few .asia and .info names myself – what a waste? What happened to the geographic domain names – I haven’t followed that recently but they are not mainstream despite all the hoopla created at the time.

 

Re individuals I don’t know the answer to that one is but I do think just opening up .au to all comers is the worst of all worlds. We were very lucky that the restrictive policies of the past left us with a relatively coherent and clean .au registry to work with so let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. This is a topic that can go on forever so I’ve got nothing more to add to the discussion.

 

Doug

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org [mailto:dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org] On Behalf Of David Goldstein
Sent: Thursday, 21 November 2013 4:59 AM
To: '.au DNS Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au

 

Where is the evidence of “utter confusion” Doug? This process has happened in a number of ccTLDs around the world and the sky hasn’t fallen in. And where it has happened and there is an equal choice, that is the same policies for both spaces, registrants overwhelmingly prefer registrations at the second level.

 

And then it comes back to individuals. Individuals are treated poorly under .au. Oh yeah, they can go and use .id.au, but it is unloved and almost nobody wants to use it. Go to .fr, where individuals can register domains, and registrations are around 50/50 for business and individuals.

 

These are two issues I have campaigned on at the last two Names Policy Panels with limited support. Where were you Jon? The problem is the issues are put as simple yes or no questions that doesn’t work. The issue needs to be a discussion about the pros and cons and how the transition would take place. It’s a serious issue that requires serious discussion as happened in .uk and .nz. Not a simple yes or no option in a questionnaire.

 

And I’m not sure where you get your information from Doug. The .co ccTLD seems to be progressing nicely with over 1.5 million registrations in 3 years.

 

So how about an informed discussion on the issue without the histrionics.

 

David

 

From: dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFc@public.gmane.orgg [mailto:dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Doug Robb
Sent: Thursday, 21 November 2013 2:55
To: '.au DNS Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au

 

Err this is madness!

 

From the article:

“In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition – e.g. where one person holds example.co.uk and another holds example.org.uk – the shorter domain will be offered to the .co.uk registrant.”

 

So the domain space is collapsed by a mass migration of .co.uk to .uk for what purpose? What utter confusion for the .org’s and the like. Perhaps the .co is meaningless in people’s minds – a mistake of the past. We should be so lucky to be .com.au and get the best of both worlds – a recognized brand and a regional separation with the potential for further discrimination between logical groups.

 

Leave me out of destroying this in favor of a once off land grab by existing .com owners or companies with deep pockets …..

 

Doug

 

 

From: dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org [mailto:dns-bounces-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org] On Behalf Of Jon Lawrence (Personal)
Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 9:00 PM
To: dns-4wNK73mzcFfYtjvyW6yDsg@public.gmane.org
Subject: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au

 

http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace

 

So, .uk are doing it. And .nz is doing it (opening up registrations at the second-level). And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'.

 

I call on auDA to urgently convene a new Names Panel to consider the issue of opening up second-level registrations in .au.

 

Sorry Chris, but the 'let's see how the dust settles on the new gTLDs first' line is, in my opinion, naive, and I believe puts the long-term success of .au at genuine risk.

 

Who's with me?

 

Jon


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<div><div>Hi Doug<div><br></div>
<div>I regularly hear people shortening .com.au/.org.au etc to just .com/.org. I even heard two examples of it within a few minutes during the recent auIGF meeting. In both cases, '.org' was said when '.org.au' was meant. &nbsp;There are also regular examples in the media, right back to my favourite example in the 1990s which was Jeff Kennett's election website jeff.com.au, which was routinely referred to in the media as jeff.com, much to the bemusement of the individual in the US who ran a personal site at that address.</div>
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<div>A direct registration under .au, eg jeff.au is in no way confusable with jeff.com.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Your point about 'having to decide between .au and .com.au' is in no way different to the .com.au/.com example, or for that matter, between .com.au and .net.au. There are tens of thousands of .net.au domains registered by different entities to the .com.au equivalent, and I'm not aware of any major issues.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I am the registrant of lawrence.net.au. I have also set up an account at jon@... which redirects here. Not once in two years have I received an email sent to jon@... instead of&nbsp;<span>jon@... I suspect there have been a few sent to&nbsp;</span><span>jon@... though...</span>
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<div><br></div>
<div>Yes, domain names are a finite resource. Opening up the second level actually creates additional options, so increases choice. &nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I think comparing the desirability of a second-level .au with TLDs like .asia and .info is pretty spurious. &nbsp;The .au domain is a very strong brand already (over 2.5 million names) and has a clearly defined constituency (ie Australia) so would almost certainly be very sought after. I'm also certain that the release of second-level names in .uk and .nz (which are appropriate comparisons) will be very keenly contested.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>You seem to be assuming that opening up second-level registrations would require changes to the eligibility rules. &nbsp;That's not necessary, and I'm not proposing it.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I am a strong supporter of maintaining the local presence requirement for all .au registrations. That is, however, the only one of Robert Elz's policies that I think needs to be maintained and I believe it is the single factor that gives .au domains a very high level of consumer acceptance and trust.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>My proposal would be that second-level .au domains could be registered by any entity legally entitled to trade in Australia. That would include (and always has in .com.au and .net.au) individuals, as we're all sole traders if we want to be.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>cheers</div>
<div>jon</div>
<div><br></div>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span>The question was who is with me and clearly I&rsquo;m not one! Re where is the evidence of confusion Jon mentioned:</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Jon says: &ldquo;And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'&rdquo; </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>If you are of the opinion there is already confusion between .com (world) and .com.au (Australia) the proposed solution hardly helps. You would then have to decide if a business is somename.au or somename.com.au, either one or both? If the 2LD domains go on the open market then it is likely different companies with be at each domain, this has to be confusing not to mention we are dealing with a finite resource so there is no going back or further segregation possible. You can make the case that the 2LD is under-utilized but there is room to explore this further without creating yet another domain gold rush which has happened in other jurisdictions with varying levels of success. I think I still have a few .asia and .info names myself &ndash; what a waste? What happened to the geographic domain names &ndash; I haven&rsquo;t followed that recently but they are not mainstream despite all the hoopla created at the time.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Re individuals I don&rsquo;t know the answer to that one is but I do think just opening up .au to all comers is the worst of all worlds. We were very lucky that the restrictive policies of the past left us with a relatively coherent and clean .au registry to work with so let&rsquo;s not throw the baby out with the bath water. This is a topic that can go on forever so I&rsquo;ve got nothing more to add to the discussion.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Doug</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
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<div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">From:</span><span lang="EN-US"> dns-bounces@... [mailto:dns-bounces@...] On Behalf Of David Goldstein<br>Sent: Thursday, 21 November 2013 4:59 AM<br>To: '.au DNS Discussion List'<br>Subject: Re: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au</span></p></div></div>
<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Where is the evidence of &ldquo;utter confusion&rdquo; Doug? This process has happened in a number of ccTLDs around the world and the sky hasn&rsquo;t fallen in. And where it has happened and there is an equal choice, that is the same policies for both spaces, registrants overwhelmingly prefer registrations at the second level.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>And then it comes back to individuals. Individuals are treated poorly under .au. Oh yeah, they can go and use .id.au, but it is unloved and almost nobody wants to use it. Go to .fr, where individuals can register domains, and registrations are around 50/50 for business and individuals.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>These are two issues I have campaigned on at the last two Names Policy Panels with limited support. Where were you Jon? The problem is the issues are put as simple yes or no questions that doesn&rsquo;t work. The issue needs to be a discussion about the pros and cons and how the transition would take place. It&rsquo;s a serious issue that requires serious discussion as happened in .uk and .nz. Not a simple yes or no option in a questionnaire.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>And I&rsquo;m not sure where you get your information from Doug. The .co ccTLD seems to be progressing nicely with over 1.5 million registrations in 3 years.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>So how about an informed discussion on the issue without the histrionics.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>David</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">From:</span><span lang="EN-US"> <a href="mailto:dns-bounces@..." target="_blank">dns-bounces@...g</a> [<a href="mailto:dns-bounces@..." target="_blank">mailto:dns-bounces@...</a>] On Behalf Of Doug Robb<br>Sent: Thursday, 21 November 2013 2:55<br>To: '.au DNS Discussion List'<br>Subject: Re: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au</span></p></div></div>
<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Err this is madness!</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">From the article:</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&ldquo;In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition &ndash; e.g. where one person holds example.co.uk and another holds example.org.uk &ndash; the shorter domain will be offered to the .co.uk registrant.&rdquo;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">So the domain space is collapsed by a mass migration of .co.uk to .uk for what purpose? What utter confusion for the .org&rsquo;s and the like. Perhaps the .co is meaningless in people&rsquo;s minds &ndash; a mistake of the past. We should be so lucky to be .com.au and get the best of both worlds &ndash; a recognized brand and a regional separation with the potential for further discrimination between logical groups. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Leave me out of destroying this in favor of a once off land grab by existing .com owners or companies with deep pockets &hellip;..</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN">Doug</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>&nbsp;</span></p>
<div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">From:</span><span lang="EN-US"> <a href="mailto:dns-bounces@..." target="_blank">dns-bounces@...</a> [<a href="mailto:dns-bounces@..." target="_blank">mailto:dns-bounces@...</a>] On Behalf Of Jon Lawrence (Personal)<br>Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 9:00 PM<br>To: <a href="mailto:dns@..." target="_blank">dns@...</a><br>Subject: [DNS] Catch-up time for .au</span></p></div></div>
<p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace" target="_blank">http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace</a></p>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">So, .uk are doing it. And .nz is doing it (opening up registrations at the second-level). And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'.</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">I call on auDA to urgently convene a new Names Panel to consider the issue of opening up second-level registrations in .au.</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">Sorry Chris, but the 'let's see how the dust settles on the new gTLDs first' line is, in my opinion, naive, and I believe puts the long-term success of .au at genuine risk.</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">Who's with me?</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p></div>
<div><p class="MsoNormal">Jon</p></div>
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David Goldstein | 21 Nov 04:41 2013

auDA domain news - 21 November

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ICANN Jumps Into Internet Governance Talk; Fight Over Domains For GIs
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/11/19/icann-jumps-into-internet-governance-talk-fight-over-domains-for-gis/>

Community Responds to ICANN Internet Governance Initiatives by Lynn Lipinski
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/community-responds-to-icann-internet-governance-initiatives/>

au: AUDA Foundation: The Brendan Leggett Show
<http://www.spreaker.com/user/brendo/auda-foundation>

Australian startup Oneflare accused of ‘repurposing’ another website for spam
<http://techgeek.com.au/2013/11/21/australian-startup-oneflare-accused-repurposing-another-website-spam/>

Second Level Registrations And Other Changes Coming To .UK
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/21/second-level-uk-registrations-2014/>

Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new “dot Brand” Web
domains [news release]
<http://afilias.info/news/2013/11/18/social-networks-likely-lose-grip-brandconsumer-conversations-wake-new-“dot-brand”-we>

ICANN blocks almost 10 million new gTLD domains
<http://domainincite.com/15101-icann-blocks-almost-10-million-new-gtld-domains>

These are the top 50 name collisions
<http://domainincite.com/15122-these-are-the-top-50-name-collisions>

au: AFP and RBA websites suffer cyber attacks
<http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/afp-and-rba-websites-suffer-cyber-attacks-20131121-2xwns.html>

au: AFP and RBA websites hit by DDoS attacks
<http://www.zdnet.com/au/afp-and-rba-websites-hit-by-ddos-attacks-7000023451/>

TPP IP Chapter Leaks Reveal New U.S. Proposed Regulations for Country-Code Domain Names by Michael Geist
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20111120_tpp_ip_chapter_leaks_us_proposed_regulations_country_code_domains/>

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ICANN Jumps Into Internet Governance Talk; Fight Over Domains For GIs
ICANN, celebrating its 15th birthday during its 48th meeting in Buenos Aires this week is not only busy
pushing forward the introduction of new TLDs. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé also inserted the
organisation into the middle of preparations for a conference on the future of internet governance to be
held in Sao Paolo on 23-24 April. ICANN is the overseer of the internet domain name system.
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/11/19/icann-jumps-into-internet-governance-talk-fight-over-domains-for-gis/>

Brazil to host conference on internet governance [Xinhua]
Brazil, a main target of cyber surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies, will host an international
conference on internet governance in April, government officials said Monday.
<http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=181171>

ICANN Creates Panel to Address Internet Governance
ICANN announced on Monday that it has created a panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation,
bringing together representatives from government, the private sector, and technical community to
discuss Internet governance.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-creates-panel-address-internet-governance>

U.S. seen giving up internet governance in wake of spy scandal
The U.S. is expected to relinquish its remaining powers of governance over the internet in the wake of the
recent scandal over electronic snooping, according to a leading technology expert. Rod Beckstrom,
former chief of an organization that oversees the architecture of the internet, said there was a
“crisis” in perceptions of the internet.
<http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/technology/2013/11/20/U-S-seen-giving-up-internet-governance-in-wake-of-spy-scandal.html>

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Experts to Discuss Benefits of Open Internet
ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehadé, ICANN Board Member Olga Madruga-Forti and LACNIC President Oscar
Messano will participate in a panel focused on the business opportunities that are only possible on a free
and open Internet. The event, titled "Public Responsibility Session – Entrepreneurship & DNS," will
take place on Thursday, 21 November, during ICANN's 48th public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-20nov13-en.htm>

Community Responds to ICANN Internet Governance Initiatives by Lynn Lipinski
An audience estimated at close to 500 attended a quickly arranged early morning community forum on
Wednesday at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. ICANN President & CEO Fadi Chehadé said he called the meeting after
hearing questions and concerns from community members about three new ICANN initiatives on Internet
Governance –1net, Brazil’s international Internet governance conference and ICANN’s strategy
panel on Internet governance.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/community-responds-to-icann-internet-governance-initiatives/>

Publication of Alternate Path to Delegation Reports Requires Registry Agreement Modification
On 17 November 2013, ICANN published the Alternate Path to Delegation Reports and lists of Second-Level
Domains (SLDs) to block for all eligible proposed new gTLDs, which was further updated on 18 November 2013
with the published list of 25 proposed new gTLDs found to be ineligible for the Alternate Path to
Delegation. This clears the way for the vast majority of new gTLDs to move forward to Delegation, while
addressing concerns about Name Collision raised by the community.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-20nov13-en>

Internet Governance Takes Center Stage at ICANN's Buenos Aires Meeting [news release]
The future of Internet governance took on a new priority at the opening of ICANN's 48th Public Meeting,
ahead of an April conference on Internet governance in Brazil. More than 1,700 people from around the
world are attending the ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21395>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/19/internet-governance-icanns-buenos-aires/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/internet-governance-takes-center-stage-at-icann-s-buenos-aires-meeting.html>

Reports for Alternate Path to Delegation Published
ICANN has published the Alternate Path to Delegation Reports and lists of Second-Level Domains (SLDs) to
block for all eligible proposed new gTLDs. Nearly all of the applied for new gTLD strings have been found
eligible to proceed with the Alternate Path to Delegation prior to receiving their Name Collision
Occurrence Assessments.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-17nov13-en>

New ICANN 48 Session Added
Another session has been added to Wednesday's meeting schedule. At 07:00 ART (10:00 UTC) tomorrow, the
ICANN community is invited to attend a session discussing the multistakeholder meeting in Brazil.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-19nov13-en.htm>

Further Analysis Needed on “Enhanced Cooperation” by Baher Esmat
Members of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the UN Commission on Science and Technology
for Development (CSTD) met for the second time in Geneva on 6-8 November 2013. The Working Group was
created to examine the mandate of the World Summit on the Information Society regarding Enhanced
Cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/further-analysis-needed-on-enhanced-cooperation/>

Christine Willett to Dirk Krischenowski
Trademarks Starting with a "." (dot)
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/jolles-to-crocker-chalaby-13nov13-en>

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Dr. Avrom Pollak, Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, Rabbi Ari Senter, and Rabbi S. Adler, Union
of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, STAR-K Kosher Certification, Inc., Chicago Rabbinical
Council, Inc., Kosher Supervision Service, Inc. and The Kashruth Council of Canada, to Mr. Fadi Chehadé
Equal Treatment of .halal and .kosher gTLD Applications
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/elefant-et-al-to-chehade-14nov13-en>

Shaul Jolles, CEO | Dot Registry, LLC, to Stephen D. Crocker and Cherine Chalaby
ICANN's Intentions in Relation to the GAC Category 1 Safeguard Advice
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/jolles-to-crocker-chalaby-13nov13-en>

Dirk Krischenowski, Chief Executive Officer | TLDDOT GmbH, to Stephen D. Crocker
.GMBH Top-Level-Domain
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/krischenowski-to-crocker-13nov13-en>

ICANN in a sticky spot as GNSO overrules GAC on block-lists
ICANN may have to decide which of its babies it loves the most — the GNSO or the GAC — after receiving
conflicting marching orders on a controversial rights protection issue.
<http://domainincite.com/15130-icann-in-a-sticky-spot-as-gnso-overrules-gac-on-block-lists>

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance [IDG]
An Internet governance model that includes businesses and civil-society groups in the decision-making
process remains the best approach, despite a push from some countries for a more government-centric
model, officials with ICANN said.
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/532421/icann_leaders_push_broad-based_internet_governance/>
<http://www.cio.com/article/743534/ICANN_Leaders_Push_for_Broad_based_Internet_Governance>

ICANN Sets Up 'coalition' to Address New Internet Governance Challenges [IDG]
ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the
technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2064380/icann-sets-up-coalition-to-address-new-internet-governance-challenges.html>
<http://www.cio.com/article/743355/ICANN_Sets_Up_39_coalition_39_to_Address_New_Internet_Governance_Challenges>

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au: AUDA Foundation: The Brendan Leggett Show
Join Brendan as he chats with Craig Ng Director of the AUDA Foundation. Discussing includes recent grants
to support great organisations such as Australian Aboriginal Literacy Foundation.
<http://www.spreaker.com/user/brendo/auda-foundation>

Australian startup Oneflare accused of ‘repurposing’ another website for spam
If you happen to own domain names, it really does suck when you accidentally forget to renew them.
Especially when an Australian startup decides to acquire it for the purposes of using your reputation on
Google to promote their new product.
<http://techgeek.com.au/2013/11/21/australian-startup-oneflare-accused-repurposing-another-website-spam/>

Vorschlag zu .NZ Second Level Registrierungen genehmigt
Das "Council of InternetNZ" (Internet New Zealand Inc.) gab bekannt, dass auf Vorschlag der Domain Name
Commission Ltd. künftig auch Second Level Domains direkt unterhalb von .nz zugelassen werden.
<http://brandshelter.com/deutsch/News/Neueste%20Nachrichten.html>

Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name registrations
The UK’s favourite internet namespace is expanding as the body responsible for.uk domain names -
Nominet - has approved plans to offer registrations directly before the ‘dot’ in .uk.
<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-introduce-shorter-uk-domain-name-registrations>

Nominet ushers in new era for .uk namespace
Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, today announces
updates on a range of new initiatives and projects designed to help the company evolve the .uk namespace
and improve standards in the face of a rapidly changing internet landscape, as first outlined in June 2013.
<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace>

Second Level Registrations And Other Changes Coming To .UK
There are major changes to the .uk ccTLD are coming in 2014 including registrations at the second level,
enhanced security, a revised Registrar Agreement and a proposed Data Quality policy is open for comment,
the .uk registry, Nominet announced yesterday.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21411>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/21/second-level-uk-registrations-2014/>

Nominet approves direct second-level .uk domains
Get ready for a backlash — Nominet has committed to start offering second-level domain names under .uk
for the first time.
<http://domainincite.com/15128-nominet-approves-direct-second-level-uk-domains>

Shorter .uk web address plan revived by Nominet
UK websites will soon be able to use shorter addresses despite concerns the move could cause confusion.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25006066>

Shorter .uk web addresses announced
Nominet says customers will be able to switch to .uk from .co.uk or .org.uk from next summer
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10462155/Shorter-.uk-web-addresses-announced.html>

Nominet to launch shorter .uk domain
Nominet has approved plans to offer registrations directly before the "dot" in .uk, meaning people can now
register website.uk as well as website.co.uk.
<http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/20/nominet-shorter-domains>

Nominet to offer second level .uk domain names, with .co.uk owner getting priority
Nominet has approved a controversial program to offer second level .uk domain names, but has drastically
changed the program from the first draft.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/20/second-level-uk/>

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Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new “dot Brand” Web
domains [news release]
New research from registry services provider Afilias reveals that the launch of branded gTLDs will likely
mark the start of a decline in the number of brands using social networks.
<http://afilias.info/news/2013/11/18/social-networks-likely-lose-grip-brandconsumer-conversations-wake-new-“dot-brand”-we>

Companies favour gTLDs over social media, survey states
gTLDs could signal the decline of social media marketing with research showing over 80 per cent of
companies stating gTLDs are a more useful method by which to market a company or product.
<http://www.itproportal.com/2013/11/18/companies-favour-gtlds-over-social-media-survey-states/>

Domain Scheme Puts LGBTQ Organizations at Risk
This week, ICANN is holding its 48th public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among those present are
representatives of the many companies that have applied to own the hundreds of new gTLDs (similar to .com
or .org) that ICANN is authorizing. For many years, ICANN was cautious about creating new ones. There are
currently a total of 22, including .biz, .name, and .info, as well as the various country TLDs like .us,
.fr, and .uk.
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2013/11/20/icann_generic_top_level_domains_the_battle_for_gay_and_lgbt.html>

Personalised branded domains and a potential challenge to social media: can brands capitalise on new
ICANN web domains?
Brands hoping to capitalise on branded web domains following confirmation that .London will roll out next
year will need to invest in significant marketing campaigns to pull users in, according to managing
director of digital marketing at Jaywing, Brian Taylor.
<http://www.thedrum.com/news/2013/11/20/personalised-branded-domains-and-potential-challenge-social-media-can-brands>

ICANN blocks almost 10 million new gTLD domains
ICANN has asked new gTLD registry operators to block a total of 9.8 million domain names, due to the
perceived risk of damage from name collisions.
<http://domainincite.com/15101-icann-blocks-almost-10-million-new-gtld-domains>

These are the top 50 name collisions
Having spent the last 36 hours crunching ICANN’s lists of almost 10 million new gTLD name collisions, the
DI PRO collisions database is back online, and we can start reporting some interesting facts.
<http://domainincite.com/15122-these-are-the-top-50-name-collisions>

ICANN posts all name collision reports – except for 25 new TLDs that don’t qualify
ICANN has posted the block lists for all new TLDs that want to pursue the “alternate path to delegation.”
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/18/icann-posts-all-name-collision-reports-except-for-25-new-tlds-that-dont-qualify/>

.wow has more collisions than any other new gTLD
Amazon, Google or Demand Media are going to have to block over 200,000 strings in .wow, which all three have
applied for, due to the risk of name collisions.
<http://domainincite.com/15109-wow-has-more-collisions-than-any-other-new-gtld>

TLDH reveals new gTLD launch strategy
Top Level Domain Holdings will announce its go-to-market strategy — including .tv-style premium names
pricing and its launch as a registrar — at an event at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires this evening.
<http://domainincite.com/15105-tldh-reveals-new-gtld-launch-strategy>

Top Level Domain Holdings makes its play in the name game
Top Level Domain Holdings will this week start selling unusual web addresses with suffixes including
“.horse” and “.cooking”, as the Aim-quoted company capitalises on sweeping changes to the
architecture of the web.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/3565041a-5049-11e3-befe-00144feabdc0.html>

GACmail? Belgium denies .spa gTLD shakedown
The Belgian government has denied claims that the city of Spa tried to shake down new gTLD applicants for
money in exchange for not objecting to their .spa applications.
<http://domainincite.com/15118-gacmail-belgium-denies-spa-gtld-shakedown>

Panel denies community objections against .Hotel applicant
An International Chamber of Commerce panelist has denied two community objections filed against .hotel
applicant Booking.com.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/19/dothotel-community-objections/>

ICANN Delegates 7 More gTLDs
ICANN delegated another seven gTLDs on 19 November, taking the total number to 31 gTLDs that have been
delegated in total.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/20/icann-delegates-7-more-gtlds/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-delegates-7-more-gtlds.html>

Sedo gets deal with Donuts for Sunrise and Premium Domains
Sedo has nabbed a big client with Donuts signing on to use its services to resolve sunrise contention as well
as sell some of its premium domain names.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/19/sedo-gets-deal-with-donuts-for-sunrise-and-premium-domains/>

First Dot Kiwi domains going up for sale
Dot Kiwi Limited has announced applications will open tomorrow, 13 November 2013, for a limited number of
'premium' domain names in the .kiwi registry.
<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=ec11e093-ed2c-44b1-af4a-cd91d768b2a8>

.Horse Domain Registry Service Offered
.HORSE has announced it is offering a service in which horse industry professionals and enthusiasts can
reserve a domain name ending in .horse, which is among a group of new domains now approved to increase
choices in the domain name space.
<http://www.thehorse.com/articles/32919/horse-domain-registry-service-offered>

Seven more Donuts gTLDs delegated
Donuts had seven new gTLDs added to the DNS root zone today.
<http://domainincite.com/15115-seven-more-donuts-gtlds-delegated>

.Gay Objector Strikes Out
International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has lost three community
objections it brought against applicants for the .gay TLD. The objections were filed against Top Level
Design, Top Level Domain Holdings, and United TLD (Demand Media).
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/18/gay-objector-strikes-out/>

TLDH launches “Priority Registration” service for new TLDs, starting at €29.95
Top Level Domain Holdings has released a system for pre-registering new TLDs, called Priority Registration.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/18/tldh-launches-priority-registration-service-for-new-tlds-starting-at-e29-95/>

ICANN Signing of .LONDON Contract
The Board of Top Level Domain Holdings is pleased to report that its client, Dot London Domains Ltd (“Dot
London”), has signed the contract with ICANN allowing the new TLD, .LONDON, to proceed to the final
round of pre-delegation testing before being introduced into the Internet’s root zone in 2014.
<http://www.tldh.org/2013/11/icann-signing-of-london-contract/>

Portfolio Update: .KIWI Passes Pre-delegation
The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings are delighted to announce that its client, Dot Kiwi Limited, the
owner of the TLD .kiwi, has passed the pre-delegation testing mandated by ICANN.
<http://www.tldh.org/2013/11/portfolio-update-kiwi-passes-pre-delegation/>

Top Level Domain Holdings’ value will become more apparent, says N+1 Singer
The value inherent in Top Level Domain Holdings will be more apparent to investors in the coming months as
the roll out of gTLDs advances, according to City broker N+1 Singer.
<http://static1.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/63344/top-level-domain-holdings-value-will-become-more-apparent-says-n1-singer-63344.html>

NameJet.com Pulls All 16 New gTLD Domain Names On Collision List Out of Auction
After ICANN released the collision list today for all new gTLD strings, Namejet.com informed
TheDomains.com that it has pulled all auction for new gTLD domain names that were on the collision list.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/19/namejet-com-pulls-all-16-new-gtld-domain-names-on-collision-list-out-of-auction/>

Dot Kiwi startet Pioneer-Programm für .kiwi
Dot Kiwi Limited, designierte Registry der neuen TLD .kiwi, hat im Vorfeld des Registrierungsbeginns ein
»Pioneer-Programm« gestartet.
<http://www.domain-recht.de/domain-registrierung/neue-top-level-domains/ntlds-dot-kiwi-startet-pioneer-programm-fur-kiwi-63560.html>

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Stuxnet's Earlier Version Much More Powerful And Dangerous, New Analysis Finds
ICS/SCADA expert Ralph Langner analyzes how Stuxnet shifted from super-stealthy to simpler, and dispels
common misconceptions about the infamous Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear facility -- including the
belief that only a nation-state could pull off a similar attack in the future
<http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/stuxnets-earlier-version-much-more-power/240164120>

ENISA calls for better data sharing and interoperability among “Digital Fire Brigades” to mitigate
cyber attacks in new report; “Detect, SHARE, Protect” [news release]
The EU Agency ENISA launches its new report “Detect, SHARE, Protection: Improving Threat Data Exchange
among CERTs” on how to make data threat exchange easier and better between the “digital fire
brigades” (i.e. Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT)s.) The Agency concludes that improving
information sharing must build on existing solutions and standardisation efforts in data exchange
formats, so as to make them interoperable.
<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-better-data-sharing-and-interoperability-among-certs-to-mitigate-cyberattacks>

Chinese Hackers Seen Exploiting Cloud to Spy on U.S.
China-based hackers may target Internet-based e-mail, data storage and other services provided
overseas by such companies as Microsoft Corp. to spy on the U.S., a congressional commission found.
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-20/chinese-hackers-seen-exploiting-cloud-to-spy-on-u-s-.html>

Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks
Miners are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking as they slash costs, automate equipment,
rely more on the internet, and run mines from hundreds of kilometers away, a survey of nearly 40 mining
companies has found.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/20/mining-cyberattacks-idINDEE9AJ0D220131120>

Internet Traffic Following Malicious Detours Via Route Injection Attacks
Attackers are using route injection attacks against BGP-speaking routers to insert additional hops in
the traffic stream, redirecting traffic to third-party locations where it can be inspected before
it’s sent to its destination.
<http://threatpost.com/internet-traffic-following-malicious-detours-via-route-injection-attacks/102981>

au: AFP and RBA websites suffer cyber attacks
The Australian Federal Police and the Reserve Bank have been victims of an apparent cyber attack.
<http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/afp-and-rba-websites-suffer-cyber-attacks-20131121-2xwns.html>

au: AFP and RBA websites hit by DDoS attacks
The websites of the Australian Federal Police and the Reserve Bank of Australia were hit by DDoS attacks
overnight as relations between Australia and Indonesia continue to strain.
<http://www.zdnet.com/au/afp-and-rba-websites-hit-by-ddos-attacks-7000023451/>

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au: Peacock Media Group Pty Ltd v. Robert Tapping - Case No. DAU2013-0029
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Peacock Media Group Pty Ltd of South Australia, Australia, represented
by Piquet Kruzas, South East Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Robert Tapping of Australia. 2. The
Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <3solarquotes.com.au> is registered with VentralP
Group (Australia) Pty Ltd dba VentralP Wholesale (the “Registrar”).
<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2013-0029>

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TPP IP Chapter Leaks Reveal New U.S. Proposed Regulations for Country-Code Domain Names by Michael Geist
The leaked Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter has revealed a number of U.S.
proposals including U.S. demands for Internet provider liability that could lead to subscriber
termination, content blocking, and ISP monitoring, copyright term extension and anti-counterfeiting
provisions. This post discusses Article QQ.C.12 on domain names.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20111120_tpp_ip_chapter_leaks_us_proposed_regulations_country_code_domains/>

Thomson Reuters Adds Reverse Whois from MarkMonitor to SAEGIS and SERION Platforms
Thomson Reuters CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business and global leader
in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, today announced the addition of Reverse Whois
from MarkMonitor, a Thomson Reuters sister business, to the SAEGIS and SERION platforms.
<http://thomsonreuters.com/press-releases/112013/Thomson-reuters-adds-reverse-whois-from-markmonitor-to-saegis-and-serion-platforms>

LAC, the DNS, and the Importance of Comunidad by Paul Diaz
The 1st Latin American & Caribbean DNS Forum was held on 15 November 2013, before the start of the ICANN
Buenos Aires meeting. Coordinated by many of the region's leading technological development and
capacity building organizations, the day long event explored the opportunities and challenges for
Latin America brought on by changes in the Internet landscape, including the introduction of new gTLDs
such as .LAT, .NGO and others.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131119_lac_the_dns_and_the_importance_of_comunidad/>

Tech Mahindra NZ looks for partners with domain knowlege
Tech Mahindra forms contracts with NZ companies that allow them to pay different sums based on whether they
were able to achieve a pre-specified outcome, exceed it or not reach it at all.
<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/532074/tech_mahindra_nz_looks_partners_domain_knowlege/>

David Letterman jokes about Healthcare.xxx domain name
If the owner of the Healthcare.xxx domain name is wondering why he got a bunch of traffic to his parked domain
name last night, here’s why.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/20/david-letterman-healthcaregov/>

Will NamesCon usher in an era of inexpensive domainer conferences?
NamesCon, a new domain name conference being organized by Richard Lau, will take place in Las Vegas January 13-15.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/20/namescon-2014/>

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Yahoo! domain auction now has over 500 domain names
The list of domain names Yahoo! is offering in a domain name auction currently running on Sedo has expanded
to over 500 domain names. Many of them are listed with reserves below $5,000 and some are below $1,000.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/19/yahoo-domain-auction-now-has-over-500-domain-names/>

Is Your Domain Name Worth Millions?.
What’s in an Internet domain name? The current owner of mutualfunds.com thinks it could be worth millions.
<http://blogs.wsj.com/totalreturn/2013/11/20/is-your-domain-name-worth-millions/>

A Two-Letter .com That Commanded $2.7 Million in the Year's 2nd Biggest Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
The domain aftermarket had another solid outing this week with the year's second biggest sale (and its
third 7-figure transaction) topping our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That $2.7 million
blockbuster sale of KK.com, handled by Moniker/SnapNames brokers John Mauriello and Kevin Kopas, has
been exceeded in 2013 only by Igloo.com's $4.7 million sale of another 2-letter .com, IG.com, in September.
<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131120.htm>

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INTERNET USE
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Australians use up nearly a day on the Internet every week
Businesses are spending more on online advertising to engage Australians whose online activities now
consume nearly an entire day each week, according to a study released today by Nielsen.
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/532079/australians_use_up_nearly_day_internet_every_week/>

‘Anywhere, any time’ internet popular with Kiwis – report
Most New Zealand internet users are accessing the internet from a hand-held mobile device at least some of
the time, according to the 2013 World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) Report.
<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/anywhere-anytime-internet-popular-kiwis-report-148946>

Internet report shows digital divide among Kiwis
Maori and Pasifika New Zealanders are less likely to use the internet with 14 per cent of people being
non-users, compared to 7 per cent of New Zealand Europeans and 3 per cent of Asians.
<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/532453/internet_report_shows_digital_divide_among_kiwis/>

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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Facebook, Still Dominant, Strives to Keep Cachet
... Facebook is still the dominant social media service, and has been an attractive suitor for many
start-ups. And Snapchat most likely spurned Facebook partly because it thought it could fetch much more
than the billions Facebook was willing to pay.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/18/technology/facebook-strives-to-keep-its-cachet.html>

Facebook defends allowing beheadings footage to continue
Facebook will continue to allow users to show footage of beheadings as long as it is posted in "the right
context", MPs have heard.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24998833>

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Google and Microsoft to block abuse web searches
Internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after
months of mounting pressure.
<http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-and-microsoft-to-block-abuse-web-searches-8946170.html>

Facebook and Twitter should block anonymous messages – PM's adviser
Twitter and Facebook should let users block anonymous messages if they are serious about stopping
bullying and trolling on social media sites, David Cameron's adviser on child internet safety has said.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/19/facebook-twitter-allow-block-anonymous-messages-david-cameron-adviser>

uk: Online child abuse monitor to tackle peer-to-peer networks
The UK's key internet monitoring service is to begin investigating illegal child abuse material on
restricted parts of the internet that it does not have access to.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/18/online-child-abuse-peer-to-peer>

IWF welcomes progress in the fight against online child sexual abuse content [news release]
Today (18 November 2013) the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) attended a summit hosted by the Prime
Minister Opens in New Window to discuss the fight against online child sexual abuse content.
<https://www.iwf.org.uk/about-iwf/news/post/379-iwf-welcomes-progress-in-the-fight-against-online-child-sexual-abuse-content>

uk: David Cameron: GCHQ will be brought in to tackle child abuse images
GCHQ will be brought in to tackle the problem of child abuse material being shared on peer-to-peer
networks, the prime minister has revealed.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/18/david-cameron-gchq-child-abuse-images>

Parents helping children become Internet bullies
Parents fear their own children could be online bullies but still ignore age limits on social networking
sites such as Facebook, study shows
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/10455464/Parents-helping-children-become-Internet-bullies.html>

au: Smartphone app aims to educate teenagers about the dangers of sexting
A new free smartphone application to help young people better understand laws around sexting,
cyberbullying and the age of consent has been launched in Melbourne.
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-18/smartphone-app-aims-to-educate-teenagers-about-dangers-of-sexti/5099884>

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Surveillance technology out of control, says Lord Ashdown
The technology used by Britain's spy agencies to conduct mass surveillance is "out of control", raising
fears about the erosion of civil liberties at a time of diminished trust in the intelligence services,
according to the former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/18/surveillance-technology-out-of-control-ashdown>

Court order that allowed NSA surveillance is revealed for first time
A secret court order that authorised a massive trawl by the National Security Agency of Americans' email
and internet data was published for the first time on Monday night, among a trove of documents that also
revealed a judge's concern that the NSA "continuously" and "systematically" violated the limits placed
on the program.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/19/court-order-that-allowed-nsa-surveillance-is-revealed-for-first-time>

Latest Release of Documents on N.S.A. Includes 2004 Ruling on Email Surveillance
The Obama administration released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents related to National
Security Agency surveillance late Monday, including an 87-page ruling in which the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court first approved a program to systematically track Americans’ emails
during the Bush administration.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/latest-release-of-documents-on-nsa-includes-2004-ruling-on-email-surveillance.html>

Congress and Courts Weigh Restraints on N.S.A. Spying
Congressional critics of the National Security Agency program that collects the telephone records of
millions of Americans stepped up their efforts as the Supreme Court on Monday turned away an unusual
challenge to the scope of the surveillance.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/us/politics/congress-and-courts-weigh-restraints-on-nsa-spying.html>

US and UK struck secret deal to allow NSA to 'unmask' Britons' personal data
The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and
stored by America's National Security Agency under a secret deal that was approved by British
intelligence officials, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/20/us-uk-secret-deal-surveillance-personal-data>

Yahoo Will Encrypt All Data Moving Between its Data Centers
In a move to reassure customers about the privacy and security of their data, Yahoo today said it will
encrypt all data moving between its data centers. The announcement, made in a Tumblr by Yahoo CEO Marissa
Mayer, follows a similar effort by Google.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/yahoo-will-encrypt-data-moving-data-centers>

Yahoo is extending encryption across its services — but you’ll have to turn it on yourself
Three weeks after The Washington Post reported that the NSA had broken into Yahoo's data center traffic,
the company has announced that it's locking down its systems. It's a timely step for the company, which has
mostly lagged behind other companies when it comes to user privacy.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/11/18/yahoo-is-extending-encryption-across-its-services-but-youll-have-to-turn-it-on-yourself/?tid=hpModule_88854bf0-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394>

Future of the Internet after the Snowden Affair
Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about American intelligence agencies’ wiretapping of
European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently
have far-reaching implications which go beyond a simple diplomatic scandal.
<http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/11/future-of-the-internet-after-the-snowden-affair/>

Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'
Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through
social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that privacy will become much harder to ensure.
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57613120-83/vint-cerf-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly/>

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CENSORSHIP
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Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in
a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/21/uk-usa-google-schmidt-idUKBRE9AK03820131121>

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Case
Google agreed on Monday to pay $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia in a wide-reaching
settlement over tracking consumers online without their knowledge.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/technology/google-to-pay-17-million-to-settle-privacy-case.html>

Google to pay $17 million to settle states' Safari probe
Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Colombia that it
secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/18/google-settle-idINDEE9AH0G620131118>

Google's vertical search proposals: what will be EC antitrust chief's verdict?
"Don't ask me to give you the arguments about Google's proposals," says Joaquin Almunia sharply. "Ask
Google. I'm investigating them. I'm not defending them."
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/19/googles-vertical-search-proposal-investigated-ec-antitrust>
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Catch-up time for .au

http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace

So, .uk are doing it. And .nz is doing it (opening up registrations at the second-level). And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'.

I call on auDA to urgently convene a new Names Panel to consider the issue of opening up second-level registrations in .au.

Sorry Chris, but the 'let's see how the dust settles on the new gTLDs first' line is, in my opinion, naive, and I believe puts the long-term success of .au at genuine risk.

Who's with me?

Jon
<div>http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-ushers-new-era-uk-namespace<div><br></div>
<div>So, .uk are doing it. And .nz is doing it (opening up registrations at the second-level). And as they're both currently 'co.', they don't even suffer from the same brand confusion that we get from being 'com.'.</div>
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<div>I call on auDA to urgently convene a new Names Panel to consider the issue of opening up second-level registrations in .au.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Sorry Chris, but the 'let's see how the dust settles on the new gTLDs first' line is, in my opinion, naive, and I believe puts the long-term success of .au at genuine risk.</div>
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<div>Who's with me?</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Jon</div>
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David Goldstein | 18 Nov 06:00 2013

auDA Domain News - 18 November

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GOVERNANCE
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Internet Governance Update by Fadi Chehadé
In recent days, the community has asked for more information about the background of events in Internet
governance including the Montevideo Statement, meetings in Brazil and the Internet Governance Forum
and so I wanted to write this blog as another way to complement my ongoing discussions with various
community groups.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/internet-governance-update/>

Thinking Clearly About Multistakeholder Internet Governance by Dr. Laura DeNardis (American
University ; Yale Information Society Project) & Mark Raymond (Centre for International Governance Innovation)
Abstract: Efforts to study and practice Internet governance start, virtually without exception, from
the premise that the Internet is governed by an innovative, unusual (perhaps unique)
‘multistakeholder’ model. Preserving that model is a primary goal for the broader Internet
community as well as for many governments, though not for all. Viewing multistakeholderism as a
teleological goal for Internet governance creates several problems. First, multistakeholderism is
often elevated as a value in itself rather than as a possible approach to meeting more salient public
interest objectives such as preserving Internet interoperability, stability, security, and
openness. Second, multistakeholder governance may not be appropriate in every functional area of
Internet governance. Internet coordination is not a monolithic practice but rather a multilayered
series of tasks of which some are appropriately relegated to the private sector, some the purview of
traditional nation-state governance or international treaty negotiations, and some more
appropriately multistakeholder. It is a misnomer to speak not only of multistakeholder governance but
also of Internet governance as a single thing.
<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2354377>

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 - ICANN
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ICANN’s Mandate to Preserve and Enhance Multistakeholder Internet Cooperation by Steve Crocker
The success of the Internet is due in large part to its decentralized and distributed design. The
Internet’s governance structure reflects and reinforces this design choice. The bottom-up,
multistakeholder model of governance has addressed burgeoning policy issues in a remarkably agile and
successful manner. It has addressed key challenges (secure DNS; IPv4 address exhaustion) without
impeding the Internet’s enormous contribution to social welfare.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/icanns-mandate-to-preserve-and-enhance-multistakeholder-internet-cooperation/>

Share Your Thoughts on ICANN’s Vision, Mission, Focus Areas by Fadi Chehadé
Earlier this year, I asked the global community to join us in brainstorming for ICANN’s new Vision and
Five-Year Strategic Plan. The community’s response was impressive in its international diversity,
insightfulness and forward thinking. The community’s input on ICANN’s key challenges and
opportunities has inspired a proposed new ICANN vision, a reiteration of our mission, and draft goals for
five focus areas
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/share-your-thoughts-on-icanns-vision-mission-focus-areas/>

Experts Address the Global Expansion of the Internet
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé, Board Chair Dr. Stephen Crocker, President of Generic Domains Division Akram
Atallah and Vice President Stakeholder Engagement for Latin America and the Caribbean Rodrigo de la
Parra will address major issues shaping the Internet's future at a news conference on Wednesday, 20
November at 11:30 AM (ART).
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/advisories/advisory-15nov13-en>

Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Draft Report & Recommendations:
Announcement of Correction
A correction was issued on 7 November 2013 by the Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team
(ATRT2) to their report dated 15 October 2013.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-17nov13-en.htm>

The Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors
The 2013 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter as
a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-15nov13-en.htm>

Next Stop, Buenos Aires – Generic Domains Division Sessions by Christine Willett
ICANN meetings are always an exciting time! Community members and attendees from around the world come
together with staff and board members to discuss Internet policy and ICANN’s role therein. ICANN 48 in
Buenos Aires, which takes place 17 – 21 November 2013, is particularly invigorating for the New gTLD
Program as it represents the first meeting since the first new gTLDs were delegated from this Program.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/next-stop-buenos-aires-generic-domains-division-sessions/>

Delegated Strings
Overview: ICANN's New gTLD Program will result in the expansion of available gTLDs, such as .COM, .NET or
.ORG, from 22 to possibly 1,400 new names or "strings".
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings>

New Contracting Statistics Released
Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 15 November 2013:
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-15nov13-en>

New IE Results Published
2 Held Applications Complete Initial Evaluation
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-15nov13-en>

Thomas Mörz, CEO | InterNet GmbH, to ICANN Board
Implementation Proposal for GAC Category 1 Safeguard Advice form "Corporate Identifiers"
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/morz-to-icann-board-13nov13-en>

ICANN: Buenos Aires
ICANN is holding its 48th public meeting in Buenos Aires from November 17 to 21, and FairWinds Partners will
be on the ground gathering intelligence.
<http://gtldstrategy.com/2013/11/15/icann-buenos-aires/>

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Ken Hansen Leaves Neustar to Become CEO of co.com Registry
For the past four years, Ken Hansen has been Senior Director of Business Development, GM, ,nyc at Neustar.
In that role, he has been working to promote the .NYC registry, which has the backing of New York City. I just
learned that Ken is leaving Neustar to become CEO of the co.com Registry, a recently formed venture that
will offer .co.com domain names.
<http://www.domaininvesting.com/ken-hansen-leaves-neustar-ceo-co-com-registry-115/>

Ken Hansen leaves Neustar to launch co.com domain name registry
Three well known people in the domain name industry have teamed up to offer domain name registrations under
co.com, e.g. name.co.com.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/15/ken-hansen-leaves-neustar-to-launch-co-com-domain-name-registry/>

Paul Goldstone Assembles All-Star Team Led By CEO Ken Hansen to Launch New CO.COM Registry - Gregg McNair
Also Onboard as Chairman
Domain industry veteran Paul Goldstone (whose enterprises include registrar DomainIt.com) has decided
what he wants to do with his favorite domain, perhaps the ultimate two-letter .com - co.com. Today
Goldstone announced the launch of a new co.com registry that will allow users to register third level
domains (for example, cars.co.com).
<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2013/dailyposts/20131115.htm>

CZ.NIC launches the Good Domain educational campaign
A good address is essential. Choosing the right address can have a great impact on the success of a business.
A good Internet domain is also a good address. Sponsored by the CZ.NIC Association, the administrator of
the national .CZ domain, the online part of the Good Domain campaign at dobradomena.cz is being launched
with this motto today.
<http://www.nic.cz/page/1731/cz.nic-launches-the-good-domain-educational-campaign-/>

de: Shutdown of Domain Check (DCHK) lookup service as of 3 December 2013
Effective 3 December 2013, DENIC will shut down their Domain Check (DCHK) lookup service which was in place
so far to check out the mere registration status of a .DE domain. From then on, all status information
concerning .DE domains may further be comfortably accessed via the Domain Query web interface or the
command-line based public-whois service.
<http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/3767.html>

Webinar: “Porta il tuo negozio in Europa con un sito .eu” (Italian)
Want to learn how to effectively use .eu domain names in e-commerce? Are you planning to spread your own
e-commerce project across Europe?
<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/nov-2013/webinar-porta-il-tuo-negozio-europa-con-un-sito-eu-italian>

eu: EURid in one minute
This week we launched a short corporate video called “EURid in one minute”. We will use it when we
present EURid to the public.
<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/nov-2013/eurid-one-minute>

eu: 2013 Christmas competition, 11 days until launch!
This year EURid is giving away three fabulous holidays in our Christmas competition for .eu domain name holders.
<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/nov-2013/2013-christmas-competition-11-days-until-launch>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/17/11-days-until-eurids-2013-christmas-competition-launches/>

ng: Internet Body Calls for NG Adoption
THE Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) is advocating for the embedment of local content on
the nation's ccTLD to maximize the benefits of digital migration.
<http://allafrica.com/stories/201311160342.html>

nl: AbuseHUB launched to tackle botnets
During the ECP's annual congress at the AFAS Circustheater in Scheveningen, the Abuse Information
Exchange officially launched the AbuseHUB. The HUB is a system for the central processing of information
about botnet infections in the Netherlands, designed to speed up the detection of infected computers and
to bring internet users faster and better help dealing with viruses.
<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/abusehub-van-start-botnets-aangepakt-1/>

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ICANN <at> 15: Born in the USA - But Will It Stay? by Philip S Corwin
This article was originally intended to be a short one focused on indications that ICANN was exploring the
establishment of a legal nexus outside the United States and discussing what that might mean - and whether
it was consistent with the Affirmation of Commitments (AOC) entered into with the United States in 2009.
Then, as completion neared, came the sudden and nearly simultaneous release of the October 7th
Montevideo Statement and the announcement two days later of a proposed 2014 Brazil "Summit" focused on
restructuring Internet governance. At that point the task vastly expanded. more»
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131115_icann15_born_in_the_usa_but_will_it_stay_api1/>

Will the ICANN Auctions Kill off New gTLD Innovation? by Stéphane Van Gelder
As the launch of the first of the new gTLDs draws ever closer, more and more applicants are beginning to
publicise their business models and ideas for putting the Domain Name System (DNS) to good use. By doing
so, they are also shedding light on what promises to be a far less uniform Top Level for the Internet than
might have previously been feared. A schism is appearing in the type of applicant/TLD model being
enacted. Up until now, Donuts, Google et al have tended to hold the spotlight, and for good reason.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131115_will_the_icann_auctions_kill_off_new_gtld_innovation/>

Is The Internet Domain Land Rush A Land Rush At All?
There's a land rush going on right now. At least that's how everyone seems to be describing the with
so-called TLDs.
<http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/11/17/245835720/is-the-internet-domain-land-rush-a-land-rush-at-all>

11 More gTLDs Delegated
ICANN delegated 11 new gTLDs on 14 November taking the total number to 24 since 23 October.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/18/11-more-gtlds-delegated/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/11-more-gtlds-delegated.html>

Donuts Adds Another Seven Generic Top-Level Domains to the Internet, Signs 19 Additional Registrars
On the heels of last week’s news that Donuts Inc., a registry for new gTLDs, had launched seven new gTLDs,
the company said today it will launch the Sunrise phase of seven additional new gTLDs on December 3. In
addition, Donuts has executed another 19 agreements with registrars who will distribute Donuts names.
<http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-adds-another-seven-generic-top-level-domains-to-the-internet-signs-19-additional-registrars/>

Will ICANN be forced to reject Islamic gTLDs?
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has condemned applications for .islam and .halal gTLDs filed by a
Turkish company, despite the applicant recently fighting off an OIC-backed objection.
<http://domainincite.com/15034-will-icann-be-forced-to-reject-islamic-gtlds>

Architelos Publishes Second NameSentry Report, Releasing Data and Key Findings on Internet Safety and
Comparative Rankings of over 70 TLDs
Architelos, Inc. announced today the publication of the second installment of the NameSentry Namespace
Quality Report. The report benchmarks the comparative safety of the Internet and its largest TLDs by
measuring by the prevalence of security threats such as malware, phishing, botnets, and spam. The
findings indicate a 67% increase of domain names identified and listed as “abusive” by major
blocklists from January to September 2013, and that at least 5.5% of newly registered domain names are
being used to perpetrate security threats.
<http://architelos.com/2013/11/14/architelos-publishes-second-namesentry-report-releasing-data-and-key-findings-on-internet-safety-and-comparative-rankings-of-over-70-top-level-domains/>

.sexy and 10 more gTLDs now in the root
Uniregistry’s .sexy and .tattoo are currently in the DNS root zone, the first two of its portfolio to
become active.
<http://domainincite.com/15051-sexy-and-10-more-gtld-now-in-the-root>

.SEXY? .TATTOO? Now Live in DNS? Welcome to the World of NewgTLDs by Dan York
As I wrote last week, ICANN is proceeding along with "delegating" the "new gTLDs" and while last week's
.GURU may have provoked some chuckles, this week's block of 11 newly "delegated" newgTLDs brings us... more»
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131114_sexy_tattoo_now_live_in_dns_welcome_to_the_world_of_newgtlds/>

"ICANN Urged to Rule on .LLP 'Breach'" by Jeanette Heller
There is probably no worldwide community without at least one member located in the US. But does this
qualify the closing of a community to only US based members and, by extension, to exclude all other
eligible entities from around the world solely because of arbitrary geographical circumstances based
upon company whims?
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131114_icann_urged_to_rule_on_llp_breach/>

Some new TLDs will run “Early Access Programs” for the Landrush phase
The TLD launch phase typically known as Landrush might look very different with new TLDs.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/14/some-new-tlds-will-run-early-access-programs-for-the-landrush-phase/>

London domain name to launch in summer 2014
The capital will gets its own domain name, .london, in the summer of 2014.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24948055>

London to get its own domain name in 2014
London is to become one of the first cities in the world with its own domain name, when ".london" launches in 2014.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/15/london-domain-name-2014-businesses?CMP=twt_gu>

London Gets Its Own Internet Domain
London will shortly be one of Europe’s first cities to get its own TLD after .london was approved by the
Internet’s naming body.
<http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/11/15/london-gets-its-own-internet-domain/>
<http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-383654/>

Web domain shown 'huge interest' from businesses
Business applicants for the new .London web domain name could potentially gain more customers, the chief
executive of the mayor's official promotional organisation for London said today.
<http://www.itv.com/news/london/update/2013-11-15/web-domain-shown-huge-interest-from-local-businesses/>

Capital businesses to get .london domain next spring
London will shortly become one of the first cities in the world to launch its own city domain name
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10451909/Capital-businesses-to-get-.london-domain-next-spring.html>

Dot London: City launches own domain to boost online presence
London will join a handful of cities launching their own internet domain names next year to build a greater
online presence and promote the British capital, the mayor's office said on Friday.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/15/britain-internet-domain-idINDEE9AE0CB20131115>

London set to become one of the first cities in the world to have its own domain name
Businesses across the capital will be able to apply for a new ending to their web addresses from the Spring of
next year
<http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/london-set-become-one-first-2795209>

Domain name suffix ‘.tokyo’ to be available next spring
Domain names ending with “.tokyo,” “.nagoya” and “.moe” will be available next spring as
part of a move to increase the number of suffixes by the agency that oversees Internet addresses.
<http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000804167>

Israelis hope to revolutionize Spanish-speaking Internet
Two Israeli entrepreneurs are at the heart of an Internet revolution in the Spanish-speaking world. This
Tuesday, in Buenos Aires, there will be a launch party for the new domain extension: .uno, a gTLD reserved
exclusively for Spanish speakers.
<http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=13385>

Top Level Domain Holdings stock up 25% on .London news, up 3x since last month
Shares in Top Level Domain Holdings skyrocketed 25% today after the company announced ICANN had signed the
contract for the .london TLD. TLDH is the backend registry for .london.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/15/top-level-domain-holdings-stock-up-25-on-london-news-up-3x-since-last-month/>

Benin first to reserve dotAfrica name, more governments urged
The African Union Commission (AUC) has urged African governments to reserve their domains ahead of the the
launch of dotAfrica (.Africa), with Benin the only country to have done so as yet.
<http://www.humanipo.com/news/36546/benin-first-to-reserve-dotafrica-name-more-governments-urged/>

1&1 prices first four Donuts gTLDs at $50-$80 a year
The registrar 1&1 Internet has started selling pre-registrations in the first four Donuts new gTLDs for
between $50 and $80 a year.
<http://domainincite.com/15039-11-prices-first-four-donuts-gtlds-at-50-80-a-year>

RightOfTheDot to manage .club’s premium strategy
.CLUB Domains has selected RightOfTheDot to manage its premium and founders program domains strategy.
<http://domainincite.com/15031-rightofthedot-to-manage-clubs-premium-strategy>

Type a new TLD in Chrome, and the browser will ask you if you really meant it
New TLDs are being delegated to the root, but Google Chrome wants to make sure you really meant to type them in.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/14/type-a-new-tld-in-chrome-and-the-browser-will-ask-you-if-you-really-meant-it/>

.Kiwi Launches Founders Program
The .Kiwi registry has formally launched a Founders Program for the .Kiwi new gTLD and has broken it down
between several different levels of involvment
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/14/kiwi-launches-founders-program/>

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Cyber security expert Melissa Hathaway warns governments invest too little in protection from attacks
A former cyber security advisor to President Barack Obama and George W Bush is warning computer hackers are
becoming more sophisticated and pose an escalating threat to global security.
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-15/cyber-security-expert-warns-of-growing-threat/5093758>

New Research Examines Impact of Cyber Insecurity on Country’s GDP Growth
... On this tour, I have been appearing with Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies,
LLC and former White House cyber security chief, as she launches a new study entitled “The Cyber
Readiness Index 1.0.” The study looks at the top 35 countries that have embraced Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) and the Internet, and then evaluates each country’s maturity and
commitment to cyber security across five essential elements that include: national strategy, incident
response, e-crime law enforcement, information sharing, and investment in R&D. The study calculates a
Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) based on these performance factors.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/new-research-examines-impact-of-cyber-insecurity-on-countrys-gdp-growth/>

Cybersecurity: Where are the Biggest Threats?
Rarely a week goes by that we don’t hear of a database compromise that results in confidential
data—many times consisting of personally identifiable information (PII)—falling into the hands
of those who should not have access to the data. Protection of our PII is becoming increasingly critical as
more and more information is collected and stored through the use of Internet-enabled devices.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/cybersecurity-where-are-the-biggest-threats-2/>

Microsoft dedicates cybercrime center
Microsoft said Thursday that it had set up a facility on its Redmond, Wash., camps where members of
Microsoft, other businesses, and law enforcement can team together to take on cybercrime.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2063352/microsoft-dedicates-cybercrime-center.html>

Microsoft's new Cybercrime Center combines tactics against hacking groups
The maker of the most popular computer operating system in the world is launching a new strategy against
criminal hackers by bringing together security engineers, digital forensics experts and lawyers
trained in fighting software pirates under one roof at its new Cybercrime Center.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/uk-microsoft-cybercrime-idUKBRE9AD0PD20131114>
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/14/microsoft-cybercrime-idINDEE9AD0A120131114>

'Arms dealers' supply malware for cyberattacks, research says [CSO]
Companies battling tireless cyberespionage campaigns may be up against well-organized attackers that
are fed a steady stream of malware from a talented developer of cyber-arms.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2064309/arms-dealers-supply-malware-for-cyberattacks-research-says.html>

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California shuts down 10 “fraudulent” health care websites
In a move rarely seen by state authorities, California has shut down 10 domain names that the Golden State
claims were fraudulent imitations of Covered California, the state’s own version of the Affordable
Care Act.
<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/11/california-shuts-down-10-fraudulent-health-care-websites/>

au: Timbermate Products guilty of reverse domain name hijacking
Timbermate Products Pty Ltd of Nunawading, Australia, has been found guilty of reverse domain name
hijacking by a World Intellectual Property Organization panel.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/14/timbermate-products-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

au: Timbermate Products Pty Ltd Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
Timbermate Products Pty Ltd of Nunawading, Victoria, Australia, represented by K & L Gates LLP, Australia
has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name Timbermate.com.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/14/timbermate-products-pty-ltd-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

au: Debbie Morgan Macao Commercial Offshore Limited, Missguided Limited v. Samir Vora - Case No. DAU2013-0024
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Debbie Morgan Macao Commercial Offshore Limited of Macao, China,
Missguided Limited of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (“UK”), represented by
Mishcon de Reya, Solicitors, UK. The Respondent is Samir Vora of Mumbai, India represented by Clayton
Utz, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <missguided.com.au> and
<misguided.com.au> are registered with SafeNames Ltd.
<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2013-0024>

au: Heavenly Holidays LLC v. Mark One Visual Promotions Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2013-0028
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Heavenly Holidays LLC of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States of
America, represented by Brann & Isaacson, United States of America. The Respondent is Mark One Visual
Promotions Pty Ltd of Western Australia, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed
domain name <treeclassics.com.au> is registered with TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd.
<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2013-0028>

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 - MISCELLANEOUS
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Former ICANN Exec Pritz Appointed Exec Director of Domain Name Association
The former ICANN executive Kurt Pritz has assumed the role of interim Executive Director for the Domain
Name Association, a newly formed non-profit business association that represents the interests of the
domain name industry. Pritz will be working with and representing DNA during the ICANN48 meetings in
Buenos Aires.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/18/pritz-exec-director-of-dna/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/former-icann-exec-pritz-appointed-exec-director-of-domain-name-association.html>

Pritz to head DNA trade group
Former ICANN chief strategy officer Kurt Pritz has just been named interim executive director of the
Domain Name Association, the trade group formed this year to promote the domain industry.
<http://domainincite.com/15097-pritz-to-head-dna-trade-group>

Who Uses Google's DNS? by Geoff Huston
Much has been said about how Google uses the services they provide, including their mail service, their
office productivity tools, file storage and similar services, as a means of gathering an accurate
profile of each individual user of their services. The company has made a very successful business out of
measuring users, and selling those metrics to advertisers. But can we measure Google as they undertake
this activity? How many users avail themselves of their services? Perhaps that's a little ambitious at
this stage, so maybe a slightly smaller scale may be better, so let's just look at one Google service. Can we
measure how many folk use Google's Public DNS Service?
<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2013-11/gpdns.html>

New Report Explores Role of Branding in Global Economy & Within Innovation Ecosystem
Companies around the globe have spent nearly a half-trillion US dollars (USD) annually on branding,
exceeding outlays on research and development and design while accounting in some countries for up to a
quarter of firms’ overall investments in intangible assets.
<http://www.wipo.int/pressroom/en/articles/2013/article_0024.html>

GoDaddy to end its Sedo domain sales partnership
GoDaddy is ending its domain listing syndication partnership with Sedo as of March 31, 2014.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/15/godaddy-to-end-its-sedo-domain-sales-partnership/>

APTLD Appoints Don Hollander as General Manager
APTLD (The Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) has appointed Don Hollander of New Zealand as the new
General Manager for the organisation.
<http://aptld.org/system/files/aptld_new_gm.pdf>

Verisign to Issue New Domain Name Industry Brief Beginning in 2014
Today Verisign announced that we are updating the Domain Name Industry Brief (DNIB) and a new version of the
DNIB is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2014.
<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_to_issue_new_domain>

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.Coms Fill First Three Spots on This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart But Non .Coms Also Do Well Taking Eight Places
on the Leader Board
.Coms registered another win this week, taking the top three spots on our latest all extension Top 20 Sales
Chart and a dozen places overall. Non .com domains fared better than usual though with the ccTLDs and non
.com gTLDs combining to claim eight spots on the elite list. The country codes occupied five of those with
the other three going to the gTLDs.
<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131113.htm>

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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Facebook makes changes to its data use policies
Facebook moved ahead Friday with changes to its privacy policies that make it clear that the company can
include users’ profile pictures, location and other personal information in advertisements.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/facebook-makes-changes-to-its-data-use-policies/2013/11/15/0107eab4-4e2f-11e3-be6b-d3d28122e6d4_story.html>

Snapchat, How Quickly You Have Grown
While some might have been shocked this week by the multi-billion dollar offers the start-up Snapchat
turned down, I found something else entirely perplexing about the valuation of this little company: just
how quickly it grew.
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/from-university-class-project-to-billion-dollar-valuation/>

Facebook Reasserts Posts Can Be Used to Advertise
If you post something on Facebook, let there be no doubt that it can end up as an ad shown to your friends and acquaintances.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/technology/facebook-amends-privacy-policies.html>

Still on Facebook, but Finding Less to Like
Just a few years ago, most of my online social activity revolved around Facebook. I was an active member of
several Facebook groups, including one that helped me and others find apartments and sell used items.
Another group was wonderful for organizing midnight movie screenings. And I used Facebook to stay
up-to-date on the latest achievements of my sisters and their children, and the many members of my
extended family.
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/still-on-facebook-but-finding-less-to-like/>

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Laboring In The Shadows To Keep The Web Free Of Child Porn
On Thursday, authorities in Canada announced the bust of an enormous international . It was the end of a
three-year investigation into a website that trafficked in illicit videos of young boys. More than 300
people have been arrested in connection with the videos, 76 of them in the United States.
<http://www.npr.org/2013/11/17/245829002/laboring-in-the-shadows-to-keep-the-web-free-of-child-porn>

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Europe allows gadgets to be used from take-off
Europe is relaxing rules about the use of electronics during flights, paving the way for devices to be used
during take-off and landing.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24939782>

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UK faces mass 'ransomware' email attack from cybercriminal gangs
British computer users are being warned of a mass spamming attack that aims to encrypt their computer and
extort a £540 ransom – in Bitcoins - to unscramble it.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/15/uk-faces-ransomware-cybercrime-attack>

us: Siding With Google, Judge Says Book Search Does Not Infringe Copyright
Google’s idea to scan millions of books and make them searchable online seemed audacious when it was
announced in 2004. But fast-forward to today, when people expect to find almost anything they want
online, and the plan seems like an unsurprising and unavoidable part of today’s Internet.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/business/media/judge-sides-with-google-on-book-scanning-suit.html>

us: Justice Department Officials Raise Awareness of Disaster Fraud Hotline Following Typhoon Haiyan
[news release]
The Department of Justice, the FBI and the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) remind the public
there is a potential for disaster fraud in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
<http://www.ic3.gov/media/2013/131114.aspx>

us: FTC Warns Consumers: Beware of Typhoon Haiyan Charity Scams [news release]
In the wake of the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, the Federal Trade Commission, the
nation’s consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters. If
you’re asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas, before you give,
be sure your donations are going to a reputable organization that will use the money as promised.
<http://ftc.gov/opa/2013/11/philippines.shtm>

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No welcome for Deutsche Telekom national Internet plans from EU Commission
Is the Internet heading for Balkanization? Deutsche Telekom has plans to shield German data from foreign
hands. These plans could be counterintuitive for European business, says EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
<http://www.dw.de/no-welcome-for-deutsche-telekom-national-internet-plans-from-eu-commission/a-17219111>

As cameras become ubiquitous and able to identify people, more safeguards on privacy will be needed
“This season there is something at the seaside worse than sharks,” declared a newspaper in 1890. “It
is the amateur photographer.” The invention of the handheld camera appalled 19th-century society, as
did the “Kodak fiends” who patrolled beaches snapping sunbathers.
<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21589862-cameras-become-ubiquitous-and-able-identify-people-more-safeguards-privacy-will-be>

How Mobile Network Spying Works
British intelligence agency GCHQ has been targeting mobile phone company networks. Telecoms security
expert Philippe Langlois explains what they can find this way, and how users can protect themselves from
such snooping.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/interview-telecom-security-expert-philippe-langlois-on-gchq-spying-a-933870.html>

Brazil and Germany Proposed UN Resolution Against Mass Surveillance
On November 7th, Brazil and Germany jointly proposed a preliminary version of a resolution on online
privacy at the UN General Assembly. At a time when public outrage over the reach and scope of U.K. and U.S.
mass surveillance is at an all time high, the draft resolution is the first official recognition by the UN
of the threat that mass surveillance poses to human rights.
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/brazil-and-germany-propose-un-resolution-condemning-global-threat-mass>

New Google report shows growing number of government requests
The United States government's hunger for information on Google users is continuing to rise. The tech
company had more requests for user information in the first half of this year from the United States than
any period before, according to the bi-annual Google transparency report released on Thursday.
<http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/14/tech/web/google-transparency-report-2013/index.html>

Google Employees Speak Out About Government Spying
Google’s canned responses to reports of government spying have ranged from “concerned” to
“outraged.” But some of its employees have been more outspoken.
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/google-employees-speak-out-about-government-spying/>

Google Slams U.S. Government in Latest Transparency Report
Edward Snowden. Widespread NSA surveillance. Mass metadata collection. Direct taps into private Google
and Yahoo server connections--and the backbone of the Internet itself. Broken illusions and broken
encryptionA and secret court orders abound.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2063386/google-slams-u-s-government-in-latest-transparency-report.html>
<http://www.cio.com/article/743221/Google_Slams_U.S._Government_in_Latest_Transparency_Report>

Google on Its Own Transparency Report: This Is Not Good Enough
Ever since Google began releasing its semi-annual Transparency Report in 2010, the company has announced
each iteration with statements like:
<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/google-on-its-own-transparency-report-this-is-not-good-enough/281473/>

U.S. Government Requests for Google User Data Doubled Since 2010
In the first six months of this year, Google received seven wiretap orders from the United States
government and complied with all of them. The company also received 207 pen register requests in the same
period and complied with 89 percent of them, according to Google’s new transparency report.
<http://threatpost.com/u-s-government-requests-for-google-user-data-doubled-since-2010/102929>

Internet architects propose encrypting all the world’s Web traffic
A vastly larger percentage of the world's Web traffic will be encrypted under a near-final recommendation
to revise the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that serves as the foundation for all communications
between websites and end users.
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/encrypt-all-the-worlds-web-traffic-internet-architects-propose/>

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Facebook and Microsoft help fund rightwing lobby network, report finds
Some of America’s largest technology and telecoms companies, including Facebook, Microsoft and AT&T,
are backing a network of self-styled “free-market thinktanks” promoting a radical rightwing
agenda in states across the nation, according to a new report by a lobbying watchdog.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/14/facebook-microsoft-rightwing-lobby-network-spn>

Trademark Law Does Not Require Companies To Tirelessly Censor the Internet
Over the past few days, EFF and one of our staff technologists, the talented Micah Lee, have had an
illuminating back and forth with Canonical Ltd over the use of the Ubuntu mark. While we don’t believe
that Canonical has acted with malice or intent to censor, its silly invocation of trademark law is
disturbing. After all, not everyone has easy recourse to lawyers and the ability to push back.
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/trademark-law-does-not-require-companies-tirelessly-censor-internet>

TPP Leak Confirms the Worst: US Negotiators Still Trying to Trade Away Internet Freedoms
After years of secret trade negotiations over the future of intellectual property rights (and limits on
those rights), the public gets a chance to looks at the results. For those of us who care about free speech
and a balanced intellectual property system that encourages innovation, creativity, and access to
knowledge, it’s not a pretty picture.
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/tpp-leak-confirms-worst-us-negotiators-still-trying-trade-away-internet-freedoms>

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Child porn viewers 'as guilty' as makers, top Queensland police officer says [AAP]
AUSTRALIANS accused of downloading child exploitation material from a Canadian website "are just as
guilty" as those who procured the children, a top Queensland child protection cop says.
<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/child-porn-viewers-as-guilty-as-makers-top-queensland-police-officer-says/story-e6frg6so-1226760691658>

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AusRegistry launch new exclusive deals to empower Australian online businesses to take advantage of
booming ecommerce opportunities
<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/ausregistry-launch-new-exclusive-deals-to-empower-australian-online-businesses-to-take-advantage-of-booming-ecommerce-opportunities>

.SHABAKA To Revolutionise (Arabic) Internet
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/14/shabaka-revolutionise-arabic-internet/>

Over half the world’s biggest brands will be blocked in new gTLDs
<http://domainincite.com/15009-over-half-the-worlds-biggest-brands-will-be-blocked-in-new-gtlds>

Over 87,000 new gTLD domains now blocked
<http://domainincite.com/15003-over-87000-new-gtld-domains-now-blocked>

Over 100 new gTLD contracts now signed
<http://domainincite.com/15001-over-100-new-gtld-contracts-now-signed>

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GOVERNANCE
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Sacrificing the ICANN Will Not Be Enough for the US to Restore Its Internet Ethics by Jean-Christophe
Nothias, Editor in chief, The Global Journal
We were only a few among media to realize, back in 2012, how arrogant and powerful was the US over its
dominance of the Internet, and not just its control over the root servers and the domain name management.
Policy making was at stake! Since December 2012, we know it as the US 120-member delegation to the World
Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) left the room where over 190 nation states were
convene to discuss terms of progress over agreement in international telecommunication connectivity.
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanchristophe-nothias/sacrificing-the-icann-wil_b_4259217.html>

Enhanced Cooperation in Internet Governance: From Mystery to Clarity? by Wolfgang Kleinwächter
After three days of intensive discussion the UNCSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) ended
its second meeting last week in Geneva. It discussed the results of a questionnaire, which was send out
after the 1st meeting of the WGEC (May 2013) and agreed on procedures how to move forward. The WGEC has to
report to the forthcoming UNCSTD meeting in May 2014 in Geneva.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131112_enhanced_cooperation_in_internet_governance_mystery_to_clarity/>

Mexico Engages in Global Dialogue on Internet Governance by Rodrigo de la Parra
I had the opportunity to be in Mexico as part of a group of colleagues from diverse sectors – governments,
civil society, the technical and business communities, and academia – who came together in order to
organize the first edition of “Dialogues on Internet Governance”, held in the city of Mexico on
November 4-5.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/mexico-engages-in-global-dialogue-on-internet-governance/>

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Status Update from the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services
ICANN has embarked on a journey to reinvent today's WHOIS system. Help the EWG envision a better system by
joining the discussion at ICANN's Buenos Aires meeting and online.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-11nov13-en.htm>

ICANN Selects Lead for Development of Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework
ICANN signed an agreement with JAS Global Advisors LLC to lead the development of the Name Collision
Occurrence Management Framework, in cooperation with the community.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-11nov13-en.htm>
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-11nov13-en>

Approved Launch Program Application Process Defined Registry Operators
(ROs) and applicants that have been invited to Contracting may now apply for an Approved Launch Program.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12nov13-en>

GAC Agenda for Buenos Aires Meeting
<https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/GAC%20Buenos%20Aires%20Agenda.pdf>

GAC Agenda for Buenos Aires Meeting
<https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/GAC_Durban_Minutes.pdf>

Jason Du, CEO | Stable Tone Limited, to Steve Crocker and Cherine Chalaby
Smaller Applicant Position Paper 	 
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/du-to-crocker-chalaby-10nov13-en>

Craig Schwartz, Director | fTLD Registry Services, LLC, to Stephen D. Crocker
GAC Advice 	 
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/schwartz-to-crocker-08nov13-en>

Andrew Merriam, Business Development Coordinator | Top Level Design, LLC, to Cherine Chalaby and
Christine Willett
CPE Analysis of .gay TLD 	 
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/merriam-to-chalaby-willet-06nov13-en>

Burk Kaliski Jr., Senior Vice President and CTO | VeriSign Inc., to Akram Atallah and John L. Crain Verisign Labs
Preliminary Analysis of SLD Blocking Effectiveness
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/kaliski-to-atallah-crain-05nov13-en>

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AusRegistry launch new exclusive deals to empower Australian online businesses to take advantage of
booming ecommerce opportunities
AusRegistry today announced the availability of two new special offers to help Australian businesses get
online and activate their Internet presence with an exclusive domain name and search advertising offer.
<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/ausregistry-launch-new-exclusive-deals-to-empower-australian-online-businesses-to-take-advantage-of-booming-ecommerce-opportunities>

‘cn’ tops 8 million online
The number of websites registered with the national TLD "cn" has exceeded 8 million since October, the
Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.
<http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/824173.shtml>
<http://www.nzweek.com/world/china/cn-tops-8-million-online-96899/>

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.SHABAKA To Revolutionise (Arabic) Internet
The Arabic language internet is set to be revolutionised in coming months with the launch of شبكة.
(.shabaka, which translates to .web in English). To users of the internet who use a language with Latin
characters, they never experience the difficulties someone whose native language is Arabic or one of the
Asian languages.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21372>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/14/shabaka-revolutionise-arabic-internet/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/shabaka-to-revolutionise-arabic-internet.html>

Part 3 of 4 – Name Collision Mitigation Requires Qualitative Analysis by Burt Kaliski, Verisign
As discussed in the several studies on name collisions published to date, determining which queries are at
risk, and thus how to mitigate the risk, requires qualitative analysis (New gTLD Security and Stability
Considerations; New gTLD Security, Stability, Resiliency Update: Exploratory Consumer Impact
Analysis; Name Collisions in the DNS). Blocking a second level domain (SLD) simply on the basis that it was
queried for in a past sample set runs a significant risk of false positives. SLDs that could have been
delegated safely may be excluded on quantitative evidence alone, limiting the value of the new gTLD until
the status of the SLD can be proven otherwise.
<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/part_3_of_4_name>

Over half the world’s biggest brands will be blocked in new gTLDs
More than half of the world’s most-famous brand names already stand to benefit from blocks in new gTLDs,
due to the name collisions policy introduced by ICANN recently.
<http://domainincite.com/15009-over-half-the-worlds-biggest-brands-will-be-blocked-in-new-gtlds>

Over 87,000 new gTLD domains now blocked
The total number of domain names to be blocked due to the risk of name collisions has topped 87,000 with the
latest batch of block-lists from ICANN, published yesterday.
<http://domainincite.com/15003-over-87000-new-gtld-domains-now-blocked>

Over 100 new gTLD contracts now signed
The pace is stepping up as ICANN starts to lift its heels in moving more new gTLDs towards delegation.
<http://domainincite.com/15001-over-100-new-gtld-contracts-now-signed>

GoDaddy 1st To Launch ICANN'S New Domain Names
Today begins a new chapter in the expansion of the Internet, with the introduction of new Internet domain
names. GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain name registrar, is the first registrar to sell
pre-registrations on the new, ICANN-approved domain name extensions, as part of a new program designed
to expand the inventory of Internet website addresses.
<http://au.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-1st-to-launch-icanns-new-domain-names.aspx>

ICANN rejects third new gTLD bid
ICANN has formally rejected .thai, only the third new gTLD application to suffer this fate.
<http://domainincite.com/14999-icann-rejects-third-new-gtld-bid>

Fighting for Smaller New gTLD Applicants by Stéphane Van Gelder
Will new gTLDs just be more of the same, or will they bring real diversity and innovation to the Internet's
namespace? For Hong Kong based Stable Tone, applicant for two Chinese character IDN TLDs (世界 or "Dot
WORLD" and 健康 or "Dot HEALTHY"), it's the smaller applicants that give the new gTLD program its soul.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131112_fighting_for_smaller_new_gtld_applicants/>

Donuts Launches Seven More gTLD Sunrises
Donuts announced yesterday (13 November) that it will launch the Sunrise phase for an additional seven new
gTLDs on 3 December. In addition, Donuts has executed another 19 agreements with registrars who will
distribute Donuts names including EuroDNS and instra.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21371>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/14/donuts-launches-seven-more-gtld-sunrises/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-launches-seven-more-gtld-sunrises.html>

Early reservations for .kiwi websites underway
Starting this week until Christmas, a small number of Kiwis will now be able to sign-up to reserve their
favourite .kiwi domain names, and be a part of the .kiwi Pioneer Programme.
<http://techday.com/start-up/news/early-reservations-for-kiwi-websites-underway/173444/>

Donuts wins two more string objections, settles another
The contentious and highly unpredictable string confusion objection process for new TLDs is coming to a close.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/11/donuts-wins-two-more-string-objections-settles-another/>

GoDaddy kicks off gTLD land rush with first domain sales
Domain dealer GoDaddy has begun the first registrations of domains under the ICANN gTLD programme.
<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/11/godaddy_kicks_off_gtld_land_rush_with_first_domain_sales/>

Applicant Auction Set for Dec. 11th, Buenos Aires Workshops, Icann Last Resort Information Released by
Sheel Mohnot
The Applicant Auction team is heading to ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires this month, and as we start to pack our bags,
we thought it was time to share some updates with the community. Last week, ICANN held a webinar to present
Auction Rules for its forthcoming Last Resort Auctions.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131111_applicant_auction_set_for_dec_11th_buenos_aires_workshops_icann/>

ICANN cautions about new TLD pre-registrations
With more and more domain name registrars offering some sort of pre-registration or pre-reservation
service for new TLDs, ICANN has published a word of caution.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/13/icann-cautions-about-new-tld-pre-registrations/>

.Club Domains Signs ICANN Registry Agreement
.Club Domains, the operator of new gTLD .CLUB, announced on Monday that it has signed its registry
agreement with ICANN.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/club-domains-signs-icann-registry-agreement>

.CLUB Signs Registry Agreement with ICANN
The operators of the .club gTLD have signed their Registry Agreement with ICANN, .CLUB Domains announced yesterday.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/12/club-signs-registry-agreement-with-icann/>

We Are Officially The .CLUB Registry!
Today we announced that both .CLUB Domains and ICANN have signed the Registry Agreement for .CLUB. This is a
huge moment for everyone on the .CLUB team, including our investors and supporters, as it has been quite a
wild ride since we decided to apply for the .CLUB name.
<http://dotclub.com/officially-club-registry/>

Demand Media scores another $1.3 million from withdrawing new TLD applications
Demand Media realized $1.3 million in gains in the third quarter of this year due to the withdrawal of its
interest in new TLD applications, according to the company’s latest 10-Q filing with the SEC.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/12/demand-media-scores-another-1-3-million-from-withdrawing-new-tld-applications/>

Here Are NameJet’s Terms & Conditions on New gTLD Auctions
Namejet.com announced last week it would be auctioning off some new gTLD domain names in the strings .XYZ
and .College, even before either new gTLD has been delegated to the root by ICANN.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/12/here-are-namejets-terms-conditions-on-new-gtld-auctions/>

gTLD expansion: A concern for brand owners, or a blessing?
GoDaddy, a domain registrar, has kickstarted the first leg of registrations of extensions under the gTLD
programme. Pre-registrations have begun for sites in the .build, .luxury, .uno and .menu domains, while
700 more are expected to be released in the next 24 months.
<http://www.digitalmarket.asia/2013/11/gtld-expansion-a-concern-for-brand-owners-or-a-blessing/>

.Buzz registry launches ICANNBuzz ahead of Buenos Aires conference
The domain name industry pilgrimage to Buenos Aires for ICANN #48 begins later this week. There’s a lot
more excitement buzz in the air this time around as new TLD applicants can finally see the endpoint (or is it
the starting point?).
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/11/icann-buzz/>

1&1 begins pre-registration, and new TLDs are getting much more confusing
Top ten domain registrar 1&1 is now accepting pre-registrations on a first come basis, and the various
pre-registration offerings are rather confusing.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/11/11-begins-pre-registration-and-new-tlds-are-getting-much-more-confusing/>

Brands May Lead The New gTLD’s But They May Also Lead The Confusion
Many expect the Brand applicants are to lead the new gTLD charge by bringing consumer awareness to the new
gTLD program.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/13/brands-may-lead-the-new-gtlds-but-they-may-also-lead-the-confusion/>

1and1.com Tops 4 Million New gTLD Pre-Reservations; Adding 1.5 Million In a Month
The domain name registrar, 1and1.com just topped 4 Million pre-reservations for new gTLD domain names.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/13/1and1-com-tops-4-million-new-gtld-pre-reservations-adding-1-5-million-in-a-month/>

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Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here’s How They Did It
The internet backbone — the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels — went
from being a passive infrastructure for communication to an active weapon for attacks.
<http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/11/this-is-how-the-internet-backbone-has-been-turned-into-a-weapon/>

Cyber attack 'war game' tests London banks
A cyber attack by a foreign government on financial markets played out in one of London's historic halls on
Tuesday in a "war game" simulation designed to test the City's defenses against online saboteurs.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/12/us-banks-wargame-idUKBRE9AB0HP20131112>

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Decision Opens Time Portal To UDRP Success
For the 14 years of the UDRP’s existence it has generally been accepted that a complaining brand owner
must prove the responding domain owner registered or acquired the domain in bad faith (with an intent to
infringe on the brand) at the time the owner acquired the domain. This is because Par. 4(a)(iii) of the UDRP
requires complainants to show that the domain “has been registered and is being used in bad faith.”
<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2013/11/11/decision-opens-time-portal-to-udrp-success/>

us: Judge Rules Dozens of Domain Names Are ‘Confusingly Similar’ to Oscar Trademarks
A federal court has handed a victory to the Motion Picture Academy in its effort to root out dozens of
websites capitalizing on the kudos, ruling that 135 domain names registered via GoDaddy.com are
“confusingly similar” to Oscar trademarks.
<http://variety.com/2013/biz/awards/judge-rules-dozens-of-domain-names-are-confusingly-similar-to-oscar-trademarks-1200819510/>

us: Academy Wins Domain Name Ruling in GoDaddy Lawsuit
In advance of a trial next year, the Academy wins summary judgment on 177 domain names including
HollywoodOscar.com and OscarResults.net.
<http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/academy-wins-domain-name-ruling-654984>

After 8 Years Online, TJMaxxx.com Ordered Transferred
An arbitrator has sided with one of the nation's largest discount retailers — T.J. Maxx — in a classic
typosquatting case.
<http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=171237>

One Del Monte calls the other a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker
Del Monte International GmbH has filed its opposition to Del Monte Corporation’s motion to dismiss a
lawsuit related to the .delmonte TLD.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/12/one-del-monte-calls-the-other-a-reverse-domain-name-hijacker/>

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Tucows Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter of 2013
Tucows Inc. ... reported its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. All figures
are in U.S. dollars.
<http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-financial-results-for-the-third-quarter-of-2013/>

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Domainapalooza!
When you’re a company that’s been around as long as Yahoo, there are lots of fun things that you stumble
across. This year, we found a huge list of domain names that the company has owned for quite some time.
<http://yahoo.tumblr.com/post/66874924826/domainapalooza>

Yahoo selling sled.com and other odd domains
Yahoo said it has "stumbled across" about 100 Web domains it owns, including sandwich.com and av.com, and
it will sell off the names in an auction this week.
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/13/technology/yahoo-selling-domains/index.html>

Sandwich.com and other domains Yahoo has held back from greatness
Yahoo is putting a slew of its domain names up for auction starting tomorrow, according to a post on the
company’s Tumblr. The domain names in Yahoo’s yard sale number over 100 and include oddities like
laun.com as well as ringers such as av.com and blogsport.com. Come on, that’s a pretty decent pun.
<http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/sandwich-com-and-other-domains-yahoo-has-held-back-from-greatness/>

Yahoo Launches Week-Long Domainapalooza to Auction More than 100 Premium Domains
Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it is clearing out more than a hundred of the premium domains the company
has owned for years in a week-long auction it is calling Domainapalooza.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/yahoo-launches-week-long-domainapalooza-to-auction-more-than-100-premium-domains>

Sedo reports continuing decline in domain parking
Sedo Holding has issued its preliminary results for the first nine months of the year. This is likely to be
one of the last public reports from the company before it gets rolled up into United Internet.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/12/sedo-reports-continuing-decline-in-domain-parking/>

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Is Daniel Ek, Spotify founder, going to save the music industry ... or destroy it?
On one wall of Daniel Ek's sparsely furnished office in the Stockholm headquarters of Spotify, there is a
quotation from George Bernard Shaw: "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable
one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/10/daniel-ek-spotify-streaming-music>

Researchers use smartphone camera to figure out PINs
Researchers have found a way to figure out what personal identification number, or PIN, someone is typing
into their smartphone by using the device's built-in cameras and microphones to secretly record them.
<http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/11/tech/mobile/smartphone-camera-pins/index.html>

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In Europe, Thousands of Requests for Facebook Data
Online surveillance by the United States was the main subject of a hearing on Monday evening organized by
the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee. But one of the more noteworthy parts of the
session was a presentation by a senior Facebook employee who described demands by European Union governments.
<http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/in-europe-thousands-of-requests-for-facebook-data/>

Brazil sparks furore over internet privacy bill
A Brazilian draft bill that was originally aimed at enshrining basic rights for internet users has sparked
a furore after President Dilma Rousseff added a requirement that online information concerning
citizens be kept physically within the country.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5cd5b638-487a-11e3-8237-00144feabdc0.html>

Brazil going too far on internet security
Rousseff’s web protectionism is bad for her country
<http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4d678be2-4bb6-11e3-a02f-00144feabdc0.html>

uk: Information commissioner voices fears over scale of NSA surveillance
The UK's information commissioner has expressed concern about the extent of the NSA's surveillance
revealed by Edward Snowden, saying that issues of national security cannot be allowed to overshadow
concerns of legitimate public interest.
<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/11/information-commissioner-very-concerned-online-eavesdropping>

uk: Counter-terror chief renews fight for 'snooper's charter'
The Home Office's head of counter-terrorism has revived his fight to secure the return of the "snooper's
charter" legislation, insisting that the government's spy listening centre GCHQ has never collected
the communications data required by Britain's police and security services under the ditched bill.
<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/12/counter-terror-chief-charles-farr-snoopers-charter>

Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet
Recent revelations about NSA spying have given fresh impetus to the dream of a purely German Internet.
Deutsche Telekom believes it could introduce a system safe from prying foreign surveillance, but some
criticize the plan as pointless.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/deutsche-telekom-pushes-all-german-internet-safe-from-spying-a-933013.html>

US Unlikely to Offer 'No-Spy' Agreement
Senior German intelligence officials met with their NSA and CIA counterparts in the US last week to start
trust-rebuilding efforts between the estranged allies. While a "no-spy" agreement seems unlikely,
Merkel might learn what Snowden could still reveal.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/us-declines-no-spy-pact-with-germany-but-might-reveal-snowden-secrets-a-933006.html>

us: Senate Debates Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013
Senator Al Franken presided over a hearing today in which lawmakers and technology experts discussed the
National Security Administration’s surveillance practices, examining a proposed bill that would
require that the U.S. spy agency carry out its operations in a more transparent fashion.
<http://threatpost.com/senate-debates-surveillance-transparency-act-of-2013/102926>

au: AFP seeks deep packet inspection capability to capture metadata
Although there is no legislation set up to allow widespread data retention, the Australian Federal Police
is setting up systems that will allow it to analyse traffic, and capture and retain metadata.
<http://www.zdnet.com/afp-seeks-deep-packet-inspection-capability-to-capture-metadata-7000023176/>

Almost half of Australians adopt fake identities online: ACMA survey
Australians have admitted to providing false personal details online in order to protect themselves,
according to the results of an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) survey.
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/531671/almost_half_australians_adopt_fake_identities_online_acma_survey/>

Online digital disguises [news release]
New research released today suggests almost half of Australians (47 per cent) admit to giving false
personal details to online sites.
<http://acma.gov.au/Citizen/Stay-protected/My-online-world/Staying-safe-online/online-digital-disguises>

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us: Bill would make it illegal for ISPs to slow down online video services
A Senate bill called the "Consumer Choice in Online Video Act" takes aim at many of the tactics ISPs can use to
overcharge customers and degrade the quality of rival online video services.
<http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/11/bill-would-make-it-illegal-for-isps-to-slow-down-online-video-services/>

nz: Internet group applauding Minister of Trade
The internet group which works on on-line policy issues is applauding the Minister of Trade for taking a
firm stance over copyright issues.
<http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/730349172-internet-group-applauding-minister-of-trade>
<http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/19825292/internet-group-applauding-minister-of-trade/>

nz: Opposition vocal about TPP deal
Opposition political parties say it is the Government, not Wikileaks which should be revealing details
about the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
<http://www.3news.co.nz/Opposition-vocal-about-TPP-deal/tabid/1607/articleID/321332/Default.aspx>

nz: InternetNZ applauds New Zealand's strength at TPP table [news release]
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) applauds the position of Minister Tim Groser and his team of
negotiators in standing strong on New Zealand’s copyright position during TPP negotiations.
<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2013/InternetNZ-applauds-New-Zealands-strength-TPP-table>

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Greenpeace Tips Hat to Facebook, Google for Renewable Energy Use [IDG]
Greenpeace has often been critical of big data-center operators like Facebook for their impact on the
environment, but on Wednesday it said some online firms are improving their practices and may even be the
vanguard for renewable energy use.
<http://www.cio.com/article/743193/Greenpeace_Tips_Hat_to_Facebook_Google_for_Renewable_Energy_Use>
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/531825/greenpeace_tips_hat_facebook_google_renewable_energy_use/>
<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/531825/greenpeace_tips_hat_facebook_google_renewable_energy_use/>

Bill Gates and President Bill Clinton on the NSA, Safe Sex, and American Exceptionalism
You want a world-class conversation about the future of global health, the vanguard of philanthropy, and
the divide between ignorance and data-driven knowledge? Bring in the Bills. Gates and Clinton, that is.
<http://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/bill-gates-bill-clinton-wired>

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au: Loner Alan Davies caught with 156,000 child pornography files
A computer technician who downloaded child pornography almost daily for 15 years in his north-suburban
Melbourne home has pleaded guilty to charges involving about 156,000 files.
<http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/loner-alan-davies-caught-with-156000-child-pornography-files-20131113-2xf4s.html>

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au: Scammer websites take the shine off .com.au domain names
<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/scammer-websites-take-the-shine-off-com-au>

The Vatican sets rules for new Internet domain: sorry, Catholic bloggers
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/the-vatican-sets-rules-for-new-internet-domain-sorry-catholic-bloggers/2013/11/08/7206afc2-48ba-11e3-95a9-3f15b5618ba8_story.html>

XYZ says auctions “comfortably within the rules”
<http://domainincite.com/14994-xyz-says-auctions-comfortably-within-the-rules>

New gTLDs bring back tiered renewal pricing
<http://domainincite.com/14990-new-gtlds-bring-back-tiered-renewal-pricing>

au: An interview with James Wester on the future of domain names
<http://www.international.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12171>

New web names to end dot-com dominance [AAP]
<http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/new-web-names-end-dot-dominance-5702477>

Indonesian hackers vow payback over Australian spying
<http://www.theage.com.au/national/indonesian-hackers-vow-payback-over-australian-spying-20131108-2x6rm.html>

Cairns Airport Pty Ltd of Queensland, Australia, Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH)
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/07/cairns-airport-pty-ltd-of-queensland-australia-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking-rdnh/>

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Will the global NSA backlash break the internet?
The NSA's ongoing surveillance has spurred many governments to pursue stronger data-protection laws,
but there are growing concerns that this backlash could divide the internet along national borders,
threatening the principles of openness and fluidity that it was founded upon.
<http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5080554/nsa-backlash-brazil-germany-raises-fears-of-internet-balkanization>

IGF 2013 in Bali a success
APNIC had a strong presence and supported the 8th global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali recently.
As the event was in the Asia Pacific region this year, APNIC played a significant role in working with local
organizers to make the event a success.
<http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2013/igf-2013-in-bali-a-success>

IGF 2013 in Bali a Success
The NRO participated in the 2013 IGF recently, hosting a booth to provide educational materials on
Internet resources management and the open and transparent community policy development process
facilitated by each RIR. The NRO sponsored two workshops, one on “IPv4 Markets and Resource
Transfers” and the second on “The Importance of Regional Coordination in Internet Governance”.
<http://www.nro.net/news/igf-2013-in-bali-a-success>

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Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Cheapies.com Inc. to Tucows Domains Inc.
ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of gTLD domain names from Cheapies.com Inc. to Tucows Domains Inc.
due to compliance actions taken by ICANN that resulted in the de-accreditation of Cheapies.com Inc.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07nov13-en.htm>

New Contracting Statistics Released
CIRs Sent Through Priority 1930
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08nov13-en>

“A Contract with You” by Brenden Kuerbis
When ICANN’s Fadi Chehadé said that “The Affirmation of Commitments needs to change from being a
contract between ICANN and the US Government, to a contract between ICANN and you” what exactly did he
mean? Was it just another Fadi-esque appealing turn of phrase? Was it anything more than a rhetorical jab
at accountability to a wider public?
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/11/05/a-contract-with-you/>

Tucows takes over as Cheapies loses accreditation
ICANN has terminated the registrar Cheapies.com and is to transfer its registrations to Tucows.
<http://domainincite.com/14981-tucows-takes-over-as-cheapies-loses-accreditation>

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European ccTLD News - November 2013
CENTR has published its latest ccTLD newsletter with a focus on its recent CENTR Awards 2013 . The newly
refreshed newsletter format also covers among other things; "CENTR Awards 2013", IGF: The Social Role of
a ccTLD Registry, QnA with AFNIC (.fr) on R&D, Domain Name Statistics & Members News
<http://centr.org/news/european-cctld-news-november-2013>

au: Scammer websites take the shine off .com.au domain names
Last week we were alerted to the existence of a number of websites maliciously posing as Australian online
retailers in order to defraud unsuspecting shoppers out of thousands of dollars through the sale of
non-existent mobile phones or other gadgets.
<http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/scammer-websites-take-the-shine-off-com-au>

ca: Top 5 Tips For Non-Canadian Brand Owners Seeking To Protect Trade-Marks As Domain Names In Canada
Canada's TLD registry (.ca) is a restricted access registry with local presence requirements, a stand
alone domain name arbitration process and a unique privacy policy.
<http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/273624/>

.CO Trends & Stats – November 2013
.CO is excited to have achieved over 1.5 million registrations in its short three years since the global
launch. Year over year, the growth is an exciting 15% since September of 2012.
<http://www.go.co/blog/2013/11/08/trends-stats-november-2013/>

fr: Strategic Plan to Promote DNSSEC Launched by Afnic
To improve the protection of the French Internet against attacks on its DNS infrastructure, Afnic calls
for an acceleration in the deployment of DNSSEC
<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7379/show/strategic-plan-to-promote-dnssec-launched-by-afnic-1.html>

First DS records added to the .is zone
Registrants can now add DS records for their domains to the .is zone. This formally makes it possible to
activate DNSSEC for any .is domain.
<http://www.isnic.is/en/news/index.php>

KENIC CEO fired
John Wambugu, CEO at Kenya Network Information Center (KENIC), appears to have been fired just a few months
into the job although the exact date of his departure remains unclear.
<http://www.humanipo.com/news/36058/kenic-ceo-fired/>

Decision will give more choice to .nz
On October 11, following a recommendation from the Domain Name Commission Limited (DNCL), the InternetNZ
Council approved the policy decision to allow domain names to be registered at the second level in the .nz
domain name space.
<https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2013/Decision-will-give-more-choice-nz>

F.A.Q. Allowing .nz registrations directly at the second level
In the future people will be able to register .nz domain names directly at the second level. This means that
as well as being able to register, say, anyname.co.nz, it will also be possible to register anyname.nz.
You will note that the ‘.co’ portion is missing from the second address.
<http://dnc.org.nz/faq-registrations-directly-second-level>

Last Call! The .ORG Website Makeover Contest Ends November 8
Is your organization in need of an online facelift? From now until midnight (EST) on Friday, November 8,
2013, Public Interest Registry is accepting nominations from leaders and representatives of
organizations and nonprofits for a chance to win a new .ORG website designed and developed by OmniStudio.
<http://pir.org/last-call-the-org-website-makeover-contest-ends-november-8/>

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 - NEW TLDS
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The Vatican sets rules for new Internet domain: sorry, Catholic bloggers
The Vatican has secured the use of the new Internet domain name “.catholic,” but bloggers hoping that
platform could ramp up their own digital pulpit will be disappointed — the Holy See says it’ll be
reserved for church-related organizations, not individuals.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/the-vatican-sets-rules-for-new-internet-domain-sorry-catholic-bloggers/2013/11/08/7206afc2-48ba-11e3-95a9-3f15b5618ba8_story.html>

The Vatican sets rules for new Internet domain: sorry, Catholic bloggers [Religion News Service]
The Vatican has secured the use of the new Internet domain name “.catholic,” but bloggers hoping that
platform could ramp up their own digital pulpit will be disappointed—the Holy See says it’ll be
reserved for church-related organizations, not individuals.
<http://www.uscatholic.org/news/201311/vatican-sets-rules-new-internet-domain-sorry-catholic-bloggers-28082>
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/10/catholic-internet-domain-_n_4242563.html>

XYZ says auctions “comfortably within the rules”
New gTLD registry XYZ.com has responded to criticisms of its plan to auction .xyz and .college names with
NameJet before they even have signed contracts with ICANN.
<http://domainincite.com/14994-xyz-says-auctions-comfortably-within-the-rules>

New gTLDs bring back tiered renewal pricing
Only one mass-market TLD used it, and it’s often considered a bad idea, but variable pricing for domain
name renewals is making a comeback with the launch of new gTLDs.
<http://domainincite.com/14990-new-gtlds-bring-back-tiered-renewal-pricing>

Independent Objector loses case for .health
Afilias successfully defends limited pubic interest objection against .health. There were a couple
firsts in the new TLD program today, all involving one objection.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/07/independent-objector-loses-case-for-health/>

The curious case of .pets
I’ve had a lot to gripe about the online systems for International Centre for Dispute Resolution when it
comes to string confusion objections. One of those gripes was that the decision in Afilias vs. Donuts over
.pets suddenly disappeared from the ICDR’s website in August.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/07/the-curious-case-of-pets/>

New gTLD Program Committe Denies 3 Reconsideration Request But Punts On .Amazon
The New gTLD Program Committee (NPGC) of ICANN denied several requests for reconsideration in its latest
meeting of which the minutes published last night, while punting on reconsideration requests Amazon on .Amazon.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/07/new-gtld-program-committe-denies-3-reconsideration-request-but-punts-on-amazon/>

ICANN: No New gTLD’s Last Resort Auctions Until Early March 2014
In a webinar held by ICANN today on its Last Resort Auction for new gTLD strings in contention, ICANN stated
that no new gTLD ICANN last resort auction will be held in 2013 and most likely not until March 2014.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/07/icann-no-new-gtlds-last-resort-auctions-until-early-march-2014/>

NameJet to auction new gTLD domains before they launch
Many registrars are already offering new gTLD pre-registrations, now NameJet has taken the idea one step
further: it’s going to auction premium names months before the gTLDs even go live.
<http://domainincite.com/14984-namejet-to-auction-new-gtld-domains-before-they-launch>

GoDaddy Opens Pre-Registration On 4 New TLDs, Including .Luxury At $1,200
Interested in one of the many new gTLDs that are coming online in the next couple years? Better get out your
wallet or start saving now. If the prices that GoDaddy is asking for pre-registration on four new gTLDs is
an indication of what’s to come, this is gonna be awfully expensive.
<http://marketingland.com/godaddy-opens-pre-registration-on-4-new-tlds-including-luxury-at-1200-64653>

Want .luxury or .menu address? GoDaddy begins preregistrations
Want to get ahead of the queue for the Web address craziness that is the gTLD expansion? Web registrar
GoDaddy has begun letting people preregister addresses ending in .uno, .menu, .build, and .luxury.
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57611507-93/want-.luxury-or-.menu-address-godaddy-begins-preregistrations/>

GoDaddy begins accepting pre-registrations for new TLDs for up to $1,200 each
Overnight GoDaddy started accepting paid pre-registrations for four new TLDs: .uno, .menu, .build, .luxury.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/08/godaddy-begins-accepting-pre-registrations-for-new-tlds-for-up-to-1200-each/>

NCSG: ICANN Board-Staff Violated Its Own Corporate Bylaws By Unilaterally Imposing “TM+50 Policy”
The Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) says ICANN Board-staff violated ICANN Bylaws by adopting
the Trademark+50 policy without following the proper policy modification process
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/08/ncsg-icann-board-staff-violation-of-corporate-bylaws-by-imposing-tm50-policy-on-gnso/>

Ascending clock to separate gTLD applicants
An ‘ascending clock’ auctioning model will decide who will own the gTLDs left in direct contention,
according to ICANN.
<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/ascending-clock-to-separate-gtld-applicants>

au: An interview with James Wester on the future of domain names
Domain names are the foundation on which every website is built. Ordinary ones cost a few dollars while the
best can be bought for a few million dollars.
<http://www.international.to/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12171>

.Guru and .Singles among first new domain names
The first English gTLD have been released with '.singles' one of the lucky nine.
<http://www.bandt.com.au/news/digital/guru-and-singles-among-first-new-domain-names>

New web names to end dot-com dominance [AAP]
They've been typed into web browsers for decades, but domain name extensions such as ".com" and ".net" are
suddenly facing serious competition.
<http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/new-web-names-end-dot-dominance-5702477>

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 - DNS SECURITY
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Protecting Your Enterprise From DNS Threats
The Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) plays a critical role in Internet communications: It translates
human-readable computer hostnames into destinations defined by IP addresses -- darkreading.com to
192.155.48.108, for example -- so that they can be used by networking equipment, computers and software programs.
<http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability/protecting-your-enterprise-from-dns-thre/240163673>

Leading Engineers Agree to Upgrade Standards to Improve Internet Privacy and Security [news release]
Internet security has been a focus this week for the more than 1100 engineers and technologists from around
the world gathered at the 88th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). As the Internet's
premier standards organization responsible for developing the foundation of services and
technologies used billions of times every day, IETF participants are rethinking approaches to security
across a wide range of technical areas.
<http://www.ietf.org/media/2013-11-07-internet-privacy-and-security>

Cyber attack "war game" to test London banks on November 12
Thousands of staff across dozens of London financial firms will be put through a "war games" scenario on
Tuesday to test how well they can handle a major cyber attack, people familiar with the matter said.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/07/us-britain-cybercrime-test-idUKBRE9A614W20131107>
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/07/britain-cybercrime-test-idINDEE9A60DS20131107>

Stung by revelations of ubiquitous surveillance and compromised software, the internet’s engineers
and programmers ponder how to fight back
Security guards (at least the good ones) are paid to be paranoid. Computer-security researchers are the
same. Many had long suspected that governments use the internet not only to keep tabs on particular
targets, but also to snoop on entire populations. But suspicions are not facts. So when newspapers began
publishing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, once employed as a contractor by America’s National
Security Agency (NSA), the world’s most munificently funded electronic spy agency, those
researchers sat up.
<http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21589383-stung-revelations-ubiquitous-surveillance-and-compromised-software>

Phishing increase builds on hijacked brand names, study reports
The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking
on malware attachments rose in the second quarter.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2062300/phishing-increase-builds-on-hijacked-brand-names-study-reports.html>

Cybersecurity: Where are the Biggest Threats?
Cyber crimes, cyber thievery, and cyber warfare have become an everyday reality. In fact, security
breaches are so prevalent that, according to a new study from the National Cyber Security Alliance and a
private sector firm, 26 percent of Americans have been the victims of a data breach in the past 12 months alone.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/government/cybersecurity-where-are-the-biggest-threats/>

Malware Incidents Go Unreported, Particularly in Large Businesses
Enterprises in the United States are facing mounting cyber-security challenges, with nearly six in 10
malware analysts reporting they have investigated or addressed a data breach that was never disclosed by
their company.
<http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/malware-incidents-go-unreported-particularly-in-large-businesses.html>

Indonesian hackers vow payback over Australian spying
Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the
spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
<http://www.theage.com.au/national/indonesian-hackers-vow-payback-over-australian-spying-20131108-2x6rm.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/national/indonesian-hackers-vow-payback-over-australian-spying-20131108-2x6rm.html>

The Internet of Everything Including Security
It’s one thing to say that by 2020 the world will host 50 Billion Internet Protocol-connected devices.
It’s even more amazing that the planet’s number of Internet-connected devices already exceeds the
human population.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/the-internet-of-everything-including-security/>

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 - DOMAIN DISPUTES
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Domain squatting controversy rocks e-commerce startup scene in the Philippines
A cybersquatting incident is causing a stir in the Philippine e-commerce industry. The Bobbery, a local
blog covering tech startups, reported yesterday that daily deals site Metrodeal allegedly owns a number
of domain names — all variations of the names of rival businesses — that were linked to pornography sites.
<http://www.techinasia.com/domain-squatting-controversy-rocks-ecommerce-startup-scene-philippines/>

Cybersquatting controversy hits Indonesia and Traveloka
It’s not just the Philippine e-commerce industry that’s being rocked by a cybersquatting
controversy. We’ve been told that Indonesia’s flight search engine Traveloka 1 has similarly been
punked by a cybersquatter that’s tricking people into visiting porn sites.
<http://www.techinasia.com/cybersquatting-controversy-hits-indonesia-traveloka/>

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Including Domain Names
Document prepared by the Secretariat: 1. This document provides an update on the WIPO Arbitration and
Mediation Center’s (“Center”) activities as an international resource for time- and
cost-efficient alternatives to court litigation of intellectual property (IP) disputes, acting both
as a provider of legal and organizational expertise and as an administrator of cases.
<http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/govbody/en/wo_ga_43/wo_ga_43_17.pdf>

Parking your domain name can hurt – or help – in a UDRP
Yesterday WIPO posted its decision in a UDRP for the DriveUPS.com domain name, finding in favor of the
shipping company UPS and ordering the domain name transferred.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/07/parking-your-domain-name-can-hurt-or-help-in-a-udrp/>

Cairns Airport Pty Ltd of Queensland, Australia, Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH)
Cairns Airport Pty Ltd of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, represented by McCullough Robertson Lawyers,
Australia has been found GUILTY of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on two domain names owned by two
different owners; cairnsairportparking.com.au (first domain name) and
airportparkingcairns.net.au (second domain name)
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/07/cairns-airport-pty-ltd-of-queensland-australia-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking-rdnh/>

au: Cairns Airport Pty Ltd. v. Chris Ford (Christopher William Ford) / C and C Family Discretionary Trust -
Case No. DAU2013-0023
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Cairns Airport Pty Ltd of Cairns, Queensland, Australia, represented
by McCullough Robertson Lawyers, Australia. The Respondents are Chris Ford (Christopher William Ford)
(the “First Respondent”) and the C and C Family Discretionary Trust (the “Second Respondent”)
of Cairns North, Queensland, Australia.
<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2013-0023>

au: Klein Tools, Inc. v. The trustee for Topp Family Trust - Case No. DAU2013-0027
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Klein Tools, Inc. of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia represented
by Minter Ellison, Australia. The Respondent is The trustee for Topp Family Trust of Mornington,
Victoria, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <kleintools.com.au> is
registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.
<http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2013-0027>

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 - MISCELLANEOUS
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Demand Media Reports Registrar Gains Despite Overall Net Losses in Q3 2013
In its third quarter financial results, digital media and domain provider Demand Media, Inc. reported a
$10.4 million net income loss, but an 11-percent increase in registrar revenues over the same period last year.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/demand-media-reports-registrar-gains-despite-overall-net-losses-in-q3-2013>

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 - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
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Castello Brothers Sell LagunaBeach.com - KK.com Goes for $2.4 Million - Ward.com Acquired for Just $2,999!
Some notable domain and website sales have been reported over the past 24 hours. In a rare occurrence, the
Castello Brothers let one of their developed geodomain properties go, a two 2-letter .com changed hands
for seven figures through Moniker/SnapNames and a very nice one-word/popular surname .com was acquired
for next to nothing at Sedo.
<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2013/dailyposts/20131107.htm>

Second Seven Figure Two Character Domain Sale For 2013
The second million dollar plus domain name sale of 2013 took place this week with kk.com selling for “for
the awesome price of $2.4M” Kevin Kopas reported on the Moniker/SnapNames Facebook page yesterday.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/08/second-seven-figure-two-character-domain-sale-for-2013/>

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INTERNET USE
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How the Internet Has Changed the R.S.V.P.
With ease come presumption and murk. Take, for instance, the modern R.S.V.P. The Internet has allowed a
host or event producer to painlessly publicize his or her event to sultans and skateboarders in minutes,
the digital invitation beaming on their computer screens and cellphones like an onion puff dangling from
a stick.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/fashion/how-the-internet-has-changed-the-rsvp.html>

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SOCIAL MEDIA
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Instagram blocks some drugs advert tags after BBC probe
Instagram has blocked searches for certain terms associated with the suspected illegal sale of drugs via
its service.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24842750>

Instagram acts after BBC finds site users are advertising illegal drugs
The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale
of illegal drugs via its users.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/07/instagram-illegal-drugs-bbc-investigation>

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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FTC Announces Agenda, Panelists for Upcoming Internet of Things Workshop [news release]
Technology researchers, industry representatives and government leaders will take part in the Nov. 19
Federal Trade Commission workshop “Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.”
The workshop will address a wide array of ways in which increasingly connected technology is affecting
the lives of consumers in their homes, their cars, health and fitness and elsewhere. The keynote speaker
will be Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez
and Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen also will give remarks.
<http://ftc.gov/opa/2013/11/internet.shtm>

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Do you know where your children go online?
Thirty years ago, children were taught never to accept sweets from strangers, but the equivalent modern
message, about staying safe online, doesn't seem to be getting through.
<http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/nov/09/children-online-sexting-bullying-security-settings>

uk: School 'best place' to learn about sexual exploitation [news release]
Nearly three quarters of secondary education teachers say school lessons are the most important way to
teach children about sexual exploitation, according to a report being released later this month.
<http://ceop.police.uk/Media-Centre/Press-releases/2013/School-best-place-to-learn-about-sexual-exploitation/>

nz: Little wrong again [news release]
Justice Minister Judith Collins says Andrew Little’s claim that the Government introduced the Harmful
Digital Communications Bill in response to recent allegations of sexual predatory behaviour is wrong.
<http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/little-wrong-again>

Roasting New Zealand's Reputation - Rape Club New Zealand
The so-called "Roast Busters" have done more than endulge in underage sex crime, they've also managed to
garner the worst headlines New Zealand's tourist industry could dread of.
<http://www.lawfuel.co.nz/news/1078/roasting-new-zealands-reputation-rape-club-new-zealand>

nz: Bill designed to reduce online bullying timely
InternetNZ says a bill designed to reduce online bullying is especially relevant in light of the Roast
Busters case.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11154751>

More work needed on cyber-bullying bill, says InternetNZ [New Zealand News]
InternetNZ says a bill designed to reduce online bullying is especially relevant in light of the Roast
Busters case.
<http://www.farmingshow.com/news/nbnat/567561320-more-work-needed-on-cyber-bullying-bill--says-internetnz>
<http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/567561320-more-work-needed-on-cyber-bullying-bill--says-internetnz>

nz: Site names sexual predators
Police have been asked to investigate a website that claims to be exposing dozens of men who it says sought
sex with a 14-year-old girl.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/internet/news/article.cfm?c_id=137&objectid=11154479>

Privacy warning for Tinder users
Internet watchdog NetSafe is warning individuals to be careful what they post online, as the popularity of
online dating app Tinder rises.
<http://www.3news.co.nz/Privacy-warning-for-Tinder-users/tabid/423/articleID/319797/Default.aspx>

nz: Waikato leaders condemn 'Roast Busters'
Waikato community leaders promise protest and prosecution to stop attacks on teenage girls, a move
prompted by allegations headlined nationally against the Roast Busters. The views have been echoed by
Netsafe. "You can't filter out people's behaviour," said Sean Lyons, chief technical officer at the
internet safety organisation. 
<http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/9376312/Leaders-condemn-Roast-Busters>

nz: Roast Busters: Social media dangers
<http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/roast-busters-social-media-dangers-video-5703822>

Australian children in danger of spending more time in front of screens than at school
TECH-savvy kids now spend more time online or watching TV than they do at school and should be put on a "media
diet'' of two hours a day, paediatricians warned.
<http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/australian-children-in-danger-of-spending-more-time-in-front-of-screens-than-at-school/story-fni0do1w-1226756092880>

au: Online porn and kids: It worries one in three most
Almost one in three children say pornography is what bothers them most on the internet, with young children
the most likely to be troubled by sexual images online.
<http://www.theage.com.au/national/online-porn-and-kids-it-worries-one-in-three-most-20131109-2x8qf.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/national/online-pornography-upsets-young-children-20131109-2x8j0.html>

at: Privacy guidelines for social networks
The Saferinternet.at team has updated its guidance and resources on privacy. The updated flyer, aimed at
young people, covers the topics of Facebook, cybercrime, and mobiles and smartphones. It was revised
with the help of members of the Austrian youth panel to ensure that it best meets the needs of its target audience.
<http://www.saferinternet.org/news-events/news-article?p_p_id=webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_count=1&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_action=view-detail&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_groupId=10137&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_articleId=140594>

de: klicksafe for children – new offerings for the youngest users on the klicksafe website
Ever since it was established in 2004, the German Awareness Centre, klicksafe, has been striving to
educate children and young people on safe and responsible ways of using the internet. In doing so, one of
klicksafe’s focuses has been on also engaging with parents and pedagogues, teachers, educators,
carers and social workers, to help them also support children and young people when they are online.
<http://www.saferinternet.org/news-events/news-article?p_p_id=webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_count=1&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_action=view-detail&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_groupId=10137&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_articleId=140635>

eu: New guidelines for positive online content for children
The thematic network POSCON has published a comprehensive document with guidelines and a checklist for
providers and producers of positive online content and services for children. The publication can be
downloaded from www.positivecontent.eu. POSCON is funded by the European Commission within the Safer
Internet Programme.
<http://www.saferinternet.org/news-events/news-article?p_p_id=webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_count=1&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_action=view-detail&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_groupId=10137&_webcontentbrowser_WAR_eunbaseportlet_INSTANCE_w5qZ_articleId=140667>

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY
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au: Internet pirates steal the treasure of the talented by Peter Beattie
AUSTRALIANS love good movies and TV shows, but are we loving them to death? I am ashamed to say that if the
figures from the final episode of the television series Breaking Bad are correct, then per capita
Australians are the highest illegal downloaders of pirated material in the world.
<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/internet-pirates-steal-the-treasure-of-the-talented/story-e6frg6zo-1226751360298>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL
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Did your Adobe password leak? Now you and 150m others can check
Nearly 150 million people have been affected by a loss of customer data by Adobe, over 20 times more than the
company admitted in its initial statement last week.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/07/adobe-password-leak-can-check>

Silk Road 2.0 resurrects online drugs marketplace
Silk Road, the online drugs marketplace which was shut down by the FBI in October, has been resurrected by a
group of the site’s former moderators and users.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/07/silk-road-20-resurrects-online-drugs-marketplace>

nz: Phising, Boy Scouts and Cyber Crime
“Law firms are attractive targets for cyber criminals,” says Ken McCallum, head of cyber security at
the United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in an article for the Law Society
Gazette, journal of the Law Society of England and Wales.
<http://www.lawfuel.co.nz/news/1079/phising-boy-scouts-and-cyber-crime>

Major Bitcoin theft from website, claims owner
A man who ran an online "wallet service" for storing Bitcoins has claimed hackers stole virtual currency
from his site worth more than one million Australian dollars.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24871444>

Bitcoin site TradeFortress loses £1m after hackers strike twice
More than $1m of Bitcoins were stolen when payment processor Inputs.io was hacked, according to the site's
owner. "Two hacks totalling about 4100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances," the owner
wrote in a message headlined ":(".
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/08/hackers-steal-1m-from-bitcoin-tradefortress-site>

Bitcoin Researcher Says It’s ‘Folly’ to Ignore New Attack
The author of a paper that describes a new attack on the Bitcoin protocol says that criticisms of the paper
are misguided and that there are serious problems with Bitcoin that need to be addressed.
<http://threatpost.com/bitcoin-researcher-says-its-folly-to-ignore-new-attack/102885>

Google forced to take proactive steps to remove Mosley images from search index in France
Google is to appeal against a ruling by a French court that requires it to prevent nine images of former
Formula 1 boss Max Mosley from appearing in its search rankings.
<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/november/google-forced-to-take-proactive-steps-to-remove-mosley-images-from-search-index-in-france/>

Porn-viewing bosses infect corporate networks
Want to stop nasty worms from spreading on corporate networks? It would help if bosses stopped going to porn sites.
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/11/08/technology/security/malware-porn/index.html>

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Leading Engineers Agree to Upgrade Standards to Improve Internet Privacy and Security [news release]
Internet security has been a focus this week for the more than 1100 engineers and technologists from around
the world gathered at the 88th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). As the Internet's
premier standards organization responsible for developing the foundation of services and
technologies used billions of times every day, IETF participants are rethinking approaches to security
across a wide range of technical areas.
<http://www.ietf.org/media/2013-11-07-internet-privacy-and-security>

Cyber attack "war game" to test London banks on November 12
Thousands of staff across dozens of London financial firms will be put through a "war games" scenario on
Tuesday to test how well they can handle a major cyber attack, people familiar with the matter said.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/07/us-britain-cybercrime-test-idUKBRE9A614W20131107>
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/07/britain-cybercrime-test-idINDEE9A60DS20131107>

Stung by revelations of ubiquitous surveillance and compromised software, the internet’s engineers
and programmers ponder how to fight back
Security guards (at least the good ones) are paid to be paranoid. Computer-security researchers are the
same. Many had long suspected that governments use the internet not only to keep tabs on particular
targets, but also to snoop on entire populations. But suspicions are not facts. So when newspapers began
publishing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, once employed as a contractor by America’s National
Security Agency (NSA), the world’s most munificently funded electronic spy agency, those
researchers sat up.
<http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21589383-stung-revelations-ubiquitous-surveillance-and-compromised-software>

Phishing increase builds on hijacked brand names, study reports
The number of brands used in spoofed emails that trick people into visiting malicious Web sites or clicking
on malware attachments rose in the second quarter.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2062300/phishing-increase-builds-on-hijacked-brand-names-study-reports.html>

Cybersecurity: Where are the Biggest Threats?
Cyber crimes, cyber thievery, and cyber warfare have become an everyday reality. In fact, security
breaches are so prevalent that, according to a new study from the National Cyber Security Alliance and a
private sector firm, 26 percent of Americans have been the victims of a data breach in the past 12 months alone.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/government/cybersecurity-where-are-the-biggest-threats/>

Malware Incidents Go Unreported, Particularly in Large Businesses
Enterprises in the United States are facing mounting cyber-security challenges, with nearly six in 10
malware analysts reporting they have investigated or addressed a data breach that was never disclosed by
their company.
<http://www.esecurityplanet.com/network-security/malware-incidents-go-unreported-particularly-in-large-businesses.html>

Indonesian hackers vow payback over Australian spying
Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the
spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
<http://www.theage.com.au/national/indonesian-hackers-vow-payback-over-australian-spying-20131108-2x6rm.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/national/indonesian-hackers-vow-payback-over-australian-spying-20131108-2x6rm.html>

Singapore PM's website defaced by hackers
Hackers claiming links to international hacking group Anonymous defaced Singapore Prime Minister Lee
Hsien Loong's official website late on Thursday, one day after he said authorities would spare no effort
to track them down.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/08/singapore-anonymous-idINDEE9A702L20131108>

Singapore to Hunt ‘Anonymous’ Hackers, Prime Minister Says
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said authorities would aggressively pursue and punish the
purported hackers who recently threatened cyberattacks against the city-state’s information
infrastructure, according to a local media report.
<http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/11/07/singapore-to-hunt-anonymous-hackers-prime-minister-says/>

Singapore govt will 'track down' hackers
If targeted, Singapore will "spare no effort" to identify the culprits responsible for launching
cyberattacks against the country and bring them to justice, says prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.
<http://www.zdnet.com/sg/singapore-govt-will-track-down-hackers-7000022916/>

The Internet of Everything Including Security
It’s one thing to say that by 2020 the world will host 50 Billion Internet Protocol-connected devices.
It’s even more amazing that the planet’s number of Internet-connected devices already exceeds the
human population.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/security/the-internet-of-everything-including-security/>

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Why NSA's war on terror is more than just a 'neat' hacking game
Edward Snowden's revelations show how British and US spies have compromised e-commerce and civil
liberties with a series of clever coding stunts
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/10/nsa-war-on-terror-neat-hacking-game>

UK blocks attempt by Council of Europe to examine online spying
Britain is holding up an agreement on internet freedom among the 47 members of Europe's human rights
watchdog after objecting to a probe into the gathering of "vast amounts of electronic data" by
intelligence agencies.
<http://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/nov/08/uk-blocks-attempt-council-europe-inquiry-online-spying>

GCHQ Targeted Engineers with Fake LinkedIn Pages
The Belgacom employees probably thought nothing was amiss when they pulled up their profiles on LinkedIn,
the professional networking site. The pages looked the way they always did, and they didn't take any
longer than usual to load.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/ghcq-targets-engineers-with-fake-linkedin-pages-a-932821.html>

How telcos 'collude' with the NSA and GCHQ
Google and Yahoo were quick to condemn the NSA for spying on their customers, but telecom firms remained
conspicuously silent - and for good reason. Privacy International has filed a complaint against them
with the OECD.
<http://www.dw.de/how-telcos-collude-with-the-nsa-and-gchq/a-17213850>

How the NSA and GCHQ Spied on OPEC
America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ are both spying on the OPEC oil cartel, documents from whistleblower
Edward Snowden reveal. The security of the global energy supply is one of the most important issues for the
intelligence agencies.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-the-nsa-and-gchq-spied-on-opec-a-932777.html>

Google engineer accuses NSA and GCHQ of subverting 'judicial process'
A British engineer who works on anti-hacking systems at Google has furiously accused the UK and US spying
agencies of "industrial scale subversion of the judicial process" by tapping the company's internal networks.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/06/google-nsa-gchq-spying-judicial-process>

US spooks play into the hands of Russia, China and others who want control over global digital citizens
No wonder Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping are smiling: they are closer than they have ever been to mastering
who is saying and doing what online. They and other authoritarian leaders are watching with glee as US
intelligence agencies destroy what is left of the original utopian vision of a cyberspace free of
government control.
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/07/us-spooks-russia-china-internet-authoritarian>

Countries will develop private internet ‘segments’, Russian cyber expert warns
Russian cyber security expert Eugene Kaspersky has warned revelations by National Security Agency
whistleblower Edward Snowden will push countries into developing their own private internet
“segments” in an effort to protect themselves against cyber espionage.
<http://www.afr.com/p/technology/countries_will_develop_private_internet_Da9ulXRUrsxvje91Cr9t8K>

EFF Files 22 Firsthand Accounts of How NSA Surveillance Chilled the Right to Association
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has provided a federal judge with testimony from 22 separate
advocacy organizations detailing how the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass telephone records
collection program has impeded the groups' work, discouraged their members and reduced the numbers of
people seeking their help via hotlines. The declarations accompanied a motion for partial summary
judgment filed late Wednesday, in which EFF asks the court to declare the surveillance illegal on two
levels—the law does not authorize the program, and the Constitution forbids it.
<https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-files-22-firsthand-accounts-how-nsa-surveillance-chilled-right-association>

Why Do Brits Accept Surveillance?
Think of it as the ‘‘Skyfall’’ session. In a committee room of the House of Commons, the heads of the
British secret services appeared on Thursday before a panel of M.P.’s in what might have been a
re-enactment of that scene from the latest Bond movie — minus the shootout.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/09/opinion/why-do-brits-accept-surveillance.html>

Bruce Schneier Wants to Make Surveillance Costly Again [IDG]
The ongoing revelations of governmental electronic spying point to a problem larger than National
Security Agency malfeasance, or even of security weaknesses. Rather the controversy arising from
Edward Snowden's leaked documents suggest we face unresolved issues around data ownership, argued
security expert Bruce Schneier.
<http://www.cio.com/article/742799/Bruce_Schneier_Wants_to_Make_Surveillance_Costly_Again>
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/531211/bruce_schneier_wants_make_surveillance_costly_again/>

Snowden serves up another lesson on insider threats
The Edward Snowden saga continues to serve up valuable lessons on the dangers posed to enterprise data by
insiders with privileged access to systems and networks. The latest lesson involves the risks of
allowing password sharing among employees.
<http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9243915/Snowden_serves_up_another_lesson_on_insider_threats>

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How Can the New York Times Endorse an Agreement the Public Can't Read?
The New York Times' editorial board has made a disappointing endorsement of the Trans-Pacific
Partnership (TPP), even as the actual text of the agreement remains secret. That raises two distressing
possibilities: either in an act of extraordinary subservience, the Times has endorsed an agreement that
neither the public nor its editors have the ability to read. Or, in an act of extraordinary cowardice, it
has obtained a copy of the secret text and hasn't yet fulfilled its duty to the public interest to publish it.
<https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/11/how-can-nytimes-endorse-agreement-public-cant-read>

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Mega Takes On Skype, Dropbox as it Exits Beta with 5 Million Users
File-hosting service Mega was launched in January 2013, after Kim Dotcom wanted to offer users a more
secure way to share and store data, using encryption to prevent governments from viewing the contents.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/mega-takes-on-skype-dropbox-as-it-exits-beta-with-5-million-users>

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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au: Superfast broadband: report reveals growing mobile demand
The government must meet the modern demands of Australians by including mobile broadband as a major part of
its National Broadband Network policy and this would be possible with “little or no increase in
costs”, a new report has found.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/07/superfast-broadband-growing-mobile-demand>

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Almost 15,000 trademarks registered in TMCH
<http://domainincite.com/14944-almost-15000-trademarks-registered-in-tmch>

Donuts puts date to first Sunrise, signs big registrars, says it won’t have a landrush
<http://domainincite.com/14973-donuts-puts-date-to-first-sunrise-signs-big-registrars-says-it-wont-have-a-landrush>

Donuts Starts Sunrise For Seven gTLDs 26 November; .KIWI Begins Next Week
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/07/donuts-starts-sunrise-kiwi/>

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Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process | Redline
This document represents a marked up version of the Final Implementation Plan for IDN ccTLD Fast Track
Process including changes to implement the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel.
<http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/idn-cctld-implementation-plan-redline-05nov13-en>

Thick Whois Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for Board Consideration
Purpose (Brief): Obtain community input on the Thick Whois Policy Development Process recommendations
adopted by the GNSO Council prior to ICANN Board consideration.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/thick-whois-recommendations-06nov13-en.htm>

Delegated Strings
Overview: ICANN's New gTLD Program will result in the expansion of available gTLDs, such as .COM, .NET or
.ORG, from 22 to possibly 1,400 new names or "strings".
<http://newgtlds.icann.org//en/program-status/delegated-strings>

Implementing the Extended Process Similarity Review Panel in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process
On 27 June 2013, the ICANN Board approved the proposed amendments to implement a two-panel process for
string similarity review in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) ccTLD Fast Track Process.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-05nov13-en.htm>

ICANN Launches WHOIS Website Beta
Following through on community recommendations for improving accountability and transparency, ICANN
has launched the first phase of a new "one-stop" online resource about the WHOIS directory service.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-04nov13-en.htm>

Debut of the Beta Launch of the WHOIS Website – Phase I by Margie Milam, Senior Director- Strategic Initiatives
Last November, ICANN set its sights on making meaningful improvements to WHOIS, especially in the areas of
accuracy and access. Significant resources have been devoted to implementing improvements based on the
work of the WHOIS Review Team.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/debut-of-the-beta-launch-of-the-whois-website-phase-i/>

Update on the Work of the Expert Working Group by Jean-Francois Baril, EWG Facilitator
With the ICANN Buenos Aires Meeting rapidly approaching, I’d like to provide an update on the work of the
Expert Working Group (EWG) and its progress since the ICANN 47 Meeting.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/11/update-on-the-work-of-the-expert-working-group/>

Upcoming Webinars: Rights Protection Mechanisms Webinar
A discussion about Rights Protection Mechanisms, including the Rights Protection Mechanism
Requirements published on 30 September 2013.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org//en/announcements-and-media/webinars>

Maintenance Window Changes Starting 5 November 2013
Effective 5 November 2013, the regularly scheduled maintenance windows for New gTLD systems will change,
taking place according to the schedule below:
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-04nov13-en>

IGO Coalition, IGO Coalition, to GAC
Concerns with the ICANN Board's Proposal Regarding IGO Names and Acronyms
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/igo-coalition-to-gac-01nov13-en>

Statton Hammock, United TLD Holdco Ltd., to Cherine Chalaby
.CAM Decisions 	 
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hammock-to-chalaby-04nov13-en>

Shweta Sahjwani et al., Radix FZC et al., to Cherine Chalaby, Fadi Chehadé, Akram Atallah, and Christine Willett
Community Objection Process
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/sahjwani-et-al-to-chalaby-et-al-01nov13-en>

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Why You Won't Find Tuvalu on a Map of the World's Internet Domains
On traditional maps of the world, Russia, Canada, China, and India loom large. On this map, though, the size
of each country corresponds to the estimated number of websites registered there. The United States,
unsurprisingly, is home to the largest number of registered Internet domains. Perhaps less
predictably, Germany ranks a solid second, ahead of the United Kingdom.
<http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/11/06/internet_domain_name_map_of_the_world_us_uk_de_rule_tuvalu_missing.html>

.TO Relaunched As Option For Toronto
A canny marketing idea for the .to ccTLDs sees it being pushed as an alternative for residents and
businesses in Toronto in the same way that .la has been geared towards Los Angeles.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/05/to-relaunched-for-toronto/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/to-relaunched-as-option-for-toronto.html>

With New gTLD’s Coming To Market .TO Rebrands Itself To Represent Toronto
.To has become the second ccTLD to rebrand itself to represent a city.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/04/with-new-gtlds-coming-to-market-to-rebrands-itself-to-represent-toronto/>

UANIC publishes list of accredited registrars in Cyrillic .Укр domain
The Ukrainian network Information Center (UANIC) has published the list of accredited domain name
registrars in the Cyrillic .Укр domain.
<http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/173262.html>

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Almost 15,000 trademarks registered in TMCH
The new gTLD program’s Trademark Clearinghouse has almost 15,000 trademarks registered, according to
a spokesperson.
<http://domainincite.com/14944-almost-15000-trademarks-registered-in-tmch>

Trademark Clearinghouse: early bird pricing ends tomorrow
Trademark owners take note: you have less than 24 hours to get your marks registered in the Trademark
Clearinghouse if you want to take advantage of early bird discounted pricing.
<http://domainincite.com/14942-trademark-clearinghouse-early-bird-pricing-ends-tomorrow>

Is ICANN ready to start rejecting some new gTLDs?
Is ICANN getting ready to give marching orders to new gTLD applicants? It seems likely given recent hints
out of LA.
<http://domainincite.com/14937-is-icann-ready-to-start-rejecting-some-new-gtlds>

ICANN makes GAC’s Category 1 new gTLD advice less stupid
After six months, ICANN is finally giving its Governmental Advisory Committee what it wants. Kinda.
<http://domainincite.com/14951-icann-makes-gacs-category-1-new-gtld-advice-less-stupid>

Nine Donuts gTLDs delegated
Donuts has had a batch of nine new gTLDs delegated to the DNS root today. The nine strings are: .ventures,
.camera, .clothing, .lighting, .singles, .voyage, .guru, .holdings and .equipment.
<http://domainincite.com/14976-nine-donuts-gtlds-delegated>

ICANN Announces Nine New Delegated gTLDs
ICANN has announced that nine new gTLDs have been delegated, meaning they were entered into the
Internet’s Root Zone, the authoritative database for the Internet. The list of new gTLDs, all applied
for by Donuts, are below along with the first four gTLDs that have successfully completed the Program.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/06/icann-announces-nine-new-delegated-gtlds/>

Donuts puts date to first Sunrise, signs big registrars, says it won’t have a landrush
Donuts has announced the dates of its first Sunrise periods and revealed that it’s not planning to run a
landrush period for its first seven new gTLDs.
<http://domainincite.com/14973-donuts-puts-date-to-first-sunrise-signs-big-registrars-says-it-wont-have-a-landrush>

Donuts Starts Sunrise For Seven gTLDs 26 November; .KIWI Begins Next Week
Donuts, who applied for 307 new gTLDs, are beginning the launches of the Sunrise periods for seven of their
gTLDs as of 26 November, while the applicant of the .KIWI gTLD has announced its Sunrise period will
commence on 13 November.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21336>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/07/donuts-starts-sunrise-kiwi/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-starts-sunrise-for-seven-gtlds-26-november-kiwi-begins-next-week.html>

Donuts to skip Landrush on first batch of TLDs
Donuts announced this morning that it plans to start the sunrise for its first seven TLDs on November 26. The
sunrise will close on January 24, 2014.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/06/donuts-to-skip-landrush-on-first-batch-of-tlds/>

Donuts Inc. Adds Batch of 7 New gTLDs, Signs on 13 Registrars
Among the hundreds of new extensions it applied for, new gTLD registry Donuts Inc. will introduce this
month seven new gTLDs to the domain name system: .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING,
.SINGLES, and .VENTURES.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/donuts-inc-adds-batch-of-7-new-gtlds-signs-on-13-registrars>

Donuts' New gTLDs – a Digital Shopping Mall
This month, I had the opportunity to interview Jon Nevett and Mason Cole of Donuts, the largest filer of gTLD
applications. While many of you may only know of donuts as the food you try to avoid during morning
meetings, Donuts Inc. is a company that filed for 307 gTLDs, including most notably .COMPUTER, .CONDOS,
.EMAIL, .ENTERPRISES, .FASHION, .MEDIA, and .NETWORK, to name just a few.
<http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2304516/donuts-new-gtlds-a-digital-shopping-mall>

Early reservations for .kiwi websites and email addresses to begin next week
From next week through to Christmas, a small number of Kiwis will be able to sign-up to reserve their
favourite .kiwi domain names, and be a part of the .kiwi Pioneer Programme. Pioneers will be among the
first people in the world to have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi, rather than
.com, .net, .co.nz, .kiwi.nz or other similar .nz formats.
<http://www.dot-kiwi.com/news>

About that dotShabaka new TLD sunrise...
Last week I wrote about how the sunrise for شبكة. (.shabaka) had begun. The only catch was I couldn’t
find any place to actually place a sunrise order.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/06/about-that-dotshabaka-new-tld-sunrise/>

Survey: Marketers Unaware of New Domains, But Think They'll Be Successful
... First, there is still a severe lack of awareness about new gTLDs among industry professionals, and
second, after learning about new gTLDs a majority of survey respondents believe they'll ultimately be
useful and successful.
<http://blogs.imediaconnection.com/blog/2013/11/06/gtld_domain_marketing_survey/>

DotShabaka First gTLD To Launch Sunrise Period
The DotShabaka Registry quietly launched the Sunrise period for their شبكة. gTLD (.shabaka
translates to .web in English) on 31 October for 60 days. The gTLD, an open space for Arabic language domain
names, is the first gTLD to launch their Sunrise period.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21325>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/11/04/dotshabaka-first-sunrise/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/dotshabaka-first-gtld-to-launch-sunrise-period.html>

New TLD applicants flummoxed by objection results
A dozen applicants for new TLDs have sent a letter to ICANN urging the group to step in and fix what they
believe are flawed new TLD objection results.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/05/new-tld-applicants-flummoxed-by-objection-results/>

New gTLD Program Committee Accepts GAC Advice On Cat 1 & 2 Beijing Communiqué Safeguards
In a letter sent to Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee by the New gTLD Program
Committee (NGPC) , they are intending to accept the GAC’s Beijing Communiqué advice concerning
Category 1 and Category 2 Safeguards.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/05/new-gtld-program-committee-accepts-gac-advice-on-cat-1-and-cat-2-beijing-communique-safeguards/>

.Sport Fallout: 12 Applicants Call On ICANN To Add An Appeals Proceess For Community Objection Proceedings
The fallout from the .Sport objection continues as 12 new gTLD applicants sent a letter to ICANN today
signed “expressing our ever-growing concerns relating to the Community Objection process”.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/05/sport-fallout-12-applicants-call-on-icann-to-add-an-appeals-proceess-for-community-objection-proceedings/>

Get a .kiwi domain name starting next week
From the 13th of November to Christmas, a limited number of businesses and individuals, will be able to
sign-up to reserve their .kiwi domain names.
<http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/531071/get_kiwi_domain_name_starting_next_week/>
<http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/531071/get_kiwi_domain_name_starting_next_week/>

Dot kiwi domain name reservations set to begin
A small number of Kiwis will be able to sign-up to reserve their favourite .kiwi domain name and be a part of
the .kiwi Pioneer Programme, from next week through to Christmas.
<http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-name-reservations-set-begin-5688229>

Get a .kiwi domain name starting next week
The launch of .kiwi has been designed to ensure that trademark owners can register their marks before the
general public has the opportunity to.
<http://www.pcworld.co.nz/article/531071/get_kiwi_domain_name_starting_next_week/>

Reservations opening soon for .kiwi domains
From next week through to Christmas, a small number of Kiwis will be able to sign-up to reserve their
favourite .kiwi domain names, and be a part of the .kiwi Pioneer Programme. Pioneers will be among the
first people in the world to have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi, rather than
.com, .net, .co.nz, .kiwi.nz or other similar .nz formats.
<http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/19695726/reservations-opening-soon-for-kiwi-domains/>

Applicants call for new gTLD objections appeals process
Twelve new gTLD applicants, representing many dozens of applications, have called on ICANN to create an
appeals process for when Community Objections have debatable outcomes.
<http://domainincite.com/14959-applicants-call-for-new-gtld-objections-appeals-process>

.sexy and .uno raise the average collisions list size
The third batch of new gTLD collisions lists has been released by ICANN, raising the average number of
domains that registries are being told to block on extremely cautious security grounds.
<http://domainincite.com/14963-sexy-and-uno-raise-the-average-collisions-list-size>

Are you ready for the resetting of the internet?
The introduction of gTLDs signifies one of the biggest changes to the internet and will have a direct impact
on how businesses approach the online channels. The number of internet domain name endings is rising
dramatically, with suffixes such as .estate, .holdings and .venture all being launched in what is being
hailed as the "resetting" of the internet.
<http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/nov/06/ready-resetting-internet-gtlds-business>

Introduction: ICANN's Alternative Path to Delegation (Part 1 of 4) by Burt Kaliski
As widely discussed recently, observed within the ICANN community several years ago, and anticipated in
the broader technical community even earlier, the introduction of a new gTLD at the global DNS root could
result in name collisions with previously installed systems. Such systems sometimes send queries to the
global DNS with domain name suffixes that, under reasonable assumptions at the time the systems were
designed, may not have been expected to be delegated as gTLDs.
<http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/part_1_of_4_introduction>

dotShabaka Diary — Day 23, Wrap-up and Top Tips
We’re wrapping up the dotShabaka Diary series today with this, the final entry from general manager
Yasmin Omer.
<http://domainincite.com/14949-dotshabaka-diary-day-23-wrap-up-and-top-tips>

Afilias loses consolidated string confusion case against .mobile
Afilias, the registry that operates the .mobi TLD, has lost a consolidated string confusion objection
against applicants for .mobile.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/04/afilias-loses-consolidated-string-confusion-case-against-mobile/>

Policy Advisory Boards - A Cornerstone PICS (Public Interest Commitment Specification) by Ronald N. Andruff
Six months following the April 11th issuance of the Beijing Communique by ICANN's Governmental Advisory
Committee (GAC), ICANN continues to wrestle with whether to accept the bulk of the GAC's proposed
safeguards for new gTLDs as set forth in Annex 1 of that document. On October 1st ICANN Board Chairman
Stephen Crocket sent a letter to GAC Chair Heather Dryden summarizing the results of the September 28th
meeting of the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) that considered the remaining and still undecided
advice received from the GAC.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131104_policy_advisory_boards_cornerstone_pics_public_interest_commitment/>

Yet Another Embarrassing IDN Gaff from ICANN by Andrew Gardner
Hot on the heels of other ICANN Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) TLD launch errors, we now have another
example of ICANN's failure to comprehend the differences between IDN and ASCII names, this time to the
detriment of potential IDN registrants and the new IDN generic TLD (gTLD) Registries. This gaff really
makes you wonder whether the SSAC and Multilinguism departments at ICANN have ever met.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131104_yet_another_embarrassing_idn_gaff_from_icann/>

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APWG releases it's Phishing Trends Report for Q2 2013:
The APWG reports in its Q2 2013 Phishing Activity Trends Report that fraudsters are seek new victims and
brands in untapped markets with some 441 brands were hijacked in April, a record high that surpassed the
previous monthly high of 430 in November 2012.
<http://apwg.org/resources/apwg-reports/>

Top three recommendations for securing your personal data using cryptography, by EU cyber security
Agency ENISA in new report [news release]
ENISA, the European Union’s “cyber security” Agency, launched today a report recommending that
all authorities should better promote cryptographic measure to safeguard personal data.
<http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/top-three-recommendations-for-securing-your-personal-data-using-cryptography-by-eu-cyber-security-agency-enisa-in-new-report>

Singapore on alert for cyber attacks after websites hacked
Singapore's government has been put on heightened alert for cyber attacks after people claiming to be from
international hacking collective Anonymous defaced several web sites in the city-state and threatened
further action.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/04/singapore-hacker-idUKL3N0IP23B20131104>

US-CERT Warns CryptoLocker Infections on the Rise
CryptoLocker is a devious evolution of now-familiar ransomware schemes in which the malware encrypts
files it finds on a number of network resources and demands a ransom for the decryption key.
<http://threatpost.com/us-cert-warns-cryptolocker-infections-on-the-rise>

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How Insider Domain Theft Can Bring Down ICANN by Frederick Harris
If a hired philosopher graced ICANN, the work would get down to brass tacks. "What is it?", she would ask,
that drives ICANN beyond the mysterious dot that apparently represents the root. One can picture
subsequent appeals from senior management to its navels, for clues as to what in the end game the root truly
represents. I surmise that contemplating bred-in-the-bone values does not resonate easily or often at
ICANN. Its like that unreachable itch that evades our scratch; we can't get at the source.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131104_how_insider_domain_theft_can_bring_down_icann/>

Johnson & Johnson loses case against Johnsons.com (again!)
For the second time in ten years, consumer products company Johnson & Johnson has lost a UDRP against the
domain name Johnsons.com.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/04/johnson-johnson-loses-case-against-johnsons-com-again/>

Grand Theft Auto maker triumphs under UDRP
A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name ‘gta5betagiveaway.com’ to a well-known video
games company under the UDRP. Among other things, the panel found that the addition of ‘beta’,
‘giveaway’ and ‘5’ to the complainant’s GTA mark strengthened the confusion by implying that
the beta version of the complainant’s highly anticipated new video game was available at the site
associated with the domain name.
<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=01b86d4c-3088-4069-b6bd-c09545e134d4>

Losing domain names is an expensive lesson
Whether by accident or purposely not renewing domain names, owners will neglect to renew domain names if
they are careless. Have you ever forgotten to renew a domain or lost ownership of domain names?
<http://www.kickstartcommerce.com/losing-domain-names-expensive-lesson.html>

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IP Addresses and Traceback by Geoff Huston
This is an informal description the evolution of a particular area of network forensic activity, namely
that of traceback. This activity typically involves using data recorded at one end of a network
transaction, and using various logs and registration records to identify the other party to the
transaction. Here we'll look at the impact that IPv4 address exhaustion and IPv6 transition has had on
this activity, and also note, as we explore this space, the changing role of IP addresses within the IP
protocol architecture.
<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2013-11/traceback.html>

Watch Live - What Does "Success" For IPv6 Look Like? (Briefing Panel on Nov 5) by Dan York
Now that IPv6 deployment is happening in major networks around the world, the question becomes -- what does
"success" look like for IPv6? How much IPv6 traffic is "enough"? What are major milestones we should be
tracking in IPv6 deployment? What is next for IPv6?
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131104_watch_live_what_does_success_for_ipv6_look_like/>

Biggest risks in IPv6 security today
Although IPv6 packets have started to flow, network engineers still tread lightly because of lingering
security concerns. Here are the top six security risks in IPv6 network security today as voted by gogoNET
members, a community of 95,000 network professionals.
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/530917/biggest_risks_ipv6_security_today/>

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Demand Media Plans Domain Name Services Spinoff Rightside Group
Demand Media announced on Tuesday a proposed spinoff domain name services business, Rightside Group, to
be led by Taryn Naidu, who is currently Demand Media’s executive VP of domain services.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/demand-media-plans-domain-name-services-spinoff-rightside-group>

Veteran Domain Industry Executive Taryn Naidu Lands on the Right Side of Demand Media Makeover
Demand Media had announced the CEO, executive team and company name chosen for a newly formed domain
services company that is proposed to be spun off from Demand Media.
<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2013/dailyposts/20131105.htm>

Demand Media spinoff to be called RightSide
RightsideLast week I wrote about how signs were pointing to Demand Media calling its domain name spinoff Rightside.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/05/i-was-right-demand-media-spinoff-to-be-called-rightside/>

Demand Media to spin off domains business as Rightside
Demand Media has confirmed its plan to spin off its domain name business into a separate company.
<http://domainincite.com/14957-demand-media-to-spin-off-domains-business-as-rightside>

How Web.com upsells and cross-sells its customers
Web.comIf you’ve ever registered a domain name at Register.com or Network Solutions, then you’ve
undoubtedly received their follow-on sales pitches. These pitches cover everything from Facebook
services to premium domains.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/06/how-web-com-upsells-and-cross-sells-its-customers/>

GoDaddy Plans European Expansion, Hires VP of EMEA
GoDaddy announced on Wednesday plans to expand its European presence, beginning with the hiring of
Stefano Maruzzi as VP of EMEA, and the construction of a European Customer Care Center.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-plans-european-expansion-hires-vp-of-emea>

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From Beep to CarLoans: How a domain name change resulted in a $40 million turnover boost
In June, Shaun McGowan’s business, Beep.com.au, was turning over $60 million. Five months later the
company has grown by 60%, now exceeding $100 million in turnover, through one simple change – the domain name.
<http://www.smartcompany.com.au/technology/online/34431-from-beep-to-carloans-how-a-domain-name-change-resulted-in-a-40-million-turnover-boost.html>

How Much Is A Category Killer Domain Worth? CarLoans.com.au Generates $40 Million in 6 Months
smartcompany.com.au, just published a success story that all domainers can use as the poster child for
potential buyers of great domain names.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/05/how-much-is-a-category-killer-domain-worth-carloans-com-au-generates-40-million-in-6-months/>

Past Fortnight in the Domain Aftermarket Produced Three More 6-Figure Sales with Dozens More Reported in
Five Figures
I was away last week covering the 2013 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference at Fort Lauderdale Beach so we have
some catching up to do this week. Since there was no sales column last Wednesday we're bringing you a double
dose of data this week and expanding our usual Top 20 charts to 40 positions each to make room for all of the
sales reported to us over the past two weeks.
<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131106.htm>

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What future do you want? Commission invites votes on what Europe could look like in 2050 to help steer future
policy and research planning [news release]
In 2050, will the economy be fundamentally altered because home 3D printers mean you can press a button to
print your own clothes, a new sofa or kitchen table? Will cancer be a thing of the past thanks to nano-robots
which can detect and destroy tumours? What will society look like when many live to over 100 years old?
<http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-13-946_en.htm>

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Britons among 1,000 snared in webcam child sex sting
More than 100 adults in the UK have been caught attempting to pay children to perform sex acts over the
internet, according to a leading child protection agency.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/04/dutch-sting-webcam-child-sex-abuse>

Roast Busters: we can't let such Facebook groups thrive
Internet forums created for men to discuss their sexual "conquests" are nothing new. There is an entire
online community of "pick up artists" dedicated to reducing women to rating systems and helpless victims
of evolutionary psychology. Sometimes, more disgusting and violent pages arise. Revenge porn, sites
dedicated to naming and shaming women, university "walk of shame" photo galleries and city-specific
forums are depressingly commonplace.
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/06/roast-busters-we-cant-let-such-facebook-groups-thrive>

nz: Collins calls time on cyber bullies [news release]
Justice Minister Judith Collins says the introduction of a new Bill to Parliament today aims to stop cyber
bullies in their tracks.
<http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/collins-calls-time-cyber-bullies>

nz: Cyber bullies face sanctions
A bill which aims to stop cyber bullying by groups such as the Roast Busters will be introduced to Parliament today.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11151475>

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Google Is Ordered to Block Images in Privacy Case
A French court ruled Wednesday that Google must remove from its Internet search results all images of a
former Formula One car racing chief at an orgy. The ruling in the privacy case could have ramifications for
the tech giant’s operations across Europe.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/business/international/google-is-ordered-to-block-images-in-privacy-case.html>

Analysis reveals popular Adobe passwords
"123456" was the most popular password among the millions of Adobe users whose details were stolen during
an attack on the company.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24821528>

Dark net marketplace Silk Road 'back online'
Reports suggest that the Silk Road, the anonymous marketplace that traded in drugs and other illegal
goods, is back online, in a new version.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24842410>

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Tim Berners-Lee: encryption cracking by spy agencies 'appalling and foolish'
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the computer scientist who created the world wide web, has called for a "full and frank
public debate" over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart,
GCHQ, warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/06/tim-berners-lee-encryption-spy-agencies>

As U.S. Weighs Spying Changes, Officials Say Data Sweeps Must Continue
The Obama administration has told allies and lawmakers it is considering reining in a variety of National
Security Agency practices overseas, including holding White House reviews of the world leaders the
agency is monitoring, forging a new accord with Germany for a closer intelligence relationship and
minimizing collection on some foreigners.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/world/as-us-weighs-spying-changes-officials-say-data-sweeps-must-continue.html>

How we know the NSA had access to internal Google and Yahoo cloud data
The Washington Post reported last Wednesday that the National Security Agency has been tapping into the
private links that connect Google and Yahoo data centers around the world. Today we offer additional
background, with new evidence from the source documents and interviews with confidential sources,
demonstrating that the NSA accessed data traveling between those centers.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/11/04/how-we-know-the-nsa-had-access-to-internal-google-and-yahoo-cloud-data/>

Google chairman: NSA spying on our data centres 'outrageous'
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has attacked the US government for apparently breaking
into the connections that link the company's data centres around the world as "outrageous" and described
other surveillance practices as "possibly illegal".
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/04/eric-schmidt-nsa-spying-data-centres-outrageous>

How Snowden's Email Provider Plans to Build an NSA-Proof Communications Tool
Just a few months ago, Ladar Levison became famous when it was revealed that the secure email service he ran
was patronized by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. He shut down that company soon afterward because
otherwise, the government would've forced him to betray the privacy of his clients without their knowing.
<http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/11/how-snowdens-email-provider-plans-to-build-an-nsa-proof-communications-tool/281153/>

Apple details government information requests for first time
Apple Inc on Tuesday disclosed the number of information requests it received from governments around the
world, making it one of the last big tech companies to do so in the wake of the controversy over data
collection by U.S. national security agencies.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/06/apple-security-report-idINDEE9A500A20131106>

US government tops Apple's list of global user data requests
Apple has published its first report revealing the number and type of requests for information about users
and devices from governments around the world, showing the US dominating the requests.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/05/apple-transparency-report-government-data-requests>

Australia high on Apple's transparency list of government requests for user data
Apple has released its first transparency report on the demands it gets from governments for access to
people's information, and Australia is near the top of the computer giant's list.
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-06/apple-received-hundreds-of-requests-for-australian-user-data/5074636>

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Google accused of slowing down European commission's antitrust case
Google's rivals have strongly criticised the search engine's newest proposals to settle its
long-running antitrust case with the European commission. The internet company has also been accused of
slowing down the arbitration process, which has so far ground on for three years and might not be resolved
before next spring.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/06/google-accused-slowing-down-european-union-antitrust>

Google rivals asked if concessions go far enough in antitrust inquiry
European regulators have asked Google's rivals whether the Internet search engine's revised proposals
to settle an antitrust case will boost their bargaining power in commercial negotiations, a European
Commission document showed.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/06/uk-google-documents-idUKBRE9A50VQ20131106>
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/06/google-documents-idINDEE9A50CX20131106>

New Zealand approves email and phone-snooping law
New Zealand's parliament has narrowly passed new legislation compelling telecommunication companies
to allow the intelligence agencies to access customers' emails, texts and phone calls.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/05/new-zealand-law-email-phone-snooping>

nz: Telco Intercept Bill becomes law
The Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill has passed its its third and final
reading in Parliament this afternoon, 61 votes to 57.
<http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/raw-data-adams-outlines-changes-tics-bill-ck-147097>

nz: Mega boss puzzled by need for spy legislation
The head of cloud storage website Mega says new spy agency law is puzzling because his company already does
what the legislation is requiring it to do.
<http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/226866/mega-boss-puzzled-by-need-for-spy-legislation>
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Will NSA revelations lead to the Balkanisation of the internet?
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/nsa-revelations-balkanisation-internet>

NSA surveillance may cause breakup of internet, warn experts
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/nsa-surveillance-cause-internet-breakup-edward-snowden>

ICANN wants more APAC voices to step up
<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-wants-more-apac-voices-to-step-up-7000022712/>

Connecting the Dots in Munich: The New Domains New gTLD Conference 2013
<http://gtldstrategy.com/2013/11/01/connecting-the-dots-in-munich-the-new-domains-new-gtld-conference-2013/>

Contention questions remain as ICANN reveals “last-resort” auction rules
<http://domainincite.com/14932-contention-questions-remains-as-icann-reveals-last-resort-auction-rules>

Old dotcom era gives way to new TLDs
<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/it-pro/business-it/old-dotcom-era-gives-way-to-new-toplevel-domains-20131102-hv2bw.html>

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Will NSA revelations lead to the Balkanisation of the internet?
There has been criticism of America's National Security Agency and Britain's GCHQ from Latin American
nations, and close allies such as France and Germany, have expressed dismay. The European Union's
internal market commissioner, Michel Barnier, has called for a "European data cloud", while its justice
commissioner, Viviane Reding, has declared Monday's European parliament vote on new data protection
rules to be "Europe's declaration of independence".
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/nsa-revelations-balkanisation-internet>

NSA surveillance may cause breakup of internet, warn experts
The vast scale of online surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is leading to the breakup of the internet
as countries scramble to protect private or commercially sensitive emails and phone records from UK and
US security services, according to experts and academics.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/nsa-surveillance-cause-internet-breakup-edward-snowden>

Who Will Control the Internet?
As historic documents go, the statement issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce on June 30 was low-key
even by American standards of informality. No flowery language, no fountain-penned signatures, no
Great Seal of the United States -- only 331 words on a single page. But the simplicity of the presentation
belied the importance of the content, which was Washington's attempt to settle a crucial problem of
twenty-first-century global governance: Who controls the Internet?
<http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/61192/kenneth-neil-cukier/who-will-control-the-internet>

in: Going online, Kapil Sibal stresses multi-stakeholder Net governance model
Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has joined a small but growing list of high profile politicians
who have decided to engage with their constituencies in cyberspace.
<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/going-online-kapil-sibal-stresses-multistakeholder-net-governance-model/article5306003.ece>

Bali IGF Concludes with Renewed Support for Multistakeholder Cooperation
Last week ARIN, along with the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), ICANN, the Internet Society and
others from the technical community participated in the 8th Internet Governance Forum held in Bali, Indonesia.
<https://www.arin.net/announcements/2013/20131031.html>

2013 Internet Governance Forum – Closing Remarks by Anne-Rachel Inné, COO, AFRINIC
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, In Montevideo, earlier this month, leaders of our organizations
responsible for the management and coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure met to
discuss among other things the future of Internet governance and identified the need for ongoing effort
to address ongoing challenges. To this end, we agreed to catalyze community-wide efforts towards the
evolution of global multi-stakeholder Internet cooperation.
<http://www.nro.net/news/2013-internet-governance-forum-closing-remarks>

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New gTLD Program Auctions - Upcoming Auctions Webinar
An in-depth discussion on the Auctions process, including an overview, proposed timeframes and
deadlines, and preliminary key rules. ICANN will also gather community input on process elements that
will affect parties preparing for Auction.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions>

Auctions: Upcoming Webinar and Preliminary Rules
Auctions are a method of last resort for resolving String Contention for the New gTLD Program, and Power
Auctions LLC has been named as ICANN's auction provider.
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-01nov13-en>

Akram Atallah, President, Generic Domains Division | ICANN, to Albert Dubler
Implementation of Community Objection Decision vs. .ARCHITECT
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/atallah-to-dubler-31oct13-en>

Stephen D. Crocker, Chair | ICANN Board of Directors, to Heather Dryden
ccNSO Policy Recommendations on IDN ccNSO Issues
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/crocker-to-dryden-29oct13-en>

New Contracting Statistics Released
CIRs Sent Through Priority 1500
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-01nov13-en>

New EE Results Published
2 Applications Complete Extended Evaluation
<https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus>

Enabling a Multilingual Internet
IDN Brochure - Enabling a Multilingual Internet
<http://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/multilingual-internet-01nov13-en>

ICANN wants more APAC voices to step up
Asia-Pacific voices are not being heard enough in meetings over Internet structure planning, according
to ICANN. It explained that besides not being enough of them, there were also language and localization
barriers to overcome.
<http://www.zdnet.com/icann-wants-more-apac-voices-to-step-up-7000022712/>

ICANN publishes five-year plan
ICANN is seeking to “clarify” its relationship with IP rights as part of a draft five-year plan,
published on Tuesday.
<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-publishes-five-year-plan>

ICANN Board Of Directors Get Over $1.7 Million In Compensations & Reimbursements in FY 2013
This table represents reimbursements and compensation paid directly to Board Members, payments made to
third party vendors such as hotels, restaurants, and travel agencies on behalf of Board Members as well as
a total of the three amounts.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/01/icann-board-of-directors-get-over-1-7-million-in-compensations-reimbursements-in-fy-2013/>

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dotMobi and Verio introduce goMobi mobile website solution in Europe
Mobile Web technology provider dotMobi and Verio Europe, global experts in online solutions for small and
medium-sized businesses, today announced the immediate availability of the goMobi mobile Web
publishing solution through Verio in the European market. This follows Verio’s successful launch of
goMobi earlier this year in the U.S.
<http://dotmobi.com/content/dotmobi-and-verio-introduce-gomobi-mobile-website-solution-europe-0>

Public Interest Registry Unveils New Brand Identity
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .ORG domain, today announced a rebranding
of the organization. The fresh change in its visual brand design exemplifies the organization’s brand
identity as the trustworthy, purposeful, spirited and collaborative operator of .ORG – the world’s
third largest generic domain – and the soon-to-be-launched .NGO and .ONG domain.
<http://pir.org/public-interest-registry-unveils-new-brand-identity/>

.UA IDN: domain registrations for trademark owners
As of November 4, 2013, trademark owners will be able to register .укр (xn—j1amh) domain names.
.укр is the IDN version of .UA (Ukraine).
<http://brandshelter.com/english/News/Current News.html>

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Connecting the Dots in Munich: The New Domains New gTLD Conference 2013
One of the most promising and exciting aspects of the New gTLD Program is the potential for regions, cities,
and communities around the world to develop dedicated spaces for the exchange of information, problem
solving and relationship-building. With the first new gTLDs poised to launch, FairWinds traveled to
Munich for the New Domains 2013 Conference on New gTLDs to learn more about the multiple and varied ways
applicants, particularly geographic TLD applicants, plan to develop these spaces to the “right of the dot.”
<http://gtldstrategy.com/2013/11/01/connecting-the-dots-in-munich-the-new-domains-new-gtld-conference-2013/>

Contention questions remain as ICANN reveals “last-resort” auction rules
ICANN has published a first draft of the rules for its “last resort” new gTLD auctions, but they do not
yet address the contention created by controversial objection rulings.
<http://domainincite.com/14932-contention-questions-remains-as-icann-reveals-last-resort-auction-rules>

ICA Urges ICANN to Clean Up TM Rules for New TLDs
The Internet Commerce Association, to which Sedo is a founding member, submitted a comment letter to ICANN
regarding Rights Protection Mechanism (RPM) Requirements for new gTLDs launching soon.
<https://sedo.com/us/news/3347/ICA-Urges-ICANN-to-Clean-Up-TM-Rules-for-New-TLDs/>

First new TLDunrise begins?
The sunrise period for شبكة. (shabaka) has begun…sort of.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/01/first-new-top-level-domain-name-sunrise-begins/>

PersianGulf survives community objection from those who favor Arabian Gulf name
The Gulf Cooperation Council has lost a community objection it brought against the applicant for the
.persiangulf TLD.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/01/persiangulf-survives-community-objection-from-those-who-favor-arabian-gulf-name/>

First New TLD Quietly Enters Sunrise Period by Thomas Barrett
The first Sunrise Period for trademark owners under ICANN's new gTLD program has begun. The gTLD is the
Arabic IDN 'شبكة, or "dot-Shabaka". The term roughly means "web" in Arabic and eligibility for
registrations is unrestricted. The Dot-Shabaka Registry has made it clear for months that they wanted to
be the first TLD to launch this year.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131101_first_new_tld_quietly_enters_sunrise_period/>

Two dot-brands pass Extended Evaluation
ICANN did not have much to report in this week’s batch of new gTLD evaluation results, as that stage of the
program gradually winds down.
<http://domainincite.com/14926-two-dot-brands-pass-extended-evaluation>

Four more new gTLD contracts signed, including .email
Four new gTLD registries signed their contracts with ICANN yesterday.
<http://domainincite.com/14923-four-more-new-gtld-contracts-signed-including-email>

ICANN urged to rule on .llp “breach”
ICANN is being urged to clarify whether an applicant for the .llp gTLD would be breaking any rules by
restricting the suffix to US customers.
<http://www.worldipreview.com/news/icann-urged-to-rule-on-llp-breach>

Expert panel finds Ralph Lauren is not entitled to operate .POLO gTLD based on Community Objection
... This month, an expert panel at the International Center for Expertise of the International Chamber of
Commerce upheld USPA’s so-called “Community Objection” against the .POLO application and
denied Ralph Lauren’s application.
<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=4ecce2ad-56ff-4df2-acff-4f908b62dbf9>

Famous Four vows to fight .sport objection loss
Famous Four Media has promised to pursue “all available legal avenues” after losing a Community
Objection over the .sport gTLD to its Olympic-backed rival.
<http://domainincite.com/14918-famous-four-vows-to-fight-sport-objection-loss>

Famous Four issues statement about .Sport decision
In case you haven’t heard yet, SportAccord won a community objection against Famous Four Media’s
application for the .sport TLD.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/31/famous-four-issues-statement-about-sport-decision/>

Old dotcom era gives way to new TLDs
The dotcom era is ending, but not because of any sudden decline in online participation. Quite the opposite
– over the next few months the internet will expand from 22 TLDs to nearly 1400, including non-latin
script domains for the first time.
<http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/it-pro/business-it/old-dotcom-era-gives-way-to-new-toplevel-domains-20131102-hv2bw.html>
<http://www.watoday.com.au/it-pro/business-it/old-dotcom-era-gives-way-to-new-toplevel-domains-20131102-hv2bw.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/old-dotcom-era-gives-way-to-new-toplevel-domains-20131101-hv2bw.html>
<http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/business-it/old-dotcom-era-gives-way-to-new-toplevel-domains-20131101-hv2bw.html>

dotShabaka Diary — Day 22, Sunrise has gone live!
In this penultimate entry in the dotShabaka Diary series, dotShabaka general manager Yasmin Omer
officially announces the launch of the Sunrise period for شبكة., the first new gTLD to enter this phase.
<http://domainincite.com/14929-dotshabaka-diary-day-22-sunrise-has-gone-live>

ICANN Issues Rules For Last Resort Auction But Fails To Address Many Of Applicants Concerns
ICANN published rules for its Last Resort auction last night. To bid in an auction each applicant will have
to put up 10% of its maximum bid and if they want to bid an unlimited amount or more than $20 Million they have
to put up $2 million per string.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/11/02/icann-issues-rules-for-last-resort-auction-but-fails-to-address-many-of-applicants-concerns/>

Part One of Rousing Schwartz vs. Schilling New gTLD Debate Video is Here - Plus Industry Companies Form
Association to Promote the New Extensions
Without question a highlight of last week's T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference at Fort Lauderdale Beach,
Florida was a rousing debate over the pros and cons of new gTLDs that pitted teams led by industry giants
Rick Schwartz and Frank Schilling against each other on Monday, Oct. 21.
<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2013/dailyposts/20131031.htm>

The internet's Big Bang: how to protect IP rights in a universe of new domains
The imminent expansion of the web poses a threat to trademark owners, but a new mechanism offers hope
<http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/analysis/2303699/the-internets-big-bang-how-to-protect-ip-rights-in-a-universe-of-new-domains>

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 - DNS SECURITY
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US cyber security framework developed
A standards body in the US has published a draft cyber security framework for businesses operating in the
telecoms, energy, transport and other critical infrastructure industries.
<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/October/us-cyber-security-framework-developed/>

To restore credibility, NIST will audit its standards development process
The US crypto authority's name was tarnished by NSA leaks. But it wants to fix that.
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/11/to-restore-credibility-nist-will-audit-its-standards-development-process/>

Hacking group claims to have infiltrated Australian websites
An Indonesian hacking group claims to have infiltrated hundreds of Australian websites in apparent
revenge over reports that Australia is intercepting Indonesian communications.
<http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/hacking-group-claims-to-have-infiltrated-australian-websites-20131103-2wuxx.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hacking-group-claims-to-have-infiltrated-australian-websites-20131103-2wuxx.html>

us: New command center will protect L.A. infrastructure from cyberattacks
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has set up a new command center to minimize the threat that hackers,
terrorists or foreign enemies will disrupt water, power, transportation and public safety systems.
<http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1103-cyber-attacks-20131103,0,4110214.story>

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 - DOMAIN DISPUTES
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Lazy Brand Owner Gets 17 “Lashes” For Delayed UDRP Complaint
UDRP panelists almost never deny a UDRP complaint based on a laches defense. As I have discussed in past blog
posts, laches is a legal doctrine that can provide a defense when an adverse party has been unreasonably
delayed in asserting its rights and its reliance on that delay results in harm to the defending party.
Although extremely rare in UDRP decisions, this was the case in a recent rather egregious UDRP filing
involving a 17-year delay that led to a unanimous three-member panel decision to deny the complaint.
<http://domainnamestrategy.com/2013/10/28/lazy-brand-owner-gets-17-lashes-for-delayed-udrp-complaint/>

Do Celebrities Have Rights in Their Matching Domain Names?
Celebrity domain names are almost always in the news. That's because people tend to register domain names
of famous people, politicians and celebrities in order to make money off of someone else's fame.
Celebrity cybersquatting has been around since domain names first became available to register.
<http://tcattorney.typepad.com/anticybersquatting_consum/2013/10/do-celebrities-have-rights-in-their-matching-domain-names-.html#more>

True Religion jeans company sues over TrueReligion.com domain name
Last month I wrote about how jeans company True Religion lost a domain name arbitration case with the owner
of TrueReligion.com.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/01/true-religion-jeans-company-sues-to-get-truereligion-com/>

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 - MISCELLANEOUS
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DomainTools retools website
Don’t be alarmed if you visit DomainTools.com this afternoon and see the image to the right.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/01/domaintools-retools-website/>

Sex Sells, but GoDaddy Won’t Use it in Super Bowl Spots
It’s Halloween, so naturally it’s time to start thinking about the Super Bowl. GoDaddy announced on
Thursday that for the tenth year in a row it will have two 30-second spots during the Super Bowl.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/sex-sells-but-godaddy-wont-use-it-in-super-bowl-spots>

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 - WEBHOSTING
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in October 2013
Montreal based iWeb was the most reliable hosting company in October 2013 with only two failed requests.
Two days ago the US IT-infrastructure company Internap announced plans to buy iWeb in a deal worth $145m.
Both companies provide IaaS and are corporate sponsors of the OpenStack foundation. Internap has data
centres around the world which will allow iWeb to expand on its four data centres, all based in Canada.
<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/11/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-october-2013.html>

Netcraft November 2013 Web Server Survey
In the November 2013 survey we received responses from 785,293,473 sites, reflecting net growth of more
than 18 million sites since last month.
<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2013/11/01/november-2013-web-server-survey.html>

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 - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
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Domain Aftermarket Explodes With 3 Blockbuster Sales Totaling $2.2 Million - One Ranks Among the Year's
Three Biggest Transactions 
For the last few months we've been watching the domain aftermarket get stronger and stronger. Still, I've
been reluctant to say we have definitely turned the corner after a long recession fueled drought, but it
looks like now is the time to get off the fence. The past week produced the year's third 7-figure sale as well
as two other transactions that each came in close to the half-million dollar mark. With the return of the
market's high end, we're now seeing steady sales in every price range.
<http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2013/20131023.htm>

Moniker and SnapNames Announce Premium Year-End Auction
Moniker® and SnapNames®, both KeyDrive S. A. companies and leading providers of domain name solutions,
announced today their Premium Year-End Auction. The online auction showcases some of the most sought
after domains on the market and provides businesses, including start-ups and established companies,
access to domain names for long term, strategic growth initiatives.
<https://www.moniker.com/domainnewsresources/news/moniker_and_snapnames_announce_premium_year-end_auction>

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INTERNET USE
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An exclusive interview with Bill Gates
The internet is not going to save the world, says the Microsoft co-founder, whatever Mark Zuckerberg and
Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires believe. But eradicating disease just might.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/dacd1f84-41bf-11e3-b064-00144feabdc0.html>

Bill Gates: Prioritizing Worldwide Internet Access Over Malaria Research Is A 'Joke'
Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to
save the world.
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/02/bill-gates-malaria_n_4205130.html>

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ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY
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Is the album dead? Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Elton John hit by dramatic US sales slump
Lou Reed's album sales may have risen 607% in the US last week, one of many tributes to New York's rock 'n' roll
poet of the streets, but that did little to dispel the black mood that has descended on the music business.
<http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/nov/02/is-music-album-dead-us-worst-ever-sales-figures>

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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F.A.A. Moves to Ease Electronics Ban, Opening the Runways to Angry Birds
The days of airline passengers being hounded to turn off their tablets or e-readers for takeoff and landing
are coming to an end.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/business/passengers-to-be-free-to-use-electronics-on-flights-faa-says.html>

FAA Says Fliers Can Use Devices During All Phases of Flight
Federal aviation regulators on Thursday unveiled steps to lift restrictions on electronic devices in
flight, saying that fliers generally should be allowed to use tablets, e-readers and other gadgets
during all phases of flight by the end of this year.
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579169542339497208>

Europe looking to follow US to approve in-flight electronics
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is scrutinising the use of electronic devices during take-off and
landing following the American Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval on 31 October.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/01/caa-easa-electronic-devices-flight-take-off-landing>

New coating could lead to waterproof mobile phones
A new waterproof coating to protect the delicate electronics in mobile phones could mean getting your
phone wet will no longer be a disaster
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10415151/New-coating-could-lead-to-waterproof-mobile-phones.html>

IsoHunt Lives: BitTorrent Site Now Reportedly Hosted In Australia
After less than a month off the air, BitTorrent search engine IsoHunt is back with a fresh new look, hosted
out of Australia of all places.
<http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/10/isohunt-lives-bittorrent-search-engine-now-reportedly-hosted-in-australia/>
<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/9352014/BitTorrent-site-IsoHunt-now-hosted-in-Australia>

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ONLINE CRIME & LEGAL
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How a grad student trying to build the first botnet brought the Internet to its knees
On November 3, 1988, 25 years ago this Sunday, people woke up to find the Internet had changed forever. The
night before, someone had released a malevolent computer program on the fledgling computer network. By
morning, thousands of computers had become clogged with numerous copies of a computer "worm," a program
that spread from computer to computer much like a biological infection.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/11/01/how-a-grad-student-trying-to-build-the-first-botnet-brought-the-internet-to-its-knees/>

Adobe Breach Impacted At Least 38 Million Users
The recent data breach at Adobe that exposed user account information and prompted a flurry of password
reset emails impacted at least 38 million users, the company now says. It also appears that the already
massive source code leak at Adobe is broadening to include the company’s Photoshop family of graphical
design products.
<http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/adobe-breach-impacted-at-least-38-million-users/>

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE
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GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance
The German, French, Spanish and Swedish intelligence services have all developed methods of mass
surveillance of internet and phone traffic over the past five years in close partnership with Britain's
GCHQ eavesdropping agency.
<http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/01/gchq-europe-spy-agencies-mass-surveillance-snowden>

Google ‘outraged’ by latest surveillance claims
Google on Wednesday declared that it was “outraged” by apparent US government attempts to siphon
information about millions of its users from its network, as the latest revelations in the internet
surveillance scandal left it struggling to reassure its global users about the security of their
personal information.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/17c7fe24-41b4-11e3-b064-00144feabdc0.html>

NSA infiltrates links to Yahoo, Google data centers worldwide, Snowden documents say
The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo
and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor
Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html>

NSA ‘hacked Google and Yahoo’s data centre links’
The US National Security Agency (NSA), in collaboration with the UK government’s listening station
GCHQ, has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres
around the world, according to interviews with knowledgeable officials and documents obtained from
former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/nsa-hacked-google-and-yahoos-data-centre-links-8913998.html>

Google and Yahoo furious over reports that NSA secretly intercepts data links
Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that
the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their
users' data around the world.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/30/google-reports-nsa-secretly-intercepts-data-links>

Former Facebook lawyer calls latest NSA revelations “shocking”
Facebook’s former top lawyer and chief privacy officer said he found “shocking” the scale of online
data collection being conducted by the National Security Agency based on new Washington Post
revelations that the agency secretly tapped the main communications links into Yahoo and Google data centers.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/former-facebook-lawyer-calls-latest-nsa-revelations-shocking/2013/10/30/2fa1015c-4197-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html?tid=hpModule_88854bf0-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394>

Angry Over U.S. Surveillance, Tech Giants Bolster Defenses
Google has spent months and millions of dollars encrypting email, search queries and other information
flowing among its data centers worldwide. Facebook’s chief executive said at a conference this fall
that the government “blew it.” And though it has not been announced publicly, Twitter plans to set up
new types of encryption to protect messages from snoops.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/technology/angry-over-us-surveillance-tech-giants-bolster-defenses.html>

Amid NSA spying revelations, tech leaders call for new restraints on agency
Mounting revelations about the extent of NSA surveillance have alarmed technology leaders in recent
days, driving a renewed push for significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay
above the fray in Washington.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/amid-nsa-spying-revelations-tech-leaders-call-for-new-restraints-on-agency/2013/10/31/7f280aec-4258-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html>

Tech Giants Plead for Surveillance Reforms
Six giant U.S. technology companies co-authored a letter to ranking members of the House Judiciary
Committee, asking for not only the ability to disclose details on National Security Letter requests, but
to call for surveillance reforms.
<http://threatpost.com/tech-giants-plead-for-surveillance-reforms/102798>

Portrait of the NSA: no detail too small in quest for total surveillance
The NSA gathers intelligence to keep America safe. But leaked documents reveal the NSA's dark side – and
show an agency intent on exploiting the digital revolution to the full
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/02/nsa-portrait-total-surveillance>

No Morsel Too Minuscule for All-Consuming N.S.A.
When Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary general, sat down with President Obama at the White House in
April to discuss Syrian chemical weapons, Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and climate change, it was a
cordial, routine exchange.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/world/no-morsel-too-minuscule-for-all-consuming-nsa.html>

NSA furore has roots in US internet imperialism
In November 2012, more than 2,000 civil servants and IT specialists from across the world gathered in Dubai
for the World Conference on International Telecommunications.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/01/nsa-furore-roots-us-internet-imperialism>

German, Brazilian U.N. draft urges halt to excessive spying
Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a U.N. General Assembly committee on Friday that calls
for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection and other gross invasions of privacy.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/02/usa-surveillance-un-idINDEE9A100520131102>

Brazil and Germany draft anti-spy resolution at UN
Germany and Brazil have asked the UN General Assembly to adopt a draft resolution calling for the right to
privacy in the digital age.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24781417>

Brazil to legislate on online civil rights following Snowden revelations
Brazil's congress will vote next week on a controversial new internet bill that will help to define the
parameters of President Dilma Rousseff's campaign to reform the web.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/brazil-legislate-online-civil-rights-snowden>

Germany looks at keeping its Internet, e-mail traffic inside its borders
The news that the National Security Agency has its eye on much of the world’s electronic communications
has shocked Germans, who have memories of Nazi and Cold War-era spying. Now, an alliance of German phone
and Internet companies claims it has a solution: German e-mail and Internet transmitted within German borders.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-looks-at-keeping-its-internet-e-mail-traffic-inside-its-borders/2013/10/31/981104fe-424f-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html>

Snowden Open to Testifying in Germany
Edward Snowden says he is willing to cooperate with investigations into NSA spying. At a meeting with a
German lawmaker in Moscow, he reportedly suggested he would be open to coming to Germany, and complained
of a US 'campaign of persecution.' Berlin has at least signaled readiness to talk.
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/snowden-tells-german-lawmaker-he-is-willing-to-testify-in-nsa-scandal-a-931237.html>

Edward Snowden's NSA testimony offer welcomed in Germany
German politicians have said they are keen to hear from Edward Snowden in a parliamentary inquiry about the
US National Security Agency surveillance, as the US whistleblower indicated his own willingness to
speak as a witness to the Bundestag.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/01/edward-snowden-nsa-testimony-germany-us-surveillance>

Germany looks at keeping its Internet, e-mail traffic inside its borders
The news that the National Security Agency has its eye on much of the world’s electronic communications
has shocked Germans, who have memories of Nazi and Cold War-era spying. Now, an alliance of German phone
and Internet companies claims it has a solution: German e-mail and Internet transmitted within German borders.
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/germany-looks-at-keeping-its-internet-e-mail-traffic-inside-its-borders/2013/10/31/981104fe-424f-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html>

How the IETF plans to protect the web from NSA snooping
Speaking at the UN's recent Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, IETF chair Jari Arkko laid out a
plan to protect the U.S. Internet from the NSA's surveillance efforts.
<http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/103113-nsa-ietf-275483.html>
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/530648/how_ietf_plans_protect_web_from_nsa_snooping/>

NSA row: US spied on cardinals before pope’s election, claims Italian magazine
Even the Pope has been spied on by the NSA, according to claims in the Italian press.
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nsa-row-us-spied-on-cardinals-before-popes-election-claims-italian-magazine-8913883.html>

NSA director hints at scaling back some surveillance of foreign leaders
The director of the National Security Agency conceded on Wednesday that it may need to scale back some of its
surveillance operations on foreign leaders, in the wake of an international outcry.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/30/nsa-director-surveillance-foreign-leaders>

John Kerry admits: some US surveillance has gone too far
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, conceded on Thursday that some of the country's surveillance
activities had gone too far, saying that certain practices had occurred "on autopilot" without the
knowledge of senior officials in the Obama administration.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/31/john-kerry-some-surveillance-gone-too-far>

After the NSA leaks, we've got to talk about rebalancing security and privacy
The 21st century is young; we may land a person on Mars, find the cure for cancer or make some discovery we
cannot even begin to guess at now. Whatever happens, one definite feature is the interaction between the
state and its citizens, which will change dramatically.
<http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/oct/30/nsa-britain-balance-security-privacy>

Monitoring Where Search Engines Fear to Tread
The Tor Onion Routing network has long been a favorite way for privacy-seeking online users to add a series
of anonymizing layers between themselves and sites on the Internet. From hackers and dissidents to
companies and governments seeking to cloak their activities online, Tor has gained a significant
following of users.
<http://www.darkreading.com/monitoring/monitoring-where-search-engines-fear-to/240163477>

How Dark Mail Plans to Build an Open, Secure Email Platform
The new Dark Mail Alliance formed this week by Lavabit and Silent Circle will offer an open platform for
secure email that will use existing protocols and cloud storage as a way to evade surveillance. The new
system, which should be available next year, is in some ways a throwback to the pre-Internet days,
officials involved in the project said.
<http://threatpost.com/how-dark-mail-plans-to-build-an-open-secure-email-platform/102774>

Australia Said to Play Part in N.S.A. Effort
Australia, a close ally of the United States, has used its embassies in Asia to collect intelligence as part
of the National Security Agency’s global surveillance efforts, according to a document leaked by the
former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden and published this week in the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/world/asia/australia-participated-in-nsa-program-document-says.html>

Australian embassies part of US spy network
Australian diplomatic posts throughout Asia and the Pacific are spying on foreign governments through
electronic intercepts that are fed into the vast intelligence network operated by the United States
National Security Agency.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/internet/news/article.cfm?c_id=137&objectid=11149711>

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INTA, Street Law and Constitutional Rights Foundation Renew Partnership to Educate Teens about
Intellectual Property [news release]
The International Trademark Association (INTA) is proud to announce that it has renewed its partnership
with Street Law, Inc. and Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF), and will continue to collaborate on
the Unreal Campaign through 2014.
<http://www.inta.org/Press/Pages/StreetLawCRFpartnership2013.aspx>

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MISCELLANEOUS
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How Can we Keep Skills In Step with the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a major accelerator for innovation of all industries and
government. The idea of an increasingly digital world where mobility of applications and people are
commonplace, where all types of things are connected and provide more intelligence and value is becoming
the new reality.
<http://blogs.cisco.com/education/skills-in-step-with-the-internet-of-things/>

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At IGF, Glimpses Of Future IP Governance Overshadowed By Mass Surveillance
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/10/28/at-igf-glimpses-of-future-ip-governance-overshadowed-by-mass-surveillance/>

au: The battle to control the internet by Mark Gregory
<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/10/30/technology/battle-control-internet>

UNESCO, ICANN and ISOC to Launch Development of Glossary on Internet Governance for Arabic Speakers
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-27oct13-en.htm>

ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/strategic-29oct13-en.htm>

Advancing ICANN’s Multi-Stakeholder Model through Community Engagement by David Olive
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/10/advancing-icanns-multi-stakeholder-model-through-community-engagement/>

au: 2013 auDA Foundation funding announced
<http://www.auda.org.au/news-archive/auda-311013/>

au: Aussies scammed on bogus shopping sites [AAP]
<http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/10/30/18/09/aussies-scammed-on-bogus-shopping-sites>

au: Crazy Domain customers mad about being offline
<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/business-it/crazy-domain-customers-mad-about-being-offline-20131030-hv2ac.html>

Smartphone buyers beware: don't trust all .com.au domains
<http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/smartphone-buyers-beware-dont-trust-all-comau-domains-20131030-2wesc.html>

Technical Viability of Dotless Domain Names by Geoff Huston
<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2013-10/dotless.html>

First of the new gTLD Sunrise registration periods scheduled to open later this month
<http://www.davies.com.au/pub/detail/933/first-of-the-new-gtld-sunrise-registration-periods-scheduled-to-open-later-this-month>

.BERLIN And .WIEN Domains Coming Soon
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/29/berlin-and-wien-soon/>

Domain Name Association Launched To Educate On Domains
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/29/domain-name-association-launched/>

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At IGF, Glimpses Of Future IP Governance Overshadowed By Mass Surveillance
Away from traditional free trade agreement negotiations with secret chapters on stricter intellectual
property protection, perceptions are slowly evolving about the need to make IP systems work better. One
of 100+ sessions at the 8th United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali, Indonesia last week
featured “intellectual property exchanges” as marketplaces for knowledge. But IP policy did not
take centre stage and neither did other access topics in Bali, which instead was overshadowed by the
recent revelations of mass surveillance by US intelligence services.
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/10/28/at-igf-glimpses-of-future-ip-governance-overshadowed-by-mass-surveillance/>

Surveillance Issues Overshadow Talks At End Of Internet Governance Forum 2013
As a stream of surveillance revelations continues to seize the attention of governments and public
opinion alike, the largest global multistakeholder meeting on Internet governance, known as the IGF,
concluded today in Bali, Indonesia, by confronting surveillance as the major "emerging issue" of the year.
<http://www.darkreading.com/privacy/surveillance-issues-overshadow-talks-at/240163301>

Surfing the Internet in Bali: Reflections on IGF 2013 by Joe Alhadeff
It's been a busy week for the Internet. More famous for its golden beaches, Bali recently hosted the eighth
Internet Governance Forum which delivered waves of constructive discussion and debate. Over the past
few days, the Internet governance community has exchanged best practices and debated a wide range of key
topics that will continue to pose questions for policy as the Internet evolves.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131030_surfing_the_internet_in_bali_reflections_on_igf_2013/>

au: The battle to control the internet by Mark Gregory
Two weeks ago, people from government, business and advocacy groups gathered together in Melbourne to
debate the future of the internet – though you wouldn’t know it given the nations focus on the National
Broadband Network (NBN) and ‘revelations’ about Apple’s latest product range. Australian
Internet Governance Forum (AIGF) served as melting pot for ideas and arguments on the frameworks holding
together perceptions of the World Wide Web. And while this idea of debating and stretching out the issues
related to the internet is the system’s greatest strength, it’s also its greatest weakness.
<http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/10/30/technology/battle-control-internet>

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UNESCO, ICANN and ISOC to Launch Development of Glossary on Internet Governance for Arabic Speakers
UNESCO, ICANN and the Internet Society (ISOC) are finalizing a framework to establish an Arabic glossary
of Internet governance terms to support engagement in multistakeholder Internet governance processes
by Arabic-speaking communities.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-27oct13-en.htm>

ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan
Purpose (Brief): In line with ICANN's commitment to the multi-stakeholder model, a working draft -
ICANN's Draft Vision, Mission & Focus Areas for a Five-Year Strategic Plan - is provided for community
discussion and public comment. It proposes a new Vision, reiterates ICANN's existing Mission, and
describes five proposed Focus Areas with goals.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/strategic-29oct13-en.htm>

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding the Technical Liaison Group
Purpose (Brief): Bylaws changes are proposed in order to increase availability of technical advice to the
Board as well as the effectiveness of the Technical Liaison Group as set forth in the Bylaws.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-tlg-30oct13-en.htm>

ICANN Names New Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer
John Crain has been named ICANN's new Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency Officer. In this newly
created position Crain will assume the responsibilities of Jeff Moss, who announced he is stepping down
from his position as Chief Security Officer at the end of the year.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/press/releases/release-29oct13-en>

ccNSO FoI WG's Interim Report on "Revocation"
Purpose (Brief): The ccNSO Framework of Interpretation Working Group (FoI WG) seeks public comment on its
initial interpretations of current policy and guidelines related to "Revocation", which is defined as
redelgations undertaken without the consent of the ccTLD manager. "Revocation" refers to the process by
which the IANA Operator rescinds responsibility for management of a ccTLD from a manager.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/foi-interim-28oct13-en.htm>

Compliance Complaint Investigation Report: In a matter of a Complaint by Garth Bruen and others
Introduction: This investigation began initially as a complaint from Garth Bruen, but has been expanded
by a collective approach from at least 173 other complainants, coordinated by Garth Bruen. The
complaints are essentially an attack on the way in which the Compliance Department of ICANN operates, and
seek a full investigation into the performance of Compliance.
<https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1023>

Advancing ICANN’s Multi-Stakeholder Model through Community Engagement by David Olive
The delegation of four new gTLDs marks a new era for the Internet. It is a historic moment for ICANN, too, as we
continue to grow and adapt. Throughout our fifteen-year history, ICANN has embraced the
multi-stakeholder model as a framework for the development of inclusive, global Internet governance policy.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/10/advancing-icanns-multi-stakeholder-model-through-community-engagement/>

New Member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee: “Latin America and the Caribbean need
spaces to carry their voice and vision” by Alexandra Dans
On October 23, the ICANN Board selected an expert of the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community as
a new member of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee, SSAC: Carlos Martinez from LACNIC (the
Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean). To learn more about Carlos and what,
according to him, this news means for the region, read the following conversation between two colleagues
from the “Casa de Internet” of Latin America and the Caribbean.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/10/new-member-ssac/>

Donuts Inc. to ICANN
Community Priority Evaluation for the .TAXI String
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/donuts-to-icann-2-23oct13-en>

Donuts Inc. to ICANN
Community Priority Evaluation for the .IMMO String
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/donuts-to-icann-23oct13-en>

Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Wang Jingyu
Regarding the the New gTLD Applications for .UNICOM and .UNICORN
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-jingyu-25oct13-en>

ICANN compliance not broken, Ombudsman rules
Ombudsman Chris LaHatte has rejected a complaint from spam research firm KnujOn — and 173 of its
supporters — claiming that ICANN’s compliance department is failing consumers.
<http://domainincite.com/14890-icann-compliance-not-broken-ombudsman-rules>

ICANN Security Changes See Moss Depart And Crain Promoted
ICANN announced yesterday John Crain has been named as their new Chief Security, Stability and Resiliency
Officer. In this newly created position Crain will assume the responsibilities of Jeff Moss, who
announced he is stepping down from his position as Chief Security Officer at the end of the year.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/30/icann-security-moss-crain/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/icann-security-changes-see-moss-depart-and-crain-promoted.html>

Chehade talks up split from US oversight
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade used his keynote address at the newdomains.org conference this morning to discuss
his plans to divorce the organization from US governmental oversight.
<http://domainincite.com/14888-chehade-talks-up-split-from-us-oversight>

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au: 2013 auDA Foundation funding announced
The auDA Foundation has announced the outcomes of the 2013 Funding Round. In this round, the auDA
Foundation awarded grants to 14 projects with a total of $300,862.
<http://www.auda.org.au/news-archive/auda-311013/>

au: Aussies scammed on bogus shopping sites [AAP]
Con artists have scammed unsuspecting Australians out of thousands of dollars through bogus shopping
websites registered using the stolen credentials of legitimate businesses.
<http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2013/10/30/18/09/aussies-scammed-on-bogus-shopping-sites>

au: Crazy Domain customers mad about being offline
One thousand customers of Crazy Domains were without access to their email and websites for five days after
the company’s hosting servers went down, with multiple complaints about on-going poor customer
service and lack of communication.
<http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/crazy-domain-customers-mad-about-being-offline-20131030-hv2ac.html>
<http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/business-it/crazy-domain-customers-mad-about-being-offline-20131030-hv2ac.html>

Smartphone buyers beware: don't trust all .com.au domains
You're eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new smartphone after parting with the better part of $500 at an
Australian ".com.au" online store. Suspicions arise when a week passes without delivery; panic sets in
when your email inquiries go unanswered.
<http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/smartphone-buyers-beware-dont-trust-all-comau-domains-20131030-2wesc.html>
<http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consumer-security/smartphone-buyers-beware-dont-trust-all-comau-domains-20131030-2wesc.html>

Verisign Reports .COM/.NET Domains Grow 5% In Q3
Verisign reported their third quarter results last week with .com and .net registrations growing five
percent compared to the previous quarter.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/29/verisign-reports-com-net-domains-grow-5-in-q3/>

Win a holiday with your .eu domain name this Christmas!
This year EURid is giving away three fabulous holidays in our Christmas competition for .eu domain name holders.
<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/oct-2013/win-holiday-your-eu-domain-name-christmas>

nl: SIDN offers extra protection for domain names following recent hacks
SIDN's .nl Control service, which offers registrants extra security for their domain names, has been
extended. The extension enables .nl registrants to prevent unauthorised amendments to their domain
names' glue records. By adding the new feature, SIDN is responding to growing demand triggered by recent
security incidents involving .nl domain names.
<https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-offers-extra-protection-for-domain-names-following-recent-hacks/>

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Technical Viability of Dotless Domain Names by Geoff Huston
It was never obvious at the outset of this grand Internet experiment that the one aspect of the network's
infrastructure that would truly prove to be the most fascinating, intriguing, painful, lucrative and
just plain confusing, would be the Internet's Domain Name System. After all, it all seemed so simple to
start with: network applications rendezvous with their counterparts using protocol-level addresses,
but we users prefer to use "natural" identifiers that act as aliases for these addresses.
<http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2013-10/dotless.html>

First of the new gTLD Sunrise registration periods scheduled to open later this month
We have previously reported on the expansion of the Domain Name System following the process launched in
2012 by ICANN to allow for the registration of a potentially unlimited number of new gTLDs.
<http://www.davies.com.au/pub/detail/933/first-of-the-new-gtld-sunrise-registration-periods-scheduled-to-open-later-this-month>

Typical name collision block list for Donuts’ TLDs under 1,000 names (so far)
Yesterday ICANN issued the “Alternate Path to Delegation” reports for nine of Donuts’ English
language TLDs.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/30/typical-name-collision-block-list-for-donuts-tlds-under-1000-names-so-far/>

.BERLIN And .WIEN Domains Coming Soon
It was a glimmer in the eye of Dirk Krischenowski and a few others back in 2004, but now it is almost reality
with the proposed new gTLD to be entered into the root in about four weeks.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/29/berlin-and-wien-soon/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/berlin-and-wien-domains-expected-by-end-2013.html>

BreatheAccord wins community objection against .Breathe TLD
The following is a satirical response to news that SportAccord won a community objection against the
.sport TLD.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/29/breatheaccord-wins-community-objection-against-breathe-top-level-domain-name/>

First of the new gTLD sunrise registration periods scheduled to open later this month
We have previously reported on the expansion of the Domain Name System following the process launched in
2012 by ICANN to allow for the registration of a potentially unlimited number of new gTLDs - see full
article. There were 1930 new gTLD proposals received by ICANN, of which 116 have been withdrawn. The 1814
remaining gTLDs will be launched in batches and the release of the first gTLDs is scheduled to commence
later this month.
<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=626bbcab-c0a6-44b3-ada5-f5d9692fdf82>

Six more gTLD contracts signed
ICANN signed six more new gTLD Registry Agreements on Friday, bringing the week’s total to eight.
<http://domainincite.com/14885-six-more-gtld-contracts-signed>

Donuts successfully defends .reisen community objection
New TLD applicant Donuts has successfully defended a community objection brought against its
application to run the .reisen TLD.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/28/donuts-successfully-defends-reisen-community-objection/>

.Club Domains Selects Sedo to Bring New Social Domain Extension to Market
Sedo ... and .Club Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new “.Club” gTLD, have
announced today that Sedo has been selected to run the “sunrise” and “landrush” auctions,
manage its premium reserve list and broker premium sales of .Club domains.
<https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=us&id=595&session=7c6cfbccca81192620268113c13866b7>

dotCloud renames itself
Technology company dotCloud has renamed itself Docker Inc., in a bit of news tangentially related to the
domain name industry.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/29/dotcloud-renames-itself/>

dotShabaka Diary — Day 21, Post-delegation
The twenty-first installment of dotShabaka Registry’s journal, charting its progress towards
becoming one of the first new gTLDs to go live, written by general manager Yasmin Omer.
<http://domainincite.com/14894-dotshabaka-diary-day-21-post-delegation>

Barrett launches new gTLD launch calendar
EnCirca’s Tom Barrett has launched a collaborative calendar to help spread the word about new gTLD
launch dates.
<http://domainincite.com/14899-barrett-launches-new-gtld-launch-calendar>

GoDaddy sends out its first big email blast about new TLDs
GoDaddy has featured new TLDs on its website for a while now. But it appears the company just sent out its
first big email promotion to inform its customer base about the coming avalanche of TLD options.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/30/godaddy-sends-out-its-first-big-email-blast-about-new-tlds/>

Three gTLD Community Objections rejected
International Chamber of Commerce panelists have recently rejected three Community Objections against
new gTLD applications.
<http://domainincite.com/14897-three-gtld-community-objections-rejected>

Here They Come by Jennie-Marie Larsen
Something has shifted. I think it might be the end of the holding pattern we as new gTLD
applicants/followers/enthusiasts and generally speaking, the entire community, have been caught up
in. We´re all looking forward to ushering in the next generation of the Internet. Someone press start
please. Several major milestones have been reached.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131030_here_they_come/>

Wrap Up From OTA’s New gTLD Domain Collisions Workshop: Collision Issue Is Like Y2K
The Online Trust Alliance‘s (OTA) held a new gTLD Domain Collisions Workshop yesterday in Herndon, VA
over what “many stakeholders believe there are significant risks of “domain collisions”
occurring with the introduction of the new gTLD’s
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/10/30/online-trust-alliances-gtld-domain-collisions-workshop-collision/>

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nz: Genuine websites host net scams
International cyber-criminals are preying on Kiwi companies, hiding scam pages within their websites to
steal unsuspecting victims' personal details.
<http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/9335426/Genuine-websites-host-net-scams>

Google's Project Shield May Actually Be A Double-Edged Sword by Chris Brenton
Google has received a lot of press regarding their Project Shield announcement at the Google Ideas Summit.
The effort is being applauded as a milestone in social consciousness. While on the surface the endeavor
appears admirable, the long-term impact of the service may manifest more than Google had hoped for.
Project Shield is an invite-only service that combines Google's DDoS mitigation technology and Page
Speed service.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20131028_googles_project_shield_may_actually_be_a_double_edged_sword/>

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Laziness in IPv6 uptake may cost Britain the internet!
Whilst a slightly over-dramatic headline, British deployment of the new IPv6 is lagging behind the rest of
the world in the transition from existing IPv4 systems – which may hamper the ability to offer
innovative services.
<http://www.telecomstechnews.com/news/2013/oct/28/laziness-ipv6-uptake-may-cost-britain-internet/>

The Dark Side of IPv6
What started out as a lowly technology found in the home has sprung up in large-scale strength in service
provider networks all over the world. The technology is Carrier Grade NAT, and it generates high
emotions, no matter whether you are for it or against it.
<http://www.lightreading.com/the-dark-side-of-ipv6/a/d-id/706330>

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New Non-Profit Launched to Support the Growth and Development of the Internet Domain Name Industry
As the Internet faces a historic transformation with hundreds of new domain names coming online, an
international nonprofit organization has been created to promote the interests of the domain name
industry by advocating the use, adoption, and expansion of domain names as the primary tool for users to
navigate the Internet.
<http://www.thedna.org/news.html>

Domain Name Association Launched To Educate On Domains
The Domain Name Association was launched yesterday (28 October) with the goal of educating internet
users, promoting expansion of TLDs promoting the usage of domain names.
<http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=21274>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/10/29/domain-name-association-launched/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/domain-name-association-launched-to-educate-on-domains.html>

Google Shuttles DNS Queries From Brazil Back to US [IDG]
Google is using U.S.-based servers to answer website address queries from Brazil after the country's
president proposed stronger privacy laws, according to an Internet monitoring company.
<http://www.cio.com/article/742326/Google_Shuttles_DNS_Queries_From_Brazil_Back_to_US>

Why Your URL Bar Matters, and Why Silicon Valley Should Take Note
If you use the Internet, you've likely used something in the last month, but it's not something at the top of
your lips: the URL bar. It's also called the "address bar" or the "direct navigation bar" among techies.
Here's why it matters -- a lot.
<http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/neil-seeman/why-the-url-bar-matters-a_b_3635718.html>

Verisign lays it all out in SEC filing
Verisign filed its 10-Q with the SEC last week. Comparing the risk factors section to the one in the previous
quarter, it hasn’t changed much. Yet it’s interesting to see how changes at ICANN and new TLDs are
finding their way into the risks section.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/28/verisign-lays-it-all-out-in-sec-filing/>

Demand Media to call spinoff Rightside?
Demand Media is in the process of spinning off its domain name business into a new publicly traded company.
Will it be called Rightside?
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/10/28/demand-media-to-call-spinoff-rightside/>

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Host Europe Group Acquires German Domain Registrar and Web Host domainfactory
In a trend towards consolidation in the mass-market hosting and domain industries, Host Europe Group has
bought domainfactory, one of Europe’s largest web hosting companies with approximately 173,000
customers and 1.1 million domains under its management.
<http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/host-europe-group-acquires-german-domain-registrar-and-web-host-domainfactory>

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013
Published every two years, the STI Scoreboard analyses the major trends in knowledge and innovation in
today’s global economy.
<http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-science-technology-and-industry-scoreboard-2013_sti_scoreboard-2013-en>

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Web Giants Threaten End to Cookie Tracking:" Balance of Power in Ad Industry at Stake as Google, Microsoft
Seek to Control Web Tracking
The end could be near for cookies, the tiny pieces of code that marketers deploy on Web browsers to track
people's online movements, serve targeted advertising and amass valuable user profiles.
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304682504579157780178992984>

Future of Asian cyberspace: Mobile, social, young
“Asia will become the largest market for some of the biggest social media campaigns in the world.”
<http://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/42477-trends-asia-internet-social-media-igf>

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Facebook fesses up: Young teens are getting bored
Despite repeated assertions to the contrary, Facebook finally admitted Wednesday that its youngest
users really are losing interest in the social network.
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57610113-93/facebook-fesses-up-young-teens-are-getting-bored/>

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'Li-fi' via LED light bulb data speed breakthrough
UK researchers say they have achieved data transmission speeds of 10Gbit/s via "li-fi" - wireless
internet connectivity using light.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24711935>

Li-Fi breakthrough: internet connections using light bulbs are 250 times faster than broadband
Li-Fi, an alternative to Wi-Fi that transmits data using the spectrum of visible light, has achieved a new
breakthrough, with UK scientists reporting transmission speeds of 10Gbit/s – more than 250 times
faster than ‘superfast’ broadband.
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/lifi-breakthrough-internet-connections-using-light-bulbs-are-250-times-faster-than-broadband-8909320.html>

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Online fraud costs global economy 'many times more than $100bn'
Online fraud is costing the global economy "many times more" than initial estimates of losses of $100bn
(£62bn) a year, a world expert on cyber security has said.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/30/online-fraud-costs-more-than-100-billion-dollars>

Should 'Patent Troll' Reform Be Left to the Judiciary?
Legislation introduced last week aimed at curbing patent litigation abuse by so-called “patent
trolls” has been well received by the public and by much of the Congress. But in private, many members of
the patent bar are wary of Congress making laws that could affect patent litigation, saying it’s a task
that should remain in the hands of the judiciary.
<http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202625606086>

Google Updates reCAPTCHA Technology, Moves Away From Distorted Text
Google announced a change to its reCAPTCHA authentication system late Friday wherein the company will
begin creating different types of puzzles for different users, use numeric CAPTCHAs and move away from
more obscure, hard-to-read distorted letters.
<http://threatpost.com/google-updates-recaptcha-technology-moves-away-from-distorted-text/102717>

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PRIVACY & SURVEILLANCE
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Leaks have weakened American control of the web
From the moment they appeared, Edward Snowden’s revelations have been making life awkward for Barack
Obama. Before his first summit with Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, the US president stressed he
would be raising as a priority the issue of Beijing’s frenetic cyber espionage activities. The day
before the meeting, however, the UK’s Guardian newspaper published the first slew of allegations
leaked by the former contractor for the US National Security Agency, revealing the breathtaking extent
of America’s espionage programme.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/007c7ed2-3d60-11e3-9928-00144feab7de.html>

As It Denounces U.S. Spying, Europe Delays Privacy Protection at Home
Even with Europe in an uproar over intrusive United States surveillance, its leaders are looking for ways
to slow down legislation aimed at preventing violations of privacy at home.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/world/europe/as-it-denounces-us-spying-europe-delays-privacy-protection-at-home.html>

Spying Known at Top Levels, Officials Say
The nation’s top spymaster said on Tuesday that the White House had long been aware in general terms of the
National Security Agency’s overseas eavesdropping, stoutly defending the agency’s
intelligence-gathering methods and suggesting possible divisions within the Obama administration.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/world/officials-say-white-house-knew-of-spying.html>

NSA Director Denies Spying on European Citizens
Intelligence officials appearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on
Tuesday denied collecting the phone records of citizens in France, Spain and Italy, as recently reported
by media outlets in those countries.
<http://threatpost.com/nsa-director-denies-spying-on-european-citizens/102740>

Obama May Ban Spying on Heads of Allied States
President Obama is poised to order the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of
American allies, administration and congressional officials said Monday, responding to a deepening
diplomatic crisis over reports that the agency had for years targeted the cellphone of Chancellor Angela
Merkel of Germany.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/world/europe/obama-may-ban-spying-on-heads-of-allied-states.html>

Obama Administration to Review NSA Capabilities
President Barack Obama has initiated a review of the procedures and methods that the NSA uses to collect
intelligence at home and overseas to ensure that the agency isn’t overstepping its bounds in phone and
Internet data collection.
<http://threatpost.com/obama-administration-to-review-nsa-capabilities/102730>

Dianne Feinstein: 'I am totally opposed' to NSA surveillance of US allies
The chair of the Senate intelligence committee, who has been a loyal defender of the National Security
Agency, dramatically broke ranks on Monday, saying she was "totally opposed" to the US spying on allies
and demanding a total review of all surveillance programs.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/nsa-surveillance-dianne-feinstein-opposed-allies>

NSA review panel to present Obama with dossier on surveillance reforms
Barack Obama will receive a classified dossier in the next two weeks that will lay out the consequences for
US foreign relations of the National Security Agency's powerful surveillance apparatus and provide the
White House with a raft of possible reforms.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/obama-nsa-dossier-classified-surveillance>

N.S.A. Said to Tap Google and Yahoo Abroad
The National Security Agency and its British counterpart have apparently tapped the fiber-optic cables
connecting Google’s and Yahoo’s overseas servers and are copying vast amounts of email and other
information, according to accounts of documents leaked by the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/technology/nsa-is-mining-google-and-yahoo-abroad.html>

Darkmail opens: New email encryption standard aims to keep government agencies out
Two email providers forced to close their services in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations on mass
surveillance have proposed a new open standard for secure email that would be harder for security
services and others to eavesdrop upon.
<http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/30/darkmail-encryption-inbox-silent-circle-lavabit>

Spain warns US of breakdown in trust after new NSA revelations
The Spanish government has warned of a potential breakdown of trust with the US following reports that the
National Security Agency monitored more than 60m phone calls in Spain in the space of one month.
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/spain-warns-us-ambassador-breakdown-trust-nsa>

Australian embassies used to spy: reports [AAP]
Australia has been caught up in the US spying revelations, with claims Australian embassies are being
secretly used to intercept calls and data across Asia.
<http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/530555/australian_embassies_used_spy_reports/>

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CENSORSHIP
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Wikipedia China Becomes Front Line for Views on Language and Culture
The Chinese-language version of Wikipedia has become more than an online encyclopedia: it is a
battlefield for editors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in a region charged with political, ideological
and cultural differences.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/28/technology/wikipedia-china-becomes-front-line-for-views-on-language-and-culture.html>

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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EU seeks feedback on Google's revised antitrust offer
EU regulators have asked 125 Google rivals and third parties to provide feedback on the company's second
attempt to settle a three-year-long antitrust investigation and avert a possible $5 billion fine.
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/eu-google-idINDEE99R0B120131028>
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/28/uk-eu-google-idUKBRE99R0EJ20131028>

E.U. Weighs Google’s Offer to Highlight Its Rivals’ Services
Can shaded boxes help break Google’s stronghold on the European online search market?
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/technology/eu-weighs-googles-offer-to-highlight-its-rivals-services.html>

Data protection not open for negotiation as part of US trade talks, says Reding
Disagreements over the legal standards that should apply to the protection of personal data have the
potential to derail EU-US trade talks, according to the EU Justice Commissioner.
<http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2013/October/data-protection-not-open-for-negotiation-as-part-of-us-trade-talks-says-reding/>

E-leaders meeting: ICT governance to deliver public value
‌‌On 29-30 October 2013, the OECD and the Swiss Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) are inviting
government technology leaders to Bern, Switzerland, in order to advance the global policy agenda on ICT
Governance to deliver Public Value.
<http://www.oecd.org/governance/eleaders/>

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