[DNS] domain name news - 24 October

[DNS] domain name news - 24 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:22:38 +1100
Don't forget to check out http://www.auda.org.au/domain-news/ for the archive of the last 3 months of the news.


And see my website - http://GoldsteinReport.com/ - for daily updates in between postings.


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UN expert urges governments to ensure free flow of information on Internet [news release]
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40148

ICANN: Cyber Security Experts Meet to Discuss Protections for the Domain Name System
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/23/cyber-security-experts-meet-to-discuss-protections-for-the-domain-name-system/

US government puts IANA contract out for open bidding
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/21/iana-contract-rebid-notice

Where we are with the two top jobs in Internet governance
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/17/icann-igf-top-jobs-update

au/nz: 2011 ANZIA winners announced
http://blog.auda.org.au/2011/10/20/2011-anzia-winners-announced/

.COM Set To Pass 100 Million Registrations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/21/com-set-to-pass-100-million-registrations/

.IN Passes One Million Registrations And Looks To Future For Growth
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/24/in-passes-one-million-registrations-and-looks-to-future-for-growth/

Domain names in domain .RU hit 3 500 000!
http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=1910

FBI official says secure, alternate Internet is needed to protect critical systems [AP]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pentagon-finalizing-policies-on-appropriate-response-by-military-to-cyberattacks-against-us/2011/10/20/gIQAIDtb0L_story.html

au: Government agencies seek better cyber protection
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/government-agencies-seek-better-cyber-protection-20111020-1m921.html

au: Does cyber defence need a good offense?
http://www.zdnet.com.au/does-cyber-defence-need-a-good-offense-339324765.htm

Survey Results Predict Global Internet Service Providers? IPv6 Adoption to Increase in 2012
http://www.nro.net/news/global-ipv6-survey-results-2011


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GOVERNANCE
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UN expert urges governments to ensure free flow of information on Internet [news release]
An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Governments to ensure that the Internet is made widely available, accessible and affordable to all, and to guarantee the free flow of information online.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40148

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Fifteen Years of Fame: The Declining Relevance of Domain Names in the Enduring Conflict between Trademark and Free Speech Rights by Jude A. Thomas [John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law]
Abstract: Domain name disputes have been the subject of substantial litigation, legislative action, and scholarly debate over the course of the past fifteen years. Much of the debate is the product of disagreement concerning whether trademark rights naturally extend into the domain name space and to what extent those rights are limited by principles of free speech.
http://www.jmripl.com/issues/article/256
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1945374

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Top-Level Domain Application System (TAS) Interactive Demonstration Now Available
Thinking of applying for a new gTLD? An interactive demonstration of the online application system is now available on ICANN's new gTLD microsite. You can access it from the homepage and the Applicants page. You can also visit the TAS Overview page to view the demonstration.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-23oct11-en.htm

Cyber Security Experts Meet to Discuss Protections for the Domain Name System
Some of the world?s leading Internet?s security experts met today in Rome to discuss how to best protect the Internet?s Domain Name System (DNS) from cyber threats.
http://www.icann.org/en/news/releases/release-18oct11-en.pdf
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/23/cyber-security-experts-meet-to-discuss-protections-for-the-domain-name-system/

IDN ccTLD Request From Malaysia Successfully Passes String Evaluation
ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Malaysia.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20oct11-en.htm

Public Comment: Phase II of Public Comments Process Enhancements
The Public Comment topic "Phase II of Public Comments Process Enhancements" is recently closed, following the end of its Reply Cycle on 15 October 2011. We have now published two documents regarding the comments received; a Report and Analysis of Public Comments.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-20oct11-en.htm

Email from John Jeffrey, ICANN, to Carlos Dionsio Aguirre
Advice to GNSO and NomCom regarding assignment of NomCom Appointees to GNSO Council
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/jeffrey-to-aguirre-19oct11-en.pdf

US government puts IANA contract out for open bidding
The United States government will put out the IANA functions contract for competitive bidding at the start of next month.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/21/iana-contract-rebid-notice

Where we are with the two top jobs in Internet governance
The two top jobs in the Internet governance field are currently unfilled: the CEO of ICANN, and the Executive Coordinator of the IGF. Here are updates on both.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/17/icann-igf-top-jobs-update

ICANN Threatens to Shut Down Cheapies.com
ICANN has sent a breach notice to Cheapies.com, threatening to de-accredit the domain name registrar.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/10/20/icann-threatens-to-shut-down-cheapies-com/

ITU Council edges slowly, painfully toward the Internet
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is continuing its difficult journey toward the 21st century in Geneva this week.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/10/18/itu-council-meeting-summary

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au/nz: 2011 ANZIA winners announced
On Monday night, auDA and InternetNZ proudly hosted a gala dinner to announce the winners of the 2011 Australia and NZ Internet Awards.
http://blog.auda.org.au/2011/10/20/2011-anzia-winners-announced/

.COM Set To Pass 100 Million Registrations
Although Verisign do not publish the official figures, Registrar Strats has estimated that the 100 million .COM active registrations mark will be passed very shortly.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=16151
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/21/com-set-to-pass-100-million-registrations/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/com-set-to-pass-100-million-registrations.html

Huge Internet milestone just around the corner: 100 million registered .COM domain names
The Internet?s favorite TLD is close to hitting a huge milestone. The .com domain is now on the brink of reaching 100 million registered domain names. It?s a real triumph for what is already by far the world?s largest TLD ? it accounts for around 45% of all domain names.
http://royal.pingdom.com/2011/10/19/huge-internet-milestone-100-million-com-domain-names/

HKIRC?s 2011 Top 10 .hk Website Competition - Deadline for Entries Extended to 4 November
The 2011 Top 10 .hk Website Competition organised by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) has received overwhelming responses since it was opened in end-September.
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=445

.IN Passes One Million Registrations And Looks To Future For Growth
Earlier this month, the one millionth active .IN domain name was registered according to the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI). This includes registrations across all 2LDs including .org.in, .ac.in and .co.in.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=16161
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/10/24/in-passes-one-million-registrations-and-looks-to-future-for-growth/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/in-passes-one-million-registrations-and-looks-to-future-for-growth.html

Focus.it - Newsletter of the .it Registry 
http://www.nic.it/documenti/sala-stampa/FOCUS_IT_N.%2019.pdf

SIDN?s ?25 Years of .nl? congress to feature internet guru Kevin Kelly and others
On 10 November, SIDN, the company behind .nl, is organising a congress entitled ?25 Years of .nl? at Taets Gallery in the Dutch town of Zaandam. At the congress, experts from the Netherlands and around the world will present their views on topical internet themes. Among them will be the renowned American internet guru Kevin Kelly, who will be talking about the influence and future of new technologies on the internet.
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/25-jaar-nl-congres-van-sidn-met-oa-internet-goeroe-kevin-kelly-1/

Norwegian companies can get 100 domain names each
Several organizations have a need for more than 20 domain names. As of 30 November, each organization may register up to 100 domain names.
http://www.norid.no/nytt/pressemelding20111019.en.html

Domain names in domain .RU hit 3 500 000!
On 18 October 2011 the national domain zone .RU hit 3 500 000 registered domain names. Slightly earlier, in August 2011, domain .RU outran both domain of China (.CN) and the European Union domain (.EU) and rose from the 6th to the 4th place in the global ccTLD ranking
http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=1910

Changes to the Clients' Identification for Registration of .SU Domains
Beginning October 27, 2011, Registrants who wish to register .SU domain names will be required to submit to RU-CENTER documents confirming their identities. Changes are to be made in accordance with the Rules of the Foundation for Internet Development.
http://www.nic.ru/news/en/2011/su_ch.html

Net gains of Tuvalu?s .tv digital windfall
... Royalties from the sale of the domain name, which by last year was used by about 110,000 Web sites, could reap Tuvalu US$40 million in a decade.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2011/10/21/2003516273

M?yaso (meat) for the Internet users
The .UA administrator decided to restore the apostrophe in Ukrainian language. According to fact, the use of the domain names with the apostrophe is technically possible.
http://hostmaster.ua/news/?pr20111012

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ANA urges opposition to ICANN domain name expansion
Association of National Advertisers President-CEO Bob Liodice urged marketers Friday to oppose the planned expansion of TLDs.
http://www.btobonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111021/EVENT02/310219993/ana-urges-opposition-to-icann-domain-name-expansion

dot Brands Need to Look Under the Hood Before Partnering by Roland LaPlante
As the countdown for the ICANN gTLD program ticks away its final 100 days, potential dot Brand applicants have to make important decisions in a short space of time: whether to apply for a new TLD, how to best leverage a new TLD, and which gTLD partner to choose. Most dot Brand applicants have excellent IT departments, but these resources are already over-stretched with current projects, and they likely lack the specific skills and experience needed to meet ICANN's exacting standards in the highly specialized area of TLD registry technology.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20111021_dot_brands_need_to_look_under_the_hood_before_partnering/

What?s At Stake conference bans new gTLD consultants
A conference in New York next month has been set up for marketers to discuss ICANN?s new TLDs program without pitches from consultants.
http://domainincite.com/whats-at-stake-conference-bans-new-gtld-consultants/

Will ICANN approve cheap gTLDs for poor applicants?
One of the big questions at ICANN?s 42nd public meeting in Dakar next week is whether the board of directors plans to approve subsidized new gTLD application fees for worthy applicants.
http://domainincite.com/will-icann-approve-cheap-gtlds-for-poor-applicants/1

Big Brands Should Embrace New TLDs & Stop Giving Away Money by Joe S Alagna
Advertisers have given Verisign a free gift worth billions of dollars over the past 10 years. Sports Stadiums provide a great analogy... What do office supplies have to do with basketball? What does oil have to do with football? Yet, Staples will pay the Lakers $116 million dollars and Lucas Oil will pay the Indianapolis Colts about the same (over 20 years) to associate their company names with these stadiums. more?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/big_brands_should_embrace_new_tlds_stop_giving_away_money/

dot Brands Need to Look Under the Hood Before Partnering by Roland LaPlante
As the countdown for the ICANN gTLD program ticks away its final 100 days, potential dot Brand applicants have to make important decisions in a short space of time: whether to apply for a new TLD, how to best leverage a new TLD, and which gTLD partner to choose. Most dot Brand applicants have excellent IT departments, but these resources are already over-stretched with current projects, and they likely lack the specific skills and experience needed to meet ICANN's exacting standards in the highly specialized area of TLD registry technology.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20111021_dot_brands_need_to_look_under_the_hood_before_partnering/

New gTLDs: no advantage to applying early
ICANN has confirmed that new TLD applications filed early in next year?s application window will not get priority over those filed right at the end.
http://domainincite.com/new-gtlds-no-advantage-to-applying-early/

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FBI official says secure, alternate Internet is needed to protect critical systems [AP]
The computer networks that control power plants and financial systems will never be secure enough and a new, highly secure alternative Internet should be considered for development, a top FBI official said Thursday.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pentagon-finalizing-policies-on-appropriate-response-by-military-to-cyberattacks-against-us/2011/10/20/gIQAIDtb0L_story.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/fbi-calls-for-new-secure-internet-20111021-1mb89.html

Malware myopia: As modern society leans more heavily on the Internet, its fragility becomes an ever greater concern.
Earlier this month, researchers discovered a cunning strain of malware, dubbed the Lurid Downloader, that has been systematically and silently stealing data from carefully targeted government computers in 61 countries.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-bowden-malware-20111023,0,6707796.story

au: Government agencies seek better cyber protection
Security companies look set for a business bonanza, as four federal agencies prepare to replace dozens of legacy cyber security systems with internet gateways that can protect multiple agencies.
http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/government-agencies-seek-better-cyber-protection-20111020-1m921.html
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/government-agencies-seek-better-cyber-protection-20111020-1m921.html

Hard to fully assess Duqu threat yet, researchers say
As new information about Duqu continues to come out, some experts are starting to question whether the danger posed by the trojan has been exaggerated.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9221105/Hard_to_fully_assess_Duqu_threat_yet_researchers_say

New Malware Brings Cyberwar One Step Closer
A newly discovered piece of malicious code dubbed Duqu is closely related to the notorious Stuxnet worm that damaged Iran's nuclear-enrichment centrifuges last year. Although it has no known target or author, it sets the stage for more industrial and cyberwar attacks, experts say.
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38955/

Obama officials, senators agree to seek cyber deal
Senior Obama administration officials and a bipartisan group of U.S. senators agreed on Wednesday to push for cybersecurity legislation as quickly as possible, the White House said on Thursday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/10/21/idINIndia-60034820111021

au: Does cyber defence need a good offense?
Australians may be ahead of the curve on virtualisation and awareness of security, but changing threats may demand better defence and a more proactive approach, according to Trend Micro vice president for business development Partha Panda.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/does-cyber-defence-need-a-good-offense-339324765.htm

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Lego Loses First UDRP
LEGO Juris A/S, makers of the popular legos toy, has filed nearly 300 UDRP cases to date. It hadn?t lost a single one ? until now.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/10/21/lego-loses-first-udrp/

ch: Twitter, Inc. v. High Tech Investments LTD - Case No. DCH2011-0030
1. The Parties: The Claimant is Twitter, Inc. of San Francisco, California, United States of America, represented by Melbourne IT Digital Brand Services, United States of America. The Respondent is High Tech Investments LTD of Providence, Mahe, Seychelles. 2. Domain Name: The dispute concerns the domain name <twitter.ch>. ... The Expert finds that the Request is well founded and that Respondent's infringements of Claimant's rights justify a transfer of the domain name to Claimant in accordance with paragraph 24(d)(iii) of the Rules of Procedure. 7. Expert Decision: For the above reasons, in accordance with Paragraphs 24 of the Rules of Procedure, the Expert orders that the domain name <twitter.ch> be transferred to the Claimant.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DCH2011-0030

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Survey Results Predict Global Internet Service Providers? IPv6 Adoption to Increase in 2012
The Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey 2011 results, initially previewed at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi, Kenya, in September, demonstrate healthy growth in awareness, planning and actual deployment of IPv6. The survey was prepared by GNKS Consult, an independent organization that conducts strategic and policy research and evaluation, and supported by the Number Resource Organization (NRO), the body made up of the world?s five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).
http://www.nro.net/news/global-ipv6-survey-results-2011

2011 Global IPv6 Survey Results
On 20 October the Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced the publication of the Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey 2011 results, initially previewed at the IGF in Nairobi, Kenya, in September.
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2011/20111021_ipv6.html

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Spamhaus and ISP spar over 'email DoS' blacklisting
Analysis Spamhaus and a Dutch ISP that was temporarily slapped on the anti-spam organisation's blacklist continue to be at loggerheads ? even after the service provider was removed from the list.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/20/spamhaus_a2b_row/

VeriSign Releases DomainFinder
VeriSign has released a new beta tool called DomainFinder to help people find available domain names.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/10/20/verisign-releases-domainfinder/

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Six-Figure Sales Return This Week Including Year's Biggest Non .Com gTLD Deal 
Six-figure domain sales returned this week after taking the previous week off. Three were reported this time around including one that becomes the year's biggest non .com gTLD sale and one of the year's five biggest sales overall. That was Gay.xxx, a domain that the ICM Registry sold to filmmaker Corbin Fisher for $500,000.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2011/20111019.htm

OMG.CO! Market for .CO Domains Heats Up with ASSETS.CO, ENGAGE.CO, INJURYLAWYERS.CO, COSMETICDENTIST.CO, LAWN.CO, INTERACTIVE.CO, and other UNIQUE.CO premium Landrush domain names soon to hit Auction Block
The .CO Registry will soon make a number of premium .CO domain names available to interested buyers by holding a (Re)Auction of domain names that have been held over from the company?s original Landrush launch phase, which took place in the Summer of 2010.
http://www.cointernet.co/media/press-releases/omgco-market-co-domains-heats-assetsco-engageco-injurylawyersco-cosmeticdentis-0

Sedo Announces New Partnership with Registrar MyDomain
Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the continued expansion of its SedoMLS Promotion Network, providing domain registrars access to the world?s largest domain distribution network. Sedo is also announcing a new partnership with leading registrar MyDomain.
https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=395

Sedo Continues Expansion of SedoMLS, the World?s Largest Domain Distribution Network
Sedo, the leading online domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced the continued expansion of its SedoMLS Promotion Network, providing domain registrars access to the world?s largest domain distribution network. Sedo is also announcing a new partnership with one of the world?s premier registrars, Dotster.
https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=393


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