[DNS] domain name news - 1 December

[DNS] domain name news - 1 December

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:10:24 +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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Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA ? Updated Background Report

auDA streamlines domain name transfers; transfer of new domains now faster

Federal Judge Orders Google, Facebook to Disappear Hundreds of Sites

US Cracks Down On 150 Domain Names With Counterfeit Goods [Dow Jones]

Marijuana.com Sells to SoCal's WeedMaps For a Reported $4.20 Million

Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA ? Updated Background Report
This document provides a background report on the progress of an active Global Policy proposal, "Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA". It is intended as a background briefing for the ICANN Board and the wider community.

Letter from Barbara Ann Clay to Mr. Moustapha Guirassy
Quality of Accommodation Provided by the Hotel des Almadies

EBERO RFI Q&A Published
On 16 November 2011, ICANN held a teleconference with potential respondents to the Emergency Back-End Registry Operator Request for Information (EBERO RFI). Potential respondents submitted questions to ICANN.

IANA Checkmate - Fool Me Once, Shame on You, Fool Me Twice Shame on Me by Michael D. Palage
In connection with the recent publication of the IANA RFP, there have been some commenters that have proclaimed that removing the requirement of the Contractor to document the consensus of relevant stakeholders in connection with the delegation of new gTLDs from the original draft Statement of Work as a win for ICANN. However, when reading the recently revised IANA RFP language in light of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) Dakar Communiqu?, a rather compelling legal case can be made.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
auDA streamlines domain name transfers; transfer of new domains now faster
On 10 November, 2011 auDA implemented the recommendations of the Secondary Market Working Group, including removal of the prohibition on transfers within six months of registration and a more streamlined process for domain name transfers.

in: Nixi set to don the role of national internet registry
National internet exchange of India (NIXI) is all set to don the role of the national internet registry (NIR) for India.

no: Important changes to the domain name policy
On 30 November at 10.00 am, several changes to the domain name policy for .no will be implemented. The domain quota will be increased, the rules surrounding the complaint fee will be changed, and youth and student businesses get their own second-level category domain.

ANA to ICANN: Your industry consensus claim is a lie
I?m going to rip off the title of this post from a video released yesterday by Association of National Advertisers (ANA). In the video, ANA says ICANN?s claims that the new TLD program was the result of many years of consensus building is ?absolutely false?.

Russian registry to apply for ?.children?
The Russian .ru domain name registry has announced plans to apply for .????, the Russian word for ?.children?, under ICANN?s new gTLDs program.

Won't someone think of the .children, begs Russian registry
The company that runs Russia's .ru internet address has revealed plans to apply to ICANN for the right to operate ".children" in Russian.

DNSSEC Update from ICANN 42 in Dakar by Ram Mohan
While the global rollout of DNSSEC continues at the domain name registry level - with more than 25% of TLDs now signed - the industry continues to focus on the problem of registrar, ISP and ultimately end-user adoption. At the ICANN meeting in Dakar in late October, engineers from some of the early-adopting registries gathered for their regular face-to-face discussion about how to break the "chicken or egg" problems of secure domain name deployment.

us: New cybersecurity bill would foster sharing of online data between government, private sector
Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are introducing legislation today to foster the sharing of online information between the private sector and the government to better protect commercial computer networks from cyberattacks.

Federal Judge Orders Google, Facebook to Disappear Hundreds of Sites
After a series of one-sided hearings, luxury goods maker Chanel has won recent court orders against hundreds of websites trafficking in counterfeit luxury goods. A federal judge in Nevada has agreed that Chanel can seize the domain names in question and transfer them all to US-based registrar GoDaddy. The judge also ordered ?all Internet search engines? and ?all social media websites??explicitly naming Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bing, Yahoo, and Google?to ?de-index? the domain names and to remove them from any search results.

us: Government seizes websites accused of selling fake goods
Some 150 websites allegedly selling counterfeit goods including shoes, purses, sunglasses and sports jerseys have been seized, authorities said on Monday, coinciding with the Cyber Monday holiday shopping day.

US Cracks Down On 150 Domain Names With Counterfeit Goods [Dow Jones]
The U.S. government continued to crack down on counterfeit goods being sold online, disclosing Monday it has executed seizure orders against 150 domain names of commercial websites offering fake goods.

Feds Seize 150 Domain Names In Mass Piracy Crackdown
Federal authorities have shut down 150 websites accused of selling knock-off or pirated merchandise to unsuspecting online bargain hunters.

US Agencies Seize 150 Sites Accused of Selling Counterfeit Goods [IDG]
The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement have seized the domain names of 150 websites accused of selling counterfeit products, including sports jerseys, handbags and shoes.

Cybersquatters target France's leading politicians
For a French politician trying to get across a vote-winning message just five months ahead of the presidential election, it is about the worst thing that can happen.

Zip.ca lets zip.tv expire then files UDRP to get it back
The Canadian movie rental site Zip.ca, a sister company of Pool.com, has filed a cybersquatting complaint with WIPO over the domain name zip.tv.

 - IPv4/IPv6
Hackers target IPv6
If your IPv6 strategy is to delay implementation as long as you can, you still must address IPv6 security concerns right now.

Marijuana.com Sells to SoCal's WeedMaps For a Reported $4.20 Million
?The folks behind WeedMaps, the Southern California-based website that shows you where your friendly neighborhood pot shop is located, have purchased the domain name marijuana.com. And you just know how much they paid for it: That's right, a reported $4.20 million.

Aftermarket.com Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Big Domain Sale Topping the Half-Million Dollar Mark
Last year at this time Thought Convergence, Inc. was busy launching their new domain sales platform at Aftermarket.com. With a 1st anniversary to celebrate, the company came up with the best possible way to mark the occasion by booking a blockbuster domain sale.

Facebook settles privacy complaint with Federal Trade Commission
Facebook has settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it deceived users by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private and then repeatedly making it public, according to the agency.

Facebook Agrees to F.T.C. Settlement on Privacy
Accusing Facebook of ?unfair and deceptive? business practices, the federal government on Tuesday announced a proposed settlement that compels the company to obtain its users? consent before making changes to privacy settings, and to subject itself to an independent audit on consumer privacy for the next 20 years.

Facebook settles FTC privacy complaint, agrees to ask users? permission for changes
Facebook has settled a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that the social networking giant deceived consumers by promising privacy protections while it shared and made user data more public, according to the FTC.

Facebook settles privacy case with US regulators
Facebook has agreed to tighten privacy controls as part of a settlement with US regulators over abuse of user data.

Privacy groups generally cheer FTC's Facebook settlement [IDG]
Privacy and technology groups generally applauded a wide-ranging settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the social-networking site's privacy practices.

Facebook reaches deal with FTC over 'unfair and deceptive' privacy claims
Facebook "deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public," US regulators said as they announced a settlement over privacy issues with the social networking giant.

nz: Survey Reveals More Than Half Kiwi Kids Already 'Social Media Adults'
A new survey has revealed that around 64 percent of kids in New Zealand possess online habits similar to mature adults by the time they turn 11.

Cooks implements Pacfic cyber safety programme
A cyber safety programme designed to protect internet users in the Pacific is being rolled out in the Cook Islands.

au: Big ISPs refusing to sign NBN contract
Some of the nation's largest internet providers are refusing to sign formal contracts with NBN Co over concerns the builder of the government's National Broadband Network is trying to skirt regulatory oversight of its $36 billion monopoly.

au: ISPs' anti-piracy proposal rejected by entertainment sector
The entertainment sector remains at loggerheads with internet service providers over online film and music piracy after yesterday rejecting a telecoms industry proposal to rein it in.

au: Copyright holders unhappy with piracy plan
Copyright holders say a proposed plan to tackle online piracy falls short of its expectations, while internet civil liberties advocates have slammed it as ineffectual.

au: Internet providers unveil piracy crackdown plan
Australia's five major ISPs have revealed their plans to crack down on online piracy by sending warning notices to suspected illegal downloaders while assisting rights holders to pursue serial offenders through the courts.

au: Telcos volunteer to help police piracy
Australian internet users face an increased risk of prosecution if they pirate online, with five large ISPs proposing to act on suspected infringement notices provided to them from rights holders by passing on the notices to users and, in the most extreme circumstances, disclosing the details of alleged pirates.

au: Apple to fight court ruling on Samsung
The legal feud over whether electronics manufacturer Samsung can sell its new tablet computer in Australia this Christmas may be heading to the High Court after the full bench of the Federal Court overturned an injunction on its sale.

au: Samsung Gets a Win in Apple War
Samsung Electronics Co. won a significant victory Wednesday in its global tablet war with Apple Inc., as a panel of judges lifted a temporary ban on sales of its devices in Australia.

au: Samsung tablet gets nod, but Apple fights on
Australian gadget lovers could get their hands on one of the hottest rivals to Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, as soon as tomorrow after an appeals court overturned a judge's decision to ban the device from sale.

Disruptions: Fliers Must Turn Off Devices, but It's Not Clear Why
Millions of Americans who got on a plane over the Thanksgiving holiday heard the admonition: ?Please power down your electronic devices for takeoff.? ... New technologies are often greeted with fear and that is certainly true of a disruptive technology like cellphones. Yet rules that are decades old persist without evidence to support the idea that someone reading an e-book or playing a video game during takeoff or landing is jeopardizing safety.

HTC phone sales face halt in Germany
The Taiwanese technology company HTC faces the bleak prospect of seeing sales of all its smartphones blocked from sale in Germany during the crucial Christmas period, after it withdrew its objections to a patent claim won by the German firm IPCom in February 2009 in a Mannheim court.

HTC faces German sales ban after patent battle
HTC may not be able to sell smartphones in Germany in the run-up to Christmas, after the patent licensing company IPCom said it would start enforcing an earlier infringement ruling against HTC.

HTC told to halt sales in Germany but may ignore order
Smartphone maker HTC has been ordered to halt sales of its 3G devices in Germany by the patent owner Ipcom.

Cybercrime taking off in NZ
Cybercrime is now the third-most prevalent economic crime in New Zealand, according to the 2011 PwC Global Economic Crime Survey.

us: New cybersecurity bill would foster sharing of online data between government, private sector
Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee are introducing legislation today to foster the sharing of online information between the private sector and the government to better protect commercial computer networks from cyberattacks.

A Proposal for E.U.-Wide Data Protection Regulation
A top lawmaker on Tuesday proposed harmonizing European Union privacy rules so that an Internet company could operate across the 27-country bloc as long as its data protection policies had been approved by a single member state.

EU data protection reform to replace national laws [AP]
The European Union wants to replace a mishmash of national laws on data protection with one bloc-wide reform, updating laws put in place long before Facebook and other social networking sites even existed.

Industry bodies see fair shake for ICT in innovation report
NZ Rise, InternetNZ and NZICT assess the Ministry of Science and Innovation's report on promoting the tech industry

Skype 'Impatient' With Operators Pushes for U.K. Access
Microsoft Corp.?s Skype Technologies SA unit will step up negotiations with British mobile-phone operators that keep Internet-based calls off their networks after the country?s regulator indicated it may intervene.

au: Telecom companies buck tough regulation
Telecoms companies are battling against regulatory attempts to improve their customer service and digging in against moves to introduce volume pricing and control staffing levels in customer service departments.

nz: TelstraClear braces for all-you-can-eat weekend
Our second largest internet service provider, TelstraClear, says it will allow unlimited internet use this weekend (6pm on Friday December 2 until midnight on Sunday December 4). Customers will be able to browse, downloaded video and otherwise surf the web without worrying about any data being counted toward their monthly cap.

uk: Ofcom: Operators 'gaming the system' over 4G auction
Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards, pictured in March, has said UK operators are 'gaming the system' in the run-up to the 4G spectrum auction. Photo credit: David Meyer


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