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From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 17:53:57 +1000

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Guardian News Withdraws gTLD Applications In Apparent Deal Over .COM Domain

The True Historie of Trademark+50 and the Deathe of the GNSO (Parte the Thirde)

Beyond .Com: GoDaddy Gets Ready for New Domains

us: Feds Seize Alleged Cybercrime Money Laundering Operation

Poll: Would You Report Invalid Contact Information to ICANN?
Earlier today, I shared information about how people can report domain names to ICANN when the Whois contact information is inaccurate. Although most of the commenters didn?t seem to like the idea of doing this, Abdu Tarabichi thought it might yield a more accurate response with an anonymous poll, and I agree with him.

Report Invalid Email Addresses to ICANN?
In my update post yesterday, I mentioned how I find it to be a good sign when a Whois email address contact doesn?t work. I look at it as a challenge to find the owner to try and buy the domain name. Abdu Tarabichi of Domainsville replied to my comment suggesting that the domain name can be reported to ICANN, and if they can?t get in touch with the owner, it might be delete and he could possibly catch the drop.

A little iCal tool that might make your ICANN life a little easier
Yo Dawg!I?ve created a little free service that might make it a little easier for regular participants in ICANN public comment periods to keep track of deadlines.

ICANN Orders Further Study On Dotless Domains
ICANN announced last night they were authorizing further study into dotless domains.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
Luxembourg?s .lu domains can now be locked for a year in disputes
Country code operators are not required to offer a cybersquatting resolution service, although many adopt some form of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).

.Me Announces Release Of Five Premium Domain Names For A Limited Time
The .ME Registry, operator of the .ME Internet extension, have released five exclusive, premium domain names: Around.ME, Hire.ME, Fund.ME, Find.ME and For.ME making them available for acquisition by the applicants with the clever ideas for online business. The .ME Premium Domain Program which is currently open for applications is set to close June 15, 2013.

ICM Registry: 12,000 .XXX Domain Names Sold During Promo
ICM Registry reported Wednesday that it has sold more than 12,000 .XXX domain names after offering a discount promotion earlier this month.

Guardian News Withdraws gTLD Applications In Apparent Deal Over .COM Domain
Last week the Goldstein Report reported Britain's Guardian newspaper was rebranding itself online, and will soon transfer its domain name for the newspaper from guardian.co.uk to theguardian.com.

The True Historie of Trademark+50 and the Deathe of the GNSO (Parte the Thirde)
ICANN?s decision to press ahead with the ?Trademark+50? trademark protection mechanism over the objections of much of the community may not be the end of the controversy.

Beyond .Com: GoDaddy Gets Ready for New Domains
For the first time in more than a decade, hundreds of new Web domains?which appear after a website's name, such as .com and .org?are slated to start rolling out this year.

Are You Ready for the Launch of New gTLDs?
It seems as though the inevitable is now upon us, and though there are many that have wished this day never come, the launch of the first new gTLD registries is approaching.

Sedo pushing new TLD services
Sedo is starting to more aggressively promote services to new TLD applicants, including adding a couple ad banners targeting them on its home page.

Two more new gTLD bids bite the dust
ICANN appears to have formally killed off two new gTLD applications that had asked for subsidized application fees.

Demand Media wants to trademark name for domain name trademark protection service
Demand Media subsidiary United TLD has filed six trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to its proposed Domain Protected Marks List (DPML).

Punkt.wien cleared to offer Viennese domain name
Punkt.wien GmbH said that ICANN has approved it as administrator and marketer of the new TLD for Vienna, namely .wien.

.club could be a seven-figure new gTLD auction
Donuts? two rival applicants for the string seem to have agreed to an auction run by Cramton Associates, while .Club Domains, LLC said it has raised $3.5 million to participate.

.Club applicant seeks to raise up to $7 million
Dot Club.Club Domains, LLC, an applicant for the .club TLD, has filed a Form D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as it seeks to raise up to $7 million.

InternetNZ welcomes approach of new top level domains
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) congratulates all applicants that have progressed their application for new TLD extensions, which will lead later this year to wider choices for domain name users in New Zealand and around the world.

Dot Kiwi internet address is secured
A group of New Zealand expats has secured final approval from Icann, the global body that administers the internet's addressing system, to offer website addresses ending in ".kiwi".

New top-level internet domain name for Kiwis is approved
The gTLD designation .kiwi has been formally approved by ICANN.

New .kiwi websites for Kiwis?
For the first time millions of New Zealanders will have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi, following official approval across the Pacific.

International regulator clears way for .kiwi domain
For the first time millions of New Zealanders will have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi rather than .co.nz, .kiwi.nz or other similar .nz formats following international regulatory approval from Los Angeles over the weekend.

International regulator clears way for .kiwi websites and email addresses
New Zealanders will have access to new domain names ending in .kiwi following international regulatory approval from Los Angeles over the weekend.

.Kiwi domains on the way
New Zealanders will have access to new email addresses and websites ending in .kiwi rather than .co.nz.

Obama to confront Chinese president over spate of cyber-attacks on US
Barack Obama will confront Chinese president Xi Jinping next week over a spate of cyber-attacks on the US, including the latest allegation that Chinese hackers gained access to more than two dozen of America's most advanced weapons systems.

us: Industry Insiders Press for Flexible New Cyber Standards
Critical infrastructure experts are meeting again starting today to discuss the voluntary standards that are a part of this year?s cybersecurity executive order. While those standards are far from finished, recently submitted feedback sheds some light on what industry insiders think about the new benchmarks.

au: Government urged to come clean on extent of cyber threat after ASIO headquarters blueprints stolen
The Government has been accused of "hiding behind the cloak of national security" in an attempt to avoid disclosing if Australia's spy agencies are coming under cyber attack from Chinese hackers.

au: Internet wars heat up
The ABC Four Corners report that Chinese hackers stole blueprints of the building that will house the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and The Australian Financial Review?s revelations about attempted attacks on the national nuclear agency and the Reserve Bank of Australia will only up the ante in the ferocious battle for control of the internet.

While debate rages over Australia's border security, there's growing evidence that the greatest threat to Australia's national security potentially comes from foreign computer hackers. Few in government or business will admit the full extent of the break-ins, with one expert calling it a "dirty little secret".

au: Cyber security moves from DSD to ASIO
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation is believed to have won a bureaucratic turf war with the Defence Signals Directorate over control of the domestic cyber security centre.

Private retaliation in cyberspace a 'remarkably bad idea'
Despite the growing threat of state-sponsored cyberattacks launched from China and other countries, U.S companies should not be allowed fight back on their own, security experts say.

Indonesia to create 'cyber army' to tackle Web threats
Country's defense ministry is planning the formation of the digital special force to mitigate the threat of hackers against national security.

Microsoft said to go after Xbox One domain name squatters
The software giant files a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum to get ownership over the domains xboxone.com and xboxone.net.

Make sure you have control of your domain ? or prepare to pay the price
The internet has made millionaires out of some quick-thinking people who bought up generic domain names in the early dotcom years. Domain names can cost less than ?1, but if they are highly desirable they can be sold for millions. Take the example of Business. com, which sold to speciality search company RH Donnelly for $350 million in 2007.

au: Smart Voucher Ltd T/A Ukash v. Chowdhury, MD Abu Russel and Sydney Business & Technology Group Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2013-0006
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Smart Voucher Ltd T/A Ukash of London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, represented by SafeNames Ltd., United Kingdom. The First Respondent is Chowdhury, MD Abu Russel of Belmore, New South Wales, Australia, represented by Action Legal International, Australia; the Second Respondent is Sydney Business & Technology Group Pty Ltd of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, unrepresented. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <ukash.com.au> and <ukash.net.au> are registered with Crazy Domains Pty Ltd (the ?Registrar?).

 - IPv4/IPv6
IPv6 and Mobile Network Traffic Growing in the Zettabyte Era
The year 2017 alone will see more traffic traverse the Internet than the entire twenty-eight-year period from 1984 to 2012 did.

Nigeria's ATCON partners AfriNIC for IPv6 workshop in Lagos
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has organised a four-day international workshop on IPv6 in Lagos in partnership with the Africa Network Information Centre (AfriNIC).

us: Feds Seize Alleged Cybercrime Money Laundering Operation
Federal law enforcement officials in the United States seized domains belonging to the Cost Rican-based Liberty Reserve, a payment processor, money transfer service, and digital currency exchange reportedly used by criminals as a means for laundering money.

us: Online Currency Exchange Accused of Laundering $6 Billion
The operators of a global currency exchange ran a $6 billion money-laundering operation online, a central hub for criminals trafficking in everything from stolen identities to child pornography, federal prosecutors in New York said on Tuesday. ... iberty Reserve was incorporated in Costa Rica in 2006 by Arthur Budovsky, who renounced his United States citizenship in 2011, and was arrested in Spain on Friday. He was among seven people charged in the case; five of them were under arrest, while two remained at large in Costa Rica. All were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money-transmitting business, and operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business. The money laundering count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, and the other two charges carry a maximum of 5 years each.

us: Feds smash Liberty Reserve, alleging billions in money laundering charges
On Tuesday, federal prosecutors unsealed the indictment of seven men alleged to be involved with Liberty Reserve, one of the world?s most notorious digital currencies. (Liberty Reserve was the preferred payment choice of a booter site used to attack Ars in March of 2013.) Federal authorities seized LibertyReserve.com and four other related domain names, effectively shutting down the site. The site?s founder, Arthur Budovsky Belanchuk (who apparently renounced his US citizenship in 2011 to become a Costa Rican citizen), was arrested last Friday.

Domains seized as part of Liberty Reserve money laundering sting
The US government seized five domain names and is going after dozens more as part of its crackdown on Liberty Reserve, a digital currency provider apparently popular with criminals.

InterNetX, Key-Systems & Sedo Nominated For German eco Internet Awards
Three companies from the domain name industry have been Nominated for the Eco Internet Awards

The Internet is becoming more mobile by the day
The worldwide Internet population is growing rapidly -- and that growth might have something to do with mobile devices.

Half of Total IP Traffic to Originate from Mobile Devices in 2017: Cisco Study
Global IP traffic is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.4 zettabytes by 2017, with nearly half of total IP traffic originating from mobile devices, according to the Cisco Virtual Networking Index Forecast.

Cisco's Visual Networking Index Forecast Projects Nearly Half the World's Population Will Be Connected to the Internet by 2017 [news release]
The Cisco? Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017), published today, projects that global Internet protocol (IP) traffic will grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017. Global IP traffic (fixed and mobile) is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.4 zettabytes ? more than a trillion gigabytes per year ? by 2017. On a monthly basis, global IP traffic is expected to reach nearly 121 exabytes per month by 2017, up from about 44 exabytes per month in 2012. (121 exabytes is equivalent to 30 billion DVDs; or 28 trillion MP3's; or 750 quadrillion text messages.) This updated study includes global fixed IP traffic growth and service adoption trends, complementing the VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast released earlier this year.

Cuban Centers to Offer a Costly Glimpse of the Web [AP]
Cuban authorities said Tuesday that they would begin offering public Internet access at more than 100 cybersalons across the island, where residential access is greatly restricted.

Cuba to increase unrestricted Internet access at new outlets
Cuba will begin offering broader Internet access next month through 118 outlets around the country, according to a decree in the government's Official Gazette on Tuesday, in a step long awaited by many Cubans.

Facebook says needs to improve response to hate speech
Facebook Inc admitted its systems to remove hate speech haven't worked as well as the company had hoped, amid reports that advertisers were pulling their brands off the social network in the face of a backlash from women's groups.

Facebook gives way to campaign against hate speech on its pages
Facebook has bowed to an outcry over content promoting violence against women after advertisers pulled ads in protest.

Facebook Says It Failed to Bar Posts With Hate Speech
Facebook on Tuesday acknowledged that its systems to identify and remove hate speech had not worked effectively, as it faced pressure from feminist groups that want the site to ban pages that glorify violence against women.

Facebook Bolstering Efforts to Address Hate Speech
Facebook Inc. plans to bolster efforts to keep hate speech off its pages amid complaints the site allowed content that encourages violence against women, prompting at least one company to suspend advertisements.

Facebook sexism campaign attracts thousands online
Thousands of protesters are demanding tougher action from Facebook over posts that they say degrade women.

The Industrial Internet: The Next Great Economic Revolution
It's often argued that the most important era in U.S. history was the Industrial Revolution, that period from roughly 1760 to 1840 when almost every aspect of business and daily life changed.

Google's Schmidt: Teens' mistakes will never go away
Speaking at a festival in the U.K., Google's executive chairman offers that the things teens do now will stay with them forever, by way of the Web. He also suggested some people are sharing too much online.

EU awards 12 million euros to supercompute a healthier future for Europe?s children [news release]
To help fight childhood obesity and other child diseases, the European Commission has awarded 12 million euros to a medical research project that will use mathematical models to improve the treatment of children.

au: Sexting laws inadequate, Victorian committee finds [AAP]
LAWS in Victoria should be changed so a teenager who texts an explicit picture of themselves to a friend is not be treated like pedophile, a report says.

au: Inquiry recommends 'sexting' offence
ELEANOR HALL: Now to Victoria where a Parliamentary Inquiry is recommending new laws to deal with the problem of explicit photos beaming between mobile phones.

au: Mother horrified by Instagram use of child photos
A Melbourne mother says she felt sick after discovering photos of her 18-month-old daughter had been used on sexually explicit pages on Instagram.

uk: Trust mark could identify Wi-Fi sites where adult content is filtered out
Providers of public Wi-Fi services could be provided with a form of trust mark to indicate that their networks prevent access to pornographic content, the Government has said.

Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users
Almost a third of UK internet users who stream or download music, TV and films did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of January, with almost 400m files digitally pirated in the three-month period, according to the media regulator.

Hollywood asks Google to drop Mega
Warner Bros and NBC Universal have approached Google, asking them to remove Mega from search results. Both studios claim copyrighted content is being stored on Mega.

Twitter triumphs in spam lawsuit settlement
Twitter has won a battle in its war against spam. The microblogging service settled a lawsuit on Tuesday with marketing software company TweetAdder, in which the agreement was clearly in favor of Twitter. The terms of the settlement were filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

Google to bring net access to Africa using blimps, masts and satellites
Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit signals across hundreds of square kilometres.

Halting Cybercrime Depends On Cutting Off Easy Money
The crackdown on Liberty Reserve underscores the danger posed by anonymous money transfers using virtual or digital currencies, a facet of cybercrime increasingly scrutinized by law enforcement

au: Google's organic search results defamatory - where to now for search engines?
Google became responsible for the defamatory publication of the web matter once it had notice of the material and failed to do anything to stop it from occurring

How is your trade mark being used online? Google updates trade mark policy for advertisers
Google's change of keyword policy means trade mark owners must continue to be vigilant and monitor competitors' use of their marks in Google AdWords campaigns

AusCERT on the Internet Census: It's not the fault of "stupid users"
When three careless default settings are present at the same time, criminals often enjoy easy access to devices and industrial control systems. This is what the Australian Computer Response Team (AusCERT) found in one of its most recent analyses of previously undisclosed data relating to the Internet Census 2012. For the analysis, which was presented at the AusCERT conference last week, the creator of the census gave AusCERT nine terabytes of data, including information on 1.2 million identifiable devices that could be infected with the Carna botnet, which made it possible to scan all of the IPv4 address space.

nz: Govt considers cyber security advice group
The government is considering setting up an advice group on how to improve public awareness about the risks of cyber-security, as internet-based crime becomes increasingly prevalent.

nz: Govt mulls cyber security awareness advisory group
The government is considering setting up an advice group on how to improve public awareness about the risks of cyber-security, as internet-based crime becomes increasingly prevalent.

Western Australia police silent on charges for 17-year-old hacker [IDG]
Western Australian police have charged a Perth teenager with several computer-related offenses but are not releasing the details.

Europe Warns Google It Could Face Further Concessions
The European Union?s top antitrust official warned Google on Tuesday that the American company might need to make further concessions to settle a case concerning its hugely lucrative online search and advertising businesses.

EU to seek more Google concessions in competition probe
EU regulators are likely to press Google Inc for more concessions to end a three-year investigation into complaints it squeezed out Web rivals, the EU antitrust chief said.

Brussels probes Apple?s iPhone tactics
Brussels is investigating whether Apple is muscling out rival smartphone makers from the European market with anti-competitive iPhone sales tactics and technical restrictions on the handset, according to documents seen by the Financial Times.

au: Corporate watchdog to review website blocks after inadvertently censoring 1200 sites
Australia's corporate watchdog will review how it goes about blocking access to dodgy websites as part of a crackdown on frauds and scams.

Aussie 'secret filter' legislation used for national security purposes
The controversial Section 313 of the Telecommunications Act, used to block websites from Australians, is currently being used by an unnamed Australian government agency for national security purposes.

Editorial: 'A' Is for Avoidance
Even before last week?s Senate hearing on Apple, it was clear that the aggressive use of tax havens and other tax avoidance tactics had become standard operating procedure for global American companies.

Is Google Glass Dangerous?
News about Google Glass is everywhere these days, and so are its critics. Some charge it only with fashion crimes. Others worry about invasion of privacy: when out on a date with a Glass wearer, you won?t know if they are recording you ? or Googling ?seduction tips,? for that matter.

David Goldstein

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