[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 September

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 September

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:35:21 +1000

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2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement Educational Outreach Update by Mike Zupke

ICANN plan to close domain database called 'disquieting' [CSO]

Meltdown IV: How ICANN resists accountability by Milton Mueller

au: Crocker to keynote AIGF

ICANN admits new TLD auctions are delayed

Phishing domains double in 2013

GoDaddy Acquires Afternic - Primes Domain Aftermarket for New TLDs

Securing the Net: Global Governance in the Digital Domain
Questions -- If we collectively fail to establish global rules and enforcement mechanisms for the Internet, what will happen? Will we be left with a stark either/or choice -- i.e., will we either see the end of the Internet ('Cyber Death') or its untroubled, rules-based continuation ('Eternal Internet'). Ah, but is the latter question even valid? Can the Internet actually 'die', even if it remains a digital Wild West? After exploring these question and others, this paper concludes by offering a set of policy recommendations that aim to strike an 'optimal balance' between the threats and opportunities posed by the above scenarios.

2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement Educational Outreach Update by Mike Zupke
I?m pleased to report on the successful conclusion of two registrar outreach sessions in Los Angeles, USA and Xiamen, China. Representatives of the registrars? Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) negotiating team and I, along with a small handful of ICANN staff members, spent a day and half in each city answering questions and helping educate registrars about the new provisions in the 2013 RAA and new consensus policies.

Draft Final Report on Protection of IGO and INGO Identifiers in All gTLDs
Purpose (Brief): The Generic Names Supporting Organization ("GNSO") Policy Development Process Working Group is tasked with addressing the issue of Protecting the identifiers of certain International Governmental Organizations ("IGOs") and International Non-Governmental Organizations ("INGOs") in all gTLDs and they have published its draft Final Report for public comment.

Feedback on Community Priority Evaluation Guidelines Available for Review
Applicants responded to ICANN's call for input on the Community Priority Evaluation Guidelines created by panel firm EIU.

John O. Jeffrey to Jacob Kohnstamm
Statement on the Data Protection Impact of the Revision of the ICANN RAA

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 49 in Singapore
The Fellowship Program has demonstrated success in its mission to build capacity in the ICANN multistakeholder environment through focused interactive engagement between newcomers to ICANN and community members at each of the ICANN meetings.

Fadi Chehad? to Minister Saikhanbileg Chimed
.MN ccTLD and Requested Changes to GAC Representative

Akram Atallah to Dirk Krischenowski
Addressing the Consequences of Name Collisions

August Ortmeyer and Stephan F. Wernicke, Managing Director; Chief Legal Officer | Deutscher Industrie - und Handelskammertag, to Fadi Chehad?
Applications for New gTLD .gmbh

ICANN plan to close domain database called 'disquieting' [CSO]
A working group for Internet regulators is under severe criticism for a proposal that would put an end to the openness of the current WHOIS system for domain name registration records.

Meltdown IV: How ICANN resists accountability by Milton Mueller
If you wanted to make ICANN?s Board and Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) accountable, would you put the chairman of ICANN?s Board and the Chair of the GAC in charge of running a committee of ICANN decision makers to assess its accountability? Let?s ask it in another way: if you wanted to make a big bank accountable for its mortgage lending practices, would you let the bank?s CEO and board chair select the committee and run the process?

ICANN - Dispenser of Internet Justice by David Maher
The following is a paper presented as a keynote speech at Studienkreis 2013 in Pisa, Italy last week. ICANN is beginning to look more and more like a government. It assesses taxes, it has amassed an enormous treasury, it passes laws with international effect, and it has developed an ad hoc judiciary system to enforce its laws. This paper will take a look at that judiciary system and ICANN as dispenser of Internet justice.

Will ICANN Clarify How IDNs Should Work?
It is critical that IDN.com owners own the same IDN.com-in-IDN equivalent to avoid massive user confusion. However, ICANN has still not yet incorporated this point in their draft proposal.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
au: Crocker to keynote AIGF
Dr Stephen Crocker has been confirmed as keynote speaker at The Australian Internet Governance Forum.

China Domain Name Registration Changes Could Reduce Malicious Sites, Researchers Say
China has changed its domain name registration process as part of what its government says is a crackdown on Internet porn. Security researchers believe the changes could help limit the number of malicious sites using the .cn TLD.

CZ.NIC?s secure information management confirmed by certification
The CZ.NIC Association, the administrator of the Czech national domain, was awarded the internationally recognised information security management system (ISMS) certification, which builds on the ISO 27001 standard.

.tel: Telnic announces all numeric long domain strings available from 15 October
Telnic Limited, the Registry Operator for the communications-focused .tel TLD, today announced that all numeric .tel domain strings of eight digits or longer will be made available in October.

uk: Board approves ?6m donation to Nominet Trust and September Communiqu?
Following another strong financial year, Nominet has made a ?6m charitable donation to Nominet Trust.

PimpRoll Expand Their .XXX Portfolio
ICM Registry, the registry operator for the .XXX TLD for online adult entertainment, announced today that they have sold another premium domain to PimpRoll, the operator of the coveted Porn.xxx domain.

A safe house for marks in the domain revolution?
Make no mistake: momentum towards the new wave of gTLDs is building, and the reality of a larger, more complex internet is gradually coming to fruition.

ICANN admits new TLD auctions are delayed
In a new TLD applicant update webinar yesterday, ICANN VP of gTLD Operations Christine Willett admitted that new TLD auctions won?t start in October as previously planned. The start date has been pushed to the middle of November.

Over 10,000 records now in Trademark Clearinghouse
As of the end of August, the Trademark Clearinghouse for new TLDs has 10,398 trademark records. That?s double the amount as of the middle of July.

One IE pass, one fail this week
ICANN is down to 18 new gTLD applications in Initial Evaluation now, after one pass and one failure this week.

New gTLD plans November 30 sunrise
I-Registry, which signed an ICANN Registry Agreement for the new gTLD .onl this week, plans to launch its Sunrise period on November 30, according to the company.

Bring Your .Brand to Life by Tony Kirsch
A preview of my upcoming presentation for the Digital Marketing and gTLD Strategy Congress on why your TLD strategy is paramount to making or breaking your .brand... Your strategy will be the most significant weapon in your TLD arsenal to drive the launch of your .brand, and you'll only get there with preparation and engagement. For the vast majority of .brand applicants, ICANN has recently informed you that you have passed your application. You've come this far.

Key Steps for Operational Readiness and Successful Launch of a New gTLD by Phil Buckingham
31 August 2013 marked a historic day for Internet users worldwide. It marked a very key day in the introduction of new gTLDs. On that day ICANN, who oversees the gTLD programme, six years in the making, announced the completion of gTLD Initial Evaluation (IE) results based applicant's ability to demonstrate their financial, technical and operational capability to operate and manage a TLD Registry.

There are 629 words you won?t be allowed to register as a web address
... This is a fraught process and one with much scope for confusion, as Quartz has highlighted earlier. But there are more than 600 addresses that will be unavailable on all the new gTLDs?so they can?t be registered whatever the suffix that comes after them (.tickets, .cloud etc.)

Donuts loses another objection to .Pets domain name
Apparently two panelists agree: .Pets and .Pet should be in a contention set because they?ll cause confusion amongst internet users.

1,930 Reasons to Watch the Internet: Strategies to Protect Your Brand
It?s hard to believe something as new as the Internet would have a nostalgic, simpler time already, but there are major changes coming this next year.

Donuts expands on trademark protection offerings across its gTLDs
Donuts, the largest investor applicant in new gTLDs, has expanded on its plans to operate a domain protected marks list in the new gTLD strings it runs. The list is designed to enable mark owners to block their trademarks across multiple strings for one fee, but cost and budget considerations will dictate the strategic approach taken to protection.

Mark Ein still gunning for .tennis
Mark Ein is still gunning for .tennis. Unfortunately, so are three other applicants.

dotShabaka Diary ? Day 13, Questions, Questions
The thirteenth 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.

NetNames conference: how to make the most of a new gTLD
Attendees at a conference on the new gTLD system have been encouraged to take full advantage, with experts claiming the impending launch signified a ?re-setting? of the internet.

1and1.com New gTLD Pre-Registrations Blows Past 2 Million, Setting Off gTLD Pre-Reservation Panic
1and1.com which started a multimillion dollar national television advertising campaign which seemed to start around the first NFL games three weeks ago, just crossed the 2,000,000 mark in new gTLD pre-reservations.

Paris Opens Up Founders/Pioneer Program For 1st 100 .Paris Domain Names
The City of Paris opening up a submission period to allocate the first 100 .Paris new gTLD domain names.

Phishing domains double in 2013
The number of domain names registered for phishing attacks doubled in the first half of the year, according to the latest data from the Anti-Phishing Working Group.

Phishers increasingly target brands
The APWG is reporting in its latest Global Phishing Survey: Trends and Domain Name Use study that an increasing number of brands and their users have been targeted by phishers. The number surged nearly 20 percent between the second half of 2012 and the first half of 2013.

Study On Phishing Attacks In 1st Half Of 2013: Over 58K Domains Used: 82% On .Com, .Tk, .Info
APWG Global reported in its study of phishing attacks in the first six months of 2013 and here are some of the findings of the report especially those that related directly to domain names.

Energy Department spends $30M to bolster utility cybersecurity tools
The Department of Energy today awarded $30 million to a 11 security vendors to develop technology the agency says will better protect nation's electric grid, oil and gas infrastructure from cyber-attack. 

RSA warns over NSA link to encryption algorithm
RSA, the internet security firm, has warned customers not to use one of its own encryption algorithms after fears it can be unlocked by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Three Steps To Keep Down Security's False-Positive Workload
A high rate of false positives is a problem that affects many types of security systems, but a few proactive steps can help cut them down to size

Apple iPhone fingerprint sensor hacked by Germany's Chaos Computer Club
Germany's Chaos Computer Club says it has cracked the protection around Apple's fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone 5S, just two days after the device went on sale worldwide.

German group claims to have hacked Apple iPhone fingerprint scanner
A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner on Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.

German Hacker Group Says It's Broken The iPhone's TouchID Fingerprint Reader
For a few German hackers, breaking Apple?s much-hyped fingerprint reader seems to have been little more than a one-weekend project.

Australia main conduit for cyberattacks
Australia is emerging as a major conduit for targeted cyberattacks, a report shows, as online criminals shift their gaze towards Asia.

AIDA Cruises loses domain name dispute to 2 year old girl
Cruiseline AIDA Cruises has lost a UDRP it filed against the domain name Aida.me. It turns out the owner of the domain name registered it for his two year old daughter, Aida.

 - IPv4/IPv6
UK lags in readiness for IPv6 - study
The UK's slow in preparing for IPv6 could threaten UK-based organisations' ability to compete globally, particularly in vital fast-growing economies, according to research from Logicalis and the University of Southampton.

RIPE NCC IPv4 Address Space Chart - Now Updated
The RIPE NCC's IPv4 address space chart has been updated. This chart shows the number of available IPv4 addresses in the RIPE NCC's pool and is updated daily.

CADNA and BBB Roll Out FUD Campaign to SOPA-Size ACPA by Philip Corwin
Using the impending launch of new gTLDs as a rationale, The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) has teamed up with the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) to launch a month-long ??Know Your Net? gTLD public awareness campaign?.

Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2014
The Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2014 is now available for members to review.

Results of RIPE NCC Survey 2013
The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) report on the results of the RIPE NCC Survey 2013 is now available.

DE-CIX Initiates Game-Changing Carrier-Neutral Internet Exchange in New York
DE-CIX, the world?s leading Internet Exchange operator headquartered in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), announces today the launch of its U.S. operations. DE-CIX North America will establish Internet exchanges in major U.S. metro regions, with New York City as the first market to receive a distributed, carrier- and data center-neutral Internet Exchange.

eco AGM: Board Unanimously Re-elected
At the eco Annual General Meeting on 11th September in Cologne, the association and its members could look back at an extremely successful year in 2012.

Marchex shelves plans to spin off domains division Archeo
Marchex has canceled its plan to spin off its domain name business into a separate public company, at least for now.

GoDaddy Acquires Afternic - Primes Domain Aftermarket for New TLDs
GoDaddy, the world?s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry?s leading domain name aftermarket companies based in Waltham, Massachusetts. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source and a frictionless marketplace ? enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.

GoDaddy Buys Afternic To Beef Up Its Domain Registry Marketplace
GoDaddy has made another acquisition, its fourth in 14 months: it has bought Afternic, a specialist in aftermarket domain sales ? that is, reselling domain names that are already owned. Afternic was owned by NameMedia, and GoDaddy says it is also acquiring SmartName, a domain parking service, as well as NameFind, essentially a name generator, from the same group.

GoDaddy Acquires Afternic In Preparation For Domain Aftermarket for New TLDs
GoDaddy has announced they have acquired one of the leading domain name aftermarket companies Afternic from Name.com. The move has been described by GoDaddy as creating an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source and a frictionless marketplace ? enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

GoDaddy acquires Afternic from NameMedia
GoDaddy acquires AfternicGoDaddy has acquired domain name sales platform Afternic from NameMedia in a move that will make it easier for people to buy domain names that are already registered.

GoDaddy Acquisition FAQ for Afternic Members
Q: What led to today?s announcement of GoDaddy?s acquisition of Afternic?

GoDaddy?s Acquisition of Afternic FAQs
Q: What led to today?s announcement of GoDaddy?s acquisition of Afternic?

Sedo completes its second most expensive domain name transaction ever
Sedo sent out a press release about its sales yesterday, as sort of a ?don?t forget we sell more dollars worth of domains than Afternic? reminder in the wake of GoDaddy?s acquisition.

The Internet of Things by William H. Dutton [University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute]
Abstract: The Internet will continue to become ever more central to everyday life and work, but there is a new but complementary vision for an Internet of Things (IoT), which will connect billions of objects ? ?things? like sensors, monitors, and RFID devices ? to the Internet at a scale that far outstrips use of the Internet as we know it, and will have enormous social and economic implications. 

Mobile broadband fastest growing technology in history
Mobile broadband uptake is growing at 30 per cent per year, according to the 2013 State of the Broadband report, and will be the fastest growing technology in history.

Intimacy on the Web, With a Crowd
Pornography by webcam is a money-making opportunity in a business eroded by the distribution of free sexual content on the Internet.

Facebook ?liking? is protected free speech, federal court says
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that ?liking? something on Facebook is a form of protected free speech in a closely watched Virginia case that tested the limits of the First Amendment in the digital age.

uk: 'You haven?t been speaking to a 15-year-old girl, you have been speaking to me': The rise of the online vigilante paedophile hunters
The face is pixelated, but the man?s stammered denials during an unexpected and unwanted meeting in a park make clear his state of mind. ?You have arranged to meet her, go to a hotel and offer her sex,? says the accuser who confronts him from behind the camera. He brushes off the man?s protests. ?Can I just explain, you haven?t been speaking to a 15-year-old girl, you have been speaking to me.?

Paedophiles blackmail thousands of UK teens into online sex acts
Thousands of British children have been targeted by internet blackmailers, with many forced to use webcams to film themselves performing sex acts or self-mutilation because they fear having their naked pictures sent to their families, child protection experts warn today.

Number of children blackmailed into webcam sex acts increasing, says report
Children as young as eight are being blackmailed into performing sexual acts on webcams by abusers in increasing numbers, research by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre shows.

Cyber-blackmailers 'abusing hundreds of UK children'
Hundreds of British children are being blackmailed into performing sex acts online, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has warned.

Children treated like ?slaves? to perform sexual acts [news release]
Children as young as eight are being forced into performing slave-like sex acts live on webcam by sexual abusers, according to research released today.

Spain readies hefty jail terms over internet piracy
Spain can jail for up to six years the owners of websites that link to pirated content under a measure it approved on Friday as it tries to keep off a U.S. list of countries where copyright is violated most.

Hollywood's trade body slams Google for failing to stop piracy
Hollywood?s trade body has lambasted Google and other search engine providers for doing too little to prevent people finding pirated content online.

Apple fingerprint tech raises 'privacy questions'
A senior US senator believes the fingerprint recognition technology featured in Apple's new iPhone 5S raises "substantial privacy questions".

New IPhone?s Fingerprint Privacy Questioned by Senator
Apple Inc.?s use of fingerprint identification with the iPhone 5S that went on sale today raises substantial privacy questions for the company and for phone users, a U.S. senator said.

Users Sue LinkedIn Over Harvesting of E-Mail Addresses
Four LinkedIn users have filed a lawsuit accusing the business-oriented social network of accessing their e-mail accounts without permission, harvesting the addresses of their contacts and spamming those people with repeated invitations to join the service.

Brazil's controversial plan to extricate the internet from US control
When Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff postponed her official visit to the US in protest of National Security Agency spying activities on Tuesday, it seemed like a routine bit of diplomatic posturing.

NSA on Wrong Side of Proactive Security Measures
The National Security Agency, as it turns out, is just as reactive when it comes to information security as 99 percent of the enterprises out there.

More Australian Privacy Principles released for consultation
The next set of draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines have been released for public feedback by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

France Pushes EU to Regulate U.S. Internet Companies
France plans to push for new Europe-wide regulations and tax rules on U.S. Internet giants when European Union leaders meet next month to discuss the bloc's digital challenges.

nz: Govt thwarts film industry lobbyists by keeping copyright infringement notice fee at $25
The government is set to keep the fee for an infringement notice under the new file sharing law at $25. Commerce Minister Craig Foss proposes no change to the controvesial fee in a briefing paper to cabinet, made public this afteroon.

nz: Lobby group demands to know why copyright law review delayed until TPP talks complete
The FairDealNZ coalition is questioning the government's refusal to explain why a review of our copyright law is being delayed until after negotiations for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal are complete.

nz: The jagged edges of the TPP by Vikram Kumar
Trade Minister Tim Groser was smooth and soothing on Q+A this morning, talking about the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Like the skilled politician he is, the average viewer is likely to have been reassured that the Government is doing a wonderful job to further New Zealand?s interests.

NZ govt offers anchor tenancy on new Pacific cable
The New Zealand government is promising to bring on board an anchor tenant for a new cable project linking the country with Australia and the United States, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

Trans-Pacific cable plans mired in geopolitics
Rivalry between the US and China for dominance in the Pacific will determine the structure of any new trans-Pacific cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and the United States.

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