[DNS] auDA Domain News - 7 October

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 7 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:22:17 +1100

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Paul Mockapetris to Serve as Senior Security Advisor to Generic Domains Division

ICANN Accredited Registrars Can Now Begin to Prepare for Trademark Clearinghouse Services

ICANN's Strong Rebuke to Verisign's Chuck Gomes by St?phane Van Gelder

The Latest on GAC Advice

ICANN Adopts Flawed Trademark Notice by Philip Corwin

Paul Mockapetris to Serve as Senior Security Advisor to Generic Domains Division
ICANN today announced that Paul Mockapetris, inventor of the Internet's DNS, has agreed to serve as Senior Security Advisor to the Generic Domains Division and its President, Akram Atallah.

ICANN Accredited Registrars Can Now Begin to Prepare for Trademark Clearinghouse Services
After hearing from many Registrars, we have decided to provide any ICANN accredited Registrar access to the Trademark Clearinghouse Sunrise and Claims Database Operational Test and Evaluation Platform (TMDB OT&E).

ICANN begins publication of Extended Evaluation results today - 3 applications passed
Initial Evaluation results for 8 held applications are also being published.

Cyrus Namazi, Vice President Domain Name Services Generic Domains Division | ICANN, to Chuck Gomes
GNSO Discussion with ICANN CEO

ICANN's Strong Rebuke to Verisign's Chuck Gomes by St?phane Van Gelder
Word to the wise: Fadi Chehad?'s ICANN isn't going to criticism lying down! In the past, the organisation has tended to react to criticism with a silence that was probably considered a way to avoid aggravating critics any further, but instead tended to infuriate people that were expecting answers. No longer. Since Chehad? came in as CEO, they get answers!

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade Points to Korea as Role Model on Internet Governance
?The Internet is currently at an important turning point. The world needs to agree upon an Internet governance and management system within two years. Or else, we may run into a crisis. The Internet-of-Things era has already began, and the world will be a lot smarter.? ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade recently emphasized the urgency of an agreement for Internet governance among interested parties.

Registrar Linked To Scott Richter Gets Slapped
ICANN?s Compliance team have sent a breach notice to registrar Dynamic Dolphin. Why? They?ve got three issues with them: Legal issues with company officers Failure to comply with the domain transfer policy (IRTP) Not providing registration agreements to registrants The first one, however, is probably the ?meatiest? of the lot.

Eleven TLDs get removed from the DNS
ICANN will soon remove 11 experimental internationalized domain name TLDs from the domain name system.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
BOCRA launches .bw ccTLD campaign
The Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has launched the ccTLD or .bw campaign to Batswana in an effort to encourage greater uptake of a proudly Botswana platform. The launch saw guests given the opportunity to appreciate the significance of ccTLD, the typically two-letter domain name extension, such as .uk or .de, which corresponds to a country, territory or geographic location.

The Botswana Communication Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) has launched the ccTLD or the internet domain name .bw.

de: Information technology services
The German National Library (DNB) has the statutory mandate to collect publications in German networks, archive, and deploy. ... The entry list is to be found by the vendor optimized (eg in cooperation with DENIC) and with the aim to carry out the acquisition of the affected sites as completely as possible. How this is done should be stated by the supplier.

The .fr TLD to Partner with the E-commerce Trophies on October 9
The E-commerce Trophies, with which the .fr TLD is a partner, reward the best initiatives and the most notable players in e-commerce

Afnic joins the Transition Num?rique Plus Association
Transition Num?rique Plus brings together the industrial and institutional partners in the French Government?s "Digital Transition" program

uk: Nominet participating in Ofcom trial
We will be among the suppliers providing a database as part of Ofcom?s ?white space? trials for making use of available wireless frequencies without causing interference to other devices.

European ccTLD News - October 2013
CENTR has published is latest newsletter with a focus on its 50th General Assembly which is currently underway in Brussels. The newly refreshed newsletter format also covers among other things;

CENTR Awards 2013 - Winners Announced
The CENTR Award 2013 Winners were announced last night on the first evening of the 50th CENTR General Assembly in Brussels. Each of the nominations under the 4 categories were presented to the meeting participants during a dinner at the Atomium, Brussels.

.SE takes home 2 prices at CENTR Awards
Last night, .SE won two of four awards at the CENTR ? the European ccTLD organization ? gala in Brussels. Both of the awards are related to our long-term security efforts.

Afnic R&D rewarded for its work on the Internet of Things
During the first ceremony of the CENTR Awards 2013, AFNIC received the award in the Research and Development category for its WINGS project.

EURid proud recipient of CENTR award
EURid was presented the CENTR award for Marketing and Communication for our Co-funded Marketing Programme last night at the CENTR 50 General Assembly dinner gala which took place at the Atomium in Brussels, Belgium. We consider it an achievement for the entire EURid team that we were also nominated.

JPRS's Commercial Spot Was Highly Rated in the CENTR Awards 2013
The TV commercial produced by JPRS titled "May cause drowsiness" got through to the final short list for the prize in the CENTR Awards 2013.

Nominet celebrates award success
We are delighted to be able to share some news of recent award success. Our work with the Swedish Registry .SE and a number of others on the OpenDNSSEC software has won the Security Award from the Council of European National TLD Registries (CENTR). Our Chief Executive Lesley Cowley was also shortlisted for the Contributor of the Year Award for her work as chair of the Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) of ICANN.

The Latest on GAC Advice
ICANN is now allowing applicants for gTLDs ? unbranded extensions such as .MUSIC or .SHOP ? to move forward if applicants are willing to sign the current Registry Agreement (RA) ?as is?. But there?s a catch.

ICANN Adopts Flawed Trademark Notice by Philip Corwin
The ICANN Public Comment process can be severely frustrating and unsatisfying, as proven once again by ICANN?s September 30th publication of final Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) for new gTLD registries, just twelve days after the September 18th deadline for submitting written comments.

Registrars given access to Trademark Clearinghouse
Accredited registrars on older contracts can now get access to the Trademark Clearinghouse for testing purposes, ICANN announced last night.

First gTLD Extended Evaluation results published
ICANN has delivered the first three results of Extended Evaluation for new gTLD applications, all passes.

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.

.pink and two other gTLDs get contracts
ICANN has signed Registry Agreements this week with three new gTLD applicants, covering the strings .wed, .ruhr and .pink.

Cyrillic domains problems have been discussed on Ukrainian IGF
The Fourth Ukrainian Forum on Internet managing (IGF-UA) took place on October, 3, 2013. During the course of the Forum Ukrainian and international experts discussed issues of Internet infrastructure development, network safety, international tendencies in informational community development.

Further issues and developments for the new gTLD programme
ICANN?s new gTLD programme is due to launch before the end of the year. However, there have been several recent issues surrounding the programme, the accumulation of which may affect this start date, and the programme as a whole.

gTLDs: new USPTO trade mark examination guidelines
The United States Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) has updated its current policy and procedures for examining trade mark applications comprising gTLDs. The draft was open to public comment until 8 September 2013.

Bill Doshier is creating Buzz around .Buzz
Yesterday I sat down with Bill Doshier, applicant for the .buzz TLD, while he was in Austin. Doshier was all smiles as he had just finished signing his registry contract with ICANN.

dotShabaka Diary ? Day 15, Iran and Name Collisions
The fifteenth 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.

Schilling?s Uniregistry Is Positioned To Become The Most Successful New gTLD Registry
We think the Frank Schilling?s Uniregistry is uniquely positioned to become, pound for pound, the most successful new gTLD operator.

Using DNS RPZ to Block Malicious DNS Requests
After delivering several presentations at Cisco Live and Cisco Connect this year, I received a few questions regarding DNS Response Policy Zones (RPZ) and how can they be used to block DNS resolution to known malicious hosts and sites. I decided to write this short post to explain what it is and provide several pointers.

A Weekly Dose of Cyber Security Awareness
In any given week, one doesn?t need to look very far to be reminded of the events and issues that can surface anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Given their modes of occurrence, range of diverse levels, technical, non-technical, and globally, wouldn?t it be convenient to have a brief synopsis and analysis of the events and issues?

German Tradesmen Losing Millions Through Internet Attacks
The businesses of Germany?s manual trades need to cope with between ten and 50 million euros per year in additional costs as a result of malware on their Internet sites. eco ? the Association of the German Internet Industry has made this calculation based on a nation-wide survey of manual trade firms of various sizes and trades, carried out within the scope of their program Initiative-S.

Australians underrate the risks of malware [news release]
Australian Communications and Media Authority research on malicious software (malware) released today indicates that nearly half of all adult Australians who use the internet for personal purposes?more than seven million people?do not believe they will be a victim. 

Data security is worth little in Austria
More than half of all Austrians are worried about their personal data, says the Social Impact Study 2013. But only 43 percent make backups.

President Obama forgets to renew SSL certificate
At the start of the first US Government shutdown since 1996, an SSL certificate used on barackobama.com has expired.

Adobe Announces Security Breach
Hackers infiltrated the computer system of the software company Adobe, gaining access to credit card information and other personal data from 2.9 million of its customers, the company acknowledged on Thursday.

Adobe To Announce Source Code, Customer Data Breach
Adobe Systems Inc. is expected to announce today that hackers broke into its network and stole source code for an as-yet undetermined number of software titles, including its ColdFusion Web application platform, and possibly its Acrobat family of products.

UK complaints over cyber squatting hit record and face increase
Cases of cyber squatting involving UK companies and individuals hit a record high in the last year and could rise still further as new domain names are introduced in the coming months, a legal expert has warned.

Choo must be kidding: Celebrity shoe firm Jimmy Choo threatens to sue student over fan website
Megabucks celebrity shoe firm Jimmy Choo is ?threatening to sue student Tom Paul for ?creating a footwear website and app called My Choos - the Sunday People can reveal. ... But lawyers for Jimmy Choo Ltd have told Tom he must hand over his domain name and pledge not use the trademark.

ECJ rules on whether domain names and metatags are misleading advertisements
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) with decision n. C-675/11 dated July 11, 2013 ruled on whether metatags, and domain names can be considered ?advertising? under the Comparative Advertising Directive.

Neustar faces its Verisign moment
You may know Neustar as the registry for the .biz domain name, and the registry selected by many applicants for new TLDs.

RIPE NCC Member Update October 2013
The latest issue of the RIPE NCC member update features an update from the Managing Director of the RIPE NCC, as well as articles on the upcoming General Meeting, the Draft RIPE NCC Activity Plan and Budget 2014, the new Assisted Registry Check and address hijacking in the RIPE NCC service region.

RIPE NCC Awards Youth Fellowships to Internet Governance Forum
As part of an ongoing effort to increase youth participation in the global dialogue about Internet governance, the RIPE NCC offers fellowships that allow young people from the RIPE NCC service region to attend regional Internet Governance Forums.

Netcraft October 2013 Web Server Survey
In the October 2013 survey we received responses from 767,234,152 sites, an increase of 28.2M.

T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Just Two Weeks Away - Agenda for the Fort Lauderdale Beach Show Includes a New gTLD Debate 
I don't know where this year went but with T.R.A.F.F.I.C.'s annual fall show in Florida coming up in just a couple of weeks, I know we are in the home stretch for 2013. T.R.A.F.F.I.C. is always a highlight of the closing quarter and the upcoming show October 20-23 at the Ritz Carlton on Fort Lauderdale Beach (preceded by two days of cabana networking Oct. 18-19) will be no exception.

The doctor will Skype you now: In the future, patients may be able to Skype their doctors. In Manchester GP Sirfraz Hussain already takes video calls
On a Skype connection that is unusually consistent, a 31-year-old man is describing his anxiety attack to Doctor Sirfraz Hussain. "Big headache, sweating ? I got really scared, I was going in and out of the toilet every five minutes." He pressed his heart, to indicate the fear that mustered around it like a physical pain. His cat got up off the windowsill and moved towards him; for those of a romantic bent, it looked as though it were trying to comfort him. He only half the time made eye contact, the rest of the time casting his eyes towards the ceiling, evasively, as though he were ashamed of having to ask for help.

The WiFi revolution that could take traffic off our roads: Ofcom outlines plans for future use of radio spectrum
Plans to use wireless technology to ease traffic congestion, regulate motorway speeds and monitor people?s personal health were set out on Wednesday by the broadcast regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom unveils participants in wireless innovation trial [news release]
The UK will be among the first countries in the world to road-test ?white space? technology, which could help support the next wave of wireless innovation.

Kiwis believe technology contributes to excess workload: survey
A large number of Kiwis have identified technology as one of the reasons they are doing more work. According to the Great New Zealand Employment Survey 2013, conducted by Clarian HR in association with Massey University, over 63 per cent of respondents confirmed that technology, like smartphones, contributed to excess workload, even as 53 per cent said that such excess was a barrier to their on-job performance.

Disruptions: How the F.A.A., Finally, Caught Up to an Always-On Society
... Paul Misener, vice president for global public policy at Amazon and chairman of the technical subcommittee of the F.A.A. working group, said we could actually thank old television sets for this history of gadget regulation on planes.

Did Shutting Down Silk Road Make the World a More Dangerous Place?
The Silk Road, a Web based black market for illegal narcotics, fake documents, hackers-for-hire and other illicit goods, has been shut down by the FBI, and its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, has been arrested in San Francisco, CA. The 39-page criminal complaint filed against him makes for a fascinating read. In less than 3 years, the Silk Road is said to have become ?the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet today,? facilitating roughly $1.2 billion in sales* among many thousands of anonymous users. Hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs are thought to have been sold through the site. People would log on using the Internet anonymity tool Tor, browse listings not unlike those at Amazon.com, read reviews left by other customers, place orders, and get ecstasy or LSD or cocaine or meth sent by mail.

2013 Norton Report: Cost per Cybercrime Victim Up 50 Percent [news release]
Symantec today released findings from the 2013 Norton Report, which shows that while the number of online adults who have experienced cybercrime has decreased, the average cost per victim has risen by 50 percent.

In Test Project, N.S.A. Tracked Cellphone Locations
The National Security Agency conducted a secret pilot project in 2010 and 2011 to test the collection of bulk data about the location of Americans? cellphones, but the agency never moved ahead with such a program, according to intelligence officials.

NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users
The National Security Agency has made repeated attempts to develop attacks against people using Tor, a popular tool designed to protect online anonymity, despite the fact the software is primarily funded and promoted by the US government itself.

Secret NSA documents show campaign against Tor encrypted network
On Nov. 1, 2007, the National Security Agency hosted a talk by Roger Dingledine, principal designer of one of the world?s leading Internet privacy tools. It was a wary encounter, akin to mutual intelligence gathering, between a spy agency and a man who built tools to ward off electronic surveillance.

Everybody Let's Stop the TPP: Share These Videos and Spread the Word
President Obama was scheduled to meet with the leaders of the other eleven countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Bali, supposedly to plan the ?end-game? for this massive trade deal. 

Does Kim Dotcom?s third world NZ internet claim stand up?
Kim Dotcom tells us New Zealand has third world internet. Dotcom is a showman. He knows how to create headlines, but is there any substance to the claim?

Internet NZ backs push for uncapped broadband
Internet NZ has welcomed internet tycoon Kim Dotcom's push to get rid of data caps.

AARNet crosses the Nullabor on the Great Australian Bright Coast with Cisco
Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries on Earth. Many of its major cities are separated by expansive stretches of inhospitable desert. Technology, however, is no respector of barriers, natural or man-made and an initiative across Australia from Cisco and Australia?s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) proves that point. Yesterday, Cisco and AARNet announced the deployment of one of the longest unregenerated high performance optical networks in the world.

David Goldstein

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