[DNS] auDA Domain News - 24 October

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 24 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:49:28 +1100

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A New Model For Internet Governance Is In The Air

The future of the Internet: World development, humanity

Human rights and Internet governance

Internet Domain Name Expansion Now Underway

Dawn of a New Internet Era by Akram Atallah

au: Eight fake shopping websites shut down following investigation

ARI Registry Services drives new TLD applicants to activate launch strategy

ARI Registry Services Excited About New TLDs With Launch Strategies Activated

First new gTLDs delegated (really!)

A New Model For Internet Governance Is In The Air
Brazilian Minister of Communications Paolo Bernado Silva, during the opening session of this week?s 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia, announced that the goal of the Internet Governance Summit in Brazil next spring will be to find a new model for internet governance.

The future of the Internet: World development, humanity
The Internet and information and communications technology (ICT) have the potential to drive world development, global-economic growth as well as improve people?s lives ? not just in developing countries but across the globe.

Human rights and Internet governance
Bali is hosting another world-scale conference, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), from Oct. 22 to 25. The IGF may sound less merrier than the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit earlier this month, but it is obviously important for Indonesia, home to 63 million frequent Internet users.

US, China, Google on the spot over spying
?It?s incredibly depressing watching the Chinese lecture the US government on mass surveillance.?

Brave New World: Tackling Internet Governance at IGF 2013
Debate about the future of Internet governance has recently gained great currency and pierced the Twitter sphere. Over the past year, major developments in the internet landscape have brought the global internet governance ecosystem firmly into the spotlight. Internet governance issues are now in the mainstream of international policy concerns and there is a growing realization among ordinary individuals that the management of the internet concerns them and that, as a collective resource, they have a right to understand its use.

Alleged Power Grab: Is Internet Governance Hanging by a Thread? by Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro
The Internet Governance Forum in Bali is not without excitement as usual. There is a rumour about a power grab by the technical community.

ICANN Explains "Brazil Meeting" Initiative by St?phane Van Gelder
Given the post-Prism political climate, it should come as no surprise that the 8th edition of the UN-initiated Internet Governance Forum (IGF), currently happening in Bali (Indonesia), is showing record-braking attendance with more than 2,000 delegates. With a byline of "building bridges: enhancing multistakeholder cooperation for growth and sustainable development", the meeting's main theme is clearly the need to evolve the current model for Internet Governance. But not quite everyone has the same view on exactly how that should happen.

Cyber ethics: Restoring trust in the Internet is crucial
Rebuilding public trust in the Internet following recent revelations by Edward Snowden is crucial, forcing the international community to agree on a collective code of ethics and governance principles for an open, yet secure, cyberspace.

IGF 2013 delegates to discuss governance issues
The Internet Governance Forum 2013 kicks off today in Bali, where I am this week attending the four-day conference.

Caribbean Voices to Be Heard at UN Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia
More than 1,500 delegates will convene in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia from Oct. 22 to 25 to examine global cyber-issues such as online surveillance, privacy and human rights at the United Nations? eighth international Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Why the Internet needs proper governance: Though there is a exponential rise in the number of Internet users, the trend is not necessarily bridging the digital divide
If you thought that no one controls the Internet, that it has no borders and needs no governance, it may border on the naivete.

Bali IGF: Surveillance, Human Rights, Governance Of Internet Resources, ?Multistakeholderism?
The revelations of mass surveillance by the US and other intelligence services are expected to considerably influence the 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia this week.

Internet Governance Forum opens today
Around 1,500 representatives of governments, business and civil society are gathering at the eighth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali. The forum opening took place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) this afternoon.

ETNO and Internet Society co-host workshop at the 8th Internet Governance Forum, Indonesia. [news release]
ETNO is hosting its first workshop at the Internet Governance Forum [IGF] in Bali, Indonesia. This year?s IGF is expected to be attended by approximately 1,500 participants from civil society, the private sector, the technical community and Government representatives. 

U.S. Participation at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum [news release]
U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Coordinator for Cyber Issues Christopher Painter, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Scott Busby, will travel to Bali, Indonesia for the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), October 22-25.

U.S. to Participate in the 2013 Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was established by the World Summit on the Information Society to draw together a broad community of internet stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, etc., to address evolving questions related to internet governance, internet freedom, and cyber security.

Network Neutrality Risk Analysis by Alejandro Pisanty
ABSTRACT.An original approach to Network Neutrality is presented. Violations to Network Neutrality are considered as risk and a risk managementframework to deal with such violations is presented. This framework can be used by different parties in varied environments for dealing withpreventive as well as reactive action in the face of violations by Internet Service Providers and other infringing parties. The framework includesan identification of the forms of Network Neutrality violations, their weighting by likelihood and impact, and actions for risk avoidance,detection, mitigation, business continuity, contingency planning, and prevention. The actions are shown in a graduated-response order so thatscaling up towards the resolution of conflict or controversy around Network Neutrality violations can be properly planned and executed.

Internet Domain Name Expansion Now Underway
ICANN today announced that the first new gTLDs from its New gTLD Program were delegated. This means they were introduced into the Internet's Root Zone, the central authoritative database for the Internet's Domain Name System.

Dawn of a New Internet Era by Akram Atallah
Today marks an historic moment, not only for the New gTLD Program, but for the Internet as a whole. Today, the first new gTLDs from ICANN?s New gTLD Program were delegated, or introduced into the Internet?s Root Zone.

Audited Financial Statements Posted Within 120 Days After the Fiscal Year End
ICANN continues to provide accountability and transparency regarding its financial results, with another unqualified audit report from independent auditors, Moss Adams LLP, for the fiscal year ended June 30th, 2013. The Report of Independent Auditors and Financial Statements for ICANN for the years ending 30 June 2013 and 2012 is available on the "Financial Information for ICANN" page of the ICANN.org site and also included in this announcement.

First New gTLDs Get the Green Light for Delegation by Christine Willett
The time has come! Today, the first four domains from ICANN?s New gTLDs Program were cleared to proceed to delegation. This marks the start of a measured roll out of new gTLDs, which are designed to expand opportunities for businesses, communities and Internet users around the world.

Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Draft Report & Recommendations
Purpose (Brief): To inform its work, ATRT 2 seeks input on its Draft Report & Recommendations.

First New gTLD Registries Receive Tokens for Root Zone Management System
ICANN distributed the first tokens for accessing the Root Zone Management System yesterday. The following Registries are eligible to initiate the Delegation process;

Chuck Gomes, Vice President, Policy | VeriSign, Inc., to Cyrus Namazi
Re: GNSO Discussion with ICANN CEO

ICANN using PRISM as excuse to break from the US
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade, with backing from government leaders, is using the recent revelations about the PRISM mass surveillance program to try to speed up ICANN?s split from the US.

US raises ITU bogeyman as Chehade pushes for exit
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade and a US ambassador today both talked up the multistakeholder model as a cure to concerns about PRISM and related surveillance programs.

India cannot be on the sidelines of internet, says Fadi Chehade, ICANN chief
Recent revelations about national intelligence agencies in the United States snooping on emails and online chats of people around the world have created anger and distrust in the way a common resource like internet is governed.

Anti-Consumer ICANN Can Not be Trusted To Protect Domain Registrants' Property Interests by Frederick Harris
Domain name registrants who purchase a name in any of the present or pending gTLDs should think twice before entrusting a domain name property interest to ICANN, even though ICANN levies a money tariff on each domain registration. ICANN has no policy language that indemnifies domain name registrants. ICANN language does not even contemplate the possibility of domain theft by an ICANN registrar. more?

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
au: Eight fake shopping websites shut down following investigation
Bogus shopping websites which used the identity of real businesses have been shut down following an investigation by Western Australia ScamNet. ... The business owners confirmed that their trading names had been stolen and they had not registered the domain names being used in the scam.

.CL Introduces New Terms And Conditions Effective December 2013
As of 1 December 2013, new terms and conditions for .cl domain names will come into force, with transitional arrangements for new registrations commencing 1 November.

Registry considering whether to introduce domain names directly under '.nz' [registration]
The Domain Name Commission Limited, the body responsible for running the ?.nz? namespace, is considering whether to introduce second-level registrations directly under ?.nz?. There have been two consultation periods so far. Following the initial consultation, the DNCL proposed an initial sunrise period for holders of third-level domain names registered before a certain date to register or reserve the equivalent ?.nz? domain names in priority.

ARI Registry Services powers first new Top-Level Domains
Today marks the biggest change to the Internet in its history as the first of around 1400 new TLDs are officially added to the web 28 years since the introduction of .com.

ARI Registry Services drives new TLD applicants to activate launch strategy
The new TLD program entered the critical delegation phase today as the first batch of what will eventually be around 1400 strings were added to the root servers of the Internet and applicants began executing their launch strategies.

ARI Registry Services Excited About New TLDs With Launch Strategies Activated
ARI Registry Services has entered the new era of new gTLDs as the first four of the new gTLDs were added to the root servers of the internet and applicants began executing their launch strategies.

First new gTLDs delegated (really!)
All four of the first batch of internationalized domain names appear to be present right now in root zone file:

New top-level web domains announced by Icann
Four new gTLDs - the letters that appear at the end of web addresses, such as .com - have been announced.

Internet address system expands with 4 suffixes [AP]
The oversight agency for Internet addresses says it has added four domain name suffixes -- the first of hundreds expected in the coming years in the online addressing system's largest expansion ever.

?Sunrise? coming for Chinese, Russian and Arabic-language web addresses [AFP]
The first-ever non-Latin language website address domains are on their way, the Internet?s overlords said Wednesday.

ICANN Ushers In New Generic Web Domain Names
ICANN announced new gTLDs on Wednesday, and for the first time, there are options not in Latin characters.

Internet begins its move beyond .com, .net, .edu
The Internet's address books just got the first four new gTLDs, but they won't go live on the Net until trademark holders get a chance to stake their claims.

Chinese, Russian, Arabic language web addresses coming
The first-ever non-Latin language website address domains are on their way, the Internet's overlords said Wednesday.

Biggest Expansion in Internet Names Starts
The first new gTLDs have gone live, kicking off the biggest-ever expansion in the naming system of the Internet.

ICANN Clears First gTLDs For Delegation; Maybe Live This Month
This week (21 October) ICANN cleared the first four gTLDs to proceed to delegation. These four gTLDs are all internationalised domain names and it's the first time non-Latin characters can be used in a generic TLD. It is possible these gTLDs will be live as soon as the end of October.

It?s Official: first 4 new TLDs have been delegated
It?s October 23, 2013, and a few new TLD applicants can finally see the fruits of their many, many years of labor.

New top level domain names prime for launch
The first round of new TLDs are now entering their final phase of preparations, with their introduction now less than a couple of months away.

Digital Marketing And gTLD Strategy Conference Scheduled For New York In March 2014
Momentum Event Group is organising their third Annual Digital Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress to be held in New York in March 2014. The event is aiming to take advantage of the first ICANN registry agreements that are now being signed, believing that the real work for brands, registries and registrars is just getting started.

The debate over new TLDs at TRAFFIC
Yesterday at the TRAFFIC conference, domain investors Rick Schwartz and Lonnie Borck squared off against new TLD backers in a debate over what new TLDs will mean for the domain name industry.

First 4 New gTLD?s (ALL IDN?s) Cleared By ICANN To Go To Delegation
According to an announcement by ICANN, today, the first four domains from ICANN?s New gTLD were cleared to proceed to delegation.

Shares of Top Level Domain Holdings spike
Shares in new TLD applicant Top Level Domain Holdings have double in recent days.

Directi?s Radix wins .website gTLD auction
Directi-affiliated TLD registry Radix, has won the private auction for the .website gTLD, according to Radix.

Let?s Learn IDNs!
The eagle-eyed regular DI reader will have noticed earlier today that I published an article claiming the first new gTLD had already gone live. Not only that, it already had a resolving web site!

First new gTLDs to go live ?in the next few hours?
That?s according to the registries themselves, and reports out of the Internet Governance Forum in Bali, where ICANN division president Akram Atallah was speaking on a panel earlier today.

Two 2014 new gTLD conferences planned
NamesCon is a new event ?For Registries, Registrars and Registrants? planned by long-time domainer Richard Lau, due to be held somewhere in Las Vegas January 13 to 15.

GOP gets set to unveil '.gop'
Republicans are moving one step closer to claiming unique territory on the Internet: Websites that end in ?.gop.?

Network Solutions reports more DNS problems [IDG]
Network Solutions said Tuesday it was trying to restore services after another DNS (Domain Name System) problem.

NetSol hit by DNS downtime
Network Solutions is having some DNS glitches right now that seem to be affecting a lot of its hosting customers.

Application-layer DDoS attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated [IDG]
The number of DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks that target weak spots in Web applications in addition to network services has risen during the past year and attackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to bypass defenses, according to DDoS mitigation experts.

Google Project Shield to Protect Sensitive Sites from DDoS Attacks
Google and Arbor Networks are collaborating on a project that shows exactly how large and damaging some DDoS attacks are, and who?s attacking who at any given moment.

UK cyber defence unit 'may include convicted hackers'
The head of the UK's new cyber defence force has said he would consider recruiting convicted computer hackers - if they passed security vetting.

Ex-hackers could be recruited to UK cyberdefence force
Convicted hackers could be recruited to the UK'S new cyberdefence force, the defence secretary has said.

NIST Publishes Cybersecurity Framework Draft, Seeks Public Comment
NIST made public a provisional copy of the government?s cybersecurity framework and says it will accept public comment on the draft for the next 45 days.

NIST tells businesses how to boost cybersecurity [IDG]
Businesses that want to improve their cybersecurity posture can take a number of steps, including conducting a risk assessment and prioritizing ways to address gaps in their security, a U.S. agency said in recommendations released Tuesday.

U.S. proposes minimal corporate cybersecurity standards
A U.S. bureau on Tuesday unveiled a draft of voluntary standards that companies can adopt to boost cybersecurity - part of an attempt to protect critical industries without setting restrictive and costly regulations.

North Korea may have secretly engineered computer games to launch mass cyber attack
Some free-to-use computer games may secretly be North Korean plants, South Korea's national police agency warned Tuesday, according to South Korean media. The seemingly innocent games, designed to appeal to as many users as possible and thus to spread widely on computer networks, could carry malware code controlled from Pyongyang. The code, once activated, would take control of the host computers and allow North Korea to launch mass cyber attacks against major South Korean targets.

DARPA Contest to Pay $2M for Automated Network Defense, Patching
DARPA announced the Cyber Grand Challenge, a $2M competition for the development of an automated network defense system that not only scans for and identifies vulnerabilities, but patches them on the fly.

Verisign Launches DomainScope To Help Searching For That Magical Domain
Finding the perfect domain name for your new business or idea is invariably difficult. Or costs some money. To help with this Verisign have launched DomainScope.

Dates and pricing finalized for NamesCon, a new domain name conference
Domain name investor Richard Lau is organizing a new domain name conference this coming January, as reported Friday on DNN.

.XXX Gaining Traction With $600,000 In Sales To Really Useful Limited, Outperforming Comparable .COM Domains
There was plenty of opposition to .xxx when it was gaining approval from parts of the adult industry, but there are strong signs it is becoming successful within the industry. Last week, ICM Registry, the registry for .xxx, announced Really Useful Limited, one of the world?s leading adult producers, has invested over $600,000 in new .xxx domains.

Sedo To Auction 1300 One/Two Character .ASIA Domains
Approximately 1,300 one and two character .asia domain names such as 8.asia, 28.asia, and X.asia are to be offered to the public for the first time in a joint strategic partnership with DotAsia, Sedo and RightOfTheDot.com.

Sedo to Auction Rare and Never Before Released .Asia Domain Names
Sedo , the world?s largest domain marketplace and monetization provider, today announced a strategic partnership with DotAsia, the organization charged with running the .Asia TLD and RightOfTheDot.com, a leading domain industry consultancy, to auction a series of rare and never-before-released domain names. Through these auctions, approximately 1,300 one and two character domain names such as 8.asia, 28.asia, and X.asia will be offered to the public for the first time.

TRAFFIC conference kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale
The TRAFFIC domain name conference formally kicked off in Ft. Lauderdale last night. Poolside networking was followed by an opening night cocktail party.

At TRAFFIC East, domainers finally turned the corner
I was rather bummed after both of the major U.S. domain name conferences that took place in the first half of this year.

Facebook trials warning messages on violent, sexual and sensitive content
Facebook has begun to experiment with warning messages on some violent, sexual and sensitive content in the wake of the controversy over its decision to allow a graphic video of a beheading, the Guardian has learned.

Facebook adds warnings to decapitations and other violence
Facebook has begun adding warning messages to videos on its site showing decapitations and other instances of extreme violence.

As Downloads Dip, Music Executives Cast a Wary Eye on Streaming Services
As sales of CDs plunged over the last decade, the music industry clung to one comfort: downloads continued to sell briskly as people filled their computers and iPods with songs by the billions.

Catching Mobile Malware In The Corporate Network
As more malicious mobile apps arrive, security firms roll out different methods of detecting the malware inside business networks

Malicious Mobile Tracking Made Easy
Black Hat Sao Paolo speaker discusses Snoopy, a distributed mobile tracking network that can profile users online and in the real world

Merkel calls Obama about 'US spying on her phone'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called US President Barack Obama after receiving information that the US may have spied on her mobile phone.

Merkel's call to Obama: are you bugging my phone?
The furore over the scale of American mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden shifted to an incendiary new level on Wednesday evening when Angela Merkel of Germany called Barack Obama to demand explanations over reports that the US National Security Agency was monitoring her mobile phone.

Did US Tap Chancellor Merkel's Mobile Phone?
Berlin is taking seriously indications that Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone might have been tapped by US intelligence, according to SPIEGEL information. Merkel spoke with President Barack Obama on Wednesday about her concerns.

Spain fears NSA is targeting communications data of its citizens
Spanish authorities believe the US' National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting communication data in the country, echoing recent revelations about the NSA's activity in France.

Rules Shielding Online Data From N.S.A. and Other Prying Eyes Advance in Europe
A panel of European Union lawmakers on Monday night backed a measure that could require American companies like Google and Yahoo to seek clearance from European officials before complying with United States warrants seeking private data.

us: Door May Open for Challenge to Secret Wiretaps
Five years after Congress authorized a sweeping warrantless surveillance program, the Justice Department is setting up a potential Supreme Court test of whether it is constitutional by notifying a criminal defendant ? for the first time ? that evidence against him derived from the eavesdropping, according to officials.

France summons US ambassador over 'spying'
France has called in the US ambassador to protest at allegations in Le Monde newspaper about large-scale spying on French citizens by the US National Security Agency, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

French anger over NSA surveillance dents diplomatic relations
French outrage at the scale of NSA espionage is the latest in a series of aftershocks around the world triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations about US and British espionage that have shaken relations with their allies and partners.

Intelligence chief: Le Monde's allegations against NSA 'false'
The Director of National Intelligence has rebutted claims from a French newspaper that the NSA gathered more than 70 million recordings of phone calls from French citizens.

EU lawmakers seek to block U.S. financial spying
The European Parliament called on Wednesday for U.S. access to a global financial database in Belgium to be suspended due to concerns that the United States is snooping on the European Union, not just combating terrorism.

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over NSA surveillance claims
The French government summoned the US ambassador in Paris on Monday to demand an urgent explanation over claims that the National Security Agency had engaged in widespread phone and internet surveillance of French citizens.

US admits: French surveillance revelations raise 'legitimate questions'
The White House conceded on Monday that revelations about how its intelligence agencies have intercepted enormous amounts of French phone traffic raised "legitimate questions for our friends and allies".

Google unveils services promoting free expression
Google Inc will begin to shield news organizations and human rights groups from cyberattacks as part of a new package of services designed to support "free expression" on the Web, the internet giant said Monday.

Google has nothing to fear from new EU data law
Google, Facebook and other U.S. technology companies have been given a wake-up call with moves by Europe to impose stricter rules on data protection, but have nothing to fear from them, one of the architects of the legislation said.

Google Fibre general manager Kevin Lo torpedoes broadband myth
The notion that consumers don't want, won't pay for or don't need high-speed broadband has been described as a mere myth by the Google executive rolling out fibre networks in US cities.

Slow Internet 'not sustainable', tech chief at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam says
Of all the places for a technical glitch to cut off the internet for hours, you would not expect it to be at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam.

Tech Wealth and Ideas Are Heading Into News
Producing serious news is an expensive enterprise with a beleaguered business model, one that remains tied to the tracks as a locomotive of splintered audiences and declining advertising hurtles toward it.

Study: Despite bright, shiny rivals, good old Office still rules at work [IDG]
In the office, people still prefer Microsoft Office. Yes, despite threats from rivals that are open source, cheaper, fully cloud-based or more mobile-friendly, Microsoft Office's desktop suite reigns over the workplace productivity software kingdom.

Asia, Where Mobile Games Flowered, Extends Its Reach
When SoftBank, the Japanese telecommunications provider, announced last week that it had agreed to buy a 51 percent stake in a Finnish mobile game company for $1.5 billion, many people in both industries reacted with disbelief.

au: Telco networks mostly unscathed by NSW bushfires
Telcos are not reporting major network problems despite severe bushfires continuing to burn in New South Wales.

Telecom confirms possible sale of AAPT [AAP]
Telecom Corp has confirmed it's considering selling off its AAPT unit in Australia as it transforms into a service-based telecommunications operator.

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