[DNS] auDA domain news - 21 November

[DNS] auDA domain news - 21 November

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:41:21 +1100

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ICANN Jumps Into Internet Governance Talk; Fight Over Domains For GIs

Community Responds to ICANN Internet Governance Initiatives by Lynn Lipinski

au: AUDA Foundation: The Brendan Leggett Show

Australian startup Oneflare accused of ?repurposing? another website for spam

Second Level Registrations And Other Changes Coming To .UK

Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new ?dot Brand? Web domains [news release]

ICANN blocks almost 10 million new gTLD domains

These are the top 50 name collisions

au: AFP and RBA websites suffer cyber attacks

au: AFP and RBA websites hit by DDoS attacks

TPP IP Chapter Leaks Reveal New U.S. Proposed Regulations for Country-Code Domain Names by Michael Geist

ICANN Jumps Into Internet Governance Talk; Fight Over Domains For GIs
ICANN, celebrating its 15th birthday during its 48th meeting in Buenos Aires this week is not only busy pushing forward the introduction of new TLDs. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad? also inserted the organisation into the middle of preparations for a conference on the future of internet governance to be held in Sao Paolo on 23-24 April. ICANN is the overseer of the internet domain name system.

Brazil to host conference on internet governance [Xinhua]
Brazil, a main target of cyber surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies, will host an international conference on internet governance in April, government officials said Monday.

ICANN Creates Panel to Address Internet Governance
ICANN announced on Monday that it has created a panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation, bringing together representatives from government, the private sector, and technical community to discuss Internet governance.

U.S. seen giving up internet governance in wake of spy scandal
The U.S. is expected to relinquish its remaining powers of governance over the internet in the wake of the recent scandal over electronic snooping, according to a leading technology expert. Rod Beckstrom, former chief of an organization that oversees the architecture of the internet, said there was a ?crisis? in perceptions of the internet.

Experts to Discuss Benefits of Open Internet
ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad?, ICANN Board Member Olga Madruga-Forti and LACNIC President Oscar Messano will participate in a panel focused on the business opportunities that are only possible on a free and open Internet. The event, titled "Public Responsibility Session ? Entrepreneurship & DNS," will take place on Thursday, 21 November, during ICANN's 48th public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Community Responds to ICANN Internet Governance Initiatives by Lynn Lipinski
An audience estimated at close to 500 attended a quickly arranged early morning community forum on Wednesday at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. ICANN President & CEO Fadi Chehad? said he called the meeting after hearing questions and concerns from community members about three new ICANN initiatives on Internet Governance ?1net, Brazil?s international Internet governance conference and ICANN?s strategy panel on Internet governance.

Publication of Alternate Path to Delegation Reports Requires Registry Agreement Modification
On 17 November 2013, ICANN published the Alternate Path to Delegation Reports and lists of Second-Level Domains (SLDs) to block for all eligible proposed new gTLDs, which was further updated on 18 November 2013 with the published list of 25 proposed new gTLDs found to be ineligible for the Alternate Path to Delegation. This clears the way for the vast majority of new gTLDs to move forward to Delegation, while addressing concerns about Name Collision raised by the community.

Internet Governance Takes Center Stage at ICANN's Buenos Aires Meeting [news release]
The future of Internet governance took on a new priority at the opening of ICANN's 48th Public Meeting, ahead of an April conference on Internet governance in Brazil. More than 1,700 people from around the world are attending the ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires.

Reports for Alternate Path to Delegation Published
ICANN has published the Alternate Path to Delegation Reports and lists of Second-Level Domains (SLDs) to block for all eligible proposed new gTLDs. Nearly all of the applied for new gTLD strings have been found eligible to proceed with the Alternate Path to Delegation prior to receiving their Name Collision Occurrence Assessments.

New ICANN 48 Session Added
Another session has been added to Wednesday's meeting schedule. At 07:00 ART (10:00 UTC) tomorrow, the ICANN community is invited to attend a session discussing the multistakeholder meeting in Brazil.

Further Analysis Needed on ?Enhanced Cooperation? by Baher Esmat
Members of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) met for the second time in Geneva on 6-8 November 2013. The Working Group was created to examine the mandate of the World Summit on the Information Society regarding Enhanced Cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda.

Christine Willett to Dirk Krischenowski
Trademarks Starting with a "." (dot)

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, Dr. Avrom Pollak, Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, Rabbi Ari Senter, and Rabbi S. Adler, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, STAR-K Kosher Certification, Inc., Chicago Rabbinical Council, Inc., Kosher Supervision Service, Inc. and The Kashruth Council of Canada, to Mr. Fadi Chehad?
Equal Treatment of .halal and .kosher gTLD Applications

Shaul Jolles, CEO | Dot Registry, LLC, to Stephen D. Crocker and Cherine Chalaby
ICANN's Intentions in Relation to the GAC Category 1 Safeguard Advice

Dirk Krischenowski, Chief Executive Officer | TLDDOT GmbH, to Stephen D. Crocker
.GMBH Top-Level-Domain

ICANN in a sticky spot as GNSO overrules GAC on block-lists
ICANN may have to decide which of its babies it loves the most ? the GNSO or the GAC ? after receiving conflicting marching orders on a controversial rights protection issue.

ICANN leaders push for broad-based Internet governance [IDG]
An Internet governance model that includes businesses and civil-society groups in the decision-making process remains the best approach, despite a push from some countries for a more government-centric model, officials with ICANN said.

ICANN Sets Up 'coalition' to Address New Internet Governance Challenges [IDG]
ICANN has set up a panel, consisting of people in government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations, to address concerns about the governance of the Internet.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
au: AUDA Foundation: The Brendan Leggett Show
Join Brendan as he chats with Craig Ng Director of the AUDA Foundation. Discussing includes recent grants to support great organisations such as Australian Aboriginal Literacy Foundation.

Australian startup Oneflare accused of ?repurposing? another website for spam
If you happen to own domain names, it really does suck when you accidentally forget to renew them. Especially when an Australian startup decides to acquire it for the purposes of using your reputation on Google to promote their new product.

Vorschlag zu .NZ Second Level Registrierungen genehmigt
Das "Council of InternetNZ" (Internet New Zealand Inc.) gab bekannt, dass auf Vorschlag der Domain Name Commission Ltd. k?nftig auch Second Level Domains direkt unterhalb von .nz zugelassen werden.

Nominet to introduce shorter .uk domain name registrations
The UK?s favourite internet namespace is expanding as the body responsible for.uk domain names - Nominet - has approved plans to offer registrations directly before the ?dot? in .uk.

Nominet ushers in new era for .uk namespace
Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, today announces updates on a range of new initiatives and projects designed to help the company evolve the .uk namespace and improve standards in the face of a rapidly changing internet landscape, as first outlined in June 2013.

Second Level Registrations And Other Changes Coming To .UK
There are major changes to the .uk ccTLD are coming in 2014 including registrations at the second level, enhanced security, a revised Registrar Agreement and a proposed Data Quality policy is open for comment, the .uk registry, Nominet announced yesterday.

Nominet approves direct second-level .uk domains
Get ready for a backlash ? Nominet has committed to start offering second-level domain names under .uk for the first time.

Shorter .uk web address plan revived by Nominet
UK websites will soon be able to use shorter addresses despite concerns the move could cause confusion.

Shorter .uk web addresses announced
Nominet says customers will be able to switch to .uk from .co.uk or .org.uk from next summer

Nominet to launch shorter .uk domain
Nominet has approved plans to offer registrations directly before the "dot" in .uk, meaning people can now register website.uk as well as website.co.uk.

Nominet to offer second level .uk domain names, with .co.uk owner getting priority
Nominet has approved a controversial program to offer second level .uk domain names, but has drastically changed the program from the first draft.

Social networks likely to lose grip on brand/consumer conversations in the wake of new ?dot Brand? Web domains [news release]
New research from registry services provider Afilias reveals that the launch of branded gTLDs will likely mark the start of a decline in the number of brands using social networks.

Companies favour gTLDs over social media, survey states
gTLDs could signal the decline of social media marketing with research showing over 80 per cent of companies stating gTLDs are a more useful method by which to market a company or product.

Domain Scheme Puts LGBTQ Organizations at Risk
This week, ICANN is holding its 48th public meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among those present are representatives of the many companies that have applied to own the hundreds of new gTLDs (similar to .com or .org) that ICANN is authorizing. For many years, ICANN was cautious about creating new ones. There are currently a total of 22, including .biz, .name, and .info, as well as the various country TLDs like .us, .fr, and .uk.

Personalised branded domains and a potential challenge to social media: can brands capitalise on new ICANN web domains?
Brands hoping to capitalise on branded web domains following confirmation that .London will roll out next year will need to invest in significant marketing campaigns to pull users in, according to managing director of digital marketing at Jaywing, Brian Taylor.

ICANN blocks almost 10 million new gTLD domains
ICANN has asked new gTLD registry operators to block a total of 9.8 million domain names, due to the perceived risk of damage from name collisions.

These are the top 50 name collisions
Having spent the last 36 hours crunching ICANN?s lists of almost 10 million new gTLD name collisions, the DI PRO collisions database is back online, and we can start reporting some interesting facts.

ICANN posts all name collision reports ? except for 25 new TLDs that don?t qualify
ICANN has posted the block lists for all new TLDs that want to pursue the ?alternate path to delegation.?

.wow has more collisions than any other new gTLD
Amazon, Google or Demand Media are going to have to block over 200,000 strings in .wow, which all three have applied for, due to the risk of name collisions.

TLDH reveals new gTLD launch strategy
Top Level Domain Holdings will announce its go-to-market strategy ? including .tv-style premium names pricing and its launch as a registrar ? at an event at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires this evening.

Top Level Domain Holdings makes its play in the name game
Top Level Domain Holdings will this week start selling unusual web addresses with suffixes including ?.horse? and ?.cooking?, as the Aim-quoted company capitalises on sweeping changes to the architecture of the web.

GACmail? Belgium denies .spa gTLD shakedown
The Belgian government has denied claims that the city of Spa tried to shake down new gTLD applicants for money in exchange for not objecting to their .spa applications.

Panel denies community objections against .Hotel applicant
An International Chamber of Commerce panelist has denied two community objections filed against .hotel applicant Booking.com.

ICANN Delegates 7 More gTLDs
ICANN delegated another seven gTLDs on 19 November, taking the total number to 31 gTLDs that have been delegated in total.

Sedo gets deal with Donuts for Sunrise and Premium Domains
Sedo has nabbed a big client with Donuts signing on to use its services to resolve sunrise contention as well as sell some of its premium domain names.

First Dot Kiwi domains going up for sale
Dot Kiwi Limited has announced applications will open tomorrow, 13 November 2013, for a limited number of 'premium' domain names in the .kiwi registry.

.Horse Domain Registry Service Offered
.HORSE has announced it is offering a service in which horse industry professionals and enthusiasts can reserve a domain name ending in .horse, which is among a group of new domains now approved to increase choices in the domain name space.

Seven more Donuts gTLDs delegated
Donuts had seven new gTLDs added to the DNS root zone today.

.Gay Objector Strikes Out
International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has lost three community objections it brought against applicants for the .gay TLD. The objections were filed against Top Level Design, Top Level Domain Holdings, and United TLD (Demand Media).

TLDH launches ?Priority Registration? service for new TLDs, starting at ?29.95
Top Level Domain Holdings has released a system for pre-registering new TLDs, called Priority Registration.

ICANN Signing of .LONDON Contract
The Board of Top Level Domain Holdings is pleased to report that its client, Dot London Domains Ltd (?Dot London?), has signed the contract with ICANN allowing the new TLD, .LONDON, to proceed to the final round of pre-delegation testing before being introduced into the Internet?s root zone in 2014.

Portfolio Update: .KIWI Passes Pre-delegation
The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings are delighted to announce that its client, Dot Kiwi Limited, the owner of the TLD .kiwi, has passed the pre-delegation testing mandated by ICANN.

Top Level Domain Holdings? value will become more apparent, says N+1 Singer
The value inherent in Top Level Domain Holdings will be more apparent to investors in the coming months as the roll out of gTLDs advances, according to City broker N+1 Singer.

NameJet.com Pulls All 16 New gTLD Domain Names On Collision List Out of Auction
After ICANN released the collision list today for all new gTLD strings, Namejet.com informed TheDomains.com that it has pulled all auction for new gTLD domain names that were on the collision list.

Dot Kiwi startet Pioneer-Programm f?r .kiwi
Dot Kiwi Limited, designierte Registry der neuen TLD .kiwi, hat im Vorfeld des Registrierungsbeginns ein ?Pioneer-Programm? gestartet.

Stuxnet's Earlier Version Much More Powerful And Dangerous, New Analysis Finds
ICS/SCADA expert Ralph Langner analyzes how Stuxnet shifted from super-stealthy to simpler, and dispels common misconceptions about the infamous Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear facility -- including the belief that only a nation-state could pull off a similar attack in the future

ENISA calls for better data sharing and interoperability among ?Digital Fire Brigades? to mitigate cyber attacks in new report; ?Detect, SHARE, Protect? [news release]
The EU Agency ENISA launches its new report ?Detect, SHARE, Protection: Improving Threat Data Exchange among CERTs? on how to make data threat exchange easier and better between the ?digital fire brigades? (i.e. Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT)s.) The Agency concludes that improving information sharing must build on existing solutions and standardisation efforts in data exchange formats, so as to make them interoperable.

Chinese Hackers Seen Exploiting Cloud to Spy on U.S.
China-based hackers may target Internet-based e-mail, data storage and other services provided overseas by such companies as Microsoft Corp. to spy on the U.S., a congressional commission found.

Miners face rising threat of cyber-attacks
Miners are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber-hacking as they slash costs, automate equipment, rely more on the internet, and run mines from hundreds of kilometers away, a survey of nearly 40 mining companies has found.

Internet Traffic Following Malicious Detours Via Route Injection Attacks
Attackers are using route injection attacks against BGP-speaking routers to insert additional hops in the traffic stream, redirecting traffic to third-party locations where it can be inspected before it?s sent to its destination.

au: AFP and RBA websites suffer cyber attacks
The Australian Federal Police and the Reserve Bank have been victims of an apparent cyber attack.

au: AFP and RBA websites hit by DDoS attacks
The websites of the Australian Federal Police and the Reserve Bank of Australia were hit by DDoS attacks overnight as relations between Australia and Indonesia continue to strain.

au: Peacock Media Group Pty Ltd v. Robert Tapping - Case No. DAU2013-0029
1. The Parties: The Complainant is Peacock Media Group Pty Ltd of South Australia, Australia, represented by Piquet Kruzas, South East Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Robert Tapping of Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <3solarquotes.com.au> is registered with VentralP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd dba VentralP Wholesale (the ?Registrar?).

TPP IP Chapter Leaks Reveal New U.S. Proposed Regulations for Country-Code Domain Names by Michael Geist
The leaked Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter has revealed a number of U.S. proposals including U.S. demands for Internet provider liability that could lead to subscriber termination, content blocking, and ISP monitoring, copyright term extension and anti-counterfeiting provisions. This post discusses Article QQ.C.12 on domain names.

Thomson Reuters Adds Reverse Whois from MarkMonitor to SAEGIS and SERION Platforms
Thomson Reuters CompuMark, a Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property & Science business and global leader in trademark searching and brand protection solutions, today announced the addition of Reverse Whois from MarkMonitor, a Thomson Reuters sister business, to the SAEGIS and SERION platforms.

LAC, the DNS, and the Importance of Comunidad by Paul Diaz
The 1st Latin American & Caribbean DNS Forum was held on 15 November 2013, before the start of the ICANN Buenos Aires meeting. Coordinated by many of the region's leading technological development and capacity building organizations, the day long event explored the opportunities and challenges for Latin America brought on by changes in the Internet landscape, including the introduction of new gTLDs such as .LAT, .NGO and others.

Tech Mahindra NZ looks for partners with domain knowlege
Tech Mahindra forms contracts with NZ companies that allow them to pay different sums based on whether they were able to achieve a pre-specified outcome, exceed it or not reach it at all.

David Letterman jokes about Healthcare.xxx domain name
If the owner of the Healthcare.xxx domain name is wondering why he got a bunch of traffic to his parked domain name last night, here?s why.

Will NamesCon usher in an era of inexpensive domainer conferences?
NamesCon, a new domain name conference being organized by Richard Lau, will take place in Las Vegas January 13-15.

Yahoo! domain auction now has over 500 domain names
The list of domain names Yahoo! is offering in a domain name auction currently running on Sedo has expanded to over 500 domain names. Many of them are listed with reserves below $5,000 and some are below $1,000.

Is Your Domain Name Worth Millions?.
What?s in an Internet domain name? The current owner of mutualfunds.com thinks it could be worth millions.

A Two-Letter .com That Commanded $2.7 Million in the Year's 2nd Biggest Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
The domain aftermarket had another solid outing this week with the year's second biggest sale (and its third 7-figure transaction) topping our latest all extension Top 20 Sales Chart. That $2.7 million blockbuster sale of KK.com, handled by Moniker/SnapNames brokers John Mauriello and Kevin Kopas, has been exceeded in 2013 only by Igloo.com's $4.7 million sale of another 2-letter .com, IG.com, in September.

Australians use up nearly a day on the Internet every week
Businesses are spending more on online advertising to engage Australians whose online activities now consume nearly an entire day each week, according to a study released today by Nielsen.

?Anywhere, any time? internet popular with Kiwis ? report
Most New Zealand internet users are accessing the internet from a hand-held mobile device at least some of the time, according to the 2013 World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) Report.

Internet report shows digital divide among Kiwis
Maori and Pasifika New Zealanders are less likely to use the internet with 14 per cent of people being non-users, compared to 7 per cent of New Zealand Europeans and 3 per cent of Asians.

Facebook, Still Dominant, Strives to Keep Cachet
... Facebook is still the dominant social media service, and has been an attractive suitor for many start-ups. And Snapchat most likely spurned Facebook partly because it thought it could fetch much more than the billions Facebook was willing to pay.

Facebook defends allowing beheadings footage to continue
Facebook will continue to allow users to show footage of beheadings as long as it is posted in "the right context", MPs have heard.

Google and Microsoft to block abuse web searches
Internet searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Microsoft and Google after months of mounting pressure.

Facebook and Twitter should block anonymous messages ? PM's adviser
Twitter and Facebook should let users block anonymous messages if they are serious about stopping bullying and trolling on social media sites, David Cameron's adviser on child internet safety has said.

uk: Online child abuse monitor to tackle peer-to-peer networks
The UK's key internet monitoring service is to begin investigating illegal child abuse material on restricted parts of the internet that it does not have access to.

IWF welcomes progress in the fight against online child sexual abuse content [news release]
Today (18 November 2013) the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) attended a summit hosted by the Prime Minister Opens in New Window to discuss the fight against online child sexual abuse content.

uk: David Cameron: GCHQ will be brought in to tackle child abuse images
GCHQ will be brought in to tackle the problem of child abuse material being shared on peer-to-peer networks, the prime minister has revealed.

Parents helping children become Internet bullies
Parents fear their own children could be online bullies but still ignore age limits on social networking sites such as Facebook, study shows

au: Smartphone app aims to educate teenagers about the dangers of sexting
A new free smartphone application to help young people better understand laws around sexting, cyberbullying and the age of consent has been launched in Melbourne.

Surveillance technology out of control, says Lord Ashdown
The technology used by Britain's spy agencies to conduct mass surveillance is "out of control", raising fears about the erosion of civil liberties at a time of diminished trust in the intelligence services, according to the former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown.

Court order that allowed NSA surveillance is revealed for first time
A secret court order that authorised a massive trawl by the National Security Agency of Americans' email and internet data was published for the first time on Monday night, among a trove of documents that also revealed a judge's concern that the NSA "continuously" and "systematically" violated the limits placed on the program.

Latest Release of Documents on N.S.A. Includes 2004 Ruling on Email Surveillance
The Obama administration released hundreds of pages of newly declassified documents related to National Security Agency surveillance late Monday, including an 87-page ruling in which the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court first approved a program to systematically track Americans? emails during the Bush administration.

Congress and Courts Weigh Restraints on N.S.A. Spying
Congressional critics of the National Security Agency program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans stepped up their efforts as the Supreme Court on Monday turned away an unusual challenge to the scope of the surveillance.

US and UK struck secret deal to allow NSA to 'unmask' Britons' personal data
The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and stored by America's National Security Agency under a secret deal that was approved by British intelligence officials, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Yahoo Will Encrypt All Data Moving Between its Data Centers
In a move to reassure customers about the privacy and security of their data, Yahoo today said it will encrypt all data moving between its data centers. The announcement, made in a Tumblr by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, follows a similar effort by Google.

Yahoo is extending encryption across its services ? but you?ll have to turn it on yourself
Three weeks after The Washington Post reported that the NSA had broken into Yahoo's data center traffic, the company has announced that it's locking down its systems. It's a timely step for the company, which has mostly lagged behind other companies when it comes to user privacy.

Future of the Internet after the Snowden Affair
Edward Snowden?s recent revelations about American intelligence agencies? wiretapping of European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently have far-reaching implications which go beyond a simple diplomatic scandal.

Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'
Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that privacy will become much harder to ensure.

Google's Schmidt predicts end of censorship within a decade
Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance.

Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Case
Google agreed on Monday to pay $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia in a wide-reaching settlement over tracking consumers online without their knowledge.

Google to pay $17 million to settle states' Safari probe
Google Inc will pay $17 million to settle allegations by 37 states and the District of Colombia that it secretly tracked Web users by placing special digital files on the Web browsers of their smartphones.

Google's vertical search proposals: what will be EC antitrust chief's verdict?
"Don't ask me to give you the arguments about Google's proposals," says Joaquin Almunia sharply. "Ask Google. I'm investigating them. I'm not defending them."
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