[DNS] auDA domain name news - 2 December

[DNS] auDA domain name news - 2 December

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:39:01 +1100

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Closing Interview with Fadi Chehad? and Steve Crocker | ICANN 48 | Buenos Aires | 22 November 2013

Buenos Aires Brief

Want To Know When New gTLDs Are Launching? European Domain Centre Shows When

Is The Internet Domain Land Rush A Land Rush At All?

au: Poor processes leave Victorian government exposed to cyber attacks

Announcement of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee about the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance
President Dilma Rousseff?s speech at the United Nations and the Montevideo Statement? prompted the opportunity to discuss proposals on a new Internet governance, which became possible by the Brazilian initiative to host the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance.

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee sets out Plans for April 2014 ?Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance?
The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) has issued an Announcement about planning for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on Internet Governance that will take place in Sao Paulo on April 23-24, 2014.

Internet Governance: Internet Address Administration to Become More International
ICANN is further boosting its globalization. The new direction, 15 years after the foundation of the organization, signifies its rejection of not only the strong influence of individual states on the Internet but also the nationalization and fragmentation of the network.

What Do the .XXX Disputes Tell Us About Internet Governance? ICANN's Legitimacy Deficit in Context by David Lindsay [Telecommunications Journal of Australia]
Abstract: ICANN ... as a non-state actor, with no clear source of authority under international law, ICANN has weak claims to formal legitimacy. To bolster its normative claims to legitimacy, ICANN has introduced internal structural and procedural safeguards to ensure transparency and accountability. Its structural safeguards, based on the multi-stakeholder model, entrench roles for governments, the private sector and civil society in the policy-making process. The privileged position given to government representatives in the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) enhances ICANN?s weak claims to legitimacy, but risks undermining procedural safeguards through undue government influence. ICANN?s procedural safeguards include requirements to act openly, transparently and fairly, and incorporate an independent review mechanism.

Closing Interview with Fadi Chehad? and Steve Crocker | ICANN 48 | Buenos Aires | 22 November 2013

Buenos Aires Brief
ICANN?s 48th Public Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, marked an important transition point for the organization and for all members of the ICANN community.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
74% of Indian SMEs prefer a .com domain name for their company website: Verisign Report
A report by Verisign titled ?State of Small Business Online: Perspectives from Small Businesses in India with an online presence? has revealed that websites are online presence of choice for small businesses in India.

Denic offers redemption grace period for .de domains
German internet domain registry Denic will launch a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) on 03 December for all second-level domain names in the .de space.

.DE: Introduction of Redemption Grace Period expected on December 3
As we already reported, the DENIC e.G. - the registry for .DE domains - is going to introduce a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) for .DE domains. The introduction is expected to take place on December 3, 2013.
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Search for independent .ke administrator gathers pace
The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has delinked itself from the Kenya Network Information Centre (Kenic) setting stage for licensing of a new body that will manage and administer the country?s Internet addresses system.

uk: Nominet drops libel lawsuit against domain blogger
UK registry Nominet has withdrawn its lawsuit against a domainer who had allegedly published ?defamatory? remarks about CEO Lesley Cowley on his blog.

Want To Know When New gTLDs Are Launching? European Domain Centre Shows When
The launch dates of some of the first new gTLDs have been announced, but as 2014 rolls along dozens will often be launching in a month, maybe even in some weeks.

Is The Internet Domain Land Rush A Land Rush At All?
There's a land rush going on right now. At least that's how everyone seems to be describing the with so-called TLDs.

Will companies use .BlackFriday domain names?
Black FridayIt?s Black Friday in the United States, the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season.

DNS Namespace Collisions: Detection and Response by Jeff Schmidt
Those tracking the namespace collision issue in Buenos Aries heard a lot regarding the potential response scenarios and capabilities. Because this is an important, deep, and potentially controversial topic, we wanted to get some ideas out early on potential solutions to start the conversation.

Google?s first new gTLD hits the root
Google has become the latest new gTLD registry with a string live in the DNS root.

Budgets under scrutiny as the trademark tipping point comes to gTLDs
This week the 60-day sunrise periods for seven new gTLDs officially opened. The strings represent the first Latin scripts open for registration in the new gTLD programme and, as such, sparked a spike in press coverage of new gTLDs as media outlets turned their attention to the availability of new strings. For trademark counsel who have not yet considered their tactics for the expanded space, it?s time to talk budgets

Incentives for Phishing Site Reporters
As of the 1st November 2013, the Netcraft Anti-Phishing community has helped to block over 6.9 million phishing attacks worldwide. We incentivise phishing reports from the community, and have now added a Netcraft USB Flash Drive to our list of incentives:

Botnet busts more for stunts than security, expert says
Microsoft and Symantec have touted taking down major botnets, but one expert calls their actions ineffective and aimed primarily at getting attention.

Recent cyber attacks reveal bank vulnerabilities, says Bank of England
Several banks have been targeted in cyber attacks in the past six months, disrupting services and highlighting the vulnerabilities of their IT infrastructure.

au: Poor processes leave Victorian government exposed to cyber attacks
A Victorian Auditor General?s audit report has highlighted an alarming ignorance of policy, standards and protection mechanisms across 11 public sector agencies in the event of cyber attack or suspicious activity on computer networks.

Well, it was worth a shot...
A recent UDRP case featured a complainant who was definitely taking a shot in the dark by trying to get the domain name calibers.com. The complaint was filed with the National Arbitration Forum by Calibers National Shooters Sports Center, LC against W. D. Group Ltd.

sg: Manpower Ministry finds another duplicate of website, second one in 2 days
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has filed a second police report on Friday after discovering another duplicate of its website, mom.gov.sg.

Cyber Safety on Cyber Monday by Yvette Miller
Last year on Cyber Monday, consumers spent $1.98 billion shopping online, topping Thanksgiving online sales by 17 percent. That's a serious amount of electronic traffic, which provides ample opportunities for bad actors to sneak their scams and fraudulent offers in among the deals. The best way to stay safe as you shop online this weekend is to be alert and aware of the realities of the Internet. To look at some of the potential pitfalls facing shoppers this season, the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) examined the registered typo variations of the top 100-trafficked websites as determined by Interbrand. We found 2,089 domain names in this category. We then examined the registration information and content for each domain.

What Is "1net" to Me by Paul Wilson
APNIC is a signatory to the Montevideo Statement, a declaration from members of the Internet technical community about the current state of Internet technical coordination, cooperation and governance. The statement conveys in particular an agreement on "the need for ongoing effort to address Internet Governance challenges", and a commitment to "catalyze community-wide efforts towards the evolution of global multi-stakeholder Internet cooperation". Last week during ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires, there were numerous discussions about the Montevideo Statement.

Here?s a Mainstream Publication That Gets The Value Of Domains: Hope.com, Alert.com, Usher.com, Wisdom.com. Mike.com, DNA.com; Alarm.com
bizjournals.com, covered what they considered to be very successful companies located in DC that own great domains in a post entitled ?The golden domain names of D.C. Tech?

November Apster Bulletin
Read about APNIC's first Regional Meeting and more in November's Apster Bulletin!

Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in October 2013
Montreal based iWeb was the most reliable hosting company in October 2013 with only two failed requests. Two days ago the US IT-infrastructure company Internap announced plans to buy iWeb in a deal worth $145m. Both companies provide IaaS and are corporate sponsors of the OpenStack foundation. Internap has data centres around the world which will allow iWeb to expand on its four data centres, all based in Canada.

Proposed Mandatory Filtering for Internet Service Providers (ISPS) - A Brief Insight into How Filtering the Refused Content List May Affect Australian ISPS by Colette Langos [Internet Law Bulletin]
Abstract: In Practice: Legal advisors representing the interests of Australian ISPs should encourage ISP participation in the review undertaken at the state and territory level in regards to what type of material should fall into the class of Refused Classification (RC) content. Additionally, legal advisors representing the interests of ISPs should highlight the penalties which may apply should RC deemed content not be removed by ISPs.

Internet Trolling Case Sparks Calls for an Online Ombudsman to Handle Social Network User Complaints Relating to Internet Content - What of the Idea? by Colette Langos [Internet Law Bulletin]
Abstract: In Australia, if a carriage service provider is found to have infringed copyright, including by authorising another?s act of copyright infringement, certain ?safe harbour provisions? might prevent a court from ordering monetary damages against that carriage service provider. The Australian safe harbour provisions are based on similar provisions in the United States.

uk: Majority of social media users uncomfortable to post personal details or holiday plans
The majority of social media users feel uncomfortable about posting personal contact details on their profiles, while over three quarters would not mention that they were going on holiday either.

WhatsApp leapfrogs Facebook as the most popular mobile messaging service
Messenger service WhatsApp has leapfrogged Facebook to become the leading mobile social messaging service.

The Next Generation of Wi-Fi Debuts in Beijing
I recently had the honor to speak at the Wi-Fi Global Congress in Beijing. As evident by the more than 400 people in attendance, the importance and relevance of Wi-Fi continues to grow. The Wireless Broadband Alliance now has over 100 members, a doubling in less than 2 years. The membership includes a mix of leading Wi-Fi, mobile, and broadband network operators; global service providers and media players; as well as technology providers and partners.

Support for Europe?s Internet Complaints Hotlines Secure for the Moment
For the next few years, the financial support for the fight against child pornography appears to be secure: The EU Council, Parliament and Commission have drawn up the plan for the Digital Agenda for Europe ? the successful measures which have existed until now can be continued. This includes the eco Internet Complaints Hotline, which can also continue its activities for the time being.

In Child Porn Crackdown, U.K.'s Internet Filter Strategy Ensnares ISPs
Revelations that late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children have prompted soul searching across Britain over how his star power trumped years of suspicion. With constituents enraged, Prime Minister David Cameron has made restricting access to pornography, and especially stamping out images of children, a signature issue.

au: Police warning on social media messaging app, Kik
NSW Police have described it as 'the number one social media problem involving teenagers'.

The privacy of ordinary Australians is under serious threat by Geoffrey Robertson
The latest Snowden document, revealed by Guardian Australia today, increases concern that the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is operating outside its legal mandate. The minutes of a policy meeting in Britain in 2008, with their US, Canadian, UK and New Zealand counterparts, reveal DSD representatives claiming that they were entitled to share the confidential data of Australians with these partners, and were even considering disclosing them to ?non-intelligence agencies? without first obtaining a warrant.

NSA 'collected details of online sexual activity' of Islamist radicals
The NSA has been collecting details about the online sexual activity of prominent Islamist radicals in order to undermine them, according to a new Snowden document published by the Huffington Post.

Dutch privacy watchdog says Google breaks data law
Google's practice of combining personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said on Thursday after a seven-month investigation.

Berners-Lee blasts surveillance as a threat to democracy
Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that government surveillance and censorship will threaten the democratic nature of the web.

Google's Privacy Policy Violates Dutch Data Protection Law, Dutch DPA Says [IDG]
Google's practice of combining personal data from different Google services violates the Dutch data protection act, the Dutch data protection authority (DPA) said Thursday. But Google will not face any enforcement actions for now.

Dutch DPA: privacy policy Google in breach of data protection law [news release]
The combining of personal data by Google since the introduction of its new privacy policy on 1 March 2012 is in breach of the Dutch data protection act. This is the conclusion of the investigation by the Dutch data protection authority [College bescherming persoonsgegevens]. Google combines the personal data from internet users that are collected by all kinds of different Google services, without adequately informing the users in advance and without asking for their consent. The investigation shows that Google does not properly inform users which personal data the company collects and combines, and for what purposes. "Google spins an invisible web of our personal data, without our consent. And that is forbidden by law", says the chairman of the Dutch data protection authority, Jacob Kohnstamm.

US push on intellectual property conflicts with international norms
WikiLeaks has once again provided key insight into the secret workings of governments. In a Nov. 13 release, the anti-secrecy organization published the draft text of the intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).

Data protection changes - the impact on media and marketing companies - part 1
In November, the European Union voted to overhaul the Data Protection regime. What does it mean for you and your business? This is part one in a series of looking at how Data protection requirements are set to affect businesses and advertisers in the UK.

The internet?s fifth man: Louis Pouzin helped create the internet. Now he is campaigning to ensure that its design continues to evolve and improve in future
At a glitzy ceremony at Buckingham Palace this summer, Queen Elizabeth II honoured five pioneers of computer networking. Four of the men who shared the new ?1m ($1.6m) Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering are famous: Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, authors of the protocols that underpin the internet; Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web; and Marc Andreessen, creator of the first successful web browser. But the fifth man is less well known. He is Louis Pouzin, a garrulous Frenchman whose contribution to the field is every bit as seminal.

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