[DNS] auDA Domain News - 7 April

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 7 April

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:14:50 +1000

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?Global? Internet Governance Invites Censorship: If the U.S. surrenders Web oversight, firm steps must be taken to protect free speech and commerce.

ICANN chief - Russia, China will not hijack Internet oversight

U.S., ICANN see no rush to transfer oversight of Internet addresses

auDA report on ICANN 49

European Commission reaction to ICANN/NGPC decision on wine domain names

.wine frozen after EU complaint

10x10: Ten gTLDs and Ten Registrars Pass 10,000 Mark For New gTLDs

?Global? Internet Governance Invites Censorship: If the U.S. surrenders Web oversight, firm steps must be taken to protect free speech and commerce.
The Commerce Department announced last month that the U.S. government intends to transition its authority overseeing the Internet?s Domain Name System, which is run through a nonprofit organization called Icann, under a contract that expires in late 2015. This announcement comes at a time when global Internet freedom has never been more important or under greater threat.

No, Russia Isn't About To Take Over Your Internet: Protecting Internet Freedom From Both Simplistic Defenders, Internet Restricting Countries by Edward J. Black, President and CEO, Computer and Communications Industry Association
Let there be no mistake: the future and openness of the Internet is of paramount importance. Unfortunately, recent headlines could easily lead someone who hasn't followed Internet policy to think the United States recently and suddenly decided to give up control over the Internet - and that this will give rise to censorship and other misfortune around the world.

Black Helicopters for the DNS: What Happens In 2025? by Wolfgang Kleinw?chter
When Steve delBianco from NetChoice testified (April 2, 2014) in the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the US House of Representatives on "Ensuring the Security, Stability, Resilience, and Freedom of the Global Internet", he proposed a stresstest for new mechanisms which could substitute the role of the NTIA in overseeing the IANA contract with ICANN. Stresstests are good. It is good for cars, it is good for banks and it is good for new mechanisms.

Republicans Fear Obama Will Let Russia Seize Internet Power
An Obama administration plan to give up oversight of certain technical Internet functions could open the door to a takeover by authoritarian regimes, Republican lawmakers claimed Wednesday.

What House lawmakers still don?t get about control of the Internet
The largely conservative backlash against a plan to devolve ?control? of the Internet to a multistakeholder body is grounded in a big misunderstanding.

ICANN chief - Russia, China will not hijack Internet oversight
The head of a non-profit group that manages the internet's infrastructure defended a US move to cede oversight of the body, and played down fears that Russia, China or other countries could exert control and restrict the web's openness.

U.S., ICANN see no rush to transfer oversight of Internet addresses
Officials from the U.S. government and the private non-profit group that manages the Internet's "address book" promised on Wednesday to not rush a Commerce Department plan to relinquish oversight over Internet infrastructure management.

Second US bill would block IANA transition
Another bill has been introduced into the US Congress related to the IANA transition process, and this one would actually be dangerous if passed.

ICANN fights the fear in Congressional hearing
A Congressional hearing yesterday addressed fears that the decision to cut ICANN loose from US governmental oversight would lead to the internet being seized by backwards regimes.

Brazil will propose global Internet governance rules
Brazil is set to present a proposal for a global Internet Bill of Rights at a major conference on the subject later this month.

What Will The Internet Look Like In 25 Years? by Nathaniel Borenstein, chief scientist, Mimecast.
The World Wide Web (WWW) turned 25 on March 12th. According to a recent PEW survey, of the 87% of Americans using the Internet today, a large majority say it?s been a good thing both for them personally (90%) and for society (76%). However, as we look toward the next 25 years and the accelerated growth of Web infrastructure and Internet capabilities that will no doubt come along with it, will Americans stay so overwhelmingly positive about the personal and societal implications of the WWW?

Concern over IANA Transition Going Bipartisan by Philip Corwin
Early on it looked like concern over the Obama Administration?s proposal to terminate the U.S. counterparty role on the IANA functions contract might be a one-sided partisan affair. That would be very unfortunate, as Internet freedom as well as its security and stability should raise bipartisan questions.

Discussions in DC ? The Future of ICANN
An Information Technology and Innovation Foundation panel held in Washington D.C. began to plumb the complexities of the planned U.S. relinquishment of the Internet address system to ICANN.

Roadmap for Additional Discussion on Net Neutrality in Europe
As consideration of the Net Neutrality legislation in Europe moves to the next phase, it is important that policymakers reflect on two real-world issues that were not fully resolved in the debate in the European Parliament. These include whether networks under the currently proposed framework can handle the projected growth in fixed and mobile network traffic; and whether the proposal will hinder or help innovation, particularly as it relates to specialized services. These are critical issues given the technology and traffic trends that exist today.

RDS Risk Survey and Webinar: How will a Proposed Next Generation Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace Whois Impact You? (Available Until 15 May 2014)
The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) invites you to participate in its recently launched Registration Directory Service (RDS) Risk Survey.

New Contracting Statistics Released
Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 04 April 2014:

Manuel de Novaes Cabral, Presidente | Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto, to ICANN Board of Directors
Position of Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, Regarding the .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

Steven L. Bate, Executive Director | Long Island Wine Council, to ICANN Board of Directors
Position of the Long Island Wine Council, Regarding the .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

Linda Reiff, President and CEO | Napa Valley Vintners, to Stephen D. Crocker
Position of Napa Valley Vintners Regarding .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

C?sar Salda?a, Consejo Regulador of the "Jerez-X?r?s-Sherry" Denomination of Origin, to ICANN Board of Directors
Position of Consejo Regulador of the "Jerez-X?r?s-Sherry" Denomination of Origin, Regarding the .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

Jean-Luc Barbier, General Director | Comit? Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne, to ICANN Board of Directors
Position of CIVC Regarding the .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology | European Commission, to ICANN Board of Directors
European Commission Comments to the .WINE and .VIN Expert Legal Advice

Sergio Zingarelli, President | Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, to Cherine Chalaby, Fadi Chehad? and Stephen D. Crocker
Position of Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico, Regarding the .WINE and .VIN New gTLD Applications

auDA report on ICANN 49
1. ICANN 49 dominated by transition of IANA oversight discussions: ICANN 49 may have been the first ICANN meeting held since almost 200 new gTLD strings had been delegated, but it was the NTIA?s news of the transition of IANA oversight that captured the ICANN community?s attention. ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehad? and the NTIA?s Larry Strickling toured the various ICANN community groups throughout the week to answer questions and to gracefully respond to any criticism and conspiracy theories thrown their way.

Chehade rules out move to Geneva
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade yesterday called for an end to ?speculation? about plans to move the organization?s headquarters out of US jurisdiction to Geneva, Switzerland.

 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
nic.at celebrates 10 years ???- sterreich
On Monday, March 31st 2014, the Austrian registry is celebrating the 10 year jubilee of Internationalized Domain Names in the .at zone. About 2.5 % of the delegated domains in Austria are so-called umlaut domains (IDN-Internationalized Domain Names).

nl: Acquisition fraud warning
It has come to our attention that a company is posing as SIDN and/or as Domein Registratie Nederland.

The History of .org
Established as one of the original TLDs of the Internet in 1985, .org has a history almost as long as the Internet itself. For more than 25 years, .org sites have helped create engaged, empowered communities ? both online and off ? thereby having a tremendous impact on our culture, our economy, and our world.

.?? domain: one of the largest internationalized domain names in Europe
The Council of European National TLD Registries (CENTR) has published a regular report covering basic domain name statistics with a focus on European ccTLDs. It includes statistics for the period from March 13, 2013 to February 14, 2014.

Nominet formalises approach to tackling criminal activity on .uk domains
Amendments to the terms and conditions governing registrations of popular .uk domain names such as .co.uk and .org.uk will take effect next month, to formalise procedures for suspending domain names used to carry out online crime.

European Commission reaction to ICANN/NGPC decision on wine domain names
The European Commission welcomes the decision by ICANN's new gTLD program Committee (?NGPC?) to put on hold the applications for .wine and .vin and its encouragement to applicants to negotiate.

.wine frozen after EU complaint
ICANN has frozen the applications for .wine and .vin new gTLDs, again, following a complaint about process violations from the Governmental Advisory Committee.

10x10: Ten gTLDs and Ten Registrars Pass 10,000 Mark For New gTLDs
Ten new gTLDs and ten registrars have now passed the 10,000 registrations mark. The gTLD with the most registrations continues to be .guru with 47,944 as of 4 April, while .berlin is closing the gap with 44,386 according nTLDstats.com.

10 new TLDs now top 10,000 registrations each
Ten new TLDs have now eclipsed the 10,000 registration milestone.

Arabic domains key to expanding language?s online presence
Arabic web addresses are one of the best ways to increase the percentage of Arabic content online, according to a senior telecoms executive in the region.

New Web Addresses Provide Alternatives To Crowded Domains
We all know .com and .edu, but now hundreds of new Internet domain names like .fish and .xyz are available. If all these new domains take off, what will become of .com?

Expansion of Domain Name Space May Shift Trademark Protection Strategies
The unprecedented expansion of the Internet domain name space, until now dominated by .com and a handful of other gTLDs, is likely to disrupt existing strategies for trademark protection on the web.

gTLD Launch Programme and Sales Channel Update
The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are pleased to provide an update on the launch programme of its portfolio of new TLDs and the expansion of its registrar sales channel activity.

Frank Schilling?s Uniregistry Announces Affiliate Program
Frank Schilling Uniregistry registrar side of the business has just announced its affiliate program that promises to pay commission just not on new gTLD registrations but for renewals as well for the lifetime of the domain registration.

Recommendations for DNSSEC deployment
A new guide from .SE, designed as an aid and tool for municipalities that have the intention to implement DNSSEC, but it also applies to other types of organisations in both the public and private sectors.

.Aero Air Safety Site Hijacked
The website of the Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) has been hijacked by hackers. Browsing to the site's homepage currently presents visitors with a PayPal phishing site, where visitors are asked to submit PayPal account details, including their password, address and credit card details. After entering these details, victims are redirected to the real PayPal website.

Paris Hilton Wins Cybersquatting Case
Paris Hilton is now the proud owner of ParisHiltonPornVideos.com.

All?s Fair in Fashion and Recession
The recession that followed the 2007 financial crisis may have officially ended in 2009, but the demand for bargains and bargain-hunting tips remains strong. In a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision this week, blogger Mary C. Hall, aka The Recessionista, lost her battle for ?therecessionista.net?. As is noted in her decision, WIPO Panelist Angela Fox conducted some Internet research of her own and found that the term ?recessionista? is well-defined and established in multiple locations on the Internet.

 - IPv4/IPv6
The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4
This report considers the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 alongside the use of network technologies to prolong IPv4 use in the face of depletion of further IPv4 protocol addresses, but it does not aim to address all issues surrounding the transition to IPv6 or to detail the economic incentives faced by various Internet actors. It first provides a status update of address management issues and the run-out of IPv4.

OECD publishes new paper by Geoff Huston
The OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy has published a new paper by APNIC Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, examining the current impact of global IPv4 exhaustion and the state of IPv6 deployment.

V6 World Congress ? March 2014 ? A Premier IPv6 Event for the Communications Industry
Few days ago, the Networking Industry ?who?s who? gathered in Paris for the fourth edition of v6 World Congress. I?m very proud that Cisco has been sponsoring and supporting this IPv6 Conference since its inception. It is always a very special feeling to have so many industry leaders visiting my hometown. This event has become a milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. Paris is the place to be in March each year, if you want to get a status update of IPv6 transition, one of the most important technology transition the Internet have ever gone through.

fr: Domain name may constitute prior right - provided that it is actually in use [subscription]
The Paris Tribunal of First Instance has held that, while a domain name could constitute a prior right which could be opposed to a future trademark application, the domain name in question must actually be used and not merely registered. This confirms prior, although scarce, decisions from French courts.

Domain Name Association elects five board members
The Domain Name Association, which represents a range of interests from businesses to individuals, has elected five new board members.

The Domain Name Association Completes Its Board With New Members from Afilias, Web.com, Neustar, Amazon & Asiamix Digital
The Domain Name Assocation has finalized its 12-member Board of Directors with the election of five new Directors.

Netcraft Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in March 2014
Managed services provider Datapipe had the most reliable hosting company site in March, closely followed by Choopa in second place. Both of the top two hosting company sites experienced three failed requests, and therefore the tie for first place was broken by analysing average connection times. Datapipe had the lowest average connection time within the top ten of 18ms and therefore ranked in first place.

Google and the flu: how big data will help us make gigantic mistakes
As Google's attempt to predict the spread of flu by using search terms shows, lots of data can cause plenty of confusion

Microsoft to Block Unwanted Adware July 1
Microsoft has announced it will change the way it classifies adware by beginning to block unwanted and intrusive advertisements from users.

The impact of social media on today?s television formats
It?s sometimes hard to believe how much the television business has transformed over the past two decades.

What Will The Internet Look Like In 25 Years? by Nathaniel Borenstein, chief scientist, Mimecast.
The World Wide Web (WWW) turned 25 on March 12th. According to a recent PEW survey, of the 87% of Americans using the Internet today, a large majority say it?s been a good thing both for them personally (90%) and for society (76%). However, as we look toward the next 25 years and the accelerated growth of Web infrastructure and Internet capabilities that will no doubt come along with it, will Americans stay so overwhelmingly positive about the personal and societal implications of the WWW?

au: ACMA launches Indigenous cyber safety campaign
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched cyber safety videos and resources to discourage cyber bullying amongst Indigenous communities around Australia.

au: ADL cyber-bullying has young women terrified
Young Muslim women have been targeted in a cyber-bullying campaign by members of anti-Islamic group Australian Defence League that has left them traumatised and fearful of going out in public.

Obama's NSA overhaul may require phone carriers to store more data
President Barack Obama's plan for overhauling the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program could force carriers to collect and store customer data that they are not now legally obliged to keep, according to U.S. officials.

Government Data Requests Fall at Yahoo But Rise at Google
Yahoo saw a significant drop in the number of government requests for data about its users in the second half of 2013, compared with the first half, according to the semiannual transparency report that the Internet company published on Thursday.

Technology's Man Problem
Elissa Shevinsky can pinpoint the moment when she felt that she no longer belonged. She was at a friend?s house last Sept. 8, watching the live stream of the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon on her laptop and iPhone. Entrepreneurs were showing off their products, and two young Australian men, David Boulton and Jethro Batts, stood behind the podium to give their presentation. ?Titstare is an app where you take photos of yourself staring at tits,? Mr. Boulton began, as photographs of women?s chests on a cellphone flashed on the screen behind him.

Dark reach of global child sex ring uncovered in UK had spread from US to Philippines
The global child sex ring was uncovered by British police officers when they raided the home of a man in the Northamptonshire town of Kettering

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