[DNS] auDA Domain News - 24 April

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 24 April

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:55:44 +1000


The domain name news is supported by auDA





Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/brazil-internet-idINL2N0NF1HK20140423> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/brazil-internet-idINL2N0NF1HK20140423>


Brazil's Global Internet Conference Includes Call to End Spying [IDG]

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/>


Former ICANN Board Member To Congress ? ICANN Needs Oversight by Michele Neylon

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/23/former-icann-board-member-congress-icann-needs-oversight/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/23/former-icann-board-member-congress-icann-needs-oversight/>


Online enforcement strategies largely unchanged as gTLDs roll-out continues

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=a1e8c1fa-f147-4ff2-85e4-1d3e6d5c0504> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=a1e8c1fa-f147-4ff2-85e4-1d3e6d5c0504>


Google and Samsung Among First to Sign New ICANN Registry Agreements for gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2340993/google-and-samsung-among-first-to-sign-new-icann-registry-agreements-for-gtlds> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2340993/google-and-samsung-among-first-to-sign-new-icann-registry-agreements-for-gtlds>


ARIN runs out of IPv4 addresses

< <http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/arin-runs-out-addresses> http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/arin-runs-out-addresses>


ARIN Enters Phase Four of the IPv4 Countdown Plan

< <https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140423.html> https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140423.html>


Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2013 'State of the Internet' Report [news release]

< <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-042314.html> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-042314.html>






Brazil's Rousseff praises U.S. for relaxing grip on Internet

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/brazil-internet-idINL2N0NF1HK20140423> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/brazil-internet-idINL2N0NF1HK20140423>

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/uk-brazil-internet-idUKBREA3M1X720140423> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/uk-brazil-internet-idUKBREA3M1X720140423>


Brazil's Global Internet Conference Includes Call to End Spying [IDG]

Participants in a Brazil-hosted conference on Internet governance laid out an aggressive agenda, with some calling for a policy statement that would condemn Internet surveillance, support net neutrality regulations and create programs to close the digital divide.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/543554/brazil_global_internet_conference_includes_call_end_spying/>

< <http://www.cio.com/article/751896/Brazil_39_s_Global_Internet_Conference_Includes_Call_to_End_Spying> http://www.cio.com/article/751896/Brazil_39_s_Global_Internet_Conference_Includes_Call_to_End_Spying>


Brazil lays down the law with Internet 'Bill of Rights'

Edward Snowden probably didn't realize that his leaks on the US National Security Agency would lead to a Brazilian Internet "Bill of Rights." But, revelations of online snooping and invasions of privacy have spurred the South American country to lay down the law.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/brazil-lays-down-the-law-with-internet-bill-of-rights/> http://www.cnet.com/news/brazil-lays-down-the-law-with-internet-bill-of-rights/>


At Net Conference, Calls for More Focus on Surveillance

The Internet governance conference Net Mundial was inspired by revelations of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency. But some participants in Sao Paulo this week say they are disappointed that surveillance isn?t a bigger part of the agenda.

< <https://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/22/some-at-net-conference-want-more-surveillance-focus/> https://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/22/some-at-net-conference-want-more-surveillance-focus/>


Brazil leader wants Internet to be run 'by all' [AFP]

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took aim at US dominance of the Internet Wednesday, appealing for a new system that would make running of the online world "open to all."

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/22872162/brazil-leader-wants-internet-to-be-run-by-all/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/technology/a/22872162/brazil-leader-wants-internet-to-be-run-by-all/>


NETmundial: European Commission to take leading role at global conference on internet governance

The EU, represented by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes and EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, is to participate at high level in ?NETmundial: the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Gorvernance?, Sao Paulo on 23-24 April. Neelie Kroes is a member of the High Level committee of NETmundial and has contributed to the preparation of the Conference document.

< <http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-315_en.htm> http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-14-315_en.htm>


Secretary-General's message to Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETMUNDIAL) Delivered by Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

I thank the Government of Brazil for hosting the NETMundial meeting and I commend its global multi-stakeholder nature. Only through inclusive and bottom-up participation will we be able to foster an accessible, open, secure and trustworthy Internet.

< <http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=7611> http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=7611>


India to stall Internet reform proposal at Brazil meet

With a view to assert the ?sovereign right? of governments to ?regulate and manage? the internet, India will oppose the proposal to ?reform? ICANN ? the principal body that manages the web?s domain name system ? at the ongoing Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETmundial) in Brazil.

< <http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-to-stall-internet-reform-proposal-at-brazil-meet/> http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-to-stall-internet-reform-proposal-at-brazil-meet/>


Spotlight on African Contributions to Internet Governance Discussions (Part 1: NETmundial) by Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

The internet affects every individual in this world whether directly or indirectly. For example, a medical professional somewhere in Goma, Congo might access the internet to read and post reviews to current medication available and this might have an impact on the kind of medication that he/she recommends to the patient, whether the patient has access to affordable internet or not. Since the internet affects everyone, Africans citizens who are aware of internet governance discussions, expect African stakeholders to engage in these discussions.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140423_african_contributions_to_internet_governance_discussions_part_1/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140423_african_contributions_to_internet_governance_discussions_part_1/>


Future of the internet debated at NetMundial in Brazil

A meeting to determine how the internet should be governed gets underway in Sao Paulo, Brazil later. The country's president, Dilma Rousseff, organised the two-day NetMundial event following allegations the US National Security Agency (NSA) had monitored her phone and emails.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27108869> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27108869>


Brazil conference will plot Internet's future post NSA spying

A global conference in Brazil on the future of the Internet in the wake of U.S. spying revelations might be much less anti-American than first thought after Washington said it was willing to loosen its control over the Web.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/internet-conference-idINL2N0ND1DU20140422> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/internet-conference-idINL2N0ND1DU20140422>


Keys to the Internet up for grabs at global summit

The US is giving up its control over the Internet to mend international relationships. Now, countries will meet to decide how Internet policy will be handled in the coming years.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/future-of-internet-control-on-the-docket-for-international-meeting/> http://www.cnet.com/news/future-of-internet-control-on-the-docket-for-international-meeting/>


For More Internet, and More Democracy, Forget NetMundial and ICANN

As the Netmundial conference on the future of Internet governance starts, rather than asking "What can we expect from it?", perhaps we might ask instead whether this future might be more promisingly reformed by political, technical and architectural innovations than by a preach to a so-called multistakeholder choir convened in Sao Paulo.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanchristophe-nothias/for-more-internet-and-mor_b_5175698.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanchristophe-nothias/for-more-internet-and-mor_b_5175698.html>


Europeans Aim for Balance in Global Internet Governance Parley

Everybody who?s anybody in the world of Internet governance is in Brazil this week for NetMundial, a two-day meeting in S?o Paulo essentially about stripping the U.S. of some of its control over the Internet.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/22/europeans-aim-for-balance-in-global-internet-governance-parley/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/22/europeans-aim-for-balance-in-global-internet-governance-parley/>


Brazil?s Internet Summit: Building Bridges to Avoid ?Splinternet?

Netizens of the world are in Sao Paulo this week for the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (April 23-24). The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), which organized the gathering in partnership with ICANN, have high hopes for ?NETmundial,? where they hope universal principles for Internet governance will be negotiated. The good news for the United States is that participants seem committed to establishing consensus-based public policies to safeguard the web?s open architecture?as well as to rebooting rather than replacing a multistakeholder governance model that gives equal weight to governments, the private sector, and civil society.

< <http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2014/04/22/brazils-internet-summit-building-bridges-to-avoid-splinternet/> http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2014/04/22/brazils-internet-summit-building-bridges-to-avoid-splinternet/>


Obama Wants a Global Community to Run the Internet, but It Could End Up in the Hands of China. Or Putin

Turns out, the Internet doesn't run itself. Until mid-March, a branch of the U.S. government was responsible for such duties as assigning and managing domain names. Suffixes like ".com" or ".org," which outside of the U.S. also end in country identifiers like ".de" for Germany, are all organized by ICANN, which is a contractor of an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

< <http://www.newsweek.com/2014/04/04/obama-wants-global-community-run-internet-it-could-end-hands-china-or-putin-248037.html> http://www.newsweek.com/2014/04/04/obama-wants-global-community-run-internet-it-could-end-hands-china-or-putin-248037.html>








Request for Proposal for Review of Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

ICANN is seeking a provider to conduct an independent review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), as mandated by ICANN's Bylaws.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-22apr14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-22apr14-en.htm>


Update on Root Zone LGR Generation Panel Formation

ICANN is pleased to announce significant progress in the formation of Generation Panels for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR). Generation Panels are community panels that will establish the rules that define, for a given script, which code points are permitted for use in U-Labels in the Root Zone, which labels are variants of each other and, where variants exist, whether such variant labels are deemed allocatable for the Root Zone.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-23apr14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-23apr14-en.htm>


Webinar: Briefing About the Upcoming Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

You are invited to a webinar regarding the upcoming Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO). This briefing will provide the GNSO community with information about the GNSO review process, collect feedback from the community and answer questions concerning this process.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-23apr14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-23apr14-en.htm>


Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Herbert C. Wamsley

Reserved Names

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/atallah-to-wamsley-21apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/atallah-to-wamsley-21apr14-en>


Former ICANN Board Member To Congress ? ICANN Needs Oversight by Michele Neylon

Karl Auerbach has written a quite long but very detailed and well thought out letter to Congress. It?s not clear which members of Congress were sent the letter.

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/23/former-icann-board-member-congress-icann-needs-oversight/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/23/former-icann-board-member-congress-icann-needs-oversight/>





Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry?s premium names

A would-be new gTLD registrant has appealed to ICANN over the domain name moviestar.photo, which she was unable to register because Uniregistry had reserved it as a premium name.

< <http://domainincite.com/16519-registrant-complains-to-icann-over-uniregistrys-premium-names> http://domainincite.com/16519-registrant-complains-to-icann-over-uniregistrys-premium-names>


Online enforcement strategies largely unchanged as gTLDs roll-out continues

While new gTLD domain registrations have surpassed the half a million mark, less than a quarter of corporate trademark counsel have made changes to their online enforcement strategies in reaction to the gTLD expansion, according to World Trademark Review?s annual Global Benchmarking Survey.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=a1e8c1fa-f147-4ff2-85e4-1d3e6d5c0504> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=a1e8c1fa-f147-4ff2-85e4-1d3e6d5c0504>


Google and Samsung Among First to Sign New ICANN Registry Agreements for gTLDs by Jennifer Wolfe

The first group of brands has signed contracts with ICANN so that they can start using their new branded TLDs. What new forms of advertising and marketing can we expect to see?

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2340993/google-and-samsung-among-first-to-sign-new-icann-registry-agreements-for-gtlds> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2340993/google-and-samsung-among-first-to-sign-new-icann-registry-agreements-for-gtlds>


Guy hit with $1,600 bill a month after registering ?premium? name for $12.99

101domain has sent out almost 50 invoices, believed to total many thousands of dollars, to customers who had bought ?premium? domain names for $12.99 well over a month ago.

< <http://domainincite.com/16534-guy-hit-with-1600-bill-a-month-after-registering-premium-name-for-12-99> http://domainincite.com/16534-guy-hit-with-1600-bill-a-month-after-registering-premium-name-for-12-99>


On your marks, get set, Dot Kiwi...

Kiwis around the world will be able to get up-to-date news about the New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team via the newest .kiwi website to go live ? commonwealthgames.kiwi.

< <http://techday.com/netguide/news/on-your-marks-get-set-dot-kiwi/183219/> http://techday.com/netguide/news/on-your-marks-get-set-dot-kiwi/183219/>


us: Republicans Set to Roll Out ?.GOP? Web Addresses

This summer, the Republican Party is rolling out the first-ever political website suffix: .gop. The Republican State Leadership Committee, a group that seeks to elect Republicans to state-level offices, created the new TLD in an effort to build the GOP?s online community.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/23/republicans-set-to-roll-out-gop-web-addresses/?mod=ST1> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/23/republicans-set-to-roll-out-gop-web-addresses/?mod=ST1>


Land Rush for Two Chinese gTLDs Meaning .Online and .Website Ends Thursday - General Availability Begins Monday

TLD Registry Ltd., the company that is introducing two new Chinese language TLDs - .?? (.online in Chinese) and .??? (.website in Chinese) - has announced that general availability for domains in those extensions will open Monday, April 28 at exactly 13:00 UTC (Greenwich Mean Time) which would be 9am U.S. Eastern time and 9pm in China.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140423.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140423.htm>


Domain names .vlaanderen, .brussels to launch at EUR 20-25

Belgian domain registrar DNS Belgium will charge distribution agents EUR 20 for each domain name ending in .vlaanderen or .brussels

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/domain-names-vlaanderen-brussels-to-launch-at-eur-20-25--1009559> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/domain-names-vlaanderen-brussels-to-launch-at-eur-20-25--1009559>


.nokia ? a dot-brand without a brand?

Will .nokia be the next withdrawal from the new gTLD program?

< <http://domainincite.com/16514-nokia-a-dot-brand-without-a-brand> http://domainincite.com/16514-nokia-a-dot-brand-without-a-brand>





China remains the top source for cyberattacks -- report

Nearly half of all Internet attacks came from China last quarter, says cloud provider Akamai. But some of the attacks could have been launched by people in other countries.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/china-remains-the-top-source-for-cyberattacks-report/> http://www.cnet.com/news/china-remains-the-top-source-for-cyberattacks-report/>


Cyberwars on the Korean Peninsula

For nearly six decades, South Korea's (ROK) approach to security has focused on sustaining the status quo: Maintaining deterrence and a robust defence posture in order to prevent another major conflict on the Korean Peninsula. 

< <http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/04/cyberwars-korean-peninsula-2014422531782925.html> http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/04/cyberwars-korean-peninsula-2014422531782925.html>


Hackers are getting better at offense. Companies aren?t getting better at defense.

Hackers are becoming more efficient while many companies are struggling to get even basic cybersecurity measures into place, a report says.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/22/hackers-are-getting-better-at-offense-companies-arent-getting-better-at-defense/?tid=hpModule_88854bf0-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/22/hackers-are-getting-better-at-offense-companies-arent-getting-better-at-defense/?tid=hpModule_88854bf0-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394>





F1 trademark row to resurface?

As Bernie Ecclestone's bribery trial gets underway in Munich a previous legal issue which proved unsuccessful and highly costly for him rears its ugly head. ... At the end of the 1990s and early 2000s, Ecclestone was involved in a brutal, hard fought battle for the domain name F1.com. Businesswoman and F1 fan Nicky Morris bought the domain name and established one of the first dedicated websites and soon fans found a whole new way to connect to their sport. Though he had barely heard of the 'interweb thingy' and had no product of his own to offer, Ecclestone fought Morris on both side of the Atlantic in his efforts to take back the domain name and along the way things got very messy.

< <http://www.pitpass.com/51439/F1-trademark-row-to-resurface> http://www.pitpass.com/51439/F1-trademark-row-to-resurface>



- IPv4/IPv6


ARIN runs out of IPv4 addresses

After IANA allocated the final IPv4 addresses to the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) on February 3, 2011, the RIRs have been running out of IPv4 addresses over the past three years. APNIC ran out on April 15, 2011; RIPE NCC ran out on September 14, 2012; and now ARIN has run out on April 23, 2014. LACNIC will run out sometime this year, and AFRINIC may not run out for a couple of years. Now, organizations in Canada, the U.S., and some nearby islands will not be able to receive any more IPv4 address allocations. Don?t be too alarmed, you have options.

< <http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/arin-runs-out-addresses> http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/arin-runs-out-addresses>


Scarcity triggers new restrictions on obtaining Internet addresses

The US and Canada are down to their last 16.7 million Net addresses with today's IPv4 Internet technology. Scarcity is pushing Internet service providers to the next-gen IPv6.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/scarcity-triggers-new-restrictions-on-obtaining-internet-addresses/> http://www.cnet.com/news/scarcity-triggers-new-restrictions-on-obtaining-internet-addresses/>


North America is down to its last IPv4 addresses

Is your company ready to start using IPv6 addresses for its Internet addresses? You'd better be. The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is down to its last allotment of old-style IPv4 addresses and the clock is counting down.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/north-america-is-down-to-its-last-ipv4-addresses-7000028708/> http://www.zdnet.com/north-america-is-down-to-its-last-ipv4-addresses-7000028708/>


ARIN Enters Phase Four of the IPv4 Countdown Plan

ARIN is down to its final /8 of available space in its inventory and has moved into Phase Four of its IPv4 Countdown Plan. All IPv4 requests are now subject to Countdown Plan processes, so please review the following details carefully.

< <https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140423.html> https://www.arin.net/announcements/2014/20140423.html>


Many companies still haven't migrated to IPv6

Though many of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world spent much of the last two years doggedly preparing for the transition to IPv6, few service providers are IPv6 ready.

< <http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2014/04/many-companies-still-havent-migrated-to-ipv6> http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2014/04/many-companies-still-havent-migrated-to-ipv6>


Most Operators Aren't Ready for IPv6

Only a small percentage of operators are IPv6-ready and even fewer are offering it to their end-users due to challenges with infrastructure upgrades, compatible device support and customer education.

< <http://www.billingworld.com/news/2014/04/most-operators-aren-t-ready-for-ipv6.aspx> http://www.billingworld.com/news/2014/04/most-operators-aren-t-ready-for-ipv6.aspx>


IPv6 Transition Is Slow, But Growing: Study

Most wired and wireless network operators have IPv6 transition plans underway, but just a small percentage of them are IPv6-ready, according to a study from device provisioning and IP address and bandwidth management firm Incognito Software.

< <http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/ipv6-transition-slow-growing-study/374009> http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/ipv6-transition-slow-growing-study/374009>





Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2013 'State of the Internet' Report [news release]

Akamai Technologies ... released its Fourth Quarter, 2013 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform?, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as network connectivity and connection speeds, attack traffic, broadband trends and availability, and IPv6 adoption. It also includes measurements of page load times using Akamai's real user monitoring (RUM) capabilities, and provides insights on Akamai traffic activity related to Internet disruptions in Syria, Suriname, Guyana, Libya and Cuba.

< <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-042314.html> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-042314.html>


Network Solutions patents domain purchasing system

Network Solutions, now part of Web.com, has received a patent for its Certified Offer service?ten years after applying for it.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/22/network-solutions-patent-certified-offer/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/22/network-solutions-patent-certified-offer/>


BitBeat: The Men Who Owned Bitcoin.com

We?ve descended down the rabbit hole of who owns and owned the bitcoin.com domain name, after last week?s story about blockchain leasing the pricey real estate piqued our interest.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/04/22/bitbeat-the-men-who-owned-bitcoin-com/> http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/04/22/bitbeat-the-men-who-owned-bitcoin-com/>


Three domain name blogs rebrand

Three domain name industry blogs have rebranded over the past week. Two are accounted for in a merger between Shane Cultra?s blog Domain Shane and Aaron Wilkin?s Accidental Domainer.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/22/three-domain-name-blogs-rebrand/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/22/three-domain-name-blogs-rebrand/>


Microsoft will own Nokia on April 25, but with a few changes to the original plan

... Finally, it has been agreed that Microsoft will manage the nokia.com website, and all Nokia?s existing social media accounts, for the coming year. According to the Financial Times, once the year is up, Nokia will take back control of its own domain name to ?maintain its brand in the future.?

< <http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/microsoft-to-close-nokia-acquisition-deal-on-april-25/> http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/microsoft-to-close-nokia-acquisition-deal-on-april-25/>


The Importance of IP Resource Planning in Government ICT Strategic Plans by Mukom Akong Tamon

It seems everywhere I turn, there's someone throwing around statistics for how the Internet and broadband will drive economic growth, create jobs, end world hunger and bring world peace (ok, maybe not the later). Sure enough, government officials are buying into that rhetoric and extending it in initiatives like national broadband strategies, cybercrime and cybersecurity plans as well as e-governance strategies.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140522_importance_of_ip_resource_planning_in_gov_ict_strategic_plans/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140522_importance_of_ip_resource_planning_in_gov_ict_strategic_plans/>


GoDaddy Partners with SiteLock for SMB Website Security

GoDaddy has partnered with SiteLock to provide security for business websites, the companies announced Wednesday.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-partners-sitelock-smb-website-security> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-partners-sitelock-smb-website-security>





MI.com Changes Hands for $3.6 Million in the Biggest Domain Sale Reported So Far This Year

We have a new leader in the 2014 domain sales race. Xiaomi Inc., a major privately owned consumer electronics manufacturer based in Beijing, China, announced today that they have acquired MI.com for $3.6 million.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140422.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140422.htm>


New gTLDs: Any Purchase Inquiries Yet?

I know the new gTLD domain names haven?t been available for that long, but I am curious if you?ve had any end user buyer inquiries for any of them yet. Although end user inquiries would obviously be more desirable than inquiries from other domain investors, I think any inquiry would be a good sign.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/new-gtlds-any-purchase-inquiries-yet/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/new-gtlds-any-purchase-inquiries-yet/>


Xiaomi spent almost $600,000 for a domain name

Xiaomi is a China-based smartphone company that spent the equivalent of around $577,000 U.S. dollars to buy the domain name ?Mi.com? as part of a rebranding. A Xiaomi executive reported the price spent on the domain name on his Weibo profile.

< <http://pulse2.com/2014/04/23/xiaomi-spent-almost-600000-for-a-domain-name-107935/> http://pulse2.com/2014/04/23/xiaomi-spent-almost-600000-for-a-domain-name-107935/>


Three Six-Figure Sales Including Two That Rank Among the Year's Top 20 Lead This Week's Aftermarket Action

The pace remained quick in the domain aftermarket this past week with a trio of six-figure sales at the front of the pack. In addition to leading this week's all extension Top 20 Sales Chart, two of those newcomers were high enough to crack the top 20 on our Year to Date Top 100. Those heavyweights, separated by a mere $2, were Gab.com, sold for $200,002 at Sedo and YouPay.com, a domain that Michael Berkens moved for $200,000 via his MostWantedDomains.com website.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140423.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140423.htm>




WhatsApp grows to half a billion users

Messaging app WhatsApp now reaches 500 million people each month and is growing fastest in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, the company said Tuesday. Collectively, the application's users are sharing 700 million photos and 100 million videos on a daily basis.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-grows-to-half-a-billion-users/> http://www.cnet.com/news/whatsapp-grows-to-half-a-billion-users/>





It's now possible to wirelessly charge 40 smartphones from 4.88 metres away [IDG]

Korean researchers have shown it's possible to wirelessly transmit power over a distance of 16 feet and charge up to 40 smartphones.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543547/it_now_possible_wirelessly_charge_40_smartphones_from_4_88_metres_away/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543547/it_now_possible_wirelessly_charge_40_smartphones_from_4_88_metres_away/>





Which countries are the world's spammiest nations?

US continues to top the list of the ten most spam spreading countries, with Spain breaking into the league for the first time this quarter and taking the second position in the chart.

< <http://www.cbronline.com/news/security/is-your-country-among-top-spam-spreading-nations-220414-4217899> http://www.cbronline.com/news/security/is-your-country-among-top-spam-spreading-nations-220414-4217899>


The 12 Spammiest Countries on Earth [The Atlantic]

Americans like to associate their spam with other countries. They joke about Chinese spammers, or Nigerians or Russians. It?s a time-honored nativist tradition. 

< <https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-12-spammiest-countries-on-earth-83533268752.html> https://www.yahoo.com/tech/the-12-spammiest-countries-on-earth-83533268752.html>


China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

The mainland will soon establish a special court to handle intellectual property (IP) disputes, judges and officials said, a welcome move in a country long criticised for insufficient protection of such rights.

< <http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495031/china-planning-open-first-intellectual-property-court-guangdong> http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495031/china-planning-open-first-intellectual-property-court-guangdong>





Internet access, affordability falling behind, broadband investment needed: Australian Industry Group

The nation is falling behind its international competitors on internet access and affordability and more investment in communications infrastructure, like broadband, is needed, economists are warning.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-24/australia-digital-performance-is-declining-economists-say/5407986> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-24/australia-digital-performance-is-declining-economists-say/5407986>


Brazil's senate passes Internet legislation ahead of NETmundial conference [IDG]

Brazil's Federal Senate has passed a proposed Internet law that aims to guarantee freedom of expression and privacy to the country's Internet users, and also requires foreign Internet service providers to fall in line with the country's rules.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543495/brazil_senate_passes_internet_legislation_ahead_netmundial_conference/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/543495/brazil_senate_passes_internet_legislation_ahead_netmundial_conference/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/543495/brazil_senate_passes_internet_legislation_ahead_netmundial_conference/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/543495/brazil_senate_passes_internet_legislation_ahead_netmundial_conference/>




David Goldstein

 email:  <mailto:david at goldsteinreport.com> david at goldsteinreport.com

 web:    <http://goldsteinreport.com/> http://goldsteinreport.com /  <http://davidgoldstein.tel/> http://davidgoldstein.tel/
 phone:  <tel:%2B61%20418%20228%20605> +61 418 228 605 ? mobile /  <tel:%2B61%202%209663%203430> +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home

"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.cynosure.com.au/mailman/private/dns/attachments/20140424/ea7c9b7a/attachment-0001.html>
Received on Thu Apr 24 2014 - 03:55:44 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Sat Sep 09 2017 - 22:00:11 UTC