[DNS] auDA Domain News - 28 April

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 28 April

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:53:19 +1000


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Cerf debunks 'myth' US runs internet [AAP]

< <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/25/cerf-debunks-myth-us-runs-internet> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/25/cerf-debunks-myth-us-runs-internet>


NETmundial Internet Governance Meeting Closes With Less Than ?Rough Consensus?

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/04/25/netmundial-internet-governance-meeting-closes-with-less-than-rough-consensus/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/04/25/netmundial-internet-governance-meeting-closes-with-less-than-rough-consensus/>


Internet industry seen as winner at global conference in Brazil

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/25/us-brazil-internet-idINKBN0DB05F20140425> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/25/us-brazil-internet-idINKBN0DB05F20140425>


India for inclusive internet governance

< <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-for-inclusive-internet-governance/articleshow/34170534.cms> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-for-inclusive-internet-governance/articleshow/34170534.cms>


Putin calls internet a 'CIA project' renewing fears of web breakup

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/vladimir-putin-web-breakup-internet-cia> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/vladimir-putin-web-breakup-internet-cia>


AuDA starts final round of DNSSEC tests

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/24/auda_starts_final_round_of_dnssec_tests/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/24/auda_starts_final_round_of_dnssec_tests/>


First Brand Goes Public in New Internet Territory

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/04/22/first-brand-goes-public-in-new-internet-territory/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/04/22/first-brand-goes-public-in-new-internet-territory/>


Shift to IPv6 to accelerate as global IPv4 exhaustion nears

< <http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/shift-to-ipv6-to-accelerate-as-global-ipv4-exhaustion-nears> http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/shift-to-ipv6-to-accelerate-as-global-ipv4-exhaustion-nears>


Verisign Reports Slowing Growth As .COM/.NET Becomes More Saturated

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/25/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/25/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated/>






Cerf debunks 'myth' US runs internet [AAP]

Google executive Vint Cerf, one of people credited with building the internet, says it's a myth to suggest the US controls the technology.

< <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/25/cerf-debunks-myth-us-runs-internet> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/25/cerf-debunks-myth-us-runs-internet>


Internet co-creator Cerf debunks 'myth' that US runs it [AFP]

While America played an outsized role in how the Internet was run when it was founded decades ago, that has long since ceased to be the case, Vint Cerf told AFP on the sidelines of NetMundial, a conference in Brazil on Internet governance.

< <http://news.malaysia.msn.com/sci-tech/internet-co-creator-cerf-debunks-myth-that-us-runs-it> http://news.malaysia.msn.com/sci-tech/internet-co-creator-cerf-debunks-myth-that-us-runs-it>


Bigwigs call for end to US-centric internet governance

Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee and Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff were among the digital big guns to call for a shake up of net governance at NETmundial in Brazil this week.

< <http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/24/netmundial-opening-speeches> http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-04/24/netmundial-opening-speeches>


NETmundial Internet Governance Meeting Closes With Less Than ?Rough Consensus?

Russia, Cuba, India and the civil society stakeholder group did not agree to the final outcome document of the NETmundial internet governance meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/04/25/netmundial-internet-governance-meeting-closes-with-less-than-rough-consensus/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/04/25/netmundial-internet-governance-meeting-closes-with-less-than-rough-consensus/>


No net result in Brazil

NETMundial, the global talk shop in S?o Paulo on the future of the internet, finished its second and final day on Thursday with not much more to show for itself than a pledge to keep talking.

< <http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/25/no-net-result-in-brazil/> http://blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2014/04/25/no-net-result-in-brazil/>


Internet industry seen as winner at global conference in Brazil

Big Internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the Web where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/25/us-brazil-internet-idINKBN0DB05F20140425> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/04/25/us-brazil-internet-idINKBN0DB05F20140425>


Brazil Internet Conference Ends Divided on Key Issues

A two-day conference on Internet governance came to a close in Brazil with a crowd of representatives from governments, companies and interest groups still divided over key issues ranging from surveillance to network neutrality.

< <http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-516077/> http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-516077/>

< <http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304788404579522402137690752> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304788404579522402137690752>


Internet governance: An online Risorgimento

?If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.? The words, uttered by a Sicilian aristocrat on the eve of Italian unification in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa?s classic ?The Leopard?, neatly sum up the sentiment at NETmundial. The big internet-governance powwow held in S?o Paulo on April 23rd-24th brought together 1,200-odd participants, including government officials, boffins, representatives of NGOs and business from 97 countries. Most shared a desire to prevent the internet's break-up. This, many believe, requires an overhaul of the way it is run.

< <http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/internet-governance> http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2014/04/internet-governance>


Surveillance, ICANN transition dominate NETmundial meeting [IDG]

A global Internet governance conference in Brazil concluded Thursday with a strong focus on countering surveillance, including asking for a review of the implications on privacy of existing practices and legislation.

< <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247916/Surveillance_ICANN_transition_dominate_NETmundial_meeting> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247916/Surveillance_ICANN_transition_dominate_NETmundial_meeting>

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2148320/surveillance-icann-transition-dominate-brazil-netmundial-meeting.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2148320/surveillance-icann-transition-dominate-brazil-netmundial-meeting.html>

< <http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/042514-surveillance-icann-transition-dominate-brazil-281028.html> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2014/042514-surveillance-icann-transition-dominate-brazil-281028.html>


Global conference delivers momentum for reform of how internet is run

On behalf of the European Commission, Vice-President Neelie Kroes welcomes the outcome of the NETmundial conference on Internet Governance in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Speaking on her return, Neelie Kroes said: "Netmundial has put us on the right track. The concluding declaration adopted by acclamation proves that a global multistakeholder approach can produce concrete outcomes.

< <http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-138_en.htm> http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-138_en.htm>


We're heading for a decentralized Internet, but will we get there by 2015?

It was hardly a surprise. People had been calling for it for ages. But when the US Department of Commerce finally announced it was planning to relinquish control of a vital part of ICANN - and with it, the Internet - by October 2015, the chatter really began. ... "[The US] has strictly ruled out any single government, or group of governments, or a multinational government-led organization being in charge," says Dr J?rg Schweiger, CEO of DENIC, which administers Germany's own TLD .de.

< <http://www.dw.de/were-heading-for-a-decentralized-internet-but-will-we-get-there-by-2015/a-17522868> http://www.dw.de/were-heading-for-a-decentralized-internet-but-will-we-get-there-by-2015/a-17522868>


?Digital Divide? Domain Tax Advocated at NETmundial Opening Ceremony by Philip Corwin

The NETmundial meeting in Sao Paulo kicked off on the morning of April 23rd and one of the speakers at its Opening Ceremony proclaimed that the Internet was a curious type of ?Public Commons? in which private domain registrants should be obligated to pay a fee to fund access, capacity-building, and general bridging of the Internet gap between the developing and developed world. That proposal for turning ICANN into a species of Internet tax collector and transnational development project fund disburser came from Nnenna Nwakanma, identified on the event agenda as a member of Civil Society from Africa. Her remarks received resounding applause from attendees.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/Digital_Divide_Tax> http://www.internetcommerce.org/Digital_Divide_Tax>


Governing the Internet

If there were any doubts as to whether the stakes were high enough at NETmundial, a global conference that was recently held to determine how the Internet should be governed, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler put them to rest.

< <http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/governing-the-internet/article5954779.ece> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-business/governing-the-internet/article5954779.ece>


Internet industry seen as winner at global conference in Brazil

Big Internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the Web where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/uk-brazil-internet-idUKBREA3N2C620140424> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/24/uk-brazil-internet-idUKBREA3N2C620140424>


No Consensus Reached at Brazil Internet Governance Conference

A two-day conference on Internet governance came to a close in Brazil with a crowd of representatives from governments, companies and interest groups still divided over key issues ranging from surveillance to network neutrality.

< <http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140424-719689.html> http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140424-719689.html>


India for inclusive internet governance

India wants "core internet infrastructure" to be part of an international legal system that would accommodate governments, civil society and other stakeholders. In typical Indian diplomatic style, its position can be interpreted to mean everything and nothing.

< <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-wants-core-internet-infrastructure/articleshow/34165412.cms> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/India-wants-core-internet-infrastructure/articleshow/34165412.cms>

< <http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-for-inclusive-internet-governance/articleshow/34170534.cms> http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-for-inclusive-internet-governance/articleshow/34170534.cms>


Putin calls internet a 'CIA project' renewing fears of web breakup

Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a "CIA project" on Thursday.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/vladimir-putin-web-breakup-internet-cia> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/24/vladimir-putin-web-breakup-internet-cia>


Putin: CIA behind the Internet

In some countries there?s good politics in stretching the truth, even better being anti-American. Russia is one of them. The latest exhibit comes from Russian president Vladamir Putin, who on Thursday suggested the Internet is under the thumb of the U.S. He told people at a televised media forum in St. Petersburg that the Internet ?is organized by Americans. You know all this started during the down of the Internet as a special project of the CIA. And it keeps on developing.?

< <http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/putin-cia-behind-the-internet> http://www.itworldcanada.com/post/putin-cia-behind-the-internet>


Debate Heats Up Over Whether Internet Can Remain Free

Fadi Chehad?, president and chief executive of ICANN, the organization that controls website addresses on the Internet, is confident the United States? ceding control of the organization won?t affect the free and open sharing of information.

< <http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/24/debate-heats-whether-internet-can-remain-free/> http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/24/debate-heats-whether-internet-can-remain-free/>


Governments Grab for the Web - Authoritarians accept Obama's invitation to take Internet control.

The Obama administration still doesn't seem to understand the whirlwind it reaped with its decision to give up stewardship of the open Internet. The first Internet governance conference since that surprise March announcement was held last week. The State Department issued a statement before the conference urging everyone to avoid the issue: "We would discourage meeting participants from debating the reach or limitations of state sovereignty in Internet policy."

< <http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579523342997462478> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579523342997462478>


A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial Final Outcome: A Remarkable Achievement Despite Losses by Robin Gross

few 'big picture' thoughts on the Netmundial meeting in Brazil this week and its final outcome document, adopted by its high level committee. Overall, there are some truly amazing and forward-looking principles supported in the "Netmundial Multi-Stakeholder Statement" that we as civil society should be proud of, and especially our civil society representatives who worked tirelessly for this achievement.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140427_a_civil_society_perspective_on_netmundial_final_outcome_document/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140427_a_civil_society_perspective_on_netmundial_final_outcome_document/>


NETmundial Concludes With Multistakeholder Statement

NETmundial, a two-day, multi-stakeholder meeting on Internet governance issues, concluded on Thursday, 24 April, in S?o Paulo, Brazil.

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/netmundial-concludes-with-multistakeholder-statement> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/netmundial-concludes-with-multistakeholder-statement>


Human Rights Are Not Negotiable: Looking Back at Brazil's NETMundial

At the start of her opening address to the NETmundial conference in Sao Paolo this Tuesday, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff ceremonially signed the Marco Civil, Brazil's long fought-for Internet Bill of Rights, into law. Even as she did so, activists from the floor below waved Ed Snowden masks and banners protested the bill's inclusion of a data retention mandate.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/netmundial> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/netmundial>


Kathy Brown Remarks at the ?Beyond NETmundial? Panel

As a participant on the ?Beyond NETmundial? panel on Thursday, which included Chengetai Masango, Christoph Steck, Fadi Chehade, Hamadoun Toure, and Milton Mueller, I made the following statement:

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/kathy-brown-remarks-beyond-netmundial-panel> http://www.internetsociety.org/kathy-brown-remarks-beyond-netmundial-panel>


Official Statement by the USG Delegation to NETmundial

The U.S. delegation, led by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, congratulates the government of Brazil and the global community on the success of the NETmundial multistakeholder Internet governance meeting held in S?o Paulo this week.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/official-statement-usg-delegation-netmundial> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/official-statement-usg-delegation-netmundial>


Supporting an Open and Inclusive Internet in Brazil by Michael Daniel, Lawrence E. Strickling, Daniel Sepulveda, Christopher Painter and Scott Busby

This week, we head to Sao Paulo, Brazil, to attend NETmundial, a global meeting of governments, entrepreneurs, academics, Internet institutions, activists and users to discuss the future of Internet governance. Over two days delegates will discuss and work toward developing a set of principles to guide international Internet governance activities in the future. We will also try to construct a roadmap for the evolution of the existing multi-stakeholder system of Internet governance to increase its inclusiveness, transparency, and responsiveness to the needs of underrepresented communities.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/supporting-open-and-inclusive-internet-brazil> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/supporting-open-and-inclusive-internet-brazil>


Official Statement by the USG Delegation to NETmundial

The U.S. delegation, led by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel, congratulates the government of Brazil and the global community on the success of the NETmundial multistakeholder Internet governance meeting held in S?o Paulo this week.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/official-statement-usg-delegation-netmundial> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2014/official-statement-usg-delegation-netmundial>








The Prevention of Cybersquatting in Europe: Diverging Approaches and Prospects for Harmonization by Ventsislav Pantov [MIPLC Master Thesis Series]

Abstract: This thesis examines the phenomenon of cybersquatting, its nature and development and the means employed against it in the European continent. The analysis shows that there is a myriad of approaches in combating cybersquatting.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2427582> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2427582>





New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 25 April 2014:

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-25apr14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-25apr14-en>


Buenos Aires GAC Meeting Minutes

Fifty-six GAC members and five observers attended the meeting, with one member participating remotely.

< <https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/BA%20MEETING%20MINUTES%20.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1398244785000&api=v2> https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/BA%20MEETING%20MINUTES%20.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1398244785000&api=v2>


ICANN Appoints Sixth New gTLD Data Escrow Agent

Mirait Information Systems Co., Ltd has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-24apr14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-24apr14-en>


Wilmington Trust Named as the Escrow Provider for Auctions

ICANN and Power Auctions LLC, are pleased to announce Wilmington Trust, National Association (Wilmington Trust) as the escrow provider for the New gTLD Auctions. Module 4 of the Applicant Guidebook prescribes Auctions as the method of last resort to resolve string contention.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-24apr14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-3-24apr14-en>


23 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-24apr14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-24apr14-en>





NIC.AT Gets ISO Certification. But What Is It And What Does It Mean?

It took one year of monitoring and optimising business processes, but nic.at has now officially received the ISO 27001 certificate.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/26/nicat-iso-certification/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/26/nicat-iso-certification/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/nic-at-iso-certification.html> http://www.domainnews.com/nic-at-iso-certification.html>


nic.at gets certified to ISO's management system standards

After one year of monitoring and optimising business processes, nic.at officially received the ISO 27001 certificate. Auditors of the certification body CIS confirmed the application and further development of an effective Information Security Management System complying with ISO 27001:2013. Also the nic.at subsidiary IPCom and the sister company TLD-Box were certified.

< <http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article/erfolgreiche-iso-zertifizierung/> http://www.nic.at/en/uebernic/current_issues/nicat_news/news_view/article//erfolgreiche-iso-zertifizierung/>


AuDA starts final round of DNSSEC tests

AuDA has taken a tentative step towards the introduction of DNSSEC into the Australian domain space, signing the .au domain in its production environment as the first step in a four-month test.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/24/auda_starts_final_round_of_dnssec_tests/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/24/auda_starts_final_round_of_dnssec_tests/>


ca: Spoofed email scam warning for Internet users

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has received reports that the email address webmaster at cira.ca has been spoofed.

< <http://www.cira.ca/news/announcements/spoofed-email-scam-warning-for-internet-users/> http://www.cira.ca/news/announcements/spoofed-email-scam-warning-for-internet-users/>


cr: Domain Blocking and Unblocking Policy

About domain blocking: The purpose of this process is to establish a high-security protocol that a domain title holder must fulfill before making any modifications or updates to a domain name. This protocol is established between the domain Titleholder and NIC Costa Rica, which has the full support of the domain?s proprietor in implementing the protocol.

< <http://www.nic.cr/niccr_publico/showSimpleNew.do?id=53> http://www.nic.cr/niccr_publico/showSimpleNew.do?id=53>


ee: A video explaning DNSSEC importance to domain owners

A video has been made to explain DNSSEC technology and its importance to domain owners. Owners of webshops and other webpages that handle sensitive data and/or money, in particular, should consider implementing DNSSEC.

< <http://www.internet.ee/en/news/a-video-explaning-dnssec-importance-to-domain-owners/> http://www.internet.ee/en/news/a-video-explaning-dnssec-importance-to-domain-owners/>


ee: State's Internet domains receive a security extension

News from the Information System Authority: Besides the state portal eesti.ee (ref. Estonia), which was signed with a security extension in January, the domains valimised.ee (ref. elections), valitsus.ee (ref. government), riigikantselei.ee (ref. government office) and ria.ee (ref. Estonian Information System Authority) are now also protected by DNSSEC.

< <http://www.internet.ee/en/news/states-internet-domains-receive-a-security-extension/> http://www.internet.ee/en/news/states-internet-domains-receive-a-security-extension/>


.nz Newsletter - April 2014

The April 2014 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of March 31, 2014

< <http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-april-2014> http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-april-2014>


ru: Andrei Kolesnikov: Qualitative growth will replace quantitative growth

The 18th RIF+CIB 2014 Russian Internet Forum opened at the Polyany Retreat Center in a suburb of Moscow on April 23. For three days, leading experts from Russian and foreign companies will discuss the main Internet trends and their impact on the worldwide web and Internet economy.

< <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5678> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5678>


uk: More women in IT could boost UK economy by ?2.6 billion per year

Increasing the number of women working in IT could generate an extra ?2.6 billion a year for the UK economy, according to a new report commissioned by Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/more-women-it-could-boost-uk-economy-?26-billion-year> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/more-women-it-could-boost-uk-economy-?26-billion-year>


ZADNA relaunches web.za domain

The ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) has announced plans to relaunch the web.za second level domain, a decade after it stopped accepting new applications for domains of the same name.

< <http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134071%3AZADNA-relaunches-web-za-domain&catid=147&Itemid=81> http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=134071%3AZADNA-relaunches-web-za-domain&catid=147&Itemid=81>


Web.za domain set for return

South Africa?s web.za second-level domain is being relaunched and will soon be available to the public following ?sunrise? and ?land-rush? phases where the rights of intellectual property holders will be prioritised and premium names delegated.

< <http://www.techcentral.co.za/web-za-domain-set-for-return/47764/> http://www.techcentral.co.za/web-za-domain-set-for-return/47764/>


WEB.ZA final charter

ZADNA has finalized the WEB.ZA charter and that ZACR will commence accepting WEB.ZA registrations in due course.

< <http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/web.za-final-charter> http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/web.za-final-charter>





First Brand Goes Public in New Internet Territory

Global insurance and financial management giant AXA is the first brand to launch its new TLD .AXA as a trusted site for AXA clients and affiliates.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/04/22/first-brand-goes-public-in-new-internet-territory/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/04/22/first-brand-goes-public-in-new-internet-territory/>


AXA launches first .brand TLD site

Insurance company AXA has become the first company to launch a branded gTLD in English.

< <http://www.worldipreview.com/news/axa-launches-first-brand-tld-site-6530> http://www.worldipreview.com/news/axa-launches-first-brand-tld-site-6530>


New TLDs: the first Afnic customers are now in the root zone

The .frogans and .paris nTLDs, for which AFNIC is the technical registry operator, have now been activated and will soon be available for registration.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7842/show/new-tlds-the-first-afnic-customers-are-now-in-the-root-zone.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7842/show/new-tlds-the-first-afnic-customers-are-now-in-the-root-zone.html>


JPRS to provide Japan's first operational scheme to support new gTLD registrations

Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. today announced that it has established a Japan's first operational scheme to support new gTLD, ICANN's New gTLD Program, for prospective applicants and registries. This effort has been achieved in partnership with MIRAIT Information Systems Co., Ltd. Under the operational scheme, JPRS offers services as the registry service provider and MIS offers services as the data escrow agent, thus forming a domestic business alliance.

< <http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2014/140425.html> http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2014/140425.html>


Domain gold rush: Why your company needs to speak Chinese online

By now, many savvy businesses and investors have heard about the expansion of the domain name system. New extensions are joining .com, .org, .net and the others we?ve grown accustomed to ? extensions including generic names such as .bike, .camera and .club, as well as brand name extensions such as .Canon, .Deloitte and .Hitachi.

< <http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/26/domain-gold-rush-why-your-company-needs-to-speak-chinese-online/> http://venturebeat.com/2014/04/26/domain-gold-rush-why-your-company-needs-to-speak-chinese-online/>


(Dot)Joburg Explained

As others have noted, the launch plans and policies of ?geo? and ?city? new TLDs vary quite a bit. Some will be heavily restricted and require ?presence? in the region or city, while others are going to be fully ?open?.

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/22/dotjoburg-explained/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/04/22/dotjoburg-explained/>


Microsoft dumps .live gTLD bid

Microsoft has abandoned its application for the .live new gTLD, leaving the erstwhile dot-brand in the hands of either Donuts or Google.

< <http://domainincite.com/16540-microsoft-dumps-live-gtld-bid> http://domainincite.com/16540-microsoft-dumps-live-gtld-bid>


TLD Registry sells $584k of new gTLD domains, expects million-dollar sale next month

TLD Registry, the company behind two Chinese new gTLDs, says it has sold over $584,000 of premium domain names already and expects to make a seven-figure sale next month.

< <http://domainincite.com/16527-tld-registry-sells-584k-of-new-gtld-domains-expects-million-dollar-sale-next-month> http://domainincite.com/16527-tld-registry-sells-584k-of-new-gtld-domains-expects-million-dollar-sale-next-month>


.Club and two Chinese new TLDs have about $500k in premium sales

Here are three new TLDs to keep an eye on: .Club, .?? and .???.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/club-and-two-chinese-new-top-level-domains-have-about-500k-in-premium-sales/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/club-and-two-chinese-new-top-level-domains-have-about-500k-in-premium-sales/>


.City contention set resolved at a high price

There were a number of new TLD contention set auctions this week, although details on winners are scant thus far.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/city-contention-set-resolved-at-a-high-price/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/city-contention-set-resolved-at-a-high-price/>





Neustar 2014 ?DDoS Attacks and Impact Report? Finds Unpredictable DDoS Landscape

Neustar, Inc. ... released its third annual ?DDoS Attacks and Impacts Report,? delivering key insights on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and the business impact of these incidents. The survey reveals that DDoS attacks are now more unpredictable and damaging than ever, crippling websites, shutting down operations, and costing millions of dollars in downtime, customer support and brand damage. Nearly twice as many businesses surveyed suffered a DDoS attack last year and more than 40 percent estimated DDoS losses at more than $1 million per day.

< <http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-2014-ddos-attacks-and-impact-report-finds-unpredictable-ddos-landscape> http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-2014-ddos-attacks-and-impact-report-finds-unpredictable-ddos-landscape>


eco Position Paper IT Security: eco Calls for Legal Security and European and International Standards for IT Security

With the echoes of the NSA surveillance scandal still ringing in people?s ears, and against a backdrop of German and European moves to reform IT Security legislation, eco has produced a Position Paper on IT Security. The paper calls for legal clarity, an avoidance of unilateral action and the establishment of European standards.

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/news/eco-position-paper-it-security-eco-calls-for-legal-security-and-european-and-international-standards-for-it-security.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/news/eco-position-paper-it-security-eco-calls-for-legal-security-and-european-and-international-standards-for-it-security.html>


F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad

An informant working for the F.B.I. coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites, including some operated by the governments of Iran, Syria, Brazil and Pakistan, according to documents and interviews with people involved in the attacks.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/world/fbi-informant-is-tied-to-cyberattacks-abroad.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/world/fbi-informant-is-tied-to-cyberattacks-abroad.html>


Criminals Increasingly Attack Cloud Providers

The number of cyberattacks directed at cloud infrastructure is still below that experienced by on-premises data centres but will probably reach parity at some point, an analysis by security-as-a-service provider Alert Logic has suggested.

< <http://www.cio.com/article/751924/Criminals_Increasingly_Attack_Cloud_Providers> http://www.cio.com/article/751924/Criminals_Increasingly_Attack_Cloud_Providers>


Report: Some Retail Firms Still Don't Recognize Cyber Security Risks

Nearly 10 percent of retail firms have not reported any cyber security exposure to the SEC since 2011, Willis Group says.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/risk/compliance/report-some-retail-firms-still-dont-recognize-cyber-security-risks/d/d-id/1234833> http://www.darkreading.com/risk/compliance/report-some-retail-firms-still-dont-recognize-cyber-security-risks/d/d-id/1234833>


Heartbleed: why did a computer bug have a name and a logo?

The Heartbleed flaw is being fixed more quickly because of the decision to give the bug a memorable name and a cute logo, according to the firm that first identified it.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/24/heartbleed-why-did-a-computer-bug-have-a-name> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/24/heartbleed-why-did-a-computer-bug-have-a-name>


Group Backed by Google, Microsoft to Help Fund OpenSSL and Other Open Source Projects

After the dust had started to settle in the wake of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability earlier this month, one of the common sentiments that emerged was that the small group developing and maintaining the software needed some help.

< <http://threatpost.com/group-backed-by-google-microsoft-to-help-fund-openssl-and-other-open-source-projects/105672> http://threatpost.com/group-backed-by-google-microsoft-to-help-fund-openssl-and-other-open-source-projects/105672>


To Prevent the Next Heartbleed, Linux Foundation Launches Initiative to Fund Open Source Projects

With the Heartbleed security bug being a good example of a potentially devastating open-source software vulnerability, the Linux Foundation has formed a multi-million dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/prevent-next-heartbleed-linux-foundation-launches-initiative-fund-open-source-projects> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/prevent-next-heartbleed-linux-foundation-launches-initiative-fund-open-source-projects>


Tech giants commit millions to fund open-source projects in wake of Heartbleed

The Linux Foundation is launching a project to support and maintain critical open-source projects since the discovery of the Heartbleed bug that left potentially sensitive Internet traffic around the world vulnerable.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/24/tech-giants-commit-millions-to-fund-open-source-projects-in-wake-of-heartbleed/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/24/tech-giants-commit-millions-to-fund-open-source-projects-in-wake-of-heartbleed/>


DDoS Attacks an Increasing Cover for Theft, Fraud

DDoS attacks are growing in scale and volume, and experts say attackers are also using them as a cover for secondary attacks resulting in financial fraud or loss of intellectual property.

< <http://threatpost.com/ddos-attacks-an-increasing-cover-for-theft-fraud/105681> http://threatpost.com/ddos-attacks-an-increasing-cover-for-theft-fraud/105681>


Heartbleed: Why aren?t certificates being revoked?

Netcraft's site reports now make it easy to see which websites have or have not revoked their SSL certificates in response to the Heartbleed bug.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/25/heartbleed-why-arent-certificates-being-revoked.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/25/heartbleed-why-arent-certificates-being-revoked.html>


Certificate revocation: Why browsers remain affected by Heartbleed

More than 80,000 SSL certificates were revoked in the week following the publication of the Heartbleed bug, but the certificate revocation mechanisms used by major browsers could still leave Internet users vulnerable to impersonation attacks. Little has changed since Netcraft last reported on certificate revocation behaviour.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/24/certificate-revocation-why-browsers-remain-affected-by-heartbleed.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/24/certificate-revocation-why-browsers-remain-affected-by-heartbleed.html>





The Curious Case of a Law Firm?s Filing

A recent National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision reveals that even attorneys can make questionable decisions when it comes to filing a complaint against a domain name registrant.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/21/the-curious-case-of-a-law-firms-filing/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/21/the-curious-case-of-a-law-firms-filing/>


Frank Schilling beats $200 billion healthcare giant Novartis in UDRP

Frank Schilling has successfully defended the domain name ClearCare.com in a UDRP filed by Novartis AG.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/25/novartis-clearcare-udrp/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/25/novartis-clearcare-udrp/>



- IPv4/IPv6


Shift to IPv6 to accelerate as global IPv4 exhaustion nears

APNIC today repeated its call for organizations to begin progressing their plans to move to IPv6 ? the next generation of Internet addressing ? after North America's Regional Internet Registry (RIR), ARIN, reported it had reached its final pool of available IPv4 addresses.

< <http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/shift-to-ipv6-to-accelerate-as-global-ipv4-exhaustion-nears> http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/shift-to-ipv6-to-accelerate-as-global-ipv4-exhaustion-nears>





Verisign Reports Slowing Growth As .COM/.NET Becomes More Saturated

Verisign reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2014 Thursday, with reported revenue of $249 million, up five percent from the same quarter in 2013 (but down from the 15 percent increase from first quarter 2012 to 2013) and a four percent increase in .com and .net domain registrations, taking the combined total to 128.5 million at the end of March. Still, while growth is slowing, most companies would be delighted with such figures.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22205> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22205>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/25/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/25/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated.html> http://www.domainnews.com/verisign-slowing-growth-com-net-more-saturated.html>


Verisign Reports 5 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in First Quarter 2014

VeriSign, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter of 2014. VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries ("Verisign") reported revenue of $249 million for the first quarter of 2014, up 5 percent from the same quarter in 2013. Verisign reported net income of $94 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.64 for the first quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $85 million and diluted EPS of $0.52 in the same quarter in 2013. The operating margin was 56.1 percent for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 56.4 percent for the same quarter in 2013.

< <http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE4MzIzNTQ%3D> http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE4MzIzNTQ%3D>


Verisign reports slowing .Com/.Net registrations in Q1

Verisign reported first quarter earnings today after the bell. The company reported revenue of $249 million, a 5% increase from the first quarter of 2013.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/verisign-reports-slowing-com-net-registrations-in-q1/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/24/verisign-reports-slowing-com-net-registrations-in-q1/>


Eight weird domain name facts

Coca Cola's ahhhhhhhh.com, the longest single-word address and Soviet Union domains - we look at eight weird domain name facts

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10787686/Eight-weird-domain-name-facts.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10787686/Eight-weird-domain-name-facts.html>


The Cost of an ISO 27001 Certification by Jos van Schaik

The first question I often get when talking to IT Service providers on ISO 27001 certification is: "How much does it cost to get it?" I like to reply with a question: "how much does it cost when you don't have it?" The answer to the first question is easy, the answer to the second one is more complicated. As a financial I am interested in the business case. If the cost of not having an ISO 27001 certification is higher than the cost of getting and maintaining one, you can actually make a profitable investment by getting certified.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140425_the_cost_of_an_iso_27001_certification/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140425_the_cost_of_an_iso_27001_certification/>


Introducing getdns: a Modern, Extensible, Open Source API for the DNS

I am very pleased to announce the public introduction of getdns at The Next Web in Amsterdam (TNWEurope) April 23-24, 2014. Verisign Labs and NLNet Labs in collaboration have developed getdns, an open source implementation of the getdns-api application programming interface (api) specification.

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_getdns_a_modern_extensible> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/introducing_getdns_a_modern_extensible>


Verisign withdraws IDN application and explains drop in .com/.net growth

Verisign held its quarterly investor conference call yesterday after releasing it first quarter earnings.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/25/verisign-idn-com/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/25/verisign-idn-com/>


Is SEO The Future? No, And Here?s Why

SEO is a combination of technical work at the site code level, content management at the editorial level and usability work, often spanning both of the first two areas. It?s the basic work that needs to be done today. Table stakes, if you will. You cannot sit at the poker table without putting money on that same table. So, SEO is foundational work sites need to engage in ? that?s been clear for a while.

< <http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/04/24/is-seo-the-future-no-and-here-s-why.aspx> http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/04/24/is-seo-the-future-no-and-here-s-why.aspx>


Issue Paper on Domain Names & SEO

What is the place of domain names in SEO today? Find out the answer in Afnic?s 13th issue paper. Against a background of a more extensive offer for holders of domain names, Afnic has published its latest issue paper entitled "Domain Names and SEO". Designed by Olivier Duffez, SEO consultant and creator of the site WebRankInfo, it sheds new light on the following:

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7807/show/issue-paper-on-domain-names-seo.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7807/show/issue-paper-on-domain-names-seo.html>


Q&A with David Brown of Web.com

... Let me give you an example: I recently sat down for a chat with David Brown, the CEO and president of Web.com. Web.com is the sort of business that I am talking about. As Brown explained to me in our chat, "Our purpose in life at Web.com is to help small businesses use the Internet to grow their businesses." Here is what else he had to say:

< <http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/strauss/2014/04/27/steve-strauss-q-and-a-with-david-brown-of-web-com/8209101/> http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/strauss/2014/04/27/steve-strauss-q-and-a-with-david-brown-of-web-com/8209101/>





DDoS Attack Targets 123-reg Customer, Impacts Shared Hosting Sites

UK web hosting provider 123-reg has confirmed reports of a DDoS attack aimed at one customer that impacted other customers on its shared hosting platform.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-targets-123-reg-customer-slows-shared-hosting-sites> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ddos-attack-targets-123-reg-customer-slows-shared-hosting-sites>





Two-letter domain name sells for record ?2m

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi spends record amount on short web address mi.com in a bid to forge a brand name that is easier for Westerners to pronounce

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10787608/Two-letter-domain-name-sells-for-record-2m.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10787608/Two-letter-domain-name-sells-for-record-2m.html>




au: Legal community has ?grave concerns? over new push for mass data collection

The Law Council of Australia says there are ?grave concerns? within Australia?s legal community about a renewed push by police and intelligence agencies to require telecommunications companies to store their customer?s private data for two years or more.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/23/senate-surveillance-inquiry-grave-concerns-data-collection> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/23/senate-surveillance-inquiry-grave-concerns-data-collection>


Chinese spies read Australian MPs' emails for a year - report

A cyber attack on the Australian parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have given Chinese intelligence agencies access to lawmakers' private emails for an entire year, the Australian Financial Review reported on Monday.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-australia-chinahacking-idUKBREA3R00520140428> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-australia-chinahacking-idUKBREA3R00520140428>


Australians' data at mercy of hackers, experts say

The private details of millions of Australians are at the mercy of cybercriminals because of flimsy security around a critical government website, experts warn.

< <http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/australians-private-government-details-at-mercy-of-hackers-say-it-security-experts-20140425-zqzkg.html> http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/australians-private-government-details-at-mercy-of-hackers-say-it-security-experts-20140425-zqzkg.html>





TPP Is Right Where We Want It: Going Nowhere

President Obama is on a diplomatic tour of Asia this week and one of his top priorities is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that includes restrictive copyright enforcement measures that pose a huge threat to users? rights and a free and open Internet. In particular, he's seeking to resolve some major policy disagreements with Japan and Malaysia?the two countries that have maintained resistance against some provisions in the TPP involving agriculture and other commodities. Despite some reports of movement on some of the most controversial topics during meetings between Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Abe, it seems that the TPP is still effectively at a standstill.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/tpp-right-where-we-want-it-going-nowhere> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/tpp-right-where-we-want-it-going-nowhere>





Australia?s internet speeding up, but failing to keep pace with other countries

Australia's internet is speeding up ? but not as fast as it is elsewhere, a report says. Average Australian connection speeds increased by 27% in 2013 to reach 5.8 megabits per second (Mbps) in the December quarter, according to Akamai Technologies' latest State of the Internet report.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/24/australias-internet-speeding-up-not-keeping-pace-other-countries> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/24/australias-internet-speeding-up-not-keeping-pace-other-countries>




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