[DNS] auDA Domain News - 1 May

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 1 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 14:00:13 +1000


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Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled

< <http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled> http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled>


How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley

< <http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30> http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30>


Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/>


DotLONDON Domains Available Today

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/>


PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods

< <http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx> http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx>






The key for Internet governance: standards and benchmarks

A global Internet governance conference in Brazil concluded last Tuesday with a strong demand for building an effective worldwide legislative framework, while a series of Internet-related optional standards had been drafted.

< <http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8612229.html> http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8612229.html>


Brazil and Germany must lead on free Internet

Germany should capitalize on Brazil?s emergence as a key voice for digital rights. The two countries should lead by example and build global coalitions toward an open, free and secure Internet, argues Thorsten Benner.

< <http://www.dw.de/brazil-and-germany-must-lead-on-free-internet/a-17595555> http://www.dw.de/brazil-and-germany-must-lead-on-free-internet/a-17595555>


IANA Transition Set to Disrupt ICANN Operations by St?phane Van Gelder

The US Government's decision to transition its oversight of the IANA function to a multi-national, multi stakeholder organisation is set to impact ICANN's standard operations. On April 25, ICANN Board Chair Steve Crocker send an email to the ICANN community leaders suggesting changes to the agenda for the upcoming 50th International ICANN meeting, set to be held in London from June 22 to 26.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140428_iana_transition_set_to_disrupt_icann_operations/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140428_iana_transition_set_to_disrupt_icann_operations/>


With the ICANN Controversy Behind Them, Will the U.S.Play a Global Leadership Role? by John M. Eger, Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU) is also the Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy

The U.S. Government's decision to end oversight of ICANN represents an opportunity for U.S. leadership creating global "e-government" systems to solve international law enforcement and terrorism problems, develop global education and environmental initiatives, and in turn, start using the Internet as a platform for advancing a new foreign-policy agenda.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/with-the-icann-controvers_b_5229075.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/with-the-icann-controvers_b_5229075.html>


The Way We Govern the Internet Is a Model in International Cooperation by Lynn St. Amour & Don Tapscott

Last week in Brazil thousands of interested parties met to thrash out the future development of Internet governance. Brazil hosted the NETmundial congress in response to the revelations that the U.S. government has been carrying out mass surveillance not only of its own citizens but also of foreign government leaders, which incensed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-st-amour/governing-the-internet_b_5234649.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lynn-st-amour/governing-the-internet_b_5234649.html>


Better Internet governance

A series of non-obligatory international norms promoted at a recent Internet conference in Brazil will be helpful to the establishment of global Internet governance, but it remains urgent that some specific rules be worked out to ensure cyberspace is not used as a means for some countries to target others.

< <http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-04/30/content_17475480.htm> http://africa.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2014-04/30/content_17475480.htm>


The big elephant in the Internet: Internet governance will remain a vacuous word if snooping is not limited

It is the snooping, stupid. That thought springs to mind on the conclusion of NETmundial, the much-hyped recent global conference on Internet governance in Brazil. Through all the technical babble and the meaninglessness of seeking a consensus on the larger goal of Internet-related public policies and Internet governance arrangements, it is what the conference failed to do?find a way to stop governments from tapping private conversations and mail of ordinary and some not-so-ordinary citizens that marks the event.

< <http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/VXFRWoKU2kmp1qZqDumoNM/The-big-elephant-in-the-Internet.html> http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/VXFRWoKU2kmp1qZqDumoNM/The-big-elephant-in-the-Internet.html>


International ICANN to be more accountable, participatory, says group

Global Internet stakeholders are anticipating more accountability and broader participation in Internet governance once ICANN transitions from U.S. control.

< <http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/international-icann-be-more-accountable-participatory-says-group/2014-04-28> http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/international-icann-be-more-accountable-participatory-says-group/2014-04-28>








Multistakeholder Ethos Award Nomination Process by David Olive

Last week, ICANN launched the nomination period for the first Multistakeholder Ethos Award. ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad? initially proposed the award at ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires. A formal public comment forum this past January sought input from the ICANN community for this effort.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/multistakeholder-ethos-award-nomination-process/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/multistakeholder-ethos-award-nomination-process/>


6 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-30apr14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-30apr14-en>


Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Johan Vande Lanotte

New gTLD application for .SPA

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-lanotte-30apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-lanotte-30apr14-en>


Christine Willett, Vice President, gTLD Operations | ICANN, to Lesley Cowley

Approved Launch Programs

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-cowley-30apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/willett-to-cowley-30apr14-en>


Scott Hayden, Vice President, Intellectual Property | Amazon, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehad?, Cherine Chalaby, and the New gTLD Program Committee

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON                 

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hayden-to-crocker-et-al-14apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/hayden-to-crocker-et-al-14apr14-en>


Benedicto Fonseca Filho and Virgilio Fernandes Almeida, Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Themes | Government of Brazil; National Secretary for Information Technology Policies | Government of Brazil, to Stephen D. Crocker

New gTLD Application for .AMAZON

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/filho-almeida-to-crocker-14apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/filho-almeida-to-crocker-14apr14-en>


What ICANN's new WHOIS verification by email means for you

Take a look at the screenshot below. That was a fully working UK betting website just moments ago - but new domain name rules caused this. The same can happen to you...

< <http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/what-icann-s-new-whois-verification-by-email-means-for-you> http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/what-icann-s-new-whois-verification-by-email-means-for-you>


Glitch takes out ICANN?s zone file service

A bug which gave elevated privileges to new gTLD registries has taken out ICANN?s Centralized Zone Data Service for the best part of a day.

< <http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service> http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service>





ca: CIRA decision accepts broad interpretation of what constitutes prior trademark rights [registration]

CIRA's decision in Guitar Center Inc v Piperni has confirmed that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes reputation of the mark in Canada (even without use), the advertising of services in Canada, and a non-Canadian website displaying the mark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. The decision may assist foreign brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=98b56ba0-6da9-44de-b949-6333c2f08293> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=98b56ba0-6da9-44de-b949-6333c2f08293>





Donuts? Claims Plus service starts today

One of the Rights Protections measures in place for new TLDs is the Trademark Claims service.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/donuts-claims-plus-service-starts-today/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/donuts-claims-plus-service-starts-today/>


.garden and .yoga secured in private auction; .london successfully launched

The Directors of Minds + Machines Group Limited are delighted to announce that following the private auctions held last week for .deals, .garden, .property and .yoga, the Company has secured the uncontested application rights for .garden and .yoga. The net cost to the Company for securing the sole application status for .garden and .yoga was approximately $5.97 million (circa ?3.6 million), once the proceeds of the .deals and .property private auctions are taken into account.

< <http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/04/garden-and-yoga-secured-in-private-auction-london-successfully-launched/> http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/04/garden-and-yoga-secured-in-private-auction-london-successfully-launched/>


Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled

New gTLD portfolio applicants settled at least 11 new gTLD contention sets last week, sharing the spoils of a private auction that looks to have totaled seven figures in sales.

< <http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled> http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled>


New TLD auction prices hitting highs: Minds + Machines, Uniregistry, Donuts all win some domains

By all accounts, registries paid much more to settle contention sets during last week?s private auctions than in previous ones.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/new-tld-contention-sets/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/30/new-tld-contention-sets/>


How website domain expansion will impact you by Stuart Lawley

The Internet--as we surf it--is changing, thanks to the nonprofit corporation that oversees domains, ICANN.

< <http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30> http://www.fiercecio.com/story/how-website-domain-expansion-will-impact-you/2014-04-30>


A New Blog About "New gTLDs" by Jean Guillon

There are many blogs about new gTLDs. Some are interesting, others are not. Some are about domaining in which new gTLDs are included, some are from Law Firms and rather repetitive about the necessity to protect a brand in the Trademark Clearinghouse and how URS is the best (billable) mechanism to protect the brand; some are truly about domain names and remain must-read; very few are about new gTLDs only.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_a_new_blog_about_new_gtlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_a_new_blog_about_new_gtlds/>


The true impact of .LONDON

The launch of .LONDON is already being met with much excitement. From April 29th, individuals and businesses across the UK will have the opportunity to register for a new domain name unique to the UK?s capital.

< <http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26534-the-true-impact-of-london> http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/26534-the-true-impact-of-london>


.london web domain name goes on sale for first time

The new .london internet domain name has gone on sale for the first time, offering individuals and businesses the city-specific address.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27193725> http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-27193725>


3 new domain registries ask ICANN for two character domain names

Three new TLD registries have asked ICANN to allow them to register two character domain names under their TLDs. New TLD registries aren?t allowed to offer two character second level domain names per their agreements with ICANN, but I expect this to change in coming years. The requests are very different.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-domain-names/>


Chinese gTLDs Pushes New gTLD Registrations Beyond 600,000

The commencement of General Availability for two Chinese language new gTLDs saw total registrations across all new gTLDs to jump to 634,450 on 28 April.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22227> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22227>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/chinese-gtlds-pushes-gtld-registrations-600000/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/chinese-gtlds-pushes-new-gtld-registrations-beyond-600-000.html> http://www.domainnews.com/chinese-gtlds-pushes-new-gtld-registrations-beyond-600-000.html>


How new TLDs will impact retail by Jan Corstens, Partner, Deloitte

Over the next few years, the Internet will be facing its biggest makeover yet when branded and generic domain names like .nyc, .shop, and .tiffany enter the existing field of TLDs such as .com and .org. The decision by ICANN to introduce thousands of new TLDs to the web was intended to increase innovation on the Internet and open up opportunities for users to make their mark online.

< <http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/231726/How-new-top-level-domains-will-impact-retail> http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/231726/How-new-top-level-domains-will-impact-retail>


Top 10 New gTLDs Gobbling Up Nearly Half of Sales Leaving 92 Others to Fight Over What's Left

According to nGTLDStats.com 102 new gTLDs have at least a tiny share of the registrations that have been made to date (though for ten of those TLDs the share is about as as close to zero as you can get - a miniscule 0.01%). As of today, the top ten new gTLDs cumulatively hold 45% of all new gTLD registrations, reminding me of an argument that new gTLD skeptic Rick Schwartz has frequently made - that if you are not among the top ten, your visibility in the marketplace is going to be foggy at best.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140429.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140429.htm>


First dot-London web addresses go live

The much-anticipated web extension, .London will open for registrations today, giving brands, businesses and charities the opportunity to associate their name with the iconic city brand.

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10793813/First-dot-London-web-addresses-go-live.html>


DotLONDON Domains Available Today

What will be one of the biggest new gTLDs to launch is launching today (29 April) as .london domains become available for registration.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22226> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22226>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/29/dotlondon-available-today/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/dotlondon-available-today.html> http://www.domainnews.com/dotlondon-available-today.html>


In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for?

In a world of global commerce, what does London stand for, asks Chloe Rigby, as the dot London domain, BRC/Google figures show fast-growing international searches for UK apparel terms, and Burberry takes London to Shanghai to unveil its new retail presence in the city, both online and off.

< <http://internetretailing.net/2014/04/in-a-world-of-global-commerce-what-does-london-stand-for/> http://internetretailing.net/2014/04/in-a-world-of-global-commerce-what-does-london-stand-for/>


Dot London web domain launches in the capital

Today?s launch of the dot London web domain is being trumpeted by a new advertising campaign created by Albion London spanning outdoor, print and online.

< <http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/29/dot-london-web-domain-launches-capital> http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/29/dot-london-web-domain-launches-capital>


Get ready for .nyc and .london domain names

Local businesses in major cities could get a boost from an unlikely source -- the introduction of city-specific website domain names such as .nyc, .miami and .london, among others.

< <http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/smallbusiness/london-city-domain-names/index.html> http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/28/smallbusiness/london-city-domain-names/index.html>

< <http://www.ksat.com/lifestyle/money/Get-ready-for-nyc-and-london-domain-names/25694406> http://www.ksat.com/lifestyle/money/Get-ready-for-nyc-and-london-domain-names/25694406>


.SAARLAND Gets Set To Launch? A Little Differently

Another geographical gTLD is set to launch in the coming months with a slightly different Landrush period. Some gTLDs are open to everyone (.berlin) or everyone after preferences are given to businesses and individuals in the Landrush (.london) while others are restricted to businesses and individuals within the city (.nyc).

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/28/saarland-set-to-launch/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/04/28/saarland-set-to-launch/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/saarland-set-to-launch.html> http://www.domainnews.com/saarland-set-to-launch.html>


101domain shifts blame to Google as premium buyers offered 50% discount

101domain has offered a 50% discount to customers that were sold premium new gTLD domains for a vastly reduced price, and has tried to shift some of the blame to the registry, Google.

< <http://domainincite.com/16555-101domain-shifts-blame-to-google-as-premium-buyers-offered-50-discount> http://domainincite.com/16555-101domain-shifts-blame-to-google-as-premium-buyers-offered-50-discount>


Oops! TLD Registry over-reports first-day figures

TLD Registry?s first hours of Chinese IDN gTLD registrations were not as big as previously reported. We reported earlier today that .?? (?.online?) and .??? (?.chinesewebsite?) had made it to 54,011 names and 38,838 names respectively, just one hour after the 1300 UTC general availability.

< <http://domainincite.com/16552-oops-tld-registry-over-reports-first-day-figures> http://domainincite.com/16552-oops-tld-registry-over-reports-first-day-figures>


Whoa: Chinese IDNs rocket in first day

Two Chinese IDN domain names have 50,000 registrations after first partial day of general availibility.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/>


Chinese ?.online? beats .guru in one hour

The Chinese new gTLD .??, which means ?.online? has become the biggest new gTLD launch to date, taking tens of thousands of registrations in its first hour of general availability.

< <http://domainincite.com/16544-chinese-online-beats-guru-in-one-hour> http://domainincite.com/16544-chinese-online-beats-guru-in-one-hour>


.Build website domain names now available to construction companies

Bringing in what the domain calls ?the new Internet for the building industry,? .Build domain names are available for purchase to U.S. contractors and construction firms beginning today.

< <http://www.equipmentworld.com/build-website-domain-names-available-to-construction-companies-today/> http://www.equipmentworld.com/build-website-domain-names-available-to-construction-companies-today/>


CentralNic Group readies two web sites for .london & .build launch

Registration of .london domains starts at 4pm on Tuesday and domain name seller CentralNic (LON:CNIC) is ready for the flood gates to open.

< <http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.html> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68026/centralnic-group-readies-two-web-sites-for-london-build-launch-68026.html>


Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet

The building and construction industry is set for a digital revolution with the .BUILD TLD available for public registrations.

< <http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php> http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php>


AUC blocks Sophia Bekele from ITU event over DotAfrica dispute Michael Ouma

Even after ICANN recently moved a step closer to controversially delegate the DotAfrica domain to South Africa?s ZA Central Registry NPC ? which is supported by the African Union - last month, another storm has erupted.

< <http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/auc-blocks-sophia-bekele-from-itu-event-over-dotafrica-dispute> http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/auc-blocks-sophia-bekele-from-itu-event-over-dotafrica-dispute>


10 more new TLDs hit the market this week. 1 will be a big flop.

Nine more new TLDs enter general availability this week, including one that is going to have a miserable launch.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/new-tlds-flop/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/new-tlds-flop/>





us: Cyber firms look to move the electrical grid

At a keynote speech in Washington last month, former CIA director Leon E. Panetta warned that cyberspace is the ?battlefield of the future.? Hackers could trigger disruptions similar to those caused by Hurricane Sandy if they gain access to electricity grids, transportation systems or other networks, he said.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-it/cyber-firms-look-to-move-the-electrical-grid/2014/04/27/4e3163f2-cb06-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-it/cyber-firms-look-to-move-the-electrical-grid/2014/04/27/4e3163f2-cb06-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html>


Cost of cyber attacks on British companies rises - survey

The financial damage to British companies from cyber security breaches has doubled in the past year, according to a government-commissioned survey released on Tuesday.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-cybercrime-britain-survey-idUKKBN0DE21120140428> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-cybercrime-britain-survey-idUKKBN0DE21120140428>


Europe Begins Its Largest-Ever Cyberwar Stress Test

In a sign of just how seriously Europe is taking the cyber threat, more than 400 cyber security professionals from 29 countries and 200 organisations are today beginning a biannual cyber exercise coordinated by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/28/europe-begins-its-largest-ever-cyberwar-stress-test/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/04/28/europe-begins-its-largest-ever-cyberwar-stress-test/>


Biggest EU cyber security exercise to date: Cyber Europe 2014 taking place today

Today, 28 April 2014, European countries kick off the Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014). CE2014 is a highly sophisticated cyber exercise, involving more than 600 security actors across Europe.

< <http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-eu-cyber-security-exercise-to-date-cyber-europe-2014-taking-place-today> http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/biggest-eu-cyber-security-exercise-to-date-cyber-europe-2014-taking-place-today>


White House Details Thinking on Cybersecurity Flaws

In a rare insight into the government?s thinking on the use of cyberweapons, the White House on Monday published a series of questions it asks in deciding when to make public the discovery of major flaws in computer security or whether to keep them secret so that American intelligence agencies can use them to enable surveillance or an attack.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/white-house-details-thinking-on-cybersecurity-gaps.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/29/us/white-house-details-thinking-on-cybersecurity-gaps.html>


Heartbleed used to uncover data from cyber-criminals

The Heartbleed bug has turned cyber criminals from attackers into victims as researchers use it to grab material from chatrooms where they trade data.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27203766> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27203766>


Sefnit Botnet Swaps Tor for SSH

Facebook security researchers spot a Sefnit/Mevade click-fraud and Bitcoin-mining botnet returning to its previous SSH command-and-control communications infrastructure.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sefnit-botnet-swaps-tor-for-ssh/d/d-id/1235007> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/sefnit-botnet-swaps-tor-for-ssh/d/d-id/1235007>


UltraDNS Dealing with DDoS Attack

UltraDNS said it has mitigated a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for most of its customers after the service was held down for most of the day.

< <http://threatpost.com/ultradns-dealing-with-ddos-attack/105806> http://threatpost.com/ultradns-dealing-with-ddos-attack/105806>





London Police IP crime unit suspends 2.5K fraudulent websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has suspended more than 2,500 websites suspected of generating ?tens of millions? of pounds for selling counterfeit goods.

< <http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/28/london-police-ip-crime-unit-suspends-25k-fraudulent-websites-suspected-generating> http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/04/28/london-police-ip-crime-unit-suspends-25k-fraudulent-websites-suspected-generating>


uk: Police close down over 2,500 counterfeit designer goods websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) says it has so far closed down over 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods, since it was launched in September last year by City of London Police.

< <http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513844/police-close-down-over-2500-counterfeit-designer-goods-websites/> http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513844/police-close-down-over-2500-counterfeit-designer-goods-websites/>


City of London Police Suspends 2,500 Sites Selling Counterfeit Products

The City of London Police has been at war with the world?s websites for a while. In the past few months, the authorities have managed to suspend over 2,500 domain names.

< <http://news.softpedia.com/news/City-of-London-Police-Suspends-2-500-Sites-Selling-Counterfeit-Products-439707.shtml> http://news.softpedia.com/news/City-of-London-Police-Suspends-2-500-Sites-Selling-Counterfeit-Products-439707.shtml>


PIPCU suspends more than 2,500 websites selling fake designer goods

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World IP Day by announcing it has suspended more than 2,500 websites selling counterfeit goods since the unit launched in September 2013.

< <http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx> http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/pipcu-suspends-2500-websites.aspx>


Vulgarity saves domain name

I am old enough to remember when ?computerized? legal research was a new thing. We had one terminal at the law firm where I first started practicing dedicated to us whippersnappers who preferred not to lug the heavy volumes off the shelves. And I worked with a guy who enjoyed putting dirty words into the search, just to see how many times courts actually had to deal with whatever four letter word popped into his mind. Was it childish? Yes. Was it distracting? Of course. Did it inevitably keep us occupied for long stretches at a time? Sadly, yes.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=40c84bba-d06d-4615-8227-619f46ae71fc> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=40c84bba-d06d-4615-8227-619f46ae71fc>


FICEP SPA guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in dirty UDRP case

Italian machine tool manufacturing company FICEP SPA has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a UDRP for FICEP.com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/ficep-spa-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/ficep-spa-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>



- IPv4/IPv6


It?s Time to Implement Last Decade?s Technology Updates by Leo Vegoda

As the Internet began to grow rapidly in the early 1990s it became clear that the classful approach to routing, which had been introduced in 1981, would consume the IPv4 address space very fast and that improving the usage efficiency was needed. Classful Inter-Domain Routing, better known as CIDR, was introduced in 1993 and began to be deployed.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/its-time-to-implement-last-decades-technology-updates/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/04/its-time-to-implement-last-decades-technology-updates/>


Chinese Government Will Invest CNY20 Billion To Promote IPv6

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China says it will continue to promote the Internet sector's adoption of IPv6 with an investment of over CNY20 billion.

< <http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/04/30/20482-chinese-government-will-invest-cny20-billion-to-promote-ipv6> http://www.chinatechnews.com/2014/04/30/20482-chinese-government-will-invest-cny20-billion-to-promote-ipv6>


The state of the Internet: Faster, with more IPv6 -- and more attacks

Akamai Technologies, using data aggregated from its network of servers, recently released its fourth-quarter "State of the Internet" report for 2013. The numbers show an Internet that's incrementally faster and using more IPv6 connections, yet still plagued with DDoS and other attacks.

< <http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet/the-state-of-the-internet-faster-more-ipv6-and-more-attacks-241388?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_> http://images.infoworld.com/t/internet/the-state-of-the-internet-faster-more-ipv6-and-more-attacks-241388?source=rss_infoworld_top_stories_>





EU Member State Privacy Regulators Ponder Response to End of Data Retention Directive

The recent invalidation of the European Union Data Protection Directive (2006/24/EC) was in large part welcomed by EU privacy officials, but what it means for specific data retention activities in the 28 member states in the bloc isn't clear, they told Bloomberg BNA.

< <http://www.bna.com/eu-member-state-n17179889937/> http://www.bna.com/eu-member-state-n17179889937/>


GoDaddy Continues Global Expansion with Launch into 21 New Markets and 14 New Languages

GoDaddy, the world?s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today announced its continued expansion into international markets. After beginning this international expansion fewer than two years ago and a recent successful release across Latin America, GoDaddy is now extending its offering more broadly across Europe.

< <http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-into-21-new-markets-and-14-new-languages.aspx> http://www.godaddy.com/news/article/godaddy-continues-global-expansion-with-launch-into-21-new-markets-and-14-new-languages.aspx>


GoDaddy eliminates email support in favor of phone, chat

GoDaddy has stopped offering support by email for U.S. customers, instead pushing them to phone and chat support options.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/godaddy-support/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/godaddy-support/>


How changes in the world's web traffic affect your business

On a daily basis businesses across the world consider how they are connecting with their increasingly hyper-connected customers.

< <http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-changes-in-the-world-s-web-traffic-affect-your-business-1243849> http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/how-changes-in-the-world-s-web-traffic-affect-your-business-1243849>


NetNames Acquires WebIP

NetNames, an online brand protection and corporate domain name management, has acquired WebIP, a leader in corporate domain name management in the Australian market.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/29/netnames-acquires-webip/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/29/netnames-acquires-webip/>





Domain parking is down, but not dead

Survey shows domain parking is still a key to the domain business, even if much smaller than before.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/domain-parking-is-down-but-not-dead/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/domain-parking-is-down-but-not-dead/>


DomainAgents? new system might accelerate your domain name sales

Domain sales platform DomainAgents has made a major upgrade with the hopes of helping domain name investors sell more inventory.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/>


2014 Domain Sales Chart Gets a New Leader With 7-Figure Sale of a 2-Letter .Com

As we reported in our Lowdown section yesterday Xiaomi Inc., a major consumer electronics manufacturer in China, has purchased MI.com for $3.6 million in the biggest domain sale reported so far this year. Xiaomi will use the domain as a shorter more memorable brand that they feel will serve them better as they continue to expand into international markets where a Chinese word like Xiaomi would be more difficult for consumers to remember.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140430.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140430.htm>

Facebook to Let Users Limit Data Revealed by Log-Ins

Trying to become even bigger ? and make more money ? Facebook will allow users to reveal a little less.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/technology/facebook-to-let-users-limit-data-revealed-by-log-ins.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/technology/facebook-to-let-users-limit-data-revealed-by-log-ins.html>


Facebook addresses privacy fears with anonymous log-in for apps [IDG]

Ever looked at an app and decided not to try it because you didn't want to share your data? Facebook is trying to remove that stumbling block with a new service called anonymous log-ins that was announced Wednesday.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544055/facebook_addresses_privacy_fears_anonymous_log-in_apps/>





EU moves to end smartphone patent wars in landmark ruling

The European commission moved on Tuesday to stem aggressive patent lawsuits by smartphone and tablet makers against rivals, ruling that Motorola Mobility had broken EU law by taking such action against Apple.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/eu-end-smartphone-patent-wars-landmark-ruling> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/eu-end-smartphone-patent-wars-landmark-ruling>


Europe?s Antitrust Chief Censures Google?s Motorola Mobility Over Key Patents

Motorola Mobility broke European Union law by trying to wield unfair control over its basic patents for communications technologies used in smartphones and tablet computers, Europe?s antitrust chief said on Tuesday. But the commissioner did not fine the company, which is owned by Google.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/international/europes-antitrust-chief-censures-googles-motorola-mobility-but-stops-short-of-a-fine.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/business/international/europes-antitrust-chief-censures-googles-motorola-mobility-but-stops-short-of-a-fine.html>





Search Warrants Apply to All Worldwide Data Held by US Service Providers, Judge Rules

A US judge has ruled that a government search warrant will require American companies providing internet, email, and online storage services to hand over data stored anywhere in the world.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/search-warrants-apply-worldwide-data-held-us-service-providers-judge-rules> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/search-warrants-apply-worldwide-data-held-us-service-providers-judge-rules>


Microsoft must release email data held on Dublin server

A judge in the US has ordered Microsoft to hand over a customer's emails, even though the data is held on a server in Ireland.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27191500> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27191500>


US court forces Microsoft to hand over personal data from Irish server

The private emails and personal information of web users can be handed over to US law enforcement ? even if that data is stored on servers outside the US, according to a New York court ruling.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server>





Microsoft tells IE users how to defend against zero-day bug

Microsoft has yet to patch its latest critical Internet Explorer zero-day security flaw, but an advisory about the bug now offers two temporary solutions.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/> http://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-tells-ie-users-how-to-defend-against-zero-day-bug/>



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