[DNS] auDA Domain News - 5 May

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 5 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 13:37:33 +1000


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Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehad?

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/>


A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood & Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues

< <http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/> http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/>


AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html> http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html>


AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May

< <http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/> http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

< <http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/> http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>


.net.au going cheap

< <http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap> http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap>


Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion>


Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/>


The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com

< <http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls> http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls>


Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/>






Turning Talk Into Action After NETmundial by Fadi Chehad?

NETmundial was an exhilarating and unique experience, with its spirited and passionate discussions about principles for how together we should govern the Internet in the future. Many people remarked on how refreshing it was to see governments lining up at microphones to speak alongside members of civil society and the technical and business communities. And we went beyond discussion to produce a bottom-up outcome document with equal participation by all stakeholders. Everyone?s willingness to participate in this process demonstrated to me and my fellow co-chairs, as well as most of the attendees, that the stakeholders from different sectors are indeed able to collaborate and produce real-world results.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/turning-talk-into-action-after-netmundial/>


Liberalising internet governance: ICANN and the role of governments

There has been much debate this month among internet circles about the future of ICANN. Much of this was discussed at the NETmundial meeting in Sao Paolo, a suitable venue given Brazil?s desire to throw its weight behind reforming such bodies as ICANN. Reforms are on the cards, but no one seems to be clear what exactly these will do to the way the internet is used. Sentiments of doom and gloom mix with utopian forecasts of freedom.

< <http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/> http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/liberalising-internet-governance-icann-role-governments/>


Ten Answers From NETmundial

In a previous Inside Views article in Intellectual Property Watch, 10 questions were raised with the hope that they would be answered in the ?Global Multisectoral Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance,? also known as NETmundial.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/01/ten-answers-of-netmundial/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/01/ten-answers-of-netmundial/>


A Civil Society Perspective on NETmundial 2014 Final Outcome Document: A Remarkable Achievement, Despite Losses to Hollywood & Govts Over Specific Language on Most Controversial Issues

What follows are a 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://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/> http://ipjustice.org/wp/2014/04/26/a-civil-society-perspective-on-netmundial-2014-final-outcome-document-overall-a-remarkable-achievement-despite-key-losses-over-specific-language/>


Outcome from NETMundial Meeting in Brazil Largely Seen as Positive for Business

Last Month at the NETMundial meeting in Brazil, representatives from governments, private sector, civil society, the technical community and academia met to debate the key principles on which the Internet should evolve.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/outcome-from-netmundial-meeting-in-brazil-largely-seen-as-positive-for-business/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/outcome-from-netmundial-meeting-in-brazil-largely-seen-as-positive-for-business/>


The Unanswered Questions of NetMundial by David Johnson

I join many others in commending Brazil for a successful NetMundial meeting. The shared sense of commitment to a free and open internet was tangible. Experimental processes opened up new ways of engaging more people in the multi-stakeholder process and preserving the transparency of efforts to find consensus.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/30/the-unanswered-questions-of-netmundial/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/30/the-unanswered-questions-of-netmundial/>


Netmundial moves Net governance beyond WSIS by Milton Mueller

The Brazil meeting, the Netmundial, has succeeded in producing an outcome document that commands international legitimacy. Among governments, only Russia, Cuba and India explicitly distanced themselves from the outcome. Given the speed with which the process was put together and the need for process innovations to aggregate the comments of hundreds of people and make appropriate modifications to the document, we should be impressed with this accomplishment.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/27/netmundial-moves-net-governance-beyond-wsis/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/04/27/netmundial-moves-net-governance-beyond-wsis/>


Event wrap: NETmundial

NETmundial was a global conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 23 and 24 April 2014. It arose only recently, in October 2013, during a meeting between President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil and ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade.

< <http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-netmundial> http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2014/event-wrap-netmundial>


India fails to throw weight behind NETmundial

India was among the few governments that did not sign the NETmundial outcome statement. But why does it seem that the world?s largest democracy is not putting its weight behind a ?bottom-up, open, and participatory? multistakeholder process?

< <http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/india-fails-throw-weight-behind-netmundial/> http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/05/india-fails-throw-weight-behind-netmundial/>


Freedom Online Coalition agrees to recommendations on a free and secure Internet

The fourth annual meeting of the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC), an intergovernmental coalition that is committed to advancing free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online around the globe, concluded Tuesday in Tallinn, Estonia. The meeting brought together governments, business, and civil society for two days of discussion on issues such as business and human rights, surveillance and transparency, maintaining one global Internet, and a range of other important Internet freedom and governance related issues.

< <https://cdt.org/blog/freedom-online-coalition-agrees-to-recommendations-on-a-free-and-secure-internet/> https://cdt.org/blog/freedom-online-coalition-agrees-to-recommendations-on-a-free-and-secure-internet/>








Understanding ICANN's Complexity in a Growing and Changing Internet by Cecilia Testart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Abstract: Historically, the primary governance of the Internet has been in the hands of ICANN, a non-profit corporation appointed by the US government to develop policy for and manage the critical resources of the Internet: Internet Protocol addresses, Domain Names System and parameter numbers. However, because of the immense global influence of the Internet, other national governments and international organizations are seeking to rapidly become involved in this policy-development sphere. In this particularly decisive moment of the Internet, there is a need to understand the structure and processes of ICANN before any further change.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431571> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2431571>





The Product Development Process Behind the New ICANN.org by Anil Podduturi

The new ICANN.org will be releasing soon, and we thought it would be valuable to reflect on the process and methodology we employed to build the new digital presence for ICANN. Consider it a bookend to the post we wrote at the beginning of the project last July, when we laid out our general approach to product innovation.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/the-product-development-process-behind-the-new-icann-org/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/the-product-development-process-behind-the-new-icann-org/>


Board Member Compensation

Purpose (Brief): To seek public comment on Recommendations about Board member compensation, including the proposed Bylaws revisions that would allow non-voting Board liaisons to accept compensation if approved by the voting Board members.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm>


Upcoming Webinars: GDD Update Webinar (New!)

A status update on ICANN's Global Domains Division focusing on the New gTLD Program and the DNS Industry in general. Specific topics TBD.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars>


New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 2 May 2014:

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-02may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-02may14-en>


Takeaways From ICANN 49 in Singapore

As you may know, the most recent public ICANN meeting concluded at the end of March in Singapore. Our new gTLD team has closely examined developments at the meeting and carefully distilled several hot topics and takeaways at a high level.

< <http://www.natlawreview.com/article/takeaways-internet-corporation-assigned-names-and-numbers-icann-49-singapore> http://www.natlawreview.com/article/takeaways-internet-corporation-assigned-names-and-numbers-icann-49-singapore>

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f696ca4f-0a10-4812-86f8-a34882b42ca8> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f696ca4f-0a10-4812-86f8-a34882b42ca8>





AusRegistry Launches $1 .NET.AU May Promotion

The wholesale price of a .net.au domain name has been lowered to just one Aussie dollar for the month of May!

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22245>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/net-au-may-promotion/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html> http://www.domainnews.com/net-au-may-promotion.html>


AusRegistry drops net.au pricing to $1 for the month of May

AusRegistry, the company tasked with operating the .au domain namespace, has dropped the price of net.au domain names to $1.

< <http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/> http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>

< <http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/> http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/544097/ausregistry_drops_net_au_pricing_1_month_may/>


.net.au going cheap

If you've ever thought of registering a .net.au domain, May 2014 might be the time to act.

< <http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap> http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/63924-netau-going-cheap>


Purchase net.au domain names in May for $1

AusRegisty today announced the launch of a never-before-seen sale in the Australian domain name market, where the wholesale price of new net.au domain names has been lowered to just $1 (Inc GST).

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/netau-promotion>


dk: New customer satisfaction survey on the way

Today, DK Hostmaster distributes a new satisfaction survey to a selection of 5000 users of the .dk domain name.

< <https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way/> https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/new-customer-satisfaction-survey-on-the-way/>


Over 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts created for Nigerian officials ? NiRA

Mary Uduma, president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has announced the creation of more than 40,000 .gov.ng email accounts for Nigerian government officials across ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

< <http://www.humanipo.com/news/43463/over-40000-gov-ng-email-accounts-created-for-nigerian-officials-nira/> http://www.humanipo.com/news/43463/over-40000-gov-ng-email-accounts-created-for-nigerian-officials-nira/>


Nigeria targets 250,000 .ng domains in 2014

Mary Uduma, head of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), said the association registered 16,981 dot ng domain names in 2013.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nigeria-targets-250000-ng-domains-in-2014--1011428> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nigeria-targets-250000-ng-domains-in-2014--1011428>


NIRA registers 16, 981 new domain names, renews 7, 571

The administrator of the Nigeria?s .ng ccTLD, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association said it registered additional 16, 981 domain names in 2013 while another 7, 571 were renewed during the year.

< <http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-registers-16-981-new-domain-names-renews-7-571/> http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nira-registers-16-981-new-domain-names-renews-7-571/>


sa: Correction campaign for domains without accounts (Domain Fetching) started

Since the adoption of the user accounts back in 2010 all of our services made available only through the accounts. Nevertheless a significant number of the old domain names are still not associated with any accounts. That means the administrative contacts of those domains did not apply for any change or update since the introduction of the user accounts. Or the fact that those entities does not exist anymore.

< <http://nic.sa/en/view/news_147> http://nic.sa/en/view/news_147>


uk: Cowley quits Nominet

Lesley Cowley has unexpectedly quit her job as Nominet?s longstanding CEO.

< <http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet> http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet>


Nominet Announces Shock Resignation Of CEO Cowley

Nominet have announced the surprising announcement of CEO Lesley Cowley, effective 9 July, after 15 years with the .uk registry.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22252> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22252>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/03/nominet-resignation-cowley/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-resignation-cowley.html> http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-resignation-cowley.html>


Nominet boss quits after rough patch at helm of dot-UK registry

The boss of troubled dot-UK registry Nominet has quit her job. Lesley Cowley has resigned from the company after 15 years of service. She said that it was "now the right time to move on".

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/nominet_boss_quits_after_rough_patch_at_helm_of_dotuk_registry/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/nominet_boss_quits_after_rough_patch_at_helm_of_dotuk_registry/>


uk: CEO Announcement

Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish Nominet as a widely respected domain name registry over the last 15 years.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/ceo-announcement> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/ceo-announcement>


usTLD Overview of Changes 2014

Overview of .usTLD Dispute Resolution Policy and .us TLD Nexus Dispute Resolution Policy Rule Changes

< <http://www.neustar.us/ustld-overview-of-changes-2014/> http://www.neustar.us/ustld-overview-of-changes-2014/>


zm: ZICTA Unveils Domain Name

THE Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has introduced a domain name system security extensions to secure internet infrastructure. ZICTA managing director Margaret Mudenda said the authority had introduced a domain name system to secure internet infrastructure in the country.

< <http://www.times.co.zm/?p=21082> http://www.times.co.zm/?p=21082>

< <http://allafrica.com/stories/201405021384.html> http://allafrica.com/stories/201405021384.html>





Architelos? NameSentry? Abuse Mitigation Service Adopted by 44% of New gTLDs

Architelos, Inc., the premier provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced it has reached 44% market share for its SaaS based NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.

< <http://architelos.com/architelos-namesentry?-abuse-mitigation-service-adopted-44-new-generic-top-level-domains-rightside-joins-donuts-adopting-namesentry/> http://architelos.com/architelos-namesentry?-abuse-mitigation-service-adopted-44-new-generic-top-level-domains-rightside-joins-donuts-adopting-namesentry/>


The Snapchat of web addresses: Meet the domains that aren?t meant to last

Your marriage may last forever, but the website you register to announce it to the world won?t. A new TLD?the last bit of a web address, like the .com in qz.com?is bringing a Snapchat mentality to the fusty world of domain names. By making it very expensive for users to hold on to their websites after a certain period of time, these sites are effectively built to self-destruct?or at least move on.

< <http://qz.com/205516/the-snapchat-of-web-addresses-meet-the-domains-that-arent-meant-to-last/> http://qz.com/205516/the-snapchat-of-web-addresses-meet-the-domains-that-arent-meant-to-last/>


ICANN's new gTLD zonefile service suffers glitch

Since April 29, ICANN's Centralized Zone Data System, or CZDS for short, has been taken offline due to an apparent technical problem. The system provides zonefile data for active new gTLDs. All registries are required to feed data into the system, which can then be accessed by any interested party.

< <http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/484-ICANNs-new-gTLD-zonefile-service-suffers-glitch.html> http://www.stephanevangelder.com/archives/484-ICANNs-new-gTLD-zonefile-service-suffers-glitch.html>


.CEO: How not to market your new TLD

I?ve written before that .ceo as a standalone domain name doesn?t make sense to me. I see some potential for a network for CEOs, and the company behind .ceo has plenty of experience with social networking. But that wouldn?t be about a domain, it would be about a network.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/dotceo-marketing/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/dotceo-marketing/>


Small businesses get a shot at the big time with .London

The launch of the .London domain name has been accompanied by a great deal of hype but the change is more than just cosmetic. This is a real opportunity for smaller organisations to make their mark in the cut-throat world of online business.

< <http://theconversation.com/small-businesses-get-a-shot-at-the-big-time-with-london-26069> http://theconversation.com/small-businesses-get-a-shot-at-the-big-time-with-london-26069>


Is .LONDON the best new domain for businesses?

The UK capital is home to some 800,000 businesses, ranging from the largest brands to local businesses born and bred in The Big Smoke. The new domain creates an opportunity for all of these businesses to associate themselves directly with London.

< <http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123457960/london-best-new-domain-businesses> http://www.information-age.com/industry/uk-industry/123457960/london-best-new-domain-businesses>


.BUILD gTLD Launches Aimed At Building And Construction Industry

New gTLDs are coming left, right and centre and now there is even one for the building and construction industry.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/dotbuild-launches-building-construction-industry/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/02/dotbuild-launches-building-construction-industry/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/build-launches-building-construction-industry.html> http://www.domainnews.com/build-launches-building-construction-industry.html>


Why brands will win from new gTLDs

Researching our on how to protect trade marks in the new gTLDs, I spoke to few brand owners who were enthusiastic about Icann's new gTLD programme. As Sarah Deutsch of Verizon (who is chairing a session on new gTLDs at the INTA Annual Meeting this month) put it: "If people are registering at all, they're doing so defensively."

< <http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html> http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3337295/Why-brands-will-win-from-new-gTLDs.html>


Who Will Apply for .SCOUT in Round 2 by Jean Guillon

I was pretty much suprised not to see any application for .SCOUT in round 1 of the ICANN new gTLD program. There were two applications for .GUIDE but a guide is a guide and a scout...is a scout. I remember going to meetings and introducing the potential of .SCOUT. Basically, what is say on my personal website: "I look forward to organize a team around one major Community project for round 2.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140405_who_will_apply_for_scout_in_round_2/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140405_who_will_apply_for_scout_in_round_2/>


ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web

ARI Registry Services facilitated the delegation of its second .brand TLD client to the web when the World Trade Center's .wtc TLD was switched on live during the week.

< <http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.php> http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.php>


.Build starts building: 1,700 domains so far

.Build domain names for the construction and building industries hit general availability on Tuesday.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/build-starts-building-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/build-starts-building-domain-names/>


Donuts continues Internet land grab, launching .fail, .toys, .WTF and other domains

Want to register tech.expert? It could be available for purchase on May 7. Donuts, the Bellevue-based domain name registrar, is continuing the rapid expansion of its portfolio of new TLDs this month by making 13 new swaths of web property available to interested buyers, including .expert, .foundation, .cruises and .condos. In addition to that, trademark holders will be able to pre-register 11 new domains, including .wtf and .pictures with the company.

< <http://www.geekwire.com/2014/donuts-continues-domain-land-grab-launching-13-new-tlds-month/> http://www.geekwire.com/2014/donuts-continues-domain-land-grab-launching-13-new-tlds-month/>


New Travel-Themed Domains Rolling Out

gTLDs registry Donuts is showing no signs of slowing down its efforts to expand the Internet's global address system.

< <http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457458,00.asp> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2457458,00.asp>


New TLDs Need Active Websites to Gain Recognition - How .ME is Getting it Done

Before ICANN launched its new gTLD program, re-purposed ccTLDs like Colombia's .CO and Montenegro's .ME managed to remodel themselves from country code domains into globally available extensions that were re-positioned with new meanings

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140501.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140501.htm>


Wolfram wins .CEO URS dispute on second try

Search and data company Wolfram has won a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) case for Wolfram.ceo?on the second try.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/wolfram-wins-ceo-urs-dispute-on-second-try/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/wolfram-wins-ceo-urs-dispute-on-second-try/>


Jodee 'One.Tel' Rich's spruiks .CEO sites for email LIKE A BOSS

Jodee Rich, a technology entrepreneur best known for his part in the spectacular collapse of Australian mobile telco One.Tel, has thrust himself into inboxes around the world with an offer to register for the .CEO GTLD.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jodee_onetel_richs_spruiks_ceo_sites_for_email_like_a_boss/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/02/jodee_onetel_richs_spruiks_ceo_sites_for_email_like_a_boss/>





us: 61 percent of people who knew about Heartbleed actually did something about it

The Heartbleed security issue was one of the worst security problems we've seen on the Internet in recent memory ? a major flaw in the way that the majority of the Web secured sensitive data. But after years of reports about security bugs and several months of hearing about major data breaches, the challenge was communicating just how serious it was to consumers.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/30/61-percent-of-people-who-knew-about-heartbleed-actually-did-something-about-it/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/30/61-percent-of-people-who-knew-about-heartbleed-actually-did-something-about-it/>


UltraDNS Mitigates Massive 100Gb/s DDoS Attack

Neustar UltraDNS has mitigated a 100Gb/s DDoS attack targeted at one customer, bringing down its DNS service for several hours on Wednesday. According to the SANS Institute?s Internet Storm Center, who had monitored the attack, the DDoS was launched Wednesday morning at around 10:45 PT.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ultradns-mitigates-massive-100gbs-ddos-attack> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/ultradns-mitigates-massive-100gbs-ddos-attack>


Privacy, Cybercrime Headline the Infosecurity Europe Conference

Information security professionals and technology vendors from Europe and beyond descended on London this week for the annual Infosecurity Europe conference.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/operations/careers-and-people/privacy-cybercrime-headline-the-infosecurity-europe-conference/d/d-id/1235042> http://www.darkreading.com/operations/careers-and-people/privacy-cybercrime-headline-the-infosecurity-europe-conference/d/d-id/1235042>


It takes a network to defeat a network

Cyber crime investigators must match criminals? organisational structures

< <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f9461fba-cfa4-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.html> http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f9461fba-cfa4-11e3-bec6-00144feabdc0.html>


Cyber-security: A new search for cyber-defenders

IN A hot and noisy bunker room a stone?s throw from Downing Street, dozens of people battle a cyber-attack. Programmers huddle around screens, tracking down a virus that has frozen cash machines, online payments and stock flotations. A red-faced man in a suit harangues one sweating coder: ?What can I tell the PM??

< <http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21601545-new-search-cyber-defenders-fresh-meat> http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21601545-new-search-cyber-defenders-fresh-meat>


CSIRO warns Australia needs a cultural change in dealing with cyber security

A CSIRO report warns that poor cyber security by organisations risks a range of scenarios including entire cities being left without electricity.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/csiro-warns-australia-needs-cyber-security/5429606> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-05/csiro-warns-australia-needs-cyber-security/5429606>





Brand Owner Gets Roasted by Coffee Case

The domain at issue in this week?s decision is roispresso.com. So what on Earth is ?roispresso?, you may ask? Well, the Respondent ? the company behind roispresso.com - named ENERG d.o.o., explains that Roispresso is an espresso-like drink made from rooibos tea and that the product was originally called ?Respresso? but the name was changed to avoid a lawsuit by Nestle.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/28/brand-owner-gets-roasted-by-coffee-case/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/04/28/brand-owner-gets-roasted-by-coffee-case/>





The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs Decoding 4008-517-517.com

An American friend living in Beijing once said she refused to communicate with anyone whose email address consisted of a string of numbers, such as 62718298454 at 163.com. This made sense to me at the time?why make email addresses as difficult to remember as phone numbers? But I soon realized that issuing a blanket ban on number-based communications would mean cutting off just about every single Chinese person I knew.

< <http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls> http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117608/chinese-number-websites-secret-meaning-urls>


ANZOA Ombudsman Conference Wellington New Zealand

I have just returned from two days at a local conference. It is always refreshing to be able to attend a useful conference in your home town, where the travel expense is my bus fare of five dollars. It is even better when the conference contains detailed and useful presentations and new learning experiences, and I am pleased to say that I also had the opportunity to meet friends and colleagues and meet new ombudsman who are relatively close to where I live.

< <https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1055> https://omblog.icann.org/?p=1055>


Esther Dyson's Healthy Investments: The investor is hoping to produce better health through technology with a new nonprofit.

... The U.S. Commerce Department recently said that it plans to relinquish its oversight of Icann, handing that task to an international body of some kind. The details are still being worked out, but Ms. Dyson hopes that governments won't be the new regulators. "I don't think the future of civilization is at stake," she says, but "waste offends me, and stupidity like people getting sick who shouldn't offends me, and having someone muck up the Internet, which is running more or less OK, offends me."

< <http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304393704579531800099232712> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304393704579531800099232712>


Google Hints It May Toss Long URLs From Chrome

Google Chrome may eventually hide long URLs from the address bar. That is, if a recent update to Google's experimental browser is any indication.

< <http://mashable.com/2014/05/02/google-to-kill-urls-in-chrome/> http://mashable.com/2014/05/02/google-to-kill-urls-in-chrome/>


Web.com paid $7.4 million for SnapNames

Web.com paid $7.4 million cash to acquire SnapNames from KeyDrive, the company revealed on its investor conference call yesterday.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/web-com-paid-7-4-million-for-snapnames/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/web-com-paid-7-4-million-for-snapnames/>


Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features! by Paul Vixie

Today the e-mail faerie brought news of the release of BIND9 9.10.0 which can be downloaded from here. BIND9 is the most popular name server on the Internet and has been ever since taking that title away from BIND8 which had a few years earlier taken it from BIND4. I used to work on BIND, and I founded ISC, the home of BIND, and even though I left ISC in July 2013 to launch a commercial security startup company, I remain a fan of both ISC and BIND.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140430_wow_bind9_910_is_out_and_what_a_list_of_features/>


Moniker to switch to DomainDiscount24 interface

A big change is coming for Moniker customers. The registrar will soon switch it user interface to one very similar to DomainDiscount24.com, another registrar within the KeyDrive family of companies. KeyDrive acquired Moniker in 2011 but has barely touched the site design.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/moniker-to-switch-to-domaindiscount-24-interface/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/moniker-to-switch-to-domaindiscount-24-interface/>


Namecheap search ?favorites? is cool. I?m still waiting for better new TLD search.

Namecheap unveiled a new domain searching interface this morning. The highlight for me is the ability to pick favorite TLDs for future searches.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/namecheap-domain-search/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/namecheap-domain-search/>


Blackberry files patent app for predictive & dynamic TLD key

Blackberry has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a predictive and dynamic TLD key.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/blackberry-patent-dynamic-tld-key/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/01/blackberry-patent-dynamic-tld-key/>





Netcraft: Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2014

Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in April, with only one failed request. The London-based managed hosting provider uses data centres in the UK, USA and Switzerland, all of which are ISO 27001 certified. This information security management system standard uses a three-stage external audit process to ensure the company has suitable security policies and risk treatment plans.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2014.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/01/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-april-2014.html>





Medicare.com domain name sells for $4.8 million

HealthInsurance Services, Inc. has acquired the domain name Medicare.com for $4.8 million.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/02/medicare-com-domain-name-sells-for-4-8-million/>


3&4 Character Numeric .Asia Domains Available on NameJet.com Today!

>From May 2nd to 9th 2014, approximately 150 three and four numeric character .Asia domain names are being offered to the public for the first time on NameJet.com.

< <http://www.dot.asia/34-character-numeric-asia-domains-available-on-namejet-com-today/> http://www.dot.asia/34-character-numeric-asia-domains-available-on-namejet-com-today/>


4 Things you Need to Know About .CO Premiums & Afternic

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about .CO domains at the moment. But one opportunity that hasn?t gone unnoticed is the increased use and sales of .CO premium names. And now, with Afternic gaining access to the entire portfolio of .CO premiums, we are bringing the opportunity to gain commission from the sale of a premium name right to your fingertips.

< <http://www.go.co/blog/2014/04/29/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-co-premiums-afternic/> http://www.go.co/blog/2014/04/29/5-things-you-need-to-know-about-co-premiums-afternic/>




Online video and advertising: Media firms are making big bets on online video, still an untested medium

?The internet is the great leveller,? pronounced Mark Thompson, the boss of the New York Times Company and former director-general of the BBC. ?Video used to be the sole preserve of broadcasters.? No longer. Mr Thompson took the stage on April 28th in a Manhattan warehouse pulsing with about 500 guests, to show off his newspaper?s video vigour. It is launching 14 online ?channels? and creating short shows inspired by its newspaper columns. One, called ?Verbatim?, features comedians mocking court proceedings. Its website will also host videos produced by advertisers.

< <http://www.economist.com/news/business/21601558-media-firms-are-making-big-bets-online-video-still-untested-medium-newtube> http://www.economist.com/news/business/21601558-media-firms-are-making-big-bets-online-video-still-untested-medium-newtube>


My #InternetOfEverything Perspective: Why the Global Society Needs IoE by Glen Hiemstra

The role of a futurist was a little different in the pre-Internet world. During the 1980s, I had the chance to hear Willis Harmon, a futurist at Stanford Research, speak about computers and the global society. He discussed that everyone has this perception that the ?computerization of everything? was making the world more complex. Rather than confining to everyone else?s opinion, he offered up a more unique perspective. He wanted people to consider that maybe the increasing complexity of global society was causing computerization. It?s a classic chicken before the egg debacle.

< <http://blogs.cisco.com/ioe/why-global-society-needs-internet-of-everything/> http://blogs.cisco.com/ioe/why-global-society-needs-internet-of-everything/>


Internet Explorer 11 passes 9 and 10 combined, Windows XP remains abundant

April, the month that theoretically saw Windows XP drop out of support, was unfortunately not marked by the precipitous decline of Windows XP usage on the Internet. It was down, a little bit, but it unfortunately remains a significant feature of the computing landscape. In better news, Internet Explorer 11 has become the most widely used "modern" version of Internet Explorer. There are now more people using Internet Explorer 11 than Internet Explorer 9 and 10 combined. This can only be a good thing for Web developers.

< <http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/internet-explorer-11-passes-9-and-10-combined-windows-xp-remains-abundant/> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/05/internet-explorer-11-passes-9-and-10-combined-windows-xp-remains-abundant/>


Google Chrome continues to outpace Firefox

Google Chrome widened its lead over Firefox last month, according to new desktop browser stats.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-continues-to-outpace-firefox/> http://www.cnet.com/news/google-chrome-continues-to-outpace-firefox/>





Live online streaming of child sex abuse an emerging trend, crime agency warns

The live online streaming of real-time child sexual abuse is becoming an "emerging trend" that will grow over the next three years, according to Britain's organised crime fighters.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/01/live-online-streaming-child-sex-abuse-emerging-trend> http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/01/live-online-streaming-child-sex-abuse-emerging-trend>


Study finds no reason to panic about teens, sex and technology

A comprehensive study argues there is no need to panic about the intersection of teenagers, sexual behaviour and technology.

< <http://www.smh.com.au/national/study-finds-no-reason-to-panic-about-teens-sex-and-technology-20140503-37oqp.html> http://www.smh.com.au/national/study-finds-no-reason-to-panic-about-teens-sex-and-technology-20140503-37oqp.html>





us: Court case on streaming TV threatens to cloud our online equality

It is a very big court case about a tiny object. The American broadcasting industry is ferociously interested in its outcome, not least because it might change television forever. The lumbering case of American Broadcasting Services v Aereo is currently with the Supreme Court. In a nutshell the commercial broadcasters of American network television, ABC, NBC Universal, CBS and Fox, plus assorted interested parties such as the National Football League and Major League Baseball, want the highest legal authority in the land to tell a small New York startup that it is illegally rebroadcasting their programmes.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/may/04/court-case-streaming-broadcast-television> http://www.theguardian.com/media/media-blog/2014/may/04/court-case-streaming-broadcast-television>





When Hitting ?Find My iPhone? Takes You to a Thief?s Doorstep

After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate?s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab?

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/us/when-hitting-find-my-iphone-takes-you-to-a-thiefs-doorstep.html>





Spam Hits Three Year High-Water Mark

Takedowns of prolific spam botnets, such as Rustock in 2011 and Grum in 2012, had a substantial effect on reducing overall global spam volumes. This, combined with diminishing returns for spammers sending via bots, had left many email recipients basking in the comfort of (mostly) clean inboxes. No doubt this downward trend in global spam volumes also saved countless dollars that would have otherwise been frittered away on phony university degrees, suspect weight loss products, and erectile dysfunction medication.

< <http://blogs.cisco.com/security/spam-hits-three-year-high-water-mark/> http://blogs.cisco.com/security/spam-hits-three-year-high-water-mark/>





Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

That's the provocative question being debated in antitrust circles in the wake of revelations that Mr. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, who is deeply revered in Silicon Valley, was the driving force in a conspiracy to prevent competitors from poaching employees. Mr. Jobs seems never to have read, or may have chosen to ignore, the first paragraph of the Sherman Antitrust Act:

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/business/steve-jobs-a-genius-at-pushing-boundaries-too.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/business/steve-jobs-a-genius-at-pushing-boundaries-too.html>





The Internet of Things Could Encroach on Personal Privacy

A recent White House report on big data wonders aloud about the capability of sensors and smart meters to turn homes into fish tanks, completely transparent to marketers, police -- and criminals.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544276/internet_things_could_encroach_personal_privacy/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544276/internet_things_could_encroach_personal_privacy/>





Mixed Verdict in Apple-Samsung Patent Fight

A federal jury said on Friday that Apple and Samsung had infringed on each other's patents in some mobile devices but awarded most of the damages to Apple, in the latest court fight between the two technology giants.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/technology/jury-finds-apple-and-samsung-infringed-patents.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/technology/jury-finds-apple-and-samsung-infringed-patents.html>





Google faces antitrust lawsuit on U.S. mobile internet search

Consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman said it filed a nationwide antitrust class-action lawsuit against Google Inc alleging the company "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the United States.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/uk-google-lawsuit-idUKKBN0DI04420140502> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/uk-google-lawsuit-idUKKBN0DI04420140502>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-google-lawsuit-idINKBN0DI06Q20140502> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-google-lawsuit-idINKBN0DI06Q20140502>


Google Australia's $7.1m tax bill slashed to just $466,802, reports say

Google?s Australian operation may have had its $7.1m tax bill reduced to just $466,802 in the 2013 financial year.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/02/google-australias-71m-tax-bill-slashed-to-466802> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/02/google-australias-71m-tax-bill-slashed-to-466802>




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