[DNS] auDA Domain News - 8 May

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 8 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 13:13:41 +1000


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We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html>


Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer

< <http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506> http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506>


NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/>


auDA chips in to support IGF

< <http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf> http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf>


au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy

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


ICANN?s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/>


Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies

< <http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/> http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/>


In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html>


Sunrise Launch for .NYC

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/>


Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/>


.club ?hits top 10? new gTLDs in minutes

< <http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes> http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes>


Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/>






We Need a Magna Carta for the Internet by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; founder World Wide Web Foundation

Twenty-five years ago, when the Internet had been running for 20 years, there was internet mail and net news and remote login, but there was no web. No web sites, web pages, links. So I invented the World Wide Web. As the project grew, I needed collaborators. To achieve that, I went to the Internet technical community.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-bernerslee/internet-magna-carta_b_5274261.html>


Obama Administration Opposes Bill to Delay International Internet Power Transfer

The Obama administration has come out against legislation that would temporarily keep certain Internet management functions under U.S. control.

< <http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506> http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/obama-administration-opposes-bill-to-delay-international-internet-power-transfer-20140506>


NETmundial and the IGF: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is by Byron Holland

The Internet is not new. It has existed, in one form or another, since the 1960s. Since that time, it has been primarily the domain of the engineers and the other technology-minded individuals that built it. The organizations that were put in place to govern it predate the huge growth in end users the Internet experienced in the 2000s... They are able, in structure and capacity, to deal with technological issues. The issues facing the Internet in 2014, however, are very different from those in 1998.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_netmundial_and_the_igf_putting_your_money_where_your_mouth_is/>


Business applauds NETmundial for advancing multistakeholder Internet Governance

ICC BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society) has congratulated Brazil on the recently concluded NETmundial meeting and its contribution to the discussion of principles and values relating to the evolution of Internet governance processes.

< <http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/Business-applauds-NETmundial-for-advancing-multistakeholder-Internet-Governance/> http://www.iccwbo.org/News/Articles/2014/Business-applauds-NETmundial-for-advancing-multistakeholder-Internet-Governance/>


No Consensus at NetMundial - India views that the core infrastructure of Internet is not protected by any international legal regime

The two day NetMundial conference held on April 23-24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to decide the future of internet governance was attended by over 600 scholars including representatives of 12 nations: Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey, and the U.S. The concluding statement was broadly supported by most participants, with India as one of the few dissenting voices, along with Cuba and Russia.

< <http://www.igovernment.in/igov/editorial/39494/consensus-netmundial> http://www.igovernment.in/igov/editorial/39494/consensus-netmundial>


Key Facts About Internet Governance, ICANN, and What the U.S. Can Do

Under President Clinton in 1998, the Commerce Department?s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) entered into a contract with ICANN to manage core functions of the Internet?including managing policy and technical features of the Internet?s DNS.

< <http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/05/key-facts-about-internet-governance-icann-and-what-the-us-can-do> http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/05/key-facts-about-internet-governance-icann-and-what-the-us-can-do>


us: House panel to vote on satellite TV bill, Internet governance

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will continue with its markup Thursday of two telecom bills: one to reauthorize the law that governs the satellite television marketplace and one to keep the Obama administration from going forward with its plans to relinquish its Internet management role.

< <http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/205528-overnight-tech-house-panel-to-vote-on-tv-compromise-internet> http://thehill.com/policy/technology/overnights/205528-overnight-tech-house-panel-to-vote-on-tv-compromise-internet>


auDA chips in to support IGF

auDA, the company that serves as the authority for the .au domain space, is one of eight bodies that have agreed to provide ongoing funding for the Internet Governance Forum.

< <http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf> http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/development/63965-auda-chips-in-to-support-igf>


au: Turnbull says internet governance can ignore privacy

While the debate over Internet piracy rages in Australia, the nation's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has headed overseas to endorse the unexceptional outcome of the NetMundial conference.
< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/05/turnbull_tours_blighty_while_brandis_circles_isps/>


Argentina sets up commission for internet governance

Argentina's Ministry of Communications (Secom) announced the creation of the Argentina Internet Policy Committee (ICSC), with the goal of designing a national strategy on internet governance, reports La Nacion.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/argentina-sets-up-commission-for-internet-governance--1011606> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/argentina-sets-up-commission-for-internet-governance--1011606>








Enhancing ICANN Accountability

Purpose (Brief): As announced at ICANN's March 2014 Public Meeting in Singapore, ICANN is initiating a discussion on Enhancing ICANN Accountability. This discussion will look at how ICANN remains accountable in the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government and the perceived backstop with regard to ICANN's organization-wide accountability provided by that role. While related to the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition, this is a separate process, though the output of this process is expected to be completed on the same timeframe as the stewardship transition work.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm>


ICANN?s Accountability in the Wake of the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition by Steve Crocker

Ever since the NTIA announced its intention to transition the stewardship of the IANA functions, the ICANN Community, our Board, and ICANN?s leadership all have been in agreement that a process on ICANN?s overall accountability is needed. This process should look at from an organizational perspective, whether and how ICANN?s broader accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical contractual relationship to the U.S. Government.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/icanns-accountability-in-the-wake-of-the-iana-functions-stewardship-transition/>


Notice of Potential Grant of Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request

Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. ("Blacknight") submitted a data retention waiver request under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (the "2013 RAA") on the basis of its contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Specification violates applicable law.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm>


Bruce Parkes, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, to Stephen Crocker

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

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


Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Nigel Hickson

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-hickson-18apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-hickson-18apr14-en>


7 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-07may14-en>


Tour de Bahrain by Fahd A. Batayneh ? Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator, Middle East

I had the pleasure of visiting the Kingdom of Bahrain during the period April 27-30, 2014 to focus only on engaging with stakeholders there away from events and conferences. This was the first visit of its kind for me since joining ICANN. In addition to the fact that such a focused stakeholder visit is part of the Middle East Strategy outcomes, it was suggested by one of the esteemed ICANN community members from Bahrain who is also a member of the Middle East Strategy.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/tour-de-bahrain/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/tour-de-bahrain/>


ICANN split between GNSO and GAC on IGO names

ICANN?s board of directors has refused to choose between the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the Governmental Advisory Committee on the issue of intergovernmental organization protections.

< <http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-names> http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-names>


NameCheap gets contract breach notice

ICANN has sent a formal breach notice to top ten registrar NameCheap, saying the company failed to comply with a mandatory audit.

< <http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice> http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice>





Internet domain .bd vulnerable to hacking

The public domain for internet in Bangladesh is vulnerable to hacking as it has neither a robust security system, nor a mirror server and is running on an outdated version.

< <http://www.thedailystar.net/business/internet-domain-bd-vulnerable-to-hacking-22854> http://www.thedailystar.net/business/internet-domain-bd-vulnerable-to-hacking-22854>


Image stigmatisation, major setback to .ng acceptance ?NiRA

The Nigerian internet Registration Association (NiRA) has identified World Wide Web (WWW) stigmatisation on the Nigerian image as one of the major setbacks to the acceptance of the .ng domain name.

< <http://www.tribune.com.ng/component/k2/item/4608-image-stigmatisation-major-setback-to-ng-acceptance-nira/> http://www.tribune.com.ng/component/k2/item/4608-image-stigmatisation-major-setback-to-ng-acceptance-nira/>


Nigerian internet domain usage gaining traction ?Uduma

Mrs. Mary Uduma is the President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the not-for-profit organisation set up by the National Information Technology development Agency to administer the nation?s ccTLD, .ng, which is Nigeria?s identifier on the World Wide Web. In this interview with KUNLE AZEEZ, Uduma, a former Director at the Nigerian Communication Commission, speaks on efforts being made by the association to deepen awareness and adoption the country?s domain names, among others.

< <http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nigerian-internet-domain-usage-gaining-traction-uduma/> http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/nigerian-internet-domain-usage-gaining-traction-uduma/>





Still Think .brands Might Be a Waste of Time? Google Doesn't! by Ryan Baker, ARI Registry Servies

Like many, I?ve been watching the rollout of the first 150+ new TLDs with interest. The new TLD program was designed from the outset to enhance competition and foster innovation.

< <http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/> http://www.ariservices.com/blog/still-think-brands-might-be-a-waste-of-time-google-doesnt/>


In the Fight Over .gay and .lgbt, the Cyberpowers That Be Are Redefining Our Community

If all goes according to plan, on Wednesday May 7, comments will close in the final stage of the Community Priority Evaluation for the .gay gTLD, one of the many new domains being created by ICANN.

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/05/07/icann_and_the_fight_for_gay_and_lgbt_does_the_gay_community_even_exist.html>


Half of UK and US consumers feel they have 'little to no opportunity' to collaborate with brands online, YouGov study shows

Half of consumers in the US and the UK feel they have little to no opportunity to collaborate with their favourite brands online, according to a joint study between YouGov and the newly launched .wiki domain.

< <http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/07/half-uk-and-us-consumers-feel-they-have-little-no-opportunity-collaborate-brands> http://www.thedrum.com/news/2014/05/07/half-uk-and-us-consumers-feel-they-have-little-no-opportunity-collaborate-brands>


Architelos goes flat-rate with NameSentry pricing

Architelos has introduced flat-rate pricing for its flagship NameSentry abuse detection and mitigation service.

< <http://domainincite.com/16599-architelos-goes-flat-rate-with-namesentry-pricing> http://domainincite.com/16599-architelos-goes-flat-rate-with-namesentry-pricing>


Architelos Announces Flat Rate NameSentry Pricing For New gTLDs

Architelos, Inc., the leading provider of automated domain name abuse detection and mitigation services, announced a flat rate pricing for its NameSentry automated abuse detection and mitigation service targeted at new gTLDs.

< <http://architelos.com/architelos-announces-flat-rate-namesentry?-pricing-new-gtlds> http://architelos.com/architelos-announces-flat-rate-namesentry?-pricing-new-gtlds>


New York City Takes Next Step Toward Public Launch of New .nyc Domain

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the start of the first ?sunrise? phase of the roll-out of the .nyc web address, beginning a five-month countdown towards the full-scale public launch in October 2014. The new .nyc domain presents a unique opportunity for New York City residents, businesses and organizations to secure a web address that sets them apart from competitors on the web and signals their direct association with The Big Apple.

< <http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/198-14/new-york-city-takes-next-step-toward-public-launch-new-nyc-domain> http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/198-14/new-york-city-takes-next-step-toward-public-launch-new-nyc-domain>


Sunrise Launch for .NYC

New York City?s Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday launched the Sunrise period for .nyc, beginning a five month countdown towards the launch of General Availability in October 2014.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/06/sunrise-launch-for-nyc/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-launch-for-nyc.html> http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-launch-for-nyc.html>


De Blasio announces rollout of .nyc domain names to trademarked businesses

Registered trademark owners with physical addresses in New York City can now get their own .nyc domain names.

< <http://www.amny.com/news/de-blasio-announces-rollout-of-nyc-domain-names-to-trademarked-businesses-1.7924114> http://www.amny.com/news/de-blasio-announces-rollout-of-nyc-domain-names-to-trademarked-businesses-1.7924114>


New ?.nyc? web domain launched [AP]

Businesses and organizations that want to show that New York City is their domain can start applying for a ?.nyc? web address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

< <http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140505/new-nyc-web-domain-launched> http://www.oneidadispatch.com/general-news/20140505/new-nyc-web-domain-launched>


Google Treats New TLDs as gTLDs

There is a thread in Google Product Forums? Webmaster Central forum asking about TLDs being treated as generic. Although the question doesn?t specifically appear to be about ICANN?s new gTLD program, it garnered a response from a Google employee who mentioned the new domain extensions.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/google-treats-new-tlds-as-gtlds/>


.club ?hits top 10? new gTLDs in minutes

The new .club gTLD went into the top 10 new gTLDs by volume in the ?first instants? of general availability this afternoon, according to the registry and partner Go Daddy.

< <http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes> http://domainincite.com/16601-club-hits-top-10-new-gtlds-in-minutes>


.Club lands among Top 10 new TLDs on first day

The .Club domain name is now among the top 10 most registered new TLDs after launching this morning.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/dot-club-top-10/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/dot-club-top-10/>


New .CLUB gTLD Launched 7 May [news release]

While Lego.club, Ferarri.club, NewYorkYankees.club and many more brands have had a jump start on buying their new .CLUB web addresses, now anyone can buy and start their own .CLUB as ?yourname.club? web addresses become available for immediate registration today, as announced by .CLUB Domains, LLC, the company formed to own and operate the new ?.CLUB? domain extension.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/club-gtld-launched/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/club-gtld-launched/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/club-gtld-launched.html> http://www.domainnews.com/club-gtld-launched.html>


Is .expert the next ?big? TLD?

.Expert is in the same category as .guru. How will the two compare?

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/06/is-expert-the-next-big-top-level-domain-name/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/06/is-expert-the-next-big-top-level-domain-name/>


?.london? expands on early brand engagement in the gTLD space

Exactly a week ago the ?.london? gTLD opened its sunrise and announced a number of ?London pioneer? brands, which are amongst the first to go live online in the string. The launch is one of the more high-profile to date, providing an insight into how London brands intend to use their domains ? and how easy it was to get buy-in for the gTLD concept.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1496219b-c428-458b-af96-0f75735a2395> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1496219b-c428-458b-af96-0f75735a2395>


Famous Four Signs Its 100th Registrar & Now Covers 90% Of All Currently Regsitered Domains

Famous Four Media, one of the largest applicants for new gTLD?s announced today they have signed its 100th ICANN accredited registrar.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/famous-four-signs-its-100th-registrar-now-cover-90-of-all-currently-regsitered-domains/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/famous-four-signs-its-100th-registrar-now-cover-90-of-all-currently-regsitered-domains/>


Wikipedia to get single-letter .wiki domain

Top Level Design has scored a bit of a coup for its forthcoming .wiki gTLD ? Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, has signed up as an anchor tenant.

< <http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain> http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain>


.Rich still not getting rich

Last month I wrote about the .rich TLD, which had a mere 22 domain names in its zone file. (It was actually just 21 because I counted a registry domain.)

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/rich-still-not-getting-rich/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/rich-still-not-getting-rich/>





Malicious Phishing Domains Grow Globally As Phishers Abuse Free TLDs: APWG Report

Incidences of phishing continued to explode in China in the second half of 2013, where Chinese phishers are victimising the country's growing online population the Anti-Phishing Working Group's Global Phishing Survey for Second Half of 2013 found.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22272> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22272>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/07/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg.html> http://www.domainnews.com/malicious-phishing-domains-grow-apwg.html>


APWG releases its Phishing Trends Report for Q4 2013:

Some Key Findings in this report: The number of phishing sites detected rose through the fourth quarter. Overall, there were 22 percent fewer phishing sites in the fourth quarter than there were in the third quarter. Even then, 2013 was one of the most active years on record for phishing.

< <http://apwg.org/apwg-news-center/> http://apwg.org/apwg-news-center/>


Malware infections tripled in late 2013 thanks to sneaky browser plugin, Microsoft says

A three-fold increase in Microsoft Windows computers infected with malicious software in late 2013 came from an application that was for some time classified as harmless by security companies.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2152180/malware-infections-tripled-in-late-2013-microsoft-finds.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2152180/malware-infections-tripled-in-late-2013-microsoft-finds.html>


Microsoft: Deception Dominates Windows Attacks

Deceptive downloads and ransomware tripled worldwide in Q4 2013, according to the new Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-deception-dominates-windows-attacks/d/d-id/1251104> http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/microsoft-deception-dominates-windows-attacks/d/d-id/1251104>


New research shows rise in ?deceptive downloads? [news release]

According to the latest cybersecurity report from Microsoft, ?deceptive downloads? were the top threat for 95 percent of the 110 countries surveyed.

< <http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/05/07/new-research-shows-rise-in-deceptive-downloads.aspx> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2014/05/07/new-research-shows-rise-in-deceptive-downloads.aspx>


Majority of UK firms unprepared for DDoS attacks, study finds

New research released by Neustar suggests that the majority of UK businesses are unprepared to cope with the threat of DDoS attacks.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/majority-of-uk-firms-unprepared-for-ddos-attacks-study-finds-7000029178/> http://www.zdnet.com/majority-of-uk-firms-unprepared-for-ddos-attacks-study-finds-7000029178/>


Former NSA Workers Raise $2.5 Million for Cyber Startup [subscription]

Three former NSA officers raise $2.5 million for a cybersecurity startup that uses analytics to deconstruct the behavioral patterns of cybercriminals and stop attacks earlier.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/05/05/former-nsa-workers-raise-2-5-million-for-cyber-startup/> http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/05/05/former-nsa-workers-raise-2-5-million-for-cyber-startup/>


We're Saved! Experts Show How to Fix U.S. Cybersecurity

The date is April 4, 2015. A major cyberattack hits two generators in Florida, knocking out power in the cities of Coral Springs and St. Augustine, leading to multiple deaths and millions of dollars lost.

< <http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/we-re-saved-experts-show-how-to-fix-u-s-cybersecurity-20140505> http://www.nationaljournal.com/defense/we-re-saved-experts-show-how-to-fix-u-s-cybersecurity-20140505>





Company loses UDRP against 20-year-old-domain, but maybe is shouldn?t have.

German company Softway AG has lost a UDRP it filed against the 20-year-old domain name Softway.com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/>


WIPO panel orders transfer of domain name under rules for '.ma' [subscription]

A WIPO panel has ordered the transfer of the domain name ?vente-priv?e.ma? under the rules on the alternative dispute resolution procedure for ?.ma? (the ccTLD of Morocco). The rules for ?.ma? do not impose a conjunctive requirement for bad faith, which is often a difficult hurdle to overcome. The decision highlights the fact that trademark holders should closely monitor their brands in all ccTLDs available.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3cfa8205-87a0-498e-b3cd-03cbe26541c1> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3cfa8205-87a0-498e-b3cd-03cbe26541c1>


Qwalify does?t qualify for transfer in Qualify.com domain name dispute

Panel says Qualify.com wasn?t registered in bad faith to take advantage of Qwalify, Inc.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/qwalify-qualify/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/05/qwalify-qualify/>



- IPv4/IPv6


Slow IPv6 adoption is a GOOD THING as IETF plans privacy boost

The glacial pace of the worldwide IPv6 rollout might cause hand-wringing among 'net boffins, but at least it's leaving time for engineers to pry around for possible problems before the whole world's on the protocol.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/rfc_offers_better_privacy_for_ipv6_hosts/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/07/rfc_offers_better_privacy_for_ipv6_hosts/>





After 20 years, BGP still lacks security foundation

It's time for the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the foundational protocol of the Internet, to be rethought and recrafted.

< <http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/opinion/After-20-years-BGP-still-lacks-security-foundation> http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/opinion/After-20-years-BGP-still-lacks-security-foundation>


Marketing strategies vital for domain development

SEO strategies are designed and developed to achieve domain name progression by increasing their workability which will, in turn, maximize their search position. People in different professions other than domain development also need to know about core optimization strategies for domain names, especially with thousands getting ready for an imminent mainstream introduction. Taking the right SEO approach the first time will increase domain power, lower marketing costs and raise consumer awareness quicker. We?re all aware of repercussions involved with failing to plan.

< <http://www.examiner.com/article/marketing-strategies-vital-for-domain-development> http://www.examiner.com/article/marketing-strategies-vital-for-domain-development>


Could The WIPO General Assembly Reject Francis Gurry?s Nomination?

Tomorrow, World Intellectual Property Organization members decide whether to re-elect Francis Gurry as director general for another six years. The decision was complicated in recent weeks by detailed allegations of wrongdoing by Gurry put forward by Gurry?s deputy, raising questions about member states? responsibility in investigating such claims.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/07/could-the-wipo-general-assembly-reject-francis-gurrys-nomination/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/05/07/could-the-wipo-general-assembly-reject-francis-gurrys-nomination/>





Netcraft May 2014 Web Server Survey

In the May 2014 survey we received responses from 975,262,468 sites ? 16 million more than last month.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/07/may-2014-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/05/07/may-2014-web-server-survey.html>





Will RealEstate.coms Go Up or Down in Value?

.RealEstate will be one of the new domain name extensions coming on the market at some point in the not so distant future. According to the ICANN website, there are currently four applicants for the .RealEstate domain extension: Uniregistry, DotRealEstate, LLC, Top Level Domain Holdings, and New North, LLC (Donuts).

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/will-realestate-coms-go-value/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/will-realestate-coms-go-value/>


T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference Fetches New Lead Sponsor - GetItFido.com Will Debut New Domain Monetization System in Las Vegas

When the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West conference returns to Las Vegas for the 2014 show that runs May 28-31 at the Bellagio Hotel, a new premier sponsor - GetItFido.com - will at the top of the marquee. Though GetItFido has been successful in several lines of business (including domain names) for more than a decade, they are not yet a household name in the domain industry. Founder Neil Sackmary decided it was time to change that by taking a key role in the upcoming event in his hometown.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140505.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140505.htm>


ParkingCrew integrates Bounce.io email monetization

Domain name owners have been monetizing web traffic to domain names for a long time. But few monetize e-mails sent to their parked domain names.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/parkingcrew-bounce-io/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/parkingcrew-bounce-io/>


South Florida Domain Pros Forming the Industry's 1st Local Professional Trade Association - Launch Event Scheduled Next Week

For several years now domain investors have gathered in a handful of local cities or regions for occasional meetups. High tech hotspots like South Florida, Southern California and Seattle are among the very few areas where the valuable local level networking opportunities have existed. Now, a group of South Florida Domain Pros (SFDP) has decided it is time to take it to the next level by forming a formally structured professional trade association for their region.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140507.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140507.htm>




Internet well on way to 3 billion users, UN telecom agency reports [news release]

Releasing new statistics today, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) announced that by end 2014, there will be nearly three billion Internet users ? two-thirds of them from the developing world ? with mobile-broadband penetration approaching 32 per cent.

< <http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47729> http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47729>





Piracy study shows illegal downloaders more likely to pay for films than music

People who illegally download movies also love going to the cinema and do not mind paying to watch films, research has shown.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/06/piracy-film-music-study-pay-illegal-download-damage> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/06/piracy-film-music-study-pay-illegal-download-damage>


Aussie Govt. To Consider Site Blocking, File-Sharing Warnings

As early as this week the Australian Government will consider a pair of measures designed to crack down on the consumption of unauthorized content online. In addition to sending out warning letters to alleged file-sharers, new legislation will allow for 'pirate' sites such as The Pirate Bay to be blocked by local Internet service providers.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-govt-to-consider-site-blocking-file-sharing-warnings-140505/> http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-govt-to-consider-site-blocking-file-sharing-warnings-140505/>





nz: Dotcom Heads to Supreme Court to Appeal Raid Decision

The argument over whether or not the raid on Kim Dotcom's mansion back in January 2012 was legal is heading to the highest court in New Zealand. Yesterday the Supreme Court gave Dotcom permission to appeal a February Court of Appeal ruling that overturned an earlier High Court decision that the raid was unlawful.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-heads-supreme-court-appeal-raid-decision-140506/> http://torrentfreak.com/dotcom-heads-supreme-court-appeal-raid-decision-140506/>


Identity crime now amongst most common crimes in Australia [news release]

The results of a community survey on identity crime by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) show that identity crime is now one of the more common crimes in Australia.

< <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2013IdentitycrimenowamongstmostcommoncrimesinAustralia.aspx> http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2013IdentitycrimenowamongstmostcommoncrimesinAustralia.aspx>


au: Helping business combat identity crime and streamline online services

I am pleased to announce that the Government's electronic identity document verification service is now open for use by business.

< <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2014Helpingbusinesscombatidentitycrimeandstreamlineonlineservices.aspx> http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2014/SecondQuarter/5May2014Helpingbusinesscombatidentitycrimeandstreamlineonlineservices.aspx>





Should Apple finally call time on smartphone patent wars?

Steve Jobs once described Apple's biggest rival as "grand theft Android" because he believed the main alternative to the iPhone had stolen his company's ideas.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/05/apple-iphone-android-wars-legal-patent-battles> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/05/apple-iphone-android-wars-legal-patent-battles>


Apple-Samsung Jury Sticks With Original Total for Damages

The federal jury in the latest patent trial involving Apple and Samsung returned to court on Monday to recalculate some of the damages Samsung owed to Apple. After making the changes, the jury came to the same overall figure: $119.6 million.

< <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/apple-samsung-jury-sticks-with-original-total-for-damages/> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/05/apple-samsung-jury-sticks-with-original-total-for-damages/>





ACCAN rejects repeal of telco privacy rules

A government proposal to reduce privacy regulations on telecom carriers has met with resistance from the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544401/accan_rejects_repeal_telco_privacy_rules/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544401/accan_rejects_repeal_telco_privacy_rules/>


au: Pirate Party Launches Senate Petition to Fight Site Blocking

Yesterday news broke that the Australian government will soon consider the introduction of a graduated response style anti-piracy regime on top of court-ordered website blocking. Just 24 hours later and the PIrate Party are fighting back with a Senate petition opposing such measures and describing them as ineffective.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-launches-senate-petition-fight-site-blocking-140506/> http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-party-launches-senate-petition-fight-site-blocking-140506/>





Google?s Uber power play is reminiscent of the big bad Microsoft

Google Maps just told me to ?Get an Uber.? OK, perhaps it is more appropriate to say that Google suggested that I ?get an Uber.? But there?s the rub ? is Google being its usual helpful self, or has the company crossed the line into domineering behavior modification?

< <http://www.salon.com/2014/05/06/googles_uber_power_play_is_reminiscent_of_the_big_bad_microsoft/> http://www.salon.com/2014/05/06/googles_uber_power_play_is_reminiscent_of_the_big_bad_microsoft/>




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