[DNS] auDA Domain News - 12 May

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 12 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 13:12:30 +1000


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House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority

< <http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508> http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508>


PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinw?chter

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/>


The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig

< <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/>


auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/>


New gTLD Auctions Updates ? First Auction Confirmed

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en>


Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition

< <http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition> http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition>


Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD> http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD>


Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'

< <http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article> http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article>


The Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski

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


New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/>






House panel votes to delay U.S. ceding oversight of Internet addresses

A U.S. Congressional panel on Thursday advanced a bill opposed by the Obama administration that would delay a plan to cede U.S. oversight of the nonprofit group that manages the Internet's infrastructure.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/uk-usa-internet-congress-idINKBN0DO1MF20140508> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/uk-usa-internet-congress-idINKBN0DO1MF20140508>


House Moves to Stall Obama's Plan to Give Up Internet Authority

A House committee voted along party lines Thursday to delay the Obama administration's plan to give up authority over the Internet's address system. The bill, the DOTCOM Act, now heads to the full House for consideration.

< <http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508> http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-moves-to-stall-obama-s-plan-to-give-up-internet-authority-20140508>


Replacing ICANN: A Radical Proposal

It?s finally happening. The gTLDs are here. You can reserve your domain name under .company, or .shopping, or .london, or .food, or .university, or dozens of others, each managed by a private entity that has jumped through the necessary hoops and paid the ($100K+) fees.

< <http://www.wellsiplaw.com/replacing-icann-a-radical-proposal/> http://www.wellsiplaw.com/replacing-icann-a-radical-proposal/>



Recently, the Obama Administration announced that it would transfer its oversight of internet domain management to a yet-to-be-named international multi-stakeholder. Many are concerned that this will lead to the suppression of speech in capitulation to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other free speech tyrants. And though some on the left insist that these concerns amount to nothing more than alarmist folly, the concessions have already begun.

< <http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/yes-icann/> http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/deborah-weiss/yes-icann/>


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/>


Net freedom campaign loses its way

One word to describe NetMundial: Disappointing! Why? Because despite the promise, human rights on the Internet are still insufficiently protected. Snowden?s revelations starting last June threw the global Internet governance processes into crisis. 

< <http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/net-freedom-campaign-loses-its-way/article5993765.ece> http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/net-freedom-campaign-loses-its-way/article5993765.ece>


If it ain?t broke, why fix it?

Recent media reports have given voice to India?s call for the establishment of a global agency to manage the Internet. India wants a multi-government role in formulating Internet governance rules. The rationale is that this will reduce the grip of western powers and increase the country?s own influence in framing Internet-related policies.

< <http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/if-it-aint-broke-why-fix-it/article5993766.ece> http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/if-it-aint-broke-why-fix-it/article5993766.ece>


PINGO: NETmundial Adopts Principles on INternet GOvernance by Wolfgang Kleinw?chter

The Internet Governance Roadmap, which was adopted recently in Sao Paulo by the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of the Internet Governance Ecosystem (NETmundial) includes a lot of controversial issues -- from net neutrality to mass surveillance -- and it is unclear how this will be translated into reality. However, the Internet Governance Principles, also adopted by NETmundial, were less controversial, but will have probably a sustainable and deep effect for the future of the Internet.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140510_pingo_net_mundial_adopts_principles_on_internet_governance/>


Why The Global Battle For Control Of The Internet Can't Be Won

Censoring regimes in Turkey, Russia, China, Iran, and elsewhere are forcing activists to fight for their right to information, privacy, and world wide freedom. So it's a good time to know your Virtual Private Networks from your Deep Packet Inspections.

< <http://www.fastcompany.com/3029672/most-creative-people/why-the-global-battle-for-control-of-the-internet-is-a-lost-cause> http://www.fastcompany.com/3029672/most-creative-people/why-the-global-battle-for-control-of-the-internet-is-a-lost-cause>


U.S. Move on Domain Name System Continues to Draw GOP Caution

Republicans are still trying to put the brakes ? at least temporarily ? on a National Telecommunications and Information Administration plan to relinquish its connection to certain key Internet domain name functions. ?It would be irresponsible for Congress and the administration to ignore those hostile governments that have openly expressed their desire to seize and control the Internet,? House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton said in prepared remarks for a markup. ?Once we transfer this role away, there is no going back.?

< <http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/u-s-move-on-domain-name-system-continues-to-draw-gop-caution/> http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/u-s-move-on-domain-name-system-continues-to-draw-gop-caution/>


Congress may block funding for IANA transition

A US House of Representatives committee has voted to de-fund the IANA transition process.

< <http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition> http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition>


The Wrong Way to Deal with the ICANN/IANA Transition by Paul Rosenzweig

... There are any number of reasons to be skeptical of this language. Let?s leave aside, for the moment, the irony that the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Frank Wolf is widely regarded as an internationalist and so this anti-international effort is out of character. At least four things leap out from the text that make this language just seem odd and unnecessary:

< <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/05/the-wrong-way-to-deal-with-the-icanniana-transition/>


What did Africa Get out of NetMundial Internet Governance Discussions?

... Our previous analysis of African stakeholders? contributions to the initial NetMundial open submission process found that stakeholders from Africa emphasized human rights and role of governments in matters of internet governance.

< <https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/09/spotlight-on-african-contributions-to-internet-governance-discussions-part-> https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2014/05/09/spotlight-on-african-contributions-to-internet-governance-discussions-part->


Putin's Internet Omen: Russia's dramatic moves to control Web access are a glimpse of the future.

Before the Obama administration said it would give up U.S. protection of the open Internet, Americans could feel sorry for people whose governments censor access to the Web but didn't need to worry about censorship directly affecting them. Now a gathering storm is threatening everyone's access.

< <http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304885404579553961947291896> http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304885404579553961947291896>


auDA teams up to support the global Internet Governance Forum

A group of Internet ccTLD managers, including auDA, have teamed up to provide financial support for the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The group has committed a minimum total of US$100,000 per year for several years to ensure the global IGF continues to be a successful venue for discussing and resolving the issues the Internet will face as it grows and evolves.

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/global-igf-future-funding/>


CENTR BoD input on the IANA functions transiton

The CENTR Board of Directors has submitted input to the ICANN consultation on Principles & Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA?s Stewardship of the IANA Functions.

< <https://centr.org/news/iana/05-09-2014/3444/centr-bod-input-iana-functions-transiton> https://centr.org/news/iana/05-09-2014/3444/centr-bod-input-iana-functions-transiton>


CNNIC comments on ICANN draft of NTIA IANA stewardship transition

CNNIC has commented on the ICANN draft of transition NTIA stewardship of IANA functions. CNNIC urges ICANN to consider much more involvement of ccTLD registries in the process. ccTLD has symbolic meaning for every nation, and the ccTLD community should play bigger role.

< <https://centr.org/news/05-06-2014/cnnic-comments-icann-draft-ntia-iana-stewardship-transition> https://centr.org/news/05-06-2014/cnnic-comments-icann-draft-ntia-iana-stewardship-transition>


NRO Response to ICANN Consultation on the Transition of NTIA?s Stewardship of the IANA Functions

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN?s Call for Public input on ?Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA?s Stewardship of the IANA Functions?

< <http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-consultation-on-the-transition-of-ntias-stewardship-of-the-iana-functions> http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-consultation-on-the-transition-of-ntias-stewardship-of-the-iana-functions>








New gTLD Auctions Updates ? First Auction Confirmed

ICANN has updated the Auction Schedule for New gTLD applicants with strings in contention sets. The schedule now lists the participants confirmed for the first Auction on 4 June 2014, and the rescheduling of some sets based on requested postponements.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm>

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-08may14-en>


Applicants Respond to Singapore GAC Advice on New gTLDs

In the GAC Singapore Communiqu?, the Governmental Advisory Committee issued further advice to the ICANN Board of Directors regarding New gTLD applications. ICANN notified applicants and the community about the GAC's advice on 11 April 2014, thus opening a 21-day applicant response period. Applicant responses have been made public.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-08may14-en>


FY15 Operating Plan & Budget

Purpose (brief): Join us in creating ICANN's annual operating plan and budget for FY15, which describes planned activities for the year ahead (from 1July 2014- 30 June 2015). These activities are based on ICANN's strategic objectives, fiscal year priorities and community input. The draft FY15 Operating Plan and Budget document will be posted for public comment from 8 May ? 1 July.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm>


Call for Expressions of Interest for 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

ICANN is seeking expressions of interest for leadership roles in the 2015 Nominating Committee (NomCom) ? that of the 2015 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm>


New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 9 May 2014:

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09may14-en>


Jonathan Robinson, Chair | ICANN GNSO Council, to Cherine Chalaby

Specification 13 to the Registry Agreement

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/robinson-to-chalaby-09may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/robinson-to-chalaby-09may14-en>


Keith Besgrove, First Assistant Secretary | Digital Services, Department of Communications, Australian Government, to Stephen Crocker

New gTLD applications on .WINE and .VIN

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-08may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-08may14-en>


Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2-05may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-2-05may14-en>


Scott Seitz, General Manager, Resources Energy and Communications | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/seitz-to-icann-05may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/seitz-to-icann-05may14-en>


Jamie Baxter, Vice President of Marketing | dotgay LLC, to ICANN

New gTLD application for .GAY

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-05may14-en>


Riccardo Ricci Curbastro, President | European Federation of Origin Wines, to Jean-Jacques Sahel and Andrea Beccalli

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-sahel-beccalli-05may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/curbastro-to-sahel-beccalli-05may14-en>


David Gudelunas, Associate Professor of Communication and Chair, Department of Communication; Co-Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies | Fairfield University, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit Evaluators

New gTLD application for .GAY

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-eiu-evaluators-30apr14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/gudelunas-to-icann-eiu-evaluators-30apr14-en>


ICA on the Record at ICANN Singapore by Philip Corwin

We have finally had a chance to review the transcript of the Public Forum with the ICANN Board held on March 27th in Singapore. ICA generally takes advantage of those opportunities for interaction to acquaint the Board with matters of concern to the domain investment community.

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


Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition

ICANN has been subjected to its first wave of criticism over its handling to date of the IANA transition process, which will see oversight of the DNS root leave US government hands.

< <http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition> http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition>


Chinese Registrar Bizcn Hit With Breach Notice

Chinese registrar BizCN.com has been hit with a breach notice by ICANN. 

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/09/chinese-registrar-bizcn-hit-breach-notice/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/09/chinese-registrar-bizcn-hit-breach-notice/>


NameCheap Gets Slapped By ICANN

NameCheap has been sent a breach notice by ICANN?s Compliance department. The notice, which was sent yesterday, shows that ICANN has been trying to get a response from NameCheap since the middle of March of this year. 

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/03/namecheap-gets-slapped-icann/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/03/namecheap-gets-slapped-icann/>


Small French Registrar Smacked by ICANN Compliance

A small French registrar based in Paris has been sent a breach notice by ICANN?s compliance team.

< <http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/07/small-french-registrar-smacked-icann-compliance/> http://www.internetnews.me/2014/05/07/small-french-registrar-smacked-icann-compliance/>





'.ca' domain name decision accepts interpretation of prior trademark rights

The recent decision in Guitar Center Inc v Robert Piperni confirms that a broad definition of 'rights' should apply to brand owners seeking to prove prior trademark rights in Canada. This definition includes a trademark reputation in Canada (even without trademark use), the advertising of services in Canada and a non-Canadian website displaying the trademark to internet users in Canada that provides a benefit to Canadians. This decision may be of assistance to many non-Canadian brand owners seeking to recover '.ca' domain names registered in bad faith.

< <http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=dc7baa7c-7e1c-4447-b200-a139670839a0> http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=dc7baa7c-7e1c-4447-b200-a139670839a0>


NIRA Moves to Address Hiccups in Domain Name Registration

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has identified possible causes of the slow adoption of the ccTLD otherwise known as the dot ng domain name and is taking measures to tackle the challenges.

< <http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nira-moves-to-address-hiccups-in-domain-name-registration/178042/> http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nira-moves-to-address-hiccups-in-domain-name-registration/178042/>

< <http://allafrica.com/stories/201405080293.html> http://allafrica.com/stories/201405080293.html>





Roadmap to the Brand gTLD by Jennifer Wolfe

I spend a lot of time talking with digital marketing leaders inside companies which applied for a new brand gTLD. They are all facing some of the same challenges ? where to begin? It?s an enormous undertaking to even consider what to do with the gTLD. Everyone know simply moving the .com isn?t the answer, but what is the right approach? We?ll be hosting a webinar in a few weeks and cover in more detail a roadmap to planning for a gTLD. In the interim, I?ve outlined a few of the key points in this week?s blog.

< <http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD> http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385323/Roadmap-to-the-Brand-gTLD>


Supermarkets at risk from new domain name 'cybersquatters'

Britain?s biggest supermarkets are at risk from ?cybersquatters?, according to new research.

< <http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article> http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/supermarkets-at-risk-from-new-domain-name-cybersquatters/357283.article>


The Real Uneven Playing Field of Name Collisions by Burt Kaliski

Recent comments on the name collisions issue in the new gTLD program raise a question about the differences between established and new gTLDs with respect to name collisions, and whether they?re on an even playing field with one another.

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


New gTLDs Pass 700,000 Registrations As .CLUB Debuts With A Bullet At Six

Registrations for new gTLDs passed the 700,000 mark on 7 May as registrations of .club exceeded 25,000 on the first day of General Availability seeing the gTLD debut in sixth place according to nTLDstats.com on their chart of new gTLD registrations.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22278> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22278>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/08/gtlds-700000-registrations-club-debuts/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/gtlds-700-000-registrations-club.html> http://www.domainnews.com/gtlds-700-000-registrations-club.html>


How to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN?s new gTLD Program

Many brands are wondering how to become a gTLD Registry as part of ICANN?s new gTLD program. Almost two thousand applicants put in applications under the ICANN Applicant Guidebook to become a gTLD Registry. Once all is said and done, there will over one thousand new gTLD Registries coming online over the next 18 months or so.

< <http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-law/new-gtld-issues/how-to-become-a-gtld-registry-as-part-of-icanns-new-gtld-program/> http://www.traverselegal.com/internet-law/new-gtld-issues/how-to-become-a-gtld-registry-as-part-of-icanns-new-gtld-program/>


Arabic domains key to expanding language?s online presence

Arabic web addresses are one of the best ways to increase the percentage of Arabic content online, according to a senior telecoms executive in the region.

< <http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/technology/arabic-domains-key-to-expanding-languages-online-presence> http://www.thenational.ae/business/industry-insights/technology/arabic-domains-key-to-expanding-languages-online-presence>


10 things shaping the MENA digital space in early 2014

Banner Icon Technology From Google cars in Dubai to social TV and the first generic Arabic domain name, here are 10 things that'll keep you up to speed with digital developments in the MENA. ... 6. The first generic Arabic domain name - DotShabaka - has gone live, allowing users to solely access sites in Arabic script rather than having to use .com, .org, etc.

< <http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/10-things-shaping-the-mena-digital-space-in-early-2014_23023> http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/business/10-things-shaping-the-mena-digital-space-in-early-2014_23023>


Do You Know Who Runs the Dot-Airforce Internet Domain?

The growing number of domain name extensions, such as dot-airforce, might mean federal agencies run into more email phishing schemes, some brand reputation consultants say.

< <http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/05/do-you-know-who-runs-dot-airforce-suffix/84082/> http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2014/05/do-you-know-who-runs-dot-airforce-suffix/84082/>


Only one new TLD ?auction of last resort? to take place in June

ICANN?s first official auction to resolve a new TLD contention set will take place on June 4?but with only one TLD.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/icann-auction-of-last-resort/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/icann-auction-of-last-resort/>


How many registrations can GoDaddy?s home page drive to a new TLD? Here?s the answer.

How many domain name registrations can GoDaddy generate by placing a TLD on top of its website for a day? Here?s one case study. All day yesterday (and still today) GoDaddy has featured .Club at the top of its website:

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/godaddy-dot-club-homepage/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/09/godaddy-dot-club-homepage/>


.club on track to topple .guru?

.CLUB Domains sold an additional 4,904 domain names on its second day ? its first full day ? of general availability, taking it into the top five new gTLD registries by volume.

< <http://domainincite.com/16611-club-on-track-to-topple-guru> http://domainincite.com/16611-club-on-track-to-topple-guru>





Recommendations for Adding Cybersecurity Intelligence to the Smart Grid by Josh Ray

Over the last few years, there has been an increased effort to modernize the U.S. electric grid. Building a ?Smart Grid? has been central in the effort to help utilities better manage their resources, minimize power outages and reduce energy consumption. However, adding more electronic devices and sensors to the grid?s network has made it a prime target of cyberattacks, like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, which if successful, could cause wide-spread disruption of services affecting many other sectors. 

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


Four weeks on, huge swaths of the Internet remain vulnerable to Heartbleed

More than four weeks after the disclosure of the so-called Heartbleed bug found in a widely used cryptography package, slightly more or slightly less than half the systems affected by the catastrophic flaw remain vulnerable, according to two recently released estimates.

< <http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/four-weeks-on-huge-swaths-of-the-internet-remain-vulnerable-to-heartbleed/> http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/four-weeks-on-huge-swaths-of-the-internet-remain-vulnerable-to-heartbleed/>


One month later, hundreds of thousands of servers still vulnerable to Heartbleed

One month after the Heartbleed bug put web security on notice, more than 300,000 servers worldwide are still vulnerable. That's the word from Errata Security's Robert Graham, who came to that number after scanning millions of web servers on Internet port 443, which is used for TSL/SSL communication.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153303/one-month-later-hundreds-of-thousands-of-servers-still-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2153303/one-month-later-hundreds-of-thousands-of-servers-still-vulnerable-to-heartbleed.html>


Heartbleed Was a Headache, But Far From Fatal

It's been a month since the Heartbleed Bug set off a stampede to patch software in everything from network gear to security software as it quickly became evident that vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL encryption code had been very widely deployed.

< <http://www.cio.com/article/752645/Heartbleed_Was_a_Headache_But_Far_From_Fatal> http://www.cio.com/article/752645/Heartbleed_Was_a_Headache_But_Far_From_Fatal>


Neustar Survey Finds Most UK Companies ill-equipped to tackle costly DDoS Attacks

Neustar, a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analytics, has today announced findings from its second annual United Kingdom DDoS Attacks & Impact Report. 2014: The Danger Deepens is a survey of IT professionals across the United Kingdom to understand the impact of DDoS attacks on business as well as the ways in which companies are managing the crisis and how attitudes towards DDoS attacks have changed over the past year.

< <http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-survey-finds-most-uk-companies-ill-equipped-to-tackle-costly-ddos-attacks> http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2014/neustar-survey-finds-most-uk-companies-ill-equipped-to-tackle-costly-ddos-attacks>


UK companies experiencing more and longer DDoS attacks

UK businesses are experiencing more frequent and extensive 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks than ever before, according to new research. 

< <http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/uk-companies-experiencing-more-and-longer-ddos-attacks/> http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/uk-companies-experiencing-more-and-longer-ddos-attacks/>


Bot Born Every 24 Hours

Nearly 85 percent of enterprises are harboring malware, and a new bot emerges each day, new Check Point report says.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/bot-born-every-24-hours/d/d-id/1251132> http://www.darkreading.com/endpoint/bot-born-every-24-hours/d/d-id/1251132>


Police cyber crime challenge results to be announced at AusCERT

The results of a cyber law enforcement challenge issued by the Australian and New Zealand police community will be announced during the AusCERT security conference on 14 May at the Gold Coast.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544709/police_cyber_crime_challenge_results_announced_auscert/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544709/police_cyber_crime_challenge_results_announced_auscert/>


au: Microsoft gives ACMA access to real-time malware data

Microsoft and the Australian Communication and Media Authority have struck an agreement that means the software vendor will share real-time data about malware-infected computers with the watchdog organisation.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544721/microsoft_gives_acma_access_real-time_malware_data/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544721/microsoft_gives_acma_access_real-time_malware_data/>


The Cyber Security Market Is Hot! Here?s Why

A dozen years ago the $3.5 billion security market was dominated by five vendors. Last year, VCs bankrolled 230 startups. My, how things have changed!

< <http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-cyber-security-market-is-hot!-heres-why/a/d-id/1251128> http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-cyber-security-market-is-hot!-heres-why/a/d-id/1251128>


Accidental Heartbleed Vulnerabilities Undercut Recovery Effort

Scans find 300,000 affected servers, but a surprising number of newly vulnerable servers have surfaced since Heartbleed warning was first sounded.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/accidental-heartbleed-vulnerabilities-undercut-recovery-effort/d/d-id/1251166> http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/accidental-heartbleed-vulnerabilities-undercut-recovery-effort/d/d-id/1251166>


Hundreds of Thai Government websites hacked and infested with malware

Nearly 100 Thai Government websites were hacked and used to serve malware last month. More than 500 distinct attacks were launched from these websites, representing about 85% of all government-hosted malware in the world according to study revealed by Netcraft.

< <http://www.thailand-business-news.com/news/top-stories/48865-thai-government-websites-infested-malware.html> http://www.thailand-business-news.com/news/top-stories/48865-thai-government-websites-infested-malware.html>





Bankruptcy Judge OKs Sale of Girls Gone Wild

... Just recently, a federal bankruptcy judge gave the green light for a company formed as a limited liability company to purchase the fabled softcore franchise's assets ? mostly its trademarks and domain names ? to pay off creditors, mainly Tamara Favazza, the woman who won a $5.77 million judgment after she sued over the non-consensual use of her image in a Girls Gone Wild video, and Wynn.

< <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=178926> http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=178926>


Online Dispute Resolution ? The Phenomenon of the UDRP by Andrew F. Christie [Research Handbook on the Cross-Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property/U of Melbourne Legal Studies Research Paper]

Abstract: Judged against its objective of providing an alternative to litigation in national courts for resolving domain name disputes, the ICANN Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) has proved a phenomenal success.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433380> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2433380>


All Bad Things Come To Those Who Wait ? Laches and the UDRP

After considerable exposure to the world of UDRP complaints during my time at FairWinds, I have seen the issue of laches arise time and again. Such was the case in a recent UDRP complaint I came across, in which Novartis AG attempted to recover the domain name clearcare.com. Unfortunately, the Complainant was unsuccessful in its attempt and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) three-member Panel decided that the domain name should remain with the Respondent, Name Administration Inc.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/05/05/all-bad-things-come-to-those-who-wait-laches-and-the-udrp/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/05/05/all-bad-things-come-to-those-who-wait-laches-and-the-udrp/>


Domain name found to be insufficient to establish well-known trademark [subscription]

The Bordeaux Court of Appeal has found that a party seeking to establish that ALPHAZOMES was an unregistered well-known trademark had failed to provide sufficient evidence that the mark was well known by a significant part of the relevant public and within a substantial part of the French market. The main argument put forward by the claimant was the reference to the domain name ?alphazomes.org? and its associated website.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=e777d693-7beb-40d5-bc77-4eeec6a5bb91> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=e777d693-7beb-40d5-bc77-4eeec6a5bb91>





Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Amy Bivins

ICANN is exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the DNS industry in regions that have typically been underserved. In particular, ICANN is looking at existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and considering ways that these challenges might be mitigated.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/kick-starting-dns-industry-growth-in-underserved-regions/>


10 SEO Myths Reviewed

Myths in SEO run almost as deep as they do in Lock Ness and Area 51. Let?s have some fun and look at 10 of them today. By no means a definitely list, these still pop up. I need to rank #1 Yes, it?s nice to rank on top, but you know that actual rankings fluctuate on a daily basis. Does the #1 spot actually get you more clicks and conversions and the # 2 or #3 spot. Depends on the phrase sometimes. And for those trying to get off page 2 of the SERP and onto page 1, be careful. 

< <http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/05/09/10-seo-myths-reviewed.aspx> http://www.bing.com/blogs/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2014/05/09/10-seo-myths-reviewed.aspx>


RIPE NCC Member Update May 2014

This is a special edition of the RIPE NCC Member Update that focuses on the RIPE NCC General Meeting (GM), which takes place next Wednesday, 14 May. There is an overview of all the issues that will be discussed at the GM, as well as information on the RIPE NCC Executive Board election and how to participate in proceedings.

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-member-update-may-2014> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ripe-ncc-member-update-may-2014>


Survey_Report - Launch and Use of IDNs [pdf]

< <http://aptld.org/system/files/survey_report_-_launch_and_use_of_idns_2014.pdf> http://aptld.org/system/files/survey_report_-_launch_and_use_of_idns_2014.pdf>





EDR: Weird expired domain sales (partially) explained

This week?s Expired Domain Report (EDR) explains why some domains sell for what they do, plus a preview of domains you might want to backorder.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/>


Flashcards.com Helps Sedo Ace This Week's Sales Test With Quarter Million Dollar Deal

Over the years Sedo and their Senior Broker, Dave Evanson, have topped our weekly domain sales chart so many times they don't need flashcards to help them remember the route to #1. However, FlashCards.com did help put them back on the top of the heap this week after Evanson brokered a $250,000 sale of the domain, one of the 15 biggest sales reported so far this year.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140507.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140507.htm>




au: National Children?s Commissioner to run inquiry on websites encouraging self-harm in teenagers

THE growing number of websites that encourage troubled teenagers to harm themselves is being targeted by a new crackdown led by National Children?s Commissioner Megan Mitchell.

< <http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/national-childrens-commissioner-to-run-inquiry-on-websites-encouraging-selfharm-in-teenagers/story-fni0diab-1226912824878> http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/health/national-childrens-commissioner-to-run-inquiry-on-websites-encouraging-selfharm-in-teenagers/story-fni0diab-1226912824878>


Attempts to stay anonymous on the web will only put the NSA on your trail

When searching for an adjective to describe our comprehensively surveilled networked world ? the one bookmarked by the NSA at one end and by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and co at the other ? "Orwellian" is the word that people generally reach for.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/11/anonymous-web-nsa-trail-janet-vertesi> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/11/anonymous-web-nsa-trail-janet-vertesi>


au: Privacy commissioner scrutinises mobile apps

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has begun a privacy sweep of the 50 most popular apps in Australia to see why they collect personal information and what is done with the data.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544807/privacy_commissioner_scrutinises_mobile_apps/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544807/privacy_commissioner_scrutinises_mobile_apps/>


Defending the Open Internet

The future of the Internet ? which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation ? is up for grabs.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/business/defending-the-open-internet.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/11/business/defending-the-open-internet.html>


Google, Facebook and Amazon write to FCC demanding true net neutrality

More than 100 technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon have written to US regulators to warn that proposed net neutrality rules pose a "grave threat to the internet".

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/08/google-facebook-and-amazon-sign-letter-criticising-fcc-net-neutrality-plan>




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