[DNS] auDA Domain News - 15 May

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 15 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 13:54:21 +1000


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I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm>


Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm>


Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?

< <http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem> http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem>


AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/>






I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

Leaders of the organizations responsible for coordination of the Internet technical infrastructure (loosely referred to as "I* leaders") met on 25 April in S?o Paulo, Brazil following the NETmundial meeting. During the 1-day I* leaders meeting, the group considered a range of issues where dialogue among Internet technical organizations is useful.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm>


Safeguarding cyberspace a complex issue

Governments want to protect their societies from what comes through the internet, but China?s government ? and others that practice censorship ? still want to reap the economic benefits of connectivity

< <http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/safeguarding-cyberspace-a-complex-issue-1.1332034> http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/safeguarding-cyberspace-a-complex-issue-1.1332034>


Brazil Proclaims Permissionless Innovation As Fundamental

Despite seeming a mere political gesture, a recent summit in Brazil has actually produced a valuable contribution to the discussion of Internet freedoms.

< <http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2014/05/permissionless-innovation/index.htm> http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2014/05/permissionless-innovation/index.htm>


Role of the US government in the Internet management: Afnic responds to ICANN

Afnic has responded to ICANN regarding the organization that will ultimately replace the US government in the oversight of IANA functions.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.html>


EuroDIG - European Dialogue on Internet Gouvernance

The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe. It was created in 2008 by a number of key stakeholders representing various European stakeholder groups working in the field of IG. EuroDIG is a network which is open to all European stakeholders that are interested in contributing to an open and interactive discussion on IG issues.

< <http://www.bvdw.org/medien/eurodig---european-dialogue-on-internet-gouvernance?media=5736> http://www.bvdw.org/medien/eurodig---european-dialogue-on-internet-gouvernance?media=5736>

< <http://www.eurodig.org/> http://www.eurodig.org/>








Independent Review Panel Decision on Hold/Stay Regarding .Africa

An ICANN Independent Review Panel has issued a decision that ICANN should hold off from further processing of ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) application for the .AFRICA TLD for the time being. This will allow the Panel time to consider arguments from DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) and ICANN on DCA Trust's claims regarding the .AFRICA TLD.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-12may14-en>


Thursday In London by Steve Crocker

When we last met in Singapore, the NTIA announcement on transitioning stewardship of the IANA functions was still very fresh and we adjusted our meeting schedules to begin constructive discussions in response. The processes governing these discussions are now in motion, and we want to support them with open dialogue with as many stakeholders as possible.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/thursday-in-london/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/thursday-in-london/>


Infographics Explaining the Domain Name Industry Available

The Domain Name Industry is a growing network that is immense in scope, made up of organizations, businesses and individuals involved in the business of domain names. In an effort to explain the subject, ICANN has published infographics to illustrate various aspects of the system that plays such a crucial role in the global Internet.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13may14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13may14-en>


Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

Purpose (Brief): This is a report about supporting the domain name industry in underserved regions, prepared by ICANN staff for public comment.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/dns-underserved-14may14-en.htm>


Kick Starting DNS Industry Growth in Underserved Regions by Cyrus Namazi

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/>


GNSO Video Site Launches

The GNSO website is currently undergoing some changes to improve its user friendliness and accessibility.

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm> http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm>


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-07may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-07may14-en>


Bob Wiegand to Russ Weinstein, Senior Vice President | Web.com Group LLC, and Allen Grogan

Auction Mechanism for Resolving Indirect Contention

< <http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/wiegand-to-weinstein-grogan-06may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/wiegand-to-weinstein-grogan-06may14-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-3-05may14-en> http://www.icann.org/en/news/correspondence/baxter-to-icann-3-05may14-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>


KnujOn scores a win as BizCN gets first breach notice

The Chinese registrar BizCN has received its first breach notice from ICANN?s compliance department, following a sustained campaign by anti-abuse activist KnujOn.

< <http://domainincite.com/16646-knujon-scores-a-win-as-bizcn-gets-first-breach-notice> http://domainincite.com/16646-knujon-scores-a-win-as-bizcn-gets-first-breach-notice>





Half Of 3.5 Million Domains Registered In Spain Are .ES

April statistics compiled by the .es registry, Red.es, show there are 3,451,863 domain names registered in Spain by businesses and individuals with more than half (50.04%) being .es domains.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/14/half-domains-registered-spain-es/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/14/half-domains-registered-spain-es/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/half-domains-registered-spain-es.html> http://www.domainnews.com/half-domains-registered-spain-es.html>


New gTLD?s Take 1st Toll On Existing String? .Mobi Falls Below 1 Million Registrations

According to RegistrarStats.com the TLD .Mobi fell below 1 Million domain name registrations.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtlds-take-1st-toll-on-existing-string-mobi-falls-below-1-million-registrations/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtlds-take-1st-toll-on-existing-string-mobi-falls-below-1-million-registrations/>





Verizon counsel slams gTLD opportunists

?We have seen lots of cybersquatting but not a lot of innovation, which was one of the arguments for the new gTLDs programme?. So stated Sarah B Deutsch, vice president and associate general counsel for Verizon Communications, speaking at the INTA Annual Meeting earlier today, where she added: ?We are seeing a steady flow of cybersquatters jumping in as new gTLDs roll out?. She therefore called on trademark counsel to record instances of abuse to inform later reviews of the gTLD programme.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0a93e062-77cf-46bb-8f00-4fc72fc43294> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=0a93e062-77cf-46bb-8f00-4fc72fc43294>


New gTLDs discussed at INTA Annual Meeting

The latest developments on ICANN, the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) and the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) tool were discussed in yesterday?s session on trademarks and new gTLDs"

< <http://www.managingip.com/Article/3340671/New-gTLDs-discussed-at-INTA-Annual-Meeting.html> http://www.managingip.com/Article/3340671/New-gTLDs-discussed-at-INTA-Annual-Meeting.html>


Why brands will win from new gTLDs

Brand owners may feel like losers in the latest round of gTLD launches, but in the long term they may be the winners. Here?s why

< <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>


Was panel wrong to put .africa on ice or does ICANN have an accountability problem?

Did an Independent Review Process panel get it wrong when it accused ICANN of failing to implement proper accountability mechanisms, or did it actually highlight a more serious problem?

< <http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem> http://domainincite.com/16652-was-panel-wrong-to-put-africa-on-ice-or-does-icann-have-an-accountability-problem>


DCA Trust Wins First Round Against Icann in Injunction On Dotafrica Domain

In a developing story, the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) has won Round One in its case against ICANN for the ".africa" domain.

< <http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-trust-wins-first-round-against-icann-in-injunction-on-dotafrica-domain> http://www.cio.co.ke/news/top-stories/dca-trust-wins-first-round-against-icann-in-injunction-on-dotafrica-domain>

< <http://allafrica.com/stories/201405131325.html> http://allafrica.com/stories/201405131325.html>


.africa frozen by panel after ICANN screwup

ZA Central Registry?s bid for the .africa new gTLD has been put on ice by an arbitration panel which admonished ICANN for failing to follow its own bylaws.

< <http://domainincite.com/16630-africa-frozen-by-panel-after-icann-screwup> http://domainincite.com/16630-africa-frozen-by-panel-after-icann-screwup>


GNSO says dot-brand rules ?inconsistent? with policy

The ability of dot-brand gTLDs to limit how many registrars they work with is ?inconsistent? with the GNSO?s longstanding policy on new gTLDs, ICANN?s GNSO Council has found.

< <http://domainincite.com/16639-gnso-says-dot-brand-rules-inconsistent-with-policy> http://domainincite.com/16639-gnso-says-dot-brand-rules-inconsistent-with-policy>


DNA has new plan for gTLD auctions: give us your money!

The Domain Name Association is hoping to raise funds for marketing by hosting private new gTLD auctions, according to executive director Kurt Pritz.

< <http://domainincite.com/16680-dna-has-new-plan-for-gtld-auctions-give-us-your-money> http://domainincite.com/16680-dna-has-new-plan-for-gtld-auctions-give-us-your-money>


Thousands switch to .kiwi domain

Thousands of people and organisations have signed up to use a new .kiwi domain name, an alternative to the usual .co.nz suffix.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain.html> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain.html>

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/technology/60063322/Thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain> http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/technology/60063322/Thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain>

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/60063322/thousands-switch-to-kiwi-domain>


Dot Kiwi domain names in hot demand

New Zealanders have been quick to snatch up .kiwi domain names with 4600 activated since their general release on May 1.

< <http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-names-in-hot-demand-5972484> http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/dot-kiwi-domain-names-in-hot-demand-5972484>


Instant .kiwi uptake for NZ businesses

New Zealanders around the world are now able to activate their .kiwi domain name with almost 4,600 domain names activated within the past two weeks alone.

< <http://techday.com/start-up/news/instant-kiwi-uptake-for-nz-businesses/184462/> http://techday.com/start-up/news/instant-kiwi-uptake-for-nz-businesses/184462/>


Nominet Announces .CYMRU and .WALES Launch in September

ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead, the .uk registry Nominet has announced. The agreement means that businesses and individuals will be able to register a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-in-september/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-in-september/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-september.html> http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-cymru-wales-launch-september.html>


Nominet confirms launch of .cymru and .wales in September

ICANN has formally signed a contract giving domain addresses ending in .cymru and .wales the go-ahead. The agreement means that businesses and consumers can acquire a .cymru or .wales domain name allowing them to demonstrate their Welsh identity, language and culture online.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-confirms-launch-cymru-and-wales-september> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-confirms-launch-cymru-and-wales-september>


Arabic domain names crucial for spread of local content on Net: TRA

Delegates from around 14 countries along with those from organisations such as Google and Microsoft on Monday continued their discussions on universal acceptance of the Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs - Internet domain names in characters other than English alphabets), and the opportunities and challenges ahead for IDN.

< <http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Arabic-domain-names-crucial-for-spread-of-local-content-on-Net-TRA-35ek> http://www.muscatdaily.com/Archive/Oman/Arabic-domain-names-crucial-for-spread-of-local-content-on-Net-TRA-35ek>


Is the Future of .BRAND TLDs to Be Registered Just Like a Domain Name? by Jean Guillon

Will .BRAND TLDs be made available for registration at Registrars like GoDaddy, just like second level domains are? My guess is that it will and here are the reasons why... Applying for a new domain name extension, for a new gTLD, is not so simple because you are required to submit a complete application to ICANN and this does not happen that often, it's happened once only and was called "the First Round" (of the ICANN new gTLD program).

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140513_is_future_of_brand_tlds_to_be_registered_like_a_domain_name/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140513_is_future_of_brand_tlds_to_be_registered_like_a_domain_name/>


Whether Republican, Democrat or Independent, the ?.GOP? gTLD is one to consider

?.GOP?, now in sunrise, is notable as it is the only new gTLD in the first round of applications to be operated by a political party. However, one commentator has urged brands to consider the string when devising their registration strategies, no matter what their political persuasion.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=a68c0161-ee2f-44f9-91b1-7b8c29dba2a0> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=a68c0161-ee2f-44f9-91b1-7b8c29dba2a0>


DNPric.es has a great lead list for valuable new TLDs. Unfortunately the registries also have it.

... Every time one heads to general availability I go to DNPric.es to look for domains including the TLD that have sold in recent years.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/new-tld-premium-prices/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/new-tld-premium-prices/>


Can?t find a .com address? Try .foo ? or .xyz

The rush to claim choice domain names is beginning anew. Now, if the .com you wanted is not available, you have even more places to hang out a shingle in cyberspace: .xxx, .finance, .london, .foo, and now .xyz.

< <http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/cant-find-a-com-address-try-foo-or-xyz/> http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/12/cant-find-a-com-address-try-foo-or-xyz/>


50 Cent Is In Da .CLUB As Award-Winning Rapper, Actor & Entrepreneur Announces New Fan Site At 50INDA.CLUB [news release]

Well-known for his No. 1 Billboard hit ?In Da Club? and on the brink of releasing his new album early next month ?Animal Ambition,? legendary rapper 50 Cent announced today the upcoming launch of the 50InDa.Club web site in association with .CLUB Domains, the company formed to own and operate the new ?.CLUB? gTLD. 50 Cent will be officially launching the page and appearing live at the invitation-only launch party for the new .CLUB domain name extension in Manhattan on May 22, 2014.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/50-cent-is-in-da-club/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/05/13/50-cent-is-in-da-club/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/50-cent-is-in-da-club.html> http://www.domainnews.com/50-cent-is-in-da-club.html>


Best anchor tenant ever? 50 Cent to use a .club

The American rapper Curtis ?50 Cent? Jackson has become the first big-name celebrity to get in on the new gTLD game, announcing today that he?s launching a fan site on a .club domain.

< <http://domainincite.com/16635-best-anchor-tenant-ever-50-cent-to-use-a-club> http://domainincite.com/16635-best-anchor-tenant-ever-50-cent-to-use-a-club>


Dot luxury domain names going on general release

New TLD .luxury is now going on general sale.

< <http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/> http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/>


Luxe sites get digital destination with .luxury

The UpTake: The land rush for new domain names that end in ?.luxury? is on, and the two women co-founders who won the auction for the domain rights are selling them to companies seeking customers with deep pockets.

< <http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/05/14/luxe-sites-get-digital-destination-with-luxury.html> http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/05/14/luxe-sites-get-digital-destination-with-luxury.html>


Dot luxury domain names going on general release

Some 500 brands from Bvlgari to Versace, signed up for their own .luxury TLD name in the initial 60-day sunrise period in which registrations were only available for trademarked brands.

< <http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/> http://internetretailing.net/2014/05/dot-luxury-domain-names-going-on-general-release/>


Lords of the new .nyc domain

City officials are hoping that Jessie Pressman, chief executive of a tech-education startup for adults called Bite Size Learning, is indicative of how local businesses feel about taking on a New York-branded Internet identity.

< <http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140512/TECHNOLOGY/140509819/lords-of-the-new-nyc-domain> http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20140512/TECHNOLOGY/140509819/lords-of-the-new-nyc-domain>


New gTLD Advertising Hits The London Tube (Subway)

Thanks to a reader of TheDomains.com who spotted an ad in the London Tube (otherwise known as the subway ) for new gTLD?s

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtld-advertising-hits-the-london-tube-subway/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/14/new-gtld-advertising-hits-the-london-tube-subway/>


A glimpse of what will happen when new TLDs hit their first renewal date?

2014 will be remembered ? by those conscious of the domain industry at least ? as the year of the TLD experiment. To what extent extensions such as .GURU, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .RICH, .LONDON, or .??? catch on with the general public remains to be seen. For a year, the question has been hotly debated. But it?s not a question; it?s hundreds of distinct questions, since hundreds of distinct new TLDs are part of this year?s rollout.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/>


CentralNIC looking forward to a life of .luxury

Internet domain name specialist CentralNIC has launched a new web site for those wanting an Internet address ending in .luxury.
< <http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68422/centralnic-looking-forward-to-a-life-of-luxury-68422.html> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68422/centralnic-looking-forward-to-a-life-of-luxury-68422.html>


.Expert Gets Over 1,300 Registrations Just In Early Access Program

.Expert which goes into general availability on Wednesday, already has over 1,300 registrations through the Early Access Program (EAP) with most of them coming on days 4 and 5.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/expert-gets-over-1300-registrations-just-in-early-access-program/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/expert-gets-over-1300-registrations-just-in-early-access-program/>





au: Distribute.IT: When a hacker destroys your business [this article has now been deleted]

It?s been almost three years since business owners Carl Woerndle and his brother Alex were caught up in a cyber attack so damaging, it destroyed their once prospering technology business, Distribute.IT.

< <http://www.cio.com.au/article/544815/distribute_it_when_hacker_destroys_your_business/> http://www.cio.com.au/article/544815/distribute_it_when_hacker_destroys_your_business/>


How to Catch a Hacker in the Act

?As today 25 March 2014, PayPal is launching a new survey program. All customers are welcome to participate this survey. The survey will take 5 minutes and for your effort and understanding PayPal will select most of the customers that takes this survey and reward them with ?25.00.? This is the usual sort of ungrammatical nonsense that pours into our email inboxes every day, asking the recipient to click on a malware-containing attachment that, hopefully, most of us know to ignore.

< <http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-catch-a-hacker-in-the-act> http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-to-catch-a-hacker-in-the-act>


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>


FBI Seeks License To Hack Bot-Infected PCs

Justice Department seeks search warrant changes to battle online crime syndicates, but critics cite impact on innocent bystanders and potential for abuse.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-infected-pcs/d/d-id/1252655> http://www.darkreading.com/government/fbi-seeks-license-to-hack-bot-infected-pcs/d/d-id/1252655>


Poorly designed security systems and policies lead to slack cyber security practices, say academics

Businesses have been warned that staff are likely not to follow good cyber security practices if the security systems and policies the companies implement are poorly designed.

< <http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/poorly-designed-security-systems-and-policies-lead-to-slack-cyber-security-practices-say-academics/> http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/may/poorly-designed-security-systems-and-policies-lead-to-slack-cyber-security-practices-say-academics/>


Dispelling The Myths Of Cyber Security

Perfect security that focuses on eliminating threats is too expensive and impossible to achieve. Better to think about consequence management.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/risk/dispelling-the-myths-of-cyber-security/a/d-id/1251171> http://www.darkreading.com/risk/dispelling-the-myths-of-cyber-security/a/d-id/1251171>


Researchers Quantify Fake Certificates Used in SSL Connections

Engineers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University quantified the number of forged certificates used in 3.5 million SSL connections with Facebook during a four-month period.

< <http://threatpost.com/researchers-quantify-fake-certificates-used-in-ssl-connections/106032> http://threatpost.com/researchers-quantify-fake-certificates-used-in-ssl-connections/106032>


Another DNS Provider Targeted in DDoS Attack

PointDNS says most of its DNS servers are online again after a massive DDoS attack late last week took down the service provider.

< <http://threatpost.com/another-dns-provider-targeted-in-ddos-attack/106045> http://threatpost.com/another-dns-provider-targeted-in-ddos-attack/106045>


AusCERT 2014: Security in a world of surveillance

The leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the United States National Security Agency (NSA)?s spying activities has highlighted that consumers need to take a more serious approach to online security, according to Princeton University's professor of computer science and public affairs, Edward Felten

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/545051/auscert_2014_security_world_surveillance/>


NZ cyber security Tsars lay down rules for network operators

New Zealand's National Cyber Security Centre and the Government Communications Security Bureau have released guidance for telecommunications operators after the passage of a controversial security law.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/nz-cyber-security-tsars-lay-down-rules-for-network-operators-7000029359/> http://www.zdnet.com/nz-cyber-security-tsars-lay-down-rules-for-network-operators-7000029359/>





Company sues to overturn UDRP decision

Technology Online, LLC has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Nevada to overturn a UDRP against the domain name Jeffers.com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/>





More Tactics to Improve Landing Page Conversion Rate in China

In the final piece of a two-part series, here are four best practices to improve your landing page conversion rate for your Chinese websites. 

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2344635/more-tactics-to-improve-landing-page-conversion-rate-in-china> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2344635/more-tactics-to-improve-landing-page-conversion-rate-in-china>





Curtains Fall on the Domain Names, Trademarks and User Rights Protection Workshop, Benin ? Africa by Pierre Dandjinou

It is our pleasure to share with you a few highlights, key points and takeaways from the ICANN workshop which took place in Cotonou, Benin on May 5-6. It was part of the implementation and operationalization of ICANN?s Africa Strategy. Benin?s Minister for ICT, Komi Koutche and David Olive, ICANN?s VP for Policy Development Support and GM of our Istanbul hub opened the event. Akram Atallah, ICANN?s President of the Global Domaind Division delivered a personalized video message to the audience.

< <http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/curtains-fall-on-the-domain-names-trademarks-and-user-rights-protection-workshop-benin-africa/> http://blog.icann.org/2014/05/curtains-fall-on-the-domain-names-trademarks-and-user-rights-protection-workshop-benin-africa/>


Key Internet agency conducts meeting in Muscat

Delegations from 14 countries participated in the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name (APTLD) members' meeting which was held for the first time in Muscat.

< <http://www.timesofoman.com/News/33707/Article-Key-Internet-agency-conducts-meeting-in-Muscat> http://www.timesofoman.com/News/33707/Article-Key-Internet-agency-conducts-meeting-in-Muscat>


Web hosting provider give FCC a dose of life without net neutrality

Warning: schadenfreude alert. In a protest to supprt net neutrality, a Web hosting service has decided to teach the Federal Communications Commission a lesson by crippling the FCC?s access to any page it hosts by throttling the agency?s network down to 1990s-era dial-up modem speeds of 28.8 kbps.

< <http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/85390> http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/85390>


Russian Web Host Held Liable for Customer?s Pirated Content

A Russian web host has been found guilty for violating intellectual property rights, according to a radio broadcast by the Voice of Russia on Monday. 

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/russian-web-host-guilty-anti-piracy> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/russian-web-host-guilty-anti-piracy>





NZ High Court weighs in on Google AdWords - Brand owners continue to navigate acceptable online brand use

... The recent New Zealand High Court decision of InterCity Group (NZ) Ltd v Nakedbus NZ Ltd [2014] NZHC 124 (InterCity Case) is New Zealand's first case dealing with competitor trade mark use in respect of online advertising as Google AdWords and keywords. We look at the InterCity Case below and what it adds to the developing law in this area.



Domaining Spain Ends Another Successful Run After Attendees from 18 Countries Converged in Valencia

The 2014 Domaining Spain Conference concluded its three-day run at the Hotel Sorolla Place in Valencia Saturday. Show promoter Dietmar Stefitz said attendees from 18 different countries came together for the 6th edition of the annual event in Valencia - a beautiful city that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140513.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140513.htm>


DropCatch.com enters the expired domain business with a bang

When the team behind HugeDomains launched its domain name registrar NameBright last year, it quickly became clear that a lot of people felt animosity toward the company?s expired domain business.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/dropcatch-com-expired-domains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/dropcatch-com-expired-domains/>


Domain Name Seller Pushes the Envelope Too Far

Domain name purchase negotiations went seriously awry here. SelectHealth, Inc., is a Utah corporation and health insurance provider. James E. Risinger is a Texas resident. Risinger owned the domain name selecthealth.com. SelectHealth contacted Risinger about purchasing the domain name and entered into negotiations with Risinger. Risinger copied SelectHealth?s website, selecthealth.org, and pasted it into the selecthealth.com website. Risinger then added a registration survey and email capability to the selecthealth.com website. Over 1,200 emails and 637 registrations were collected by Risinger, who then turned this information over to SelectHealth, apparently in an effort to drive up the domain name?s purchase price.

< <http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/copyright/domain-name-seller-pushes-the-envelope-too-far/> http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/copyright/domain-name-seller-pushes-the-envelope-too-far/>


How Not to Drive Up Domain Name Prices - When negotiating over domain names, there are "not" best practices.

It?s a perfect example of what not to do when negotiating the sale of a domain name. Tonya Gisselberg, in a post on Seattle Copyright Watch blog, explains how Texas resident James Risinger?s sales tactics went too far afield?and landed him in violation of a copyright.

< <http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655099709/> http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202655099709/>


Six-Figure Country Code Sale at Sedo Races to the Top of This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Autos.de delivered a satchel full of cash - $166,800 to be exact - to top our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart this week. That big sale at Sedo also ranks as the 4th highest ccTLD sale so far in 2014 (the YTD Country Code Top 100 is the second chart on the page linked to above.)

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140514.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140514.htm>





10 things we learned from Pew Research's Internet of Things report

It?s been fashionable to drop the phrase ?Internet of Things? in tech circles for some time now, but what does it really mean? And just as importantly, what will its effects be in the years to come?

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/internet-of-things-pew-research-center> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/14/internet-of-things-pew-research-center>


The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025: Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.

This report is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center Internet Project to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (The Web at 25).

< <http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/05/14/internet-of-things/> http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/05/14/internet-of-things/>


How to Speak Your Customers' Language With Localized Websites

While English is the most commonly used language online, most Europeans prefer to buy things in their own languages. Here are three ways to localize for an international audience. A single English language website can still allow you to reach an international audience. English is the most commonly used language online and to some extent it still serves as a lingua franca or common language across the Web. But it only represents around a quarter of total usage, and many visitors who use English as a second language place more trust in websites written in their own native language.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2343893/how-to-speak-your-customers-language-with-localized-websites> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2343893/how-to-speak-your-customers-language-with-localized-websites>


au: Cash for comment in the YouTube generation

Videos of young girls talking about new products or purchases are producing the internet's next wave of mini-moguls. The girls film themselves in their bedrooms talking viewers through their 'haul', a collection of recently purchased items, or reviewing products and offering 'tutorials' in beauty treatments.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/cash-for-comment-in-the-youtube-generation/5447810> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-12/cash-for-comment-in-the-youtube-generation/5447810>





Study Finds Being Ignored on Facebook May Lower Self-Esteem

Social media promises to make people feel better about their lives and promotes the ability to connect with others and share wonderful moments. Yet according to a new psychology report, when people are ignored on social sites, the rejection can have adverse affects.

< <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/study-finds-being-ignored-on-facebook-leads-to-a-lower-self-esteem/> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/12/study-finds-being-ignored-on-facebook-leads-to-a-lower-self-esteem/>





au: Budget 2014 - $10M for child safety online

The federal government will spend $10 million over four years to help improve online safety for children.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544956/budget_2014_-_10m_child_safety_online/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/544956/budget_2014_-_10m_child_safety_online/>





EU court backs 'right to be forgotten': Google must amend results on request

The top European court has backed the "right to be forgotten" and said Google must delete "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" data from its results when a member of the public requests it.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/13/right-to-be-forgotten-eu-court-google-search-results> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/13/right-to-be-forgotten-eu-court-google-search-results>


European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web

Europe?s highest court said on Tuesday that people had the right to influence what the world could learn about them through online searches, a ruling that rejected long-established notions about the free flow of information on the Internet.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html>


One Court Ruling on Privacy in Europe, and 28 Regulators

The ruling on Tuesday by Europe?s highest court that Google can be forced to remove links from certain searches will be carried out by data privacy regulators at 28 different agencies across the European Union.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/technology/one-court-ruling-on-privacy-in-europe-and-28-regulators.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/technology/one-court-ruling-on-privacy-in-europe-and-28-regulators.html>


Australia asked Americans for more help to spy on Australian citizens

Australia?s intelligence agency asked for more help from its US counterparts to increase surveillance on Australians suspected of involvement in international extremist activities.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/australia-americans-help-spy-terror-suspects> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/13/australia-americans-help-spy-terror-suspects>


The who, what, and how of Australia?s new privacy regulations

Australian businesses and agencies should take note of amendments to Australia?s Privacy Act, which regulates how organizations collect, handle, and disclose personal information within Australia. The new amendments, which took effect on March 12, are described below.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=66f2da03-8fb0-4579-8001-e597eb7007b8> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=66f2da03-8fb0-4579-8001-e597eb7007b8>





TPP negotiators boost efforts on intellectual property, other issues

Twelve countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks are accelerating efforts to find common ground over thorny issues including intellectual property rights and reform of state-owned firms at an ongoing working-level meeting in Vietnam, negotiation sources said Wednesday.

< <http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140514/tpp-negotiators-boost-efforts-intellectual-property-ot> http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140514/tpp-negotiators-boost-efforts-intellectual-property-ot>




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