[DNS] auDA Domain News - 19 June

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 19 June

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:55:50 +1000


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States? Role In Multistakeholder Internet Governance Evolving

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/06/16/states-role-in-multistakeholder-internet-governance-evolving/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/06/16/states-role-in-multistakeholder-internet-governance-evolving/>


Awe and Gratitude by Fadi Chehad?

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/awe-and-gratitude> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/awe-and-gratitude>


ICANN 50: London ? Global Domains Division (GDD) Sessions by Akram Atallah

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-50-london-global-domains-division-gdd-sessions> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-50-london-global-domains-division-gdd-sessions>


ICANN Grants Two More European Registrars Data Retention Waivers

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers/>


ICANN 50 In London Set For Unprecedented Attendees

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-50-london/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-50-london/>


Brand Sponsored Content via New gTLDs as Channels ? the Soap Opera of the Future? by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350630/brand-sponsored-content-via-new-gtlds-as-channels-the-soap-opera-of-the-future> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350630/brand-sponsored-content-via-new-gtlds-as-channels-the-soap-opera-of-the-future>


ICANN smacks new gTLDs for pre-sunrise auctions

< <http://domainincite.com/16926-icann-smacks-new-gtlds-for-pre-sunrise-auctions> http://domainincite.com/16926-icann-smacks-new-gtlds-for-pre-sunrise-auctions>


Over 65,000 .BERLIN Registrations In One Day With Discounted Fee

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/65000-berlin-registrations-one-day/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/65000-berlin-registrations-one-day/>


au: Bob Jane fined for contempt of court

< <http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/bob-jane-fined-for-contempt-of-court/story-fni0fee2-1226959821382> http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/bob-jane-fined-for-contempt-of-court/story-fni0fee2-1226959821382>


au: Bob Jane, former tyre king, fined for breaching name trade ban

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-19/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-contempt-of-court/5535168> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-19/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-contempt-of-court/5535168>






States? Role In Multistakeholder Internet Governance Evolving

As the global internet governance landscape started without states in the foreground, the multistakeholder model and the participation of governments in it is still evolving, a recent panel of experts said.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/06/16/states-role-in-multistakeholder-internet-governance-evolving/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/06/16/states-role-in-multistakeholder-internet-governance-evolving/>


Internet governance: Brazil taking the lead in international debates - This is the third in a series of articles based on the Index report: Brazil: A new global internet referee?

Key debates are under way at international level on internet governance, with crucial decisions up for grabs that could determine whether the internet remains a broadly free and open space, with a bottom up approach to its operation ? as exemplified in part by the multistakeholder approach ? or becomes a top-down controlled space as pushed for by China and Russia, supported to some extent by several other countries.

< <http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/06/internet-governance-brazil-taking-lead-international-debates/> http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/06/internet-governance-brazil-taking-lead-international-debates/>


Protecting Internet Freedom and American Interests: Required Reforms and Standards for ICANN Transition by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer, James L. Gattuso and David Inserra

Abstract: The U.S. should not end its role in the assignment of Internet names and numbers before adequate checks and balances are put in place to ensure that an independent ICANN acting without U.S. oversight is transparent and accountable, and cannot be hijacked by governments or intergovernmental organizations. The conditions articulated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration give little practical guidance or details on what would constitute an acceptable alternative mechanism. Congress should define and detail minimum protections, including protections to preserve freedom of expression and reforms designed to enhance ICANN accountability and insulate it from government capture, which must be in place before the U.S. will agree to the transition.

< <http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/06/protecting-internet-freedom-and-american-interests-required-reforms-and-standards-for-icann-transition> http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/06/protecting-internet-freedom-and-american-interests-required-reforms-and-standards-for-icann-transition>


Lawmakers Voice Concerns as NTIA Looks to Relinquish Internet Domain Administration

Could authoritarian governments gain power over the Web if the U.S. steps out of its role in the Internet domain name system?

< <http://www.rollcall.com/news/lawmakers_voice_concerns_as_ntia_looks_to_relinquish_internet_domain-234012-1.html> http://www.rollcall.com/news/lawmakers_voice_concerns_as_ntia_looks_to_relinquish_internet_domain-234012-1.html>


Protecting Internet Freedom and American Interests: Required Reforms and Standards for ICANN Transition by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett D. Schaefer, James L. Gattuso, and David Inserra [pdf]

Abstract: The U.S. should not end its role in the assignment of Internet names and numbers before adequate checks and balances are put in place to ensure that an independent ICANN acting without U.S. oversight is transparent and accountable, and cannot be hijacked by governments or intergovernmental organizations. The conditions articulated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration give little practical guidance or details on what would constitute an acceptable alternative mechanism. Congress should define and detail minimum protections, including protections to preserve freedom of expression and reforms designed to enhance ICANN accountability and insulate it from government capture, which must be in place before the U.S. will agree to the transition.

< <http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/BG2922.pdf> http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2014/pdf/BG2922.pdf>


What the U.S. Must Do to Ensure the Internet Remains Free

Will the Internet continue to be the bastion of freedom and engine of economic growth it has been so far? That may be decided by events to take place over the next year.

< <http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/18/u-s-must-ensure-internet-remains-free/> http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/18/u-s-must-ensure-internet-remains-free/>


Internet governance in transition: What's the destination?

The U.S. government's decision to relinquish its historic role in Internet governance has set in motion a transition with no clear resolution. The Department of Commerce has asked ICANN to "convene stakeholders across the global Internet community to craft an appropriate transition plan," but where this will lead is anyone's guess. What is clear is that the transition provides both the opportunity for, and the necessity of, undertaking a fundamental reevaluation of ICANN's accountability mechanisms.

< <http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/209538-internet-governance-in-transition-whats-the-destination> http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/209538-internet-governance-in-transition-whats-the-destination>








Awe and Gratitude by Fadi Chehad?

The Internet has earned its place among humankind's greatest synergetic efforts. The Internet's emergence and its resulting social, economic and political impact are the focus of any history written in the past 30 years. And it is on its way to becoming the world's social, economic and political central nervous system.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/awe-and-gratitude> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/awe-and-gratitude>


ICANN 50: London ? Global Domains Division (GDD) Sessions by Akram Atallah

It's time for our next ICANN meeting! ICANN 50 in London is taking place 22 ? 26 June 2014. The meeting will be a great place for attendees to learn about the Global Domains Division, get an update on the evolution of the New gTLD Program, and discuss hot topics with staff.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-50-london-global-domains-division-gdd-sessions> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-50-london-global-domains-division-gdd-sessions>


Connecting the Global Community: Teleconference Interpretation Support in the Six UN Languages + Portuguese by Sabrina Mosquera

ICANN's Language Services Team has reached one more milestone: we now provide teleconference interpretation support in the six official United Nations (UN) languages and Portuguese. This recent accomplishment is in line with ICANN's Public Responsibility Framework and, more importantly, translates into more community members being able to connect, communicate and interact in a truly multistakeholder and inclusive fashion.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/connecting-the-global-community-teleconference-interpretation-support-in-the-six-un-languages-portuguese> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/connecting-the-global-community-teleconference-interpretation-support-in-the-six-un-languages-portuguese>


Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Ingrid Baele

Name Collision and Contracting Information Requests

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-beale-2014-06-17-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-beale-2014-06-17-en>


Rami Schwartz, Latin American Telecom LLC, to the ICANN Board

Approved Changed Requests for Generic Strings

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/schwartz-to-board-2014-06-16-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/schwartz-to-board-2014-06-16-en>


Cherine Chalaby, Chair | Board New gTLD Program Committee, to Jonathan Robinson

NGPC Update

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-robinson-2014-06-16-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chalaby-to-robinson-2014-06-16-en>


Constantine Roussos, Founder | DotMusic Limited, to Stephen Crocker, the ICANN Board, GAC Chair, Ombudsman, and General Counsel to ICANN

Approved Changed Requests for Generic Strings

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-board-et-al-2014-06-13-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/roussos-to-crocker-board-et-al-2014-06-13-en>


7 New gTLDs Recently Delegated

View them now!

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-18jun14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-18jun14-en>


Mr. Fadi Chehade, President and CEO | ICANN, to Dr. Elham MA Ibrahim

New gTLD Application for .AFRICA

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ibrahim-2014-06-15-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-ibrahim-2014-06-15-en>


Letter from Cherine Chalaby, Chair Board New gTLD Program Committee to Jonathan Robinson

< <http://gnso.icann.org/en/node/45503> http://gnso.icann.org/en/node/45503>



BLACKNIGHT INTERNET SOLUTIONS LTD. ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA violates applicable law in Ireland.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-16-en>


ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NAMEWEB BVBA

NAMEWEB BVBA ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") on the basis of Registrar's contention that compliance with the data collection and/or retention requirements of the Data Retention Specification in the 2013 RAA violates applicable law in Belgium.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-16-en>


ICANN Grants Two More European Registrars Data Retention Waivers

ICANN has granted another two European registrars data retention waivers following concerns over how the Registrar Accreditation Agreement conflicts with European data retention laws.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers.html> http://www.domainnews.com/icann-european-registrars-data-retention-waivers.html>


ICANN 50 In London Set For Unprecedented Attendees

The upcoming ICANN meeting to be held in London is set to be one of the largest ever for the number of participants with 2,200 people pre-registered.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22479> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22479>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-50-london/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/icann-50-london/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-50-london.html> http://www.domainnews.com/icann-50-london.html>


London meeting already ICANN?s second-biggest

Over 2,200 people have already registered for ICANN 50, which kicks off this coming weekend in London.

< <http://domainincite.com/16901-london-meeting-already-icanns-second-biggest> http://domainincite.com/16901-london-meeting-already-icanns-second-biggest>


Registrations Open for ICANN 51 In Los Angeles

The 50th ICANN meeting may be next week in London, but registrations have already opened for the 51st meeting to be held in Los Angeles from 12 to 16 October.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/16/registrations-icann-51-los-angeles/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/16/registrations-icann-51-los-angeles/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/registrations-open-for-icann-51-in-los-angeles.html> http://www.domainnews.com/registrations-open-for-icann-51-in-los-angeles.html>


Hoo-ha erupts over WHOIS validation

Registrars and registrants alike have begun voicing concerns about the cost and impact of WHOIS validation procedures imposed under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement. This obligation to verify email contact addresses listed in the WHOIS of gTLD and new gTLD domain names has already resulted in some websites going offline, and such cases will no doubt increase as the number of registrants receiving notices expands.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=44991b91-1ca8-4799-94e4-9ab025b7769a> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=44991b91-1ca8-4799-94e4-9ab025b7769a>





Brands and individuals in Indonesia race to snatch up new ?.id? domain names

A much shorter domain for Indonesia, .id, can now be acquired by Indonesian citizens or brands that are owned by local citizens.

< <http://www.techinasia.com/brands-and-individuals-in-indonesia-race-to-snatch-up-new-id-domain-names/> http://www.techinasia.com/brands-and-individuals-in-indonesia-race-to-snatch-up-new-id-domain-names/>


INFOGRAPHIC: 15 step guide to changing your website's domain name to a .uk

The new two character .uk domain name finally went live on 10th June. For many brands this is a great opportunity to switch to a short, memorable domain name for their website from .co.uk. Amazon.co.uk will change to amazon.uk, princeofwales.gov.uk will be replaced by princepofwales.uk etc.

< <http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/infographic-15-step-guide-to-changing-your-website-s-domain-name-to-a-.uk> http://www.europeandomaincentre.com/pages/news-room/domain-management-news/infographic-15-step-guide-to-changing-your-website-s-domain-name-to-a-.uk>





Brand Sponsored Content via New gTLDs as Channels ? the Soap Opera of the Future? by Jennifer Wolfe

With half of the world's top brands launching their own gTLD or channel of the Internet, the concept of building out content in these new spaces will shift how we consume our entertainment and how consumer goods companies reach their target audiences.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350630/brand-sponsored-content-via-new-gtlds-as-channels-the-soap-opera-of-the-future> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350630/brand-sponsored-content-via-new-gtlds-as-channels-the-soap-opera-of-the-future>


ICANN smacks new gTLDs for pre-sunrise auctions

Running a premium domain name auction before you?ve finished your new gTLD sunrise period is Officially Not Cool, according to ICANN?s compliance department.

< <http://domainincite.com/16926-icann-smacks-new-gtlds-for-pre-sunrise-auctions> http://domainincite.com/16926-icann-smacks-new-gtlds-for-pre-sunrise-auctions>


dotBERLIN pulls plug on free domain giveaway

The .berlin registry has apparently halted the promotion that has given away tens of thousands of free domain names, citing unexpectedly high demand.

< <http://domainincite.com/16923-dotberlin-pulls-plug-on-free-domain-giveaway> http://domainincite.com/16923-dotberlin-pulls-plug-on-free-domain-giveaway>


.Berlin cancels free domain name giveaway

The .Berlin domain name registry has cancelled its free domain name giveaway that was supposed to run through Friday.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/berlin-cancels-free-domain-name-giveaway/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/berlin-cancels-free-domain-name-giveaway/>


Sedo is #1 registrant of .Berlin domains

.Berlin received a lot fewer registrations on the second day of its free domain giveaway. DomainIncite Pro reports 5,227 new registrations in the zone file, leaving .Berlin in second place behind .xyz.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/sedo-berlin/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/sedo-berlin/>


New gTLDs Race to the Bottom With Domain Giveaways? by David Mitnick

The new .BERLIN domain added 67,000 new registrations early this week and another almost 6,000 yesterday. This occurred after a few registrars ran a promotion offering free .BERLIN domains. As reported at DomainIncite, over a 1/3 of these domains were purchased by one registrant - making them the largest "landowner" in .BERLIN. Giving away domains may be a good short term business practice... But the geographical domains are not supposed to be generic.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_new_gtlds_race_to_the_bottom_with_domain_giveaways/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_new_gtlds_race_to_the_bottom_with_domain_giveaways/>


How our new domain names will work - Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published today

Our new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/press-releases/how-our-new-domain-names-will-work>


Over 65,000 .BERLIN Registrations In One Day With Discounted Fee

The .berlin gTLD started Monday 16 June with close to 50,000 registrations and ended the day with over 116,000 registrations, meaning there were a massive 65,000 or so registrations in 24 hours.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/65000-berlin-registrations-one-day/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/17/65000-berlin-registrations-one-day/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/65-000-berlin-registrations-one-day.html> http://www.domainnews.com/65-000-berlin-registrations-one-day.html>


Register A Discounted .BERLIN Domain By 20 June To Win An iPad Mini

The new gTLD .berlin got off to a flying start and is ready to pass the 70,000 registrations mark any day, or hour, now. To celebrate dotBERLIN has announced a special promotional campaign where from 16 to 20 June, .berlin domains will cost a maximum of ?5.55 at selected registrars.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/16/register-berlin-win-ipad/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/16/register-berlin-win-ipad/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/register-berlin-win-ipad.html> http://www.domainnews.com/register-berlin-win-ipad.html>


Will .Berlin be #1 this week? Domains are free for next 5 days.

.Berlin got off to a nice start thanks to a free .Berlin promotion. A new promotion may propel the domain name to the #1 slot on the new TLD charts.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/free-dot-berlin-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/free-dot-berlin-domain-names/>


.berlin rockets to 116k on free domain offer

A promotion from dotBERLIN saw .berlin more than double its registration count yesterday, as speculators (apparently) swooped to claim over 67,000 free domain names.

< <http://domainincite.com/16889-berlin-rockets-to-116k-on-free-domain-offer> http://domainincite.com/16889-berlin-rockets-to-116k-on-free-domain-offer>


Internet group prepares to add .wine domain names, despite European, Napa Valley protests

Would a wine domain name by any other name smell as sweet? The group in charge of Internet domain names and addresses is getting set to auction off .wine and .vin web domain names, possibly by early next year, despite intense objections from European governments and wine groups, as well as American wine associations such as the Napa Valley Vintners.

< <http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/06/internet-group-prepares-to-add-wine-domain-names.html> http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/2014/06/internet-group-prepares-to-add-wine-domain-names.html>


French concerns over geographical indications will hamper TTIP talks

Wine is a casus belli for the French government, who may block transatlantic negotiations if geographical indications are not protected. EurActiv France reports. Internet domain names like '.vin' and '.wine' and geographical indications could emerge as the thorn in the side of the TTIP talks. 

< <http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/french-concerns-over-geographical-indications-will-hamper-ttip-talks-302856> http://www.euractiv.com/sections/infosociety/french-concerns-over-geographical-indications-will-hamper-ttip-talks-302856>


Personal Clarification Regarding .XYZ Article by Philip Corwin

Several days ago I posted an article ? ?ICANN is Missing in Action on .XYZ? ? expressing my personal views regarding Network Solutions? involuntary opt-out registration of .XYZ domains for its existing customers. It was posted, as many of my opinion pieces are, at both the website of the Internet Commerce Association, which I have served as Counsel since its founding in 2006, and at CircleID.com; the two websites attract different audiences. The article was not requested by the ICA and does not represent any official policy of the ICA in regard to such involuntary domain registrations. The ICA has not yet adopted any position on this practice.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/personal-clarification-regarding-xyz-article/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/personal-clarification-regarding-xyz-article/>


How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today

Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/how-cymru-and-wales-will-work-rules-and-processes-published-today>


.cymru and .wales - How our new domain names will work

With the new domains for Wales coming this September, Nominet?s Wales team is publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales today. Learn more about the new names and the next steps you should take.

< <http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/cymru-wales---how-new-7289894> http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/cymru-wales---how-new-7289894>


Donuts spends $50 million on new gTLD auctions

Donuts has revealed that its bill for new gTLD auctions has so far come to $50 million.

< <http://domainincite.com/16882-donuts-spends-50-million-on-new-gtld-auctions> http://domainincite.com/16882-donuts-spends-50-million-on-new-gtld-auctions>


Donuts wins .immo gTLD

Donuts has acquired the .immo new gTLD after its three rival bidders withdrew their applications.

< <http://domainincite.com/16887-donuts-wins-immo-gtld> http://domainincite.com/16887-donuts-wins-immo-gtld>


New gTLD Retrospective at ICANN 50 by Jacob Malthouse

On Wednesday June 25th from 10-12am in the Sovereign Room applicants and key community members will debate what worked, what didn't and what's next for new gTLDs. 

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140616_new_gtld_retrospective_at_icann_50/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140616_new_gtld_retrospective_at_icann_50/>


New gTLDs now outnumber the old TLDs

There are now more 2012-round new gTLDs alive on the internet than there are legacy TLDs.

< <http://domainincite.com/16879-new-gtlds-now-outnumber-the-old-tld> http://domainincite.com/16879-new-gtlds-now-outnumber-the-old-tld>


DNA Asks Apple To Recognize New gTLD?s in It?s Safari Browser, Apple ID & Apple Devices

The Domain Name Association (DNA) asked Apple yesterday to update its Safari Browser to recognize new gTLD domain names.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/18/dna-asks-apple-to-recognize-new-gtlds-in-its-safari-browser-apple-id-apple-devices/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/18/dna-asks-apple-to-recognize-new-gtlds-in-its-safari-browser-apple-id-apple-devices/>


.CEO marketing goes from silly to...

By all measures, PeopleBrowsr?s two TLD launches have been flops.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/dot-ceo-peoplebrowsr/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/dot-ceo-peoplebrowsr/>


Protecting Your Brand in the New .XXX TLD

ICANN recently established procedures for the use of .XXX as a new TLD like .COM, .NET, and .ORG. However, unlike those other TLDs, .XXX has been designed to clearly signal adult content on the Internet. Given the connection between .XXX and adult content, many brand owners outside the adult industry have reasonable concerns about protecting their name and brand from use with the .XXX TLD.

< <http://www.natlawreview.com/article/protecting-your-brand-new-xxx-top-level-domain> http://www.natlawreview.com/article/protecting-your-brand-new-xxx-top-level-domain>


Free Domains Anyone? .Berlin Adds 70K Domains & Tops 116K; .XYZ Adds 27K & Tops 145K

A huge day in the new gTLD program as .Berlin in its first day of offering free domain names, added some 70,000 domain names, more domains than were registered in the extension in the three months since .Berlin was launched.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/free-domains-anyone-berlin-adds-70k-domains-xyz-adds-27k-tops-145k/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/free-domains-anyone-berlin-adds-70k-domains-xyz-adds-27k-tops-145k/>


.HOST timeline released as Pioneer Program

Radix, the largest new gTLD registry from Asia, announced the launch timeline for .host, starting with the opening of their Pioneer Program which starts today. The Sunrise phase will start June 24 and last for 60 days, with Landrush following (launching on 26 August, 2014). 

< <http://radixregistry.com/host-timeline-release-pioneer-program.php> http://radixregistry.com/host-timeline-release-pioneer-program.php>


Radix announces .website's Launch Timeline

.Website will become the first all-purpose domain extension available for registration when it launches into Sunrise on June 24, 2014. Radix, .website?s registry and the largest new gTLD registry based in Asia, released a complete launch timeline for .website today, outlining a Landrush start date of Aug. 26, 2014 and a General Availability start date of Sept. 17, 2014.

< <http://radixregistry.com/radix-announces-dotwebsite-launch-timeline.php> http://radixregistry.com/radix-announces-dotwebsite-launch-timeline.php>


Restaurants and bars now have their own domain names

If you're in the food industry, dotcom is so yesterday. Bars and restaurants will now be able to clearly advertise their type of business with customized Internet domain names. Released on June 11, ".rest" and ".bar" were opened to a ?land rush? period where those wishing to purchase a new site can apply for a custom domain name.

< <http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/17/restaurants-and-bars-now-have-their-own-domain-names/> http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/06/17/restaurants-and-bars-now-have-their-own-domain-names/>


Rightside releases Premium Domains at reg fee for .Pub

Rightside, backer of an increasingly large pool of new TLDs, is trying something different with its upcoming launch of .Pub.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/rightside-dot-pub/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/rightside-dot-pub/>


Minds + Machines pays dearly for .Fashion TLD

Minds + Machines has paid a significant sum to win a four way auction for the .fashion TLD.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/minds-machines-dot-fashion/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/minds-machines-dot-fashion/>


.XYZ 1-ups .Berlin in free domain giveaways

Starting yesterday, certain registrars started offering free .Berlin domain names to customers in a promotion that will run through the end of the work week.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/xyz-1-ups-berlin-in-free-domain-giveaways/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/xyz-1-ups-berlin-in-free-domain-giveaways/>


Looks Like Two Domainers Are Making The Most of The Free .Berlin Domains Now Over 50%

The .Berlin Registry which as of the last update has over 115,000 registrations owes a lot of there success to two registrants who between them have more than 50% of all the registered domain names.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/looks-like-two-domainers-are-making-the-most-of-the-free-berlin-domains-now-over-50/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/17/looks-like-two-domainers-are-making-the-most-of-the-free-berlin-domains-now-over-50/>





3 DNSSEC Sessions Happening At ICANN 50 Next Week in London by Dan York

As I mentioned in a post to the Deploy360 blog today, there are three excellent sessions relating to DNSSEC happening at ICANN 50 in London next week: DNSSEC For Everybody: A Beginner's Guide; DNSSEC Implementers Gathering; DNSSEC Workshop.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_3_dnssec_sessions_happening_at_icann_50_next_week_in_london/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_3_dnssec_sessions_happening_at_icann_50_next_week_in_london/>


How Not To Respond To A DDoS Attack - Common mistakes made by victims of distributed denial-of-service attacks.

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks just won't go away. Just ask the news and information aggregator service Feedly, which suffered waves of attacks over a three-day period last week that kept the site struggling to restore service.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-not-to-respond-to-a-ddos-attack/d/d-id/1278613> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/how-not-to-respond-to-a-ddos-attack/d/d-id/1278613>


The Problem With Cyber Insurance

Insurers have yet to develop an evidence-based method to assess a company's cyber risk profile. This has resulted in high premiums, low coverage, and broad exclusions.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-problem-with-cyber-insurance/a/d-id/1269682> http://www.darkreading.com/risk/the-problem-with-cyber-insurance/a/d-id/1269682>


Microsoft Warns of Denial-of-Service Bug in Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft released a security advisory today warning users of a denial of service vulnerability in its Malware Protection Engine which ships with a number of Microsoft security products.

< <http://threatpost.com/microsoft-warns-of-denial-of-service-bug-in-malware-protection-engine/106701> http://threatpost.com/microsoft-warns-of-denial-of-service-bug-in-malware-protection-engine/106701>


Botnets: a serious threat to the web

A botnet is a collection of computers infected by malware. The infected computers, known as zombies, are under the control of a hacker ? a so-called bot herder ? using a command-and-control (C&C) server. Networking firm Cisco calls botnets the primary threat to the internet, as the equipment of hundreds of thousands of regular users get involved in cybercrime. 

< <http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/botnets-a-serious-threat-to-the-web/15216> http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/botnets-a-serious-threat-to-the-web/15216>


Ending Cybersecurity Labor Shortage Will Take Time

Researchers at RAND say the industry has taken the right steps, but there is still a long way to go.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/ending-cybersecurity-labor-shortage-will-take-time/d/d-id/1278666> http://www.darkreading.com/ending-cybersecurity-labor-shortage-will-take-time/d/d-id/1278666>


Cyber Attacks Hit Pro-Democracy Websites in Hong Kong

Apple Daily, a popular pro-democracy Hong Kong tabloid, said Wednesday that its website had been hit by a massive cyberattack, following a series of similar attacks on an online, citywide referendum on electoral reform.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/18/cyber-attacks-hit-pro-democracy-websites-in-hong-kong/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/18/cyber-attacks-hit-pro-democracy-websites-in-hong-kong/>





This Is Why There Needs To Be A Penalty For Someone Bringing A Groundless URS

Talk about a waste of time and money. You probably will never find a better case for providing a penalty for someone who brings a groundless Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding than this one.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/16/this-is-why-there-needs-to-be-a-penalty-for-someone-bringing-a-groundless-urs/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/16/this-is-why-there-needs-to-be-a-penalty-for-someone-bringing-a-groundless-urs/>


Torrent Domain Suspensions Damage Credibility, Registrar Says

When the police coerce registrars to suspend domain names there are a series of damaging knock-on effects, Iceland's top domain registry says. ISNIC says that it's difficult to repair the kind of damage suspensions cause to the credibility of TLDs, something that could be avoided through better understanding of Internet functionality.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/torrent-domain-suspensions-damage-credibility-registrar-says-140617/> http://torrentfreak.com/torrent-domain-suspensions-damage-credibility-registrar-says-140617/>


UDRP Failure Endangers Consumers by Garth Bruen

Yesterday I participated in a panel at the International Consumer Product Safety Conference sponsored by the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) held at the European Commission in Brussels Belgium. This conference brings together the global community of product safety engineers, manufacturers, retailers, regulators, inspectors, and counterfeiting investigators. The role of online fraud and illicit product traffic is clearly one of the conference priorities.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_udrp_failure_endangers_consumers/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140618_udrp_failure_endangers_consumers/>


Yes, P&G lied to try to steal the Swash.com domain name

Remember last year when Procter & Gamble was found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking in a case over Swash.com?

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/swash-domain/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/18/swash-domain/>


The mummy blog war raging the internet: The Organised Housewife accuses other publication of pinching clicks

A MEGA war has broken out in the world of mummy bloggers with copycat domain names reportedly being snapped up in order to snare clicks from existing successful sites.

< <http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-mummy-blog-war-raging-the-internet-the-organised-housewife-accuses-other-publication-of-pinching-clicks/story-fnjwnfzw-1226959630872> http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/the-mummy-blog-war-raging-the-internet-the-organised-housewife-accuses-other-publication-of-pinching-clicks/story-fnjwnfzw-1226959630872>


au: Bob Jane fined for contempt of court

TYRE king Bob Jane has been fined for contempt of court after refusing to comply with orders in his long-running battle with son Rodney. ... "I found the (Mr Jane's) explanation for his failure to take any action to transfer the two domain names ? that he thought others were attending to it ? unconvincing,? said Judge Anthony Besanko.

< <http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/bob-jane-fined-for-contempt-of-court/story-fni0fee2-1226959821382> http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/bob-jane-fined-for-contempt-of-court/story-fni0fee2-1226959821382>


au: Bob Jane, former tyre king, fined for breaching name trade ban

Former tyre king Bob Jane has been fined $40,000 for breaching a court order banning him from using his name to promote his businesses. ... Rodney Jane's lawyer said there was a history of non-compliance from his client's father in the matter and there had been great difficulties trying to have domain names changed on the internet.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-19/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-contempt-of-court/5535168> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-19/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-contempt-of-court/5535168>

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24272354/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-breaching-court-order-on-name-trade-ban/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24272354/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-breaching-court-order-on-name-trade-ban/>

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24272354/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-breaching-name-trade-ban/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/24272354/bob-jane-former-tyre-king-fined-for-breaching-name-trade-ban/>





New Registrar Stakeholder Group Secretary Paul Goldstone Reflects on the Pre-ICANN Days of Domain Registration 

In the 18 years since he opened one of the earliest domain registrars, DomainIt.com, back in 1996 Paul Goldstone has had many occasions to celebrate (including this year's launch of the .CO.COM Registry that he formed with partners Ken Hansen and Gregg McNair). However, one of moments he is most proud of came just a few days ago when Paul was elected to the Executive Committee of ICANN's Regsitrar Stakeholder Group (RSG) as its Secretary.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140616.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140616.htm>


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #24: An Interview with Paul Rosenzweig

Our guest for the week, Paul Rosenzweig, requires no introduction on this site. He is as knowledgeable as anyone about cybersecurity and intelligence law.

< <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/06/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast-episode-24-an-interview-with-paul-rosenzweig/> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/06/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast-episode-24-an-interview-with-paul-rosenzweig/>

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3f62d835-1d42-4834-bdbb-0fb269d67059> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=3f62d835-1d42-4834-bdbb-0fb269d67059>


CentralNic buys domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS)

Publicly traded CentralNic has purchased Bahamian domain name registrar Internet.bs (IBS).

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/centralnic-buys-domain-name-registrar-internet-bs-ibs/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/centralnic-buys-domain-name-registrar-internet-bs-ibs/>


CentralNic pays up to $7.5m for Internet.bs

CentralNic has acquired the unfortunately named Bahamas-based registrar Internet.bs for up to $7.5 million, in an effort to bolster its registrar business.

< <http://domainincite.com/16893-centralnic-pays-up-to-7-5m-for-internet-bs> http://domainincite.com/16893-centralnic-pays-up-to-7-5m-for-internet-bs>


Registry Operator CentralNic Makes Move Into Retail Registrar Market With Multi-Million Dollar Acquisition of Internet.bs

CentralNic, a well-known publicly traded domain registry services provider listed company on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has made a big move into the retail registrar market by acquiring the ICANN accredited Bahamian registrar business of Internet.bs Corp. (IBS) in a deal valued at approximately $7.5 million.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140617.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140617.htm>





Lend.me launches as a Prosper for domain names

Francois Carrillo, who runs the Domaining.com news aggregation site, has launched Lend.me, a loan marketplace for domain name owners.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/lend-me-launches-prosper-for-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/16/lend-me-launches-prosper-for-domain-names/>


.Bid/.Trade domain name auction closes with no sales

A domain name auction on Sedo for registry-reserved .bid and .trade domain names has closed with no sales.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/bid-trade-domain-name-auction/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/17/bid-trade-domain-name-auction/>


.Coms Sweep 17 of 20 Entries on This Week's Domain Sales Chart and Bag the Four Biggest 

You've heard of the calm before the storm - the past week was more like the calm after the storm. We had a 7-figure sale and a quartet of six-figure sales raining dollars on the chart in our last report but this week no reported sales broke out of the mid five-figure range. That left the door open for Suzies.com to saunter into the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with a $62,050 sale at Go Daddy/Afternic.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140618.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20140618.htm>




It?s Halftime: How Are You Adjusting Your Digital Marketing Game Plan to Win?

It's halfway through the year and digital marketers should use this "halftime" to assess how they are doing against their goals, make adjustments to their playbooks, have focused conversations with their teammates, and begin the second half with a renewed vigor.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350625/it-s-halftime-how-are-you-adjusting-your-digital-marketing-game-plan-to-win> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2350625/it-s-halftime-how-are-you-adjusting-your-digital-marketing-game-plan-to-win>





au: Google Apps for Education mining data to develop targeted ads, experts warn

Cyber privacy consultants are warning that data generated on computers in classrooms across Australia is being used by internet giants like Google to develop profiles for targeted advertising.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-18/cyber-experts-say-google-data-mining-schools-for-targeted-ads/5533752> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-18/cyber-experts-say-google-data-mining-schools-for-targeted-ads/5533752>





YouTube to block indie labels as subscription service launches

YouTube will remove music videos by artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead, because the independent labels to which they belong have refused to agree terms with the site.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27891883> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27891883>


YouTube to block indie labels who don't sign up to new music service

Independent artists could disappear from YouTube "in a matter of days" after the Google video service confirmed it was dropping content from independent labels that have not signed up for its upcoming subscription music service.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/youtube-indie-labels-music-subscription> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/youtube-indie-labels-music-subscription>


Game of Thrones sets piracy records as industry debates how to curb Australians' downloading habits

A record number of Game of Thrones downloads this week shows industry moves alone will not curb piracy, according to the Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) chief.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-17/game-of-thrones-piracy-records-illegal-downloads-australia/5528770> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-17/game-of-thrones-piracy-records-illegal-downloads-australia/5528770>


au: Game of Thrones piracy war: Choice says Foxtel has itself to blame for illegal downloading of hit show

Consumer group Choice says Foxtel only has itself to blame for the number of Australians watching pirated versions of hit show Game of Thrones, which set a new record for illegal downloads on Monday night.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-17/choice-backs-australians-who-pirate-game-of-thrones/5530710> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-17/choice-backs-australians-who-pirate-game-of-thrones/5530710>





EU to team up with South Korea in global 5G race

The European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country's expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/eu-southkorea-telecommunications-idINKBN0ER1VX20140616> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/eu-southkorea-telecommunications-idINKBN0ER1VX20140616>

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/uk-eu-southkorea-telecommunications-idUKKBN0ER1WX20140616> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/uk-eu-southkorea-telecommunications-idUKKBN0ER1WX20140616>


EU hopes 5G partnership with South Korea will drag it back into mobile lead

The European Union is forming a joint research partnership with South Korea to focus on ultrafast ?5G? mobile broadband technology.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/eu-5g-south-korea-mobile> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/17/eu-5g-south-korea-mobile>


Landmark agreement between the European Commission and South Korea on 5G mobile technology

An agreement signed in Seoul today is a milestone in the global race to develop 5G mobile technologies. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Agenda, and Mr Mun-Kee CHOI, South Korea's Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) have agreed to work towards a global definition of 5G and to cooperate in 5G research. They also agreed on the need for harmonized radio spectrum to ensure global interoperability and on the preparation of global standards for 5G.

< <http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-680_en.htm> http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-680_en.htm>





au: Scams, fraud increased in Australia during 2013

Dating scams are now the number one scam in Australia with $25.2 million lost to romantic scammers in 2013 according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). 

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/547858/scams_fraud_increased_australia_during_2013/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/547858/scams_fraud_increased_australia_during_2013/>





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