[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 June

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 June

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:22:57 +1000


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Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

< <http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html> http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>


Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

< <https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive> https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>


Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ?dead on arrival? [AFP]

< <http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/> http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>


Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>


When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>


All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods ? Even Reserved Names.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>


Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>


Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

< <http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice> http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>


France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

< <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html> http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>


Wine makers fight new website suffixes

< <http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845> http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>


Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>


au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ?This was one of the worst days of my life?

< <http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617> http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>


au: How to protect your business online

< <http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html> http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>






Internet Governance: Multistakeholder Consensus With Multilateral Affirmation by Daniel Sepulveda

One of the issues at the center of discussions over the future of Internet governance is how multilateral and multistakeholder institutions with an interest in working on Internet-related issues can coexist without duplication or conflict and without threatening to undermine the Internet and its promise. In an ideal world, each would learn from the other, and the activity of one would only add value to the other.

< <http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html> http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2014/06/20140618301689.html>


Life begins at 50: keeping the Internet unified, open, and inclusive by Neelie KROES

I and many others recently met to discuss the future of global Internet governance at the NETmundial conference in Brazil. Next week is the next milestone in the roadmap we set out there: the 50th meeting of ICANN, and the High Level Governmental Meeting of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee on Monday 23rd. I thank the UK government and Minister Ed Vaizey for hosting such significant events in Europe, and would like to remind you all ? colleagues, friends, stakeholders and Internet users of all kinds ? why this is important.

< <https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive> https://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/kroes/en/blog/life-begins-50-keeping-internet-unified-open-and-inclusive>


Net regulator: Push for govts to control web will be ?dead on arrival? [AFP]

The head of the Internet regulator says a push from China and Russia for governments to control the web will be ?dead on arrival? but that he hopes a consensus will emerge before the United States cedes its oversight role.

< <http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/> http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/06/20/Net-regulator-Push-for-govts-to-control-web-will-be-dead-on-arrival/>

< <http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399> http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/icann-says-the-push-for-government-control-is-dead-544399>

< <http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11> http://news.ph.msn.com/lifestyle/net-regulator-says-push-for-government-control-is-dead-11>


Working with Our Global Partners to Advance an Open Internet by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Three years ago this month, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) endorsed a set of principles that encouraged its members to implement policies that call for a common approach to Internet policymaking that center on ensuring the openness of the Internet. The Internet Policymaking Principles (IPPs) include many of the same principles the United States has long advocated in its approach to Internet policymaking, standards and governance including calls to ensure the openness of the Internet, protect and promote the free flow of information on the Internet, and use of the multistakeholder approach to tackle Internet policy challenges.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2014/working-our-global-partners-advance-open-internet>


Why Brazil may rule the Internet

Cruising the World Wide Web has been an American adventure from the start, with the United States and its tech community in the driver's seat, dominating in terms of users, technology and policymaking. Now it's time to start sharing the wheel.

< <http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/> http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/20/ozy-brazil-internet/11084053/>


Setting the 2015 WSIS+10 Review on the Right Track by Kathryn C. Brown, President and CEO, and Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, Internet Society 

Nine years ago, the Tunis Agenda recognized that there are respective roles and responsibilities in shaping the evolution and use of the Internet, not only for governments, but also for civil society, the private sector, and the academic and technical communities.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track> http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2014/06/setting-2015-wsis10-review-right-track>


Markus Kummer named to new ISOC position to strengthen the IGF

Markus Kummer recently announced his decision to depart the Internet Society following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in September. For his remaining time with ISOC, he has accepted a new role as Senior Vice President, with a focus on further strengthening the IGF.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf> http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional-public-policy/2014/06/markus-kummer-named-new-isoc-position-strengthen-igf>


CENTR Paper: A primer for ccTLDs on Internet governance and the ITU

CENTR has published a paper on the ITU?s role and ambitions in the Internet Governance space. If you ever wondered what the ITU does, why this could be relevant (for ccTLDs) and what you could do to contribute, than this paper is for you. 

< <https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu> https://centr.org/news/06-16-2014/3545/centr-paper-primer-cctlds-internet-governance-and-itu>


IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled.

< <http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives> http://www.nro.net/news/iana-oversight-transition-coordination-group-adiel-akplogan-and-paul-wilson-selected-as-nro-representatives>


Making ICANN History in the Shadow of the Magna Carta by Steve DelBianco

Two miles (and a short Tube ride) from where ICANN is gathering in London, rests an original copy of the Magna Carta, which introduced the concept of imposing limits on the powers of the king. I'm taking the proximity of this icon of constitutional history as a good omen for our task: to create a charter to limit ICANN's powers and enhance its accountability, in the wake of the U.S. Government's decision to terminate its legacy role.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140622_making_icann_history_in_the_shadow_of_the_magna_carta/>


ICANN Bends to Community Pushback, Takes More Neutral IANA Transition Role

ICANN executed an about-face June 6, taking a more neutral role on a number of important particulars in its suggested process for developing a proposal to transition the NTIA's contractual oversight role over critical IANA functions. 

< <http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/> http://www.bna.com/icann-bends-community-n17179891420/>








Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap

Purpose (Brief): To solicit community comment on draft roadmap for the Universal Acceptance Initiative.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en>


RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002

ICANN's Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) continues to make progress on its restructuring efforts. Since ICANN 49 in Singapore:

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en>


Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation

As we approach ICANN 50, ICANN is pleased to share the steady momentum of the development on the formation of Generation Panels for developing the script proposals.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en>


Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

To support IDN labels in the root zone, the ICANN community, at the direction of the Board, undertook several projects to study and make recommendations on their viability and delegation. One of these projects is the implementation of the Procedure to Develop and Maintain the Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone in Respect of IDNA Labels (the Procedure) allowing for the development of Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone. The LGR for the Root Zone is a mechanism for creating and maintaining rules with respect to IDN labels for the root.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en>


Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence

ICANN today announced that it is has named David Conrad to the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Anne-Rachel Inn? to the role of VP, Government Engagement ? Geneva.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en>


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

Australian Government Position on .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/besgrove-to-crocker-2014-06-20-en>


Susan Payne, Head of Legal Policy | Valideus, to Akram Atallah

Feedback on New gTLD application round

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/payne-to-atallah-2014-06-18-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Lawrence Strickling

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-strickling-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Bruce Parkes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-parkes-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Axelle Lemair

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-lemair-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Neelie Kroes

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-kroes-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ibanez-Martin

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-ibanez-martin-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Nuno Crato

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-crato-2014-06-21-en>


Stephen Crocker, Chair, ICANN Board of Directors | ICANN, to Keith Besgrove

Re: New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-besgrove-2014-06-21-en>


Nuno Crato, Minister of Education and Science | Government of Portugal, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crato-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>


Axelle Lemaire, La Secretaire D'Etat Chargee Du Numerique | France, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/lemaire-to-icann-board-2014-06-18-en>


Akram Atallah, President, Global Domains Division | ICANN, to Michael Menis

Re: Community Objections filed by Hotel Consumer Protection Coalition

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/atallah-to-menis-2014-06-18-en>


Victor Calvo-Sotelo Ib??ez-Mart?n, Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Informaci?n | Government of Spain, to Fadi Chehad?, Stephen Crocker, and Cherine Chalaby

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/ibanez-martin-to-chehade-2014-06-17-en>


Neelie Kroes, Vice President | European Commission, to the ICANN Board

New gTLD applications for .WINE and .VIN

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


ICANN CEO wants to make progress on US split at London meeting [IDG]

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad? hopes to make progress on the split with the U.S. government and convince critics that the organization is on the right track when it meets in London next week.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548150/icann_ceo_wants_make_progress_us_split_london_meeting/>


Commonwealth Forum looks at key Internet development issues

Pre-ICANN, London?s Hilton Metropole hotel is already swarming with Domain Name System activities. One of them is the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation?s Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014.

< <http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/> http://post.milathan.com/commonwealth-forum-looks-at-key-internet-development-issues/>


The London meeting that could shape the future of the internet by Catherine Easton, Lecturer, Law School at Lancaster University

ICANN is holding its 50th public meeting in London from June 22. An international crowd spanning business, politics and civil society will be meeting across 60 events to try to reach agreements on some important issues about the shape of the internet. The summit comes at a time of great change for internet governance and some very important issues are on the table.

< <http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278> http://theconversation.com/the-london-meeting-that-could-shape-the-future-of-the-internet-28278>





fr: New TLDs and the 50/50 law

The June 2014 AFNIC Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on verifying the 50/50 law using examples.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html>


ie: Deadline looms for SMEs applying to IEDR?s 2014 OPTIMISE e-commerce fund

Fifteen companies can each win prizes of 10 days of professional consultancy, training and development, from a total fund of ?150,000, in this year?s IEDR sponsored OPTIMISE Awards programme The closing date for the awards, made to companies that want to improve their e-commerce capabilities, is the 27th June 2014.

< <https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/> https://www.iedr.ie/2014/06/deadline-looms-smes-applying-iedrs-2014-optimise-e-commerce-fund/>


The.nlyst 14 now out: What?s happening at ICANN?

The internet is kept working by various organisations that the average user knows little or nothing about. One of them is ICANN, a very important organisation for SIDN. ICANN is the body that, through IANA, administers the root.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/> https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/thenlyst-14-now-out-whats-happening-at-icann/>


nz: NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event

NetHui 2014 continues to come together as more announcements can be made about the programme. This year?s major panel will be made up of some of Oceania?s brightest minds discussing the future of the Internet in keeping with this year?s theme of the Next 25 Years of the Internet.

< <https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event> https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event>


vn: Domain-name trade continues despite lack of legal framework

Only 20 percent of Vietnamese businesses have domain names, which opens up opportunities for businesses dealing in domain name trading.

< <http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html> http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/105547/domain-name-trade-continues-despite-lack-of-legal-framework.html>





When New TLDs Meet Legacy TLDs

The average Internet user is surely familiar with that twinge of annoyance felt when confronted by a red error message after typing an incorrect email address or password. But annoyance could turn to technologically fueled rage if email addresses containing new TLDs are incompatible with the sites users are trying to access.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/13/when-new-top-level-domains-meet-legacy-top-level-domains/>


All New gTLD Registrations Should be Subject to Sunrise Periods ? Even Reserved Names.

Planning to register your trademark as a domain name during a Sunrise Period only to find out that the registration appears on a Reserved Names list? There are a number of reasons why a domain that matches your trademark is appearing on a Reserved Names list.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/all-new-gtld-registrations-should-be-subject-to-sunrise-periods-even-reserved-names/>


Singular and plural strings: OK or no way?

Singular and plural versions of the same string continue to be a possible thorn in ICANN?s new gTLD program?s side. Today, at the London ICANN meeting, governments used the HOTEL/HOTELS example to reiterate their position against allowing these potential clashes to happen.

< <http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/> http://post.milathan.com/singular-and-plural-strings-ok-or-no-way/>


ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant.

< <http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision> http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision>


Brands ponder their future role in the ICANN environment

Today?s Brand Registry Group (BRG) session, hosted at London?s ICANN meeting, was designed to introduce the membership organisation to current ?.brand? applicants and those awaiting the second round of gTLDs. Looking ahead, though, a central issue that it needs to address is the nature of its relationship with ICANN.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=fffcf4c9-2479-4781-bca8-2bf2fab66fc2>


Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments.

< <http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice> http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice>


France lashes out at internet naming body Icann

France has launched a strong attack on the US-based international body that governs internet addresses, calling its decision-making ?totally opaque? and saying a move to assign domain names for wine could threaten talks on a new transatlantic trade deal.

< <http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html> http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/828ad97c-f94a-11e3-bb9d-00144feab7de.html>


.WINE & .VIN domain names : a strange story

As the founding member of Project dotVinum for Wine Registries - a story which started in 2010 - I am just amazed by what I read in the press at the moment. If ICANN had done serious international communication about new gTLDs and not just a simple video posted on its blog, the situation about .WINE & .VIN would certainly not be the one it is today.

< <http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html> http://blog.guillon.com/2014/06/wine-vin-domain-names-strange-story.html>


Wine makers fight new website suffixes

EUROPEAN wine producers, together with their Californian and Australian counterparts, are fighting a rearguard action to prevent the introduction of internet domain names such as. vin and. wine.

< <http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845> http://online.wsj.com/articles/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes-1403473845>

< <http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/wall-street-journal/wine-makers-fight-new-website-suffixes/story-fnay3ubk-1226963403707>


Wine industry bodies prepare for battle as ".wine" domains are approved. [AFP]

The international wine industry and the French are preparing to go into battle with the internet over the ".vin" and ".wine" domain name suffixes.

< <http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms> http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/06/wine-domain-name-battle-looms>


Governments in combative mood over gTLD safeguard mechanisms

With ICANN?s London meeting underway, governments have wasted no time in resulting hostilities over the availability of additional safeguards for geographical indicators (GIs) in the ?.wine? and ?.vin? strings.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=d59fed9d-795c-40ed-8ff2-3c8b35f464e6>


Is Your New TLD Protected Against Phishing and Malware? by Jeff Neuman

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 TLDs to abuse -- names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, there are many more targets than ever... What can attackers do with domain names?

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140619_is_your_new_tld_protected_against_phishing_and_malware/>


ICANN frustrated with delay in approval of .africa TLD [IDG]

ICANN has expressed frustration with the Independent Review Panel for the new gTLDs, after African Union Commission complaints of delays in approving the .africa TLD and marginalization the region's concerns.

< <http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/> http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3526061/icann-frustrated-with-delay-in-approval-of-africa-tld/>

< <http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld> http://www.itworld.com/internet/423791/icann-frustrated-delay-approval-africa-tld>


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>


How our new domain names will work

Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur 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>


.Website Debuts Next Week on a New gTLD Battlefield That is Getting Bloodier With Each Passing Day

While the vast majority of new gTLDs being released are aimed at a specific segment of the overall Internet user base (extensions like .club, .photography and .berlin for instance), a relatively small number will try to compete directly on .com's turf as a generic catch-all that covers any base. .XYZ and .link are already trying to plow that ground and another one arrives next week when .website debuts with the start of its Sunrise stage for trademark owners on Tuesday, June 24 (their land rush begins August 26 followed by General Availability Sept. 17) . 

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140619.htm>


Giving Away Domain Names; Does it Help?

Publisher?s Note: After learning about the .Berlin free domain name offer (now discontinued), I reached out to 101Domain?s Joe Alagna to discuss the strategy of giving gTLD domain names for free. Some people speculate that it is a bad sign for the gTLD program, and I asked Joe to share his insight.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/giving-away-domain-names-help/>


Private auction update .fashion win

Minds + Machines ... is delighted to announce that following the recent private auctions among new TLD applicants for .cricket, .fashion, .pizza, .restaurant, .coupon and immo, the Group has secured the uncontested application rights for .fashion.

< <http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/> http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/06/795/>


NCC Group brings .trust to the internet

NCC Group has today announced its plans for .trust, a unique gTLD that aims to provide a safer and more trustworthy internet for both businesses and consumers.

< <https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/> https://www.nccgroup.com/en/news-and-events/news/2014/06/ncc-group-brings-trust-to-the-internet/>


Will A New gTLD Make The Internet A Safer Place?

Describing the internet as the new Wild West, NCC Group hopes to create a secure ?gated community? through a new gTLD, aptly named .trust.

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2014/06/20/will-a-new-gtld-make-the-internet-a-safer-place/>


Is That Site Secure? Look for the .Trust Domain

How do you know if a website is trustworthy? You can look for the little lock icon in the URL bar, or avoid clicking links from unknown sources, but even the most tech-savvy person can sometimes find it difficult to decipher between real and malicious websites.

< <http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain> http://uk.pcmag.com/news/33464/is-that-site-secure-look-for-the-trust-domain>


dotParis Launch

.paris was officially launched to the world this week at a prestigious event held by the Ville de Paris at the Eiffel Tower. NetNames was there as one of only 4 accredited registrars to help the first 100 ambassdors or pioneers go online with this geoTLD.

< <http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/> http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/06/dotparis-launch/>


Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

Vistaprint is the latest new TLD applicant to invoke the Independent Review process regarding an application.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/>


Almost 4,000 .Berlin Domains Deleted

I was just reviewing RegistrarStats.com and noticed at 3,933 we deleted yesterday at the registry.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/almost-4000-berlin-domains-deleted/>


.vlaanderen and .brussels delegated

Today, 18 June 2014, ICANN announced that .vlaanderen and .brussels have been delegated. This means they are added to the DNS root zone.

< <http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated> http://dns.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-delegated>


I Don?t Get Why France Thinks Special Protections Should be Granted To One Product On Earth, Wine

I have been following the .Wine/ .Vin issue for what seems like years now. I get why Wine makers from Napa and France and Italy and Germany are concerned about the .Wine New gTLD and .Vin New gTLD.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/22/why-france-thinks-special-protections-should-be-granted-to-one-product-on-earth-wine/>


1st Day Of New gTLD Launches .Community 2,206; .Cards 1,027; .Catering 854; .Cleaning 751

For new gTLD launched yesterday and the total registrations for all four of Donuts strings after the 1st day of general availability came under 5,000 registrations including Sunrise and Early Access Program registrations.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/19/1st-day-of-new-gtld-launches-community-2206-cards-1027-catering-854-cleaning-751/>





Cyber Security: The German Federal Government Must Strengthen Trust in the Internet

eco Director of Policy and Law, Oliver S?me, on the changes to the organizational structure of the Federal Ministry for the Interior, in the topic area Cyber Security

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/news/cyber-security-the-german-federal-government-must-strengthen-trust-in-the-internet.html>


Criminals launch mass phishing attacks against online dating sites

Criminals are running massive dedicated phishing campaigns against online dating sites, marking an interesting ? but not unusual ? shift in focus from the traditional phishing targets such as banks and other financial institutions. The most recent attack used a single compromised website to host hundreds of fraudulent PHP scripts, most of which were designed to steal usernames and passwords from users of the most popular dating sites.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/18/criminals-launch-mass-phishing-attacks-against-online-dating-sites.html>


Cyberattack on Hong Kong Vote Was Among Largest Ever, Security Chief Says

The online voting platform for the unofficial referendum now underway on Hong Kong?s political future has been subjected to one of the most severe cyberattacks of its kind ever seen, according to the head of the Internet security company tasked with protecting it.

< <http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/> http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/21/cyberattack-on-hong-kong-vote-was-among-largest-ever-security-chief-says/>


Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Poses Threat in Singapore

Singapore?s ability to fight a rising threat from hackers is hindered by a skills shortage and lack of awareness among companies, according to the computer security firm that runs a state-supported training center.

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-22/cybersecurity-skills-shortage-looms-in-singapore-southeast-asia.html>





Hell Hath No Fury Like An IT Technician Scorned

In what sounds more like a soap opera than an intellectual property dispute, the UDRP panelist in this week?s National Arbitration Forum (NAF) decision ordered the domain krsattys-riv.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant, a California law firm known as Kinkle, Rodiger and Spriggs. The firm actually owned the domain at issue here but was undergoing a rebranding effort, which involved changing its domain name to a simplified version: krs-law.com. However, the firm wanted to maintain the old domain since it was still used by many clients and their billing systems.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/16/hell-hath-no-fury-like-an-it-technician-scorned/>


au: Domain squatting mummy blogger: ?This was one of the worst days of my life?

The owner of a Queensland blog at the centre of a row about the domain squatting of rival sites has posted a video apology, claiming that she had been given bad advice.

< <http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617> http://mumbrella.com.au/domain-squatting-mummy-blogger-one-worst-days-life-233617>


au: How to protect your business online

... Is this illegal? No, simply registering domain names that are similar to another business?s domain name, does not breach current Australian law. However, there are other serious considerations, including: ustralian Domain Name Authority (auDA) policy applies to all .au domains and all Australian domain holders. Australian domain names may only be registered to Australian businesses.

< <http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html> http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/startup/how-to-protect-your-business-online-20140620-3aina.html>

< <http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/> http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2365429/how-to-protect-your-business-online/>



- IPv4/IPv6


Baby steps and big differences in address transfer market by Brenden Kuerbis

A debate is occurring on the ARIN PPML whether or not to remove needs analysis from small address transfers. Draft policy 2014-14, originally authored by an individual affiliated with an IP address brokerage, proposes

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/20/baby-steps-and-big-differences-in-address-transfer-market/>





Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong by Philip Corwin

... That black rain would become a metaphor for the coming deluge of Internet-related trademark law and policy proposals that could arrive as a vast storm front in the next two years. The trademark community is readying an ark to ride out the flood, and the domain investment industry must do so as well.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/black-rain-and-trademark-policy/>


Fallout From CentralNic?s Acquisition Of Internet.bs, European Clients Getting Hit With VAT

It shouldn?t be news to any domain name holders that live in the Europe but if you do and use a European domain name registrar they are required to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) for each transaction.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/20/fallout-from-centralnics-acquisition-of-internet-bs-european-clients-getting-hit-with-vat/>





HostingCon 2014 Turned up the Heat on the Cloud and Hosting Industry in Miami

This week HostingCon held its 10th annual event in Miami Beach, Florida. Over 1100 attendees from all over the world came together at the Miami Convention Center to experience networking, educational sessions and the exhibition floorAccording to HostingCon website, ?The mission of HostingCon is to provide essential industry knowledge and intelligence in an unbiased platform. It is the only North American event that is designed completely to serve the good of the hosting and cloud community.? This year 65 percent of the attendees were executive management.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/hostingcon-2014-turned-up-the-heat-on-the-cloud-and-hosting-industry-in-miami>




au: Small businesses following larger counterparts to social media: ABS data

More Australian businesses are advertising their products online and through social media, but smaller companies are reportedly lagging behind.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/small-businesses-slower-to-adopt-social-media-according-to-abs/5541844>





Android and Windows to get 'kill switch'

Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27935972>





SAGE-AU cuts spam by 80 per cent from mailing lists

Australian not-for-profit IT professionals' association, SAGE-AU, has cut spam from its mailing lists by 80 per cent since the rollout of a security solution in September 2013.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548109/sage-au_cuts_spam_by_80_per_cent_from_mailing_lists/>





Section 18C: How will online speech change in Australia?

As the Australian government considers a repeal of Section 18C of its Racial Discrimination Act, we speak to experts about the effect such a change could make to racist speech online.

< <http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/> http://www.cnet.com/au/news/how-will-racial-discrimination-act-18c-changes-influence-online-speech-in-australia/>





The Birth of the World Wide Web, 30 Years Email in Germany, and the Game of Life

Birthdays are in the air in 2014. CERN ? the European Organization for Nuclear Research ? turns 60 this year, and they provided the location for the ecoTrialog #13 to celebrate two other, equally important, milestones in May this year.

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/news/the-birth-of-the-world-wide-web-30-years-email-in-germany-and-the-game-of-life.html>


How far can Amazon go? It has upended industries and changed the way the world shops. But it should beware of abusing its power

When Jeff Bezos left his job in finance and moved to Seattle 20 years ago to start a new firm, he rented a house with a garage, as that was where the likes of Apple and HP had been born. Although he started selling books, he called the firm Amazon because a giant river reflected the scale of his ambitions. This week the world?s leading e-commerce company unveiled its first smartphone, which Amazon treats less as a communication device than an ingenious shopping platform and a way of gathering data about people in order to make even more accurate product recommendations.

< <http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing> http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21604550-it-has-upended-industries-and-changed-way-world-shops-it-should-beware-abusing>


Relentless.com: At 20 Amazon is bulking up. It is not?yet?slowing down

High-tech creation myths are expected to start with a garage. Amazon, impatient with ordinary from the outset, began with a road trip. In the summer of 1994 Jeff Bezos quit his job on Wall Street, flew to Fort Worth, Texas, with his wife MacKenzie and hired a car. While MacKenzie drove them towards the Pacific Northwest, Jeff sketched out a plan to set up a catalogue retailing business that would exploit the infant internet. The garage came later, in a suburb of Seattle, where he set up an office furnished with desks made from wooden doors. About a year later, Amazon sold its first book.

< <http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom> http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21604559-20-amazon-bulking-up-it-notyetslowing-down-relentlesscom>





Google considering investment in new subsea cable -WSJ

Google Inc is considering an investment in a new cable across the Pacific Ocean, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/uk-google-idUKKBN0EW06220140621>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-google-idINKBN0EW09P20140621>



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