[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 June

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 June

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:14:51 +1000


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France attacks ICANN as unfit for internet governance [AFP]

< <http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/france-attacks-icann-as-unfit-for-internet-governance-5> http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/france-attacks-icann-as-unfit-for-internet-governance-5>


Consolidating the NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition Discussion

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/consolidating-the-ntia-iana-functions-stewardship-transition-discussion> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/consolidating-the-ntia-iana-functions-stewardship-transition-discussion>


Largest Ever ICANN Meeting Convenes in London | Affirmation of Multistakeholder Model for Internet Governance by World Leaders

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-23-en>


A million domains taken down by email checks

< <http://domainincite.com/16963-a-million-domains-taken-down-by-email-checks> http://domainincite.com/16963-a-million-domains-taken-down-by-email-checks>


Survey finds Australians prefer .au domain names

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-.au-domain-names/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-.au-domain-names/>

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names>


AusRegistry Shares 2014 .AU Survey Results

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/ausregistry-shares-2014-au-survey/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/ausregistry-shares-2014-au-survey/>


Clayton Utz Insights: Doing Business in Australia: The nine main regulators

< <http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/edition/26_june_2014/20140626/doing_business_in_australia_the_nine_main_regulators.page> http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/edition/26_june_2014/20140626/doing_business_in_australia_the_nine_main_regulators.page>


Israeli and U.S. terror victims move to seize Iran's domain names

< <http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.601299> http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.601299>


Research on New Internet Domain Names Shows U.S. and Europe Lag Behind China in Awareness, Understanding and Usage

< <https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=656> https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=656>


Australia takes on France in .wine war

< <http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_takes_on_france_in_wine_yEr8nISOqNYA0KVKa06dyM> http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_takes_on_france_in_wine_yEr8nISOqNYA0KVKa06dyM>


Google Attempts To Shake Up Domain Registration Industry

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/24/google-shake-up-registration/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/24/google-shake-up-registration/>


Four reasons Google Domains isn?t a Go Daddy killer

< <http://domainincite.com/16956-four-reasons-google-domains-isnt-a-go-daddy-killer> http://domainincite.com/16956-four-reasons-google-domains-isnt-a-go-daddy-killer>


au: Small business alert for false billing scams

< <http://www.choice.com.au/media-and-news/consumer-news/news/small-business-false-billing-scams-240614.aspx> http://www.choice.com.au/media-and-news/consumer-news/news/small-business-false-billing-scams-240614.aspx>






Web Naming Group Pushes Ahead on Governance Transition

The battle for power over control of Web addresses is heating up as domain names including .com, .org and even .london are losing prominence as traffic funnels through mobile apps, search engines and social networks, Internet experts say.

< <http://online.wsj.com/articles/icann-pursues-new-governance-model-1403551328> http://online.wsj.com/articles/icann-pursues-new-governance-model-1403551328>


The End of the Internet? How regional networks may replace the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Today the global network serves almost 3 billion people, and hundreds of thousands more join each day. If the Internet were a country, its economy would be among the five largest in the world.

< <http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/07/the-end-of-the-internet/372301/> http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/07/the-end-of-the-internet/372301/>


France attacks ICANN as unfit for internet governance [AFP]

France strongly attacked the US-based body that assigns internet addresses on Wednesday, saying it was not a fit venue for internet governance and that alternatives should be sought.

< <http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/france-attacks-icann-as-unfit-for-internet-governance-5> http://technology.xin.msn.com/technology-news/france-attacks-icann-as-unfit-for-internet-governance-5>


U.S.-Germany Cyber Bilateral Meeting and Cyber Dialogue

The Governments of the United States and Germany will hold a Cyber Bilateral Meeting in Berlin, Germany on June 26, 2014. This second bilateral engagement follows discussions held on June 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. that reinforced our alliance by highlighting our collaboration on key cyber issues over the course of the last decade. Prior discussions also embodied a ?whole-of-government? approach, furthering U.S. and German cooperation on a wide range of cyber issues and our collaborative engagement on operational and strategic objectives.

< <http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/06/228437.htm> http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/06/228437.htm>


Commonwealth Harps on Multi-stakeholder Approach to Internet Governance

The inaugural Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum, which took place recently at the Hilton Metropole London, has re-emphasise the need for multi-stakeholder approach in dealing with Internet governance among the Commonwealth countries, which Nigeria is a member.

< <http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/commonwealth-harps-on-multi-stakeholder-approach-to-internet-governance/181908/> http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/commonwealth-harps-on-multi-stakeholder-approach-to-internet-governance/181908/>


IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future by Keith Drazek

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented the ICANN multi-stakeholder community equal amounts of opportunity and responsibility. We have been handed a singular opportunity to define the terms of any stewardship transition and the fundamental responsibility to get it right.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140625_iana_ensuring_icann_accountability_and_transparency_for_the_future/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140625_iana_ensuring_icann_accountability_and_transparency_for_the_future/>








Westlake Governance Appointed to Conduct Independent Review of the GNSO

ICANN has appointed Westlake Governance Limited ("Westlake Governance") to conduct an independent review of the GNSO. This review is part of ICANN's commitment to continuous improvement, accountability and transparency.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-23-en>


Consolidating the NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition Discussion

ICANN has created a microsite for the NTIA IANA Functions' Stewardship Transition. In an effort to centralize conversation from the "Stewardship Questions" mailing list, the site will provide a comprehensive and transparent platform for the global Internet community to find resources, discuss, contribute and collaborate on stewardship topics related to NTIA's announcement and intent to transition its role in the IANA functions.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/consolidating-the-ntia-iana-functions-stewardship-transition-discussion> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/consolidating-the-ntia-iana-functions-stewardship-transition-discussion>


Expert Working Group (EWG) & Reinventing WHOIS ? Read, Discuss, Get Involved!

The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) has been gratified by the ICANN community's robust discussion of its Final Report, which proposes an unprecedented "paradigm shift" to replace today's WHOIS system with a next generation Registration Directory Service (RDS).

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/expert-working-group-ewg-reinventing-whois-read-discuss-get-involved> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/expert-working-group-ewg-reinventing-whois-read-discuss-get-involved>


Stephen D. Crocker to Antonello Giacomelli

New gTLD Applications for .WINE and .VIN

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-giacomelli-22june14-2014-06-22-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-giacomelli-22june14-2014-06-22-en>


Avri Doria is First Winner of ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

The Evaluation Committee for the pilot ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program selected longtime community member Avri Doria as the award's first recipient.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-23-en>


At-Large ATLAS II Update

ICANN's At-Large Committee Chairman Olivier Cr?pin-Leblond gave an update on activities during the ATLAS II meeting

< <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWB7aP_ObD0> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWB7aP_ObD0>


Exposing hidden domain registrations could hurt innocent users more than criminals [IDG]

Banning the use of privacy and proxy services to hide details of domain name registrants would scarcely inconvenience criminals but would have privacy implications for lawful users of those services, according to a study.

< <http://www.csoonline.com/article/2365914/exposing-hidden-domain-registrations-could-hurt-innocent-users-more-than-criminals.html> http://www.csoonline.com/article/2365914/exposing-hidden-domain-registrations-could-hurt-innocent-users-more-than-criminals.html>

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548258/exposing_hidden_domain_registrations_could_hurt_innocent_users_more_than_criminals/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548258/exposing_hidden_domain_registrations_could_hurt_innocent_users_more_than_criminals/>


Rape in the DNS by Garth Bruen

It took three years for ICANN to issue a breach notice to BizCn over the invalid WHOIS record behind RAPETUBE[DOT]ORG. Throughout the history of this absurd case ICANN staff would repeatedly insist the record had been validated and the registrar was compliant, regardless of extensive evidence proving otherwise. Despite a letter sent to ICANN's CEO and an investigation by the Washington Post, the Rape Tube stayed online.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140623_rape_in_the_dns/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140623_rape_in_the_dns/>





Largest Ever ICANN Meeting Convenes in London | Affirmation of Multistakeholder Model for Internet Governance by World Leaders

More than 3,300 people from around the world have registered for ICANN's 50th meeting in London, making it the largest in the organization's history.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-23-en>


Remarks by Assistant Secretary Strickling at ICANN High Level Governmental Meeting

Thank you, Minister. I'm very pleased to be here today at the High Level Governmental Meeting and I want to thank you Minister Ed Vaizey and his staff for organizing this discussion. The first Accountability and Transparency Team recommended holding these meetings as a way to increase the level of support and commitment of governments to the ICANN multistakeholder process.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-icann-high-level-governmental-meeting> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2014/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-icann-high-level-governmental-meeting>


NTIA head: 'Smooth transition' to new Internet governance model needs participation, transparency, consensus

A "smooth transition" from U.S. control over web addresses to a new, international group will require active participation of stakeholders, support for the new governance model, consensus and greater accountability and transparency, said the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at ICANN's London meeting June 23.

< <http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ntia-head-smooth-transition-new-internet-governance-model-needs-participati/2014-06-24> http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/ntia-head-smooth-transition-new-internet-governance-model-needs-participati/2014-06-24>


A million domains taken down by email checks

Over 800,000 domain names have been suspended since the beginning of the year as a result of Whois email verification rules in the new ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement.

< <http://domainincite.com/16963-a-million-domains-taken-down-by-email-checks> http://domainincite.com/16963-a-million-domains-taken-down-by-email-checks>


Over 800,000 domain names suspended due to 2013 RAA

One of the requirements for domain name registrars under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement is that they must verify the contact details of registrants.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/over-800000-domain-names-suspended-due-to-2013-raa/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/over-800000-domain-names-suspended-due-to-2013-raa/>


Government control emerges as central issue at ICANN meeting [IDG]

What level of control governments should exert over the Internet emerged early in ICANN's meeting this week as a primary sticking point, with the representative from France advocating for more state control and the U.K. arguing for less.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548306/government_control_emerges_central_issue_icann_meeting/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548306/government_control_emerges_central_issue_icann_meeting/>

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548306/government_control_emerges_central_issue_icann_meeting/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548306/government_control_emerges_central_issue_icann_meeting/>


China Attends ICANN 50 To Support Multistakeholder Model In London For Largest Ever Meeting

There were 3,343 registrations at around 11:00 London time on the first day of the ICANN meeting currently underway in London.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22510> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22510>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/23/china-attends-icann-50/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/23/china-attends-icann-50/>

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


No mention of .london at ICANN London

The forthcoming .london gTLD didn?t get a look in during the opening ceremony of ICANN 50, held this morning in London.

< <http://domainincite.com/16945-no-mention-of-london-at-icann-london> http://domainincite.com/16945-no-mention-of-london-at-icann-london>





DomainWire (June 2014) Report Available

The latest of CENTRs 'DomainWire Stat Report' is available (Edition 8 - June 2014). The report provides a global status update on TLDs (legacy gTLDs, new gTLDs and ccTLDs) with a focus on European ccTLDs.

< <https://centr.org/news/domainwire-june-2014-report-available> https://centr.org/news/domainwire-june-2014-report-available>


Q&A with Edmon Chung, DotAsia CEO

DotAsia CEO Edmon Chung talks about universal acceptance of IDNs. A decade ago it was noted some new TLDs were not working properly in browsers and email software. The problem is still there and about to get much bigger...

< <http://www.ionmag.org/2014/06/universal-acceptance-edmon-chung/> http://www.ionmag.org/2014/06/universal-acceptance-edmon-chung/>


Survey finds Australians prefer .au domain names

A survey of more than 3,000 Australians has found .au domain name registrations are on the rise, with 76% of all domain name holders choosing .au, an increase of 2% on last year.

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-.au-domain-names/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-.au-domain-names/>

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names.html> http://www.domainnews.com/survey-finds-australians-prefer-au-domain-names.html>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/26/australians-prefer-au-domains/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/26/australians-prefer-au-domains/>

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22528> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22528>


AusRegistry Shares 2014 .AU Survey Results

I received an email from AusRegistry sharing the results of its 2014 .AU survey, which is an attempt for the company to understand ?the Australian Internet User.? The company ran a similar survey last year, and continuing to run this survey allows them to track changes and developments in the space. The survey ?was designed to benchmark the .au namespace.?

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/ausregistry-shares-2014-au-survey/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/ausregistry-shares-2014-au-survey/>


Clayton Utz Insights: Doing Business in Australia: The nine main regulators

... .au Domain Administration (auda): The .au Domain Administration is an Australian non-profit company formed in 1999 as the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.

< <http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/edition/26_june_2014/20140626/doing_business_in_australia_the_nine_main_regulators.page> http://www.claytonutz.com/publications/edition/26_june_2014/20140626/doing_business_in_australia_the_nine_main_regulators.page>


CIRA should compete to operate dot-ca domain, says complaint

A Toronto Web domain registrar is upset about the Canadian Internet Registration Authority?s (CIRA) plans to expand its mandate by offering new services.

< <http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/cira-should-compete-to-operate-dot-ca-domain-says-complaint/95001> http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/cira-should-compete-to-operate-dot-ca-domain-says-complaint/95001>

< <http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/web-registrar-says-cira-should-face-competition-to-operate-dot-ca-domain/49551> http://www.itbusiness.ca/news/web-registrar-says-cira-should-face-competition-to-operate-dot-ca-domain/49551>


Dear Industry Canada, Is Now a Good Time to Replace CIRA? by Mark Jeftovic

Today we have sent following to the Minister of Industry Canada, James Moore, as well as the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Board of Directors. This is in response to the revelation that CIRA is positioning to enter the managed DNS space. As we outline in the letter, we are fine with more competition (in fact Google just entered the domain and DNS space too... No, competition is a fact of life, what we want is more of it, not less. Here's what we wrote to The Honourable James Moore.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140624_dear_industry_canada_is_now_a_good_time_to_replace_cira/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140624_dear_industry_canada_is_now_a_good_time_to_replace_cira/>


Israeli and U.S. terror victims move to seize Iran's domain names

A group of terror victims from Israel and the United States have served court papers to seize the Internet licenses and domain names belonging to Iran, Syria and North Korea due to their role in financing terror.

< <http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.601299> http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.601299>


Israeli, US terror victims could ?own? Iran?s Internet

A United States court on Tuesday effectively awarded a group of American and Israeli victims of Iranian terror the rights to the .ir domain, the suffix used to identify Iranian websites, along with all of Iran?s IP addresses.

< <http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-us-terror-victims-now-own-irans-internet/> http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-us-terror-victims-now-own-irans-internet/>


Iran's Internet Now in the Hands of Israeli, US Terror Victims

American and Israeli victims of Iranian terror now effectively own the rights to the .ir domain, the suffix used to identify Iranian websites, and all of the country's IP addresses thanks to the ruling of a United States court this Tuesday.

< <http://www.shalomlife.com/business/24207/irans-internet-now-in-the-hands-of-israeli-us-terror-victims/> http://www.shalomlife.com/business/24207/irans-internet-now-in-the-hands-of-israeli-us-terror-victims/>


American Terror Victims Seek to Seize Iranian Assets

A group of American victims of terror and family members of those who have been injured or killed in attacks sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) have moved to attach and seize the internet licenses, contractual rights and domain names being provided by the United States to the extremist regime in Tehran.

< <http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182166> http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/182166>


Terrorism Victims Sue for ICANN to Revoke Domain Names Being Used by Iran

Still waiting on billions of dollars in unpaid damages, American victims of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks are attempting to seize Internet properties the United States has provided to Iran. The victims and their family members today filed a lawsuit against ICANN.

< <http://betabeat.com/2014/06/exclusive-terrorism-victims-sue-for-icann-to-revoke-domain-names-being-used-by-iran/> http://betabeat.com/2014/06/exclusive-terrorism-victims-sue-for-icann-to-revoke-domain-names-being-used-by-iran/>


Terrorism victims move to seize nations? internet domain names

They?re fighting terror ? one IP address at a time. Sixty victims of terror and their family members?,? who are looking to collect a total $1.2 billion in legal judgments against countries like Iran, Syria and North Korea?,? are taking the unprecedented step of trying to seize those nations? Internet domain names. The victims, including American Seth Klein Ben Haim, who was injured in an Iran-sanctioned 1995 Palestinian attack on a bus in the Gaza strip, filed a federal court lawsuit Tuesday in Washington, D.C. against ICANN.

< <http://nypost.com/2014/06/24/terrorism-victims-move-to-seize-nations-internet-domain-names/> http://nypost.com/2014/06/24/terrorism-victims-move-to-seize-nations-internet-domain-names/>


American Victims Of Terrorism Look To Seize Iran's Internet Licenses & Domain Name Assets [news release]

A group of American victims of terror and family members of those who have been injured or killed in attacks sponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran) have moved to attach and seize the internet licenses, contractual rights and domain names being provided by the United States to the extremist regime in Tehran.

< <http://www.free-press-release.com/news-american-victims-of-terrorism-look-to-seize-iran-s-internet-licenses-domain-name-assets-1403634572.html> http://www.free-press-release.com/news-american-victims-of-terrorism-look-to-seize-iran-s-internet-licenses-domain-name-assets-1403634572.html>


Qatar, ICANN sign MOU on supporting cooperation in Internationalized Domain Names

Qatar represented by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and ICANN signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the High-Level Government Meeting at ICANN's 50th Public Meeting in London, which continues until Thursday, June 26.

< <http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-icann-sign-mou-supporting-cooperation-internationalized-domain-names> http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-icann-sign-mou-supporting-cooperation-internationalized-domain-names>


Qatar signs pact on Internet governance

Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that supports the development of the domain name industry and Internationalised Domain Names in the region.

< <http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/397799/qatar-signs-pact-on-internet-governance> http://www.gulf-times.com/qatar/178/details/397799/qatar-signs-pact-on-internet-governance>





Dot-com 'to lose dominance' by 2020 - By the end of the decade, .com will no longer be the dominant web address ending, experts predict

Dot-com domains currently make up 42 per cent of all web addresses, and have been the main driver for the exponential growth of the internet in the last 20 years, but domain name specialists are predicting that .com could lose dominance by 2020, as hundreds of new web address endings come online. 

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10914379/Dot-com-to-lose-dominance-by-2020.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/10914379/Dot-com-to-lose-dominance-by-2020.html>


Research on New Internet Domain Names Shows U.S. and Europe Lag Behind China in...

... Globally, an overwhelming majority of people surveyed showed an understanding of the significance that Internet domain names play in their businesses, with 80 percent saying that they are important. In addition, the survey showed a positive outlook on new TLDs with a wide majority of respondents (63 percent) saying that introducing them was a good idea. However, the level of importance that people in the U.S. place on domain names is at severe odds with their knowledge and outlook on the market. 

< <https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=656> https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?tracked=&partnerid=&language=e&id=656>


U.S., Europe Movement To New Domain Extensions Failing To Gain Momentum

Here's another opportunity to the U.S. to fall behind in innovation. Marketers and advertising professionals are far more skeptical about new domain extensions than other groups, including their peers in countries like China.

< <http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/228570/us-europe-movement-to-new-domain-extensions-fai.html> http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/228570/us-europe-movement-to-new-domain-extensions-fai.html>


China Embraces New TLDs While Other Countries Fall Behind in Awareness and Adoption

Awareness of new TLDs is much more advanced in China than in other parts of the world, according to a new survey by Sedo. Released on Monday, the survey found that only 4 percent of Chinese respondents were unaware that the new TLDs have begun to launch, and 72 percent have seen a new TLD in use.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/china-embraces-new-tlds-countries-fall-behind-awareness-adoption> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/china-embraces-new-tlds-countries-fall-behind-awareness-adoption>


UK market mostly unaware of new TLDs

Sedo, the world?s largest domain marketplace, surveyed more than 1,150 individuals from the UK, US, China and Germany about their perception and awareness of new TLDs. ... Globally, an overwhelming majority of people surveyed showed an understanding of the significance that Internet domain names play in their businesses, with 80 per cent saying that they are important (76 per cent in the UK). However, UK respondents fell behind in terms of their knowledge and outlook on the market.

< <http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/27009-uk-market-mostly-unaware-of-new-top-level-domains-> http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/27009-uk-market-mostly-unaware-of-new-top-level-domains->


Carwyn Jones announces Welsh Government will switch internet domain names to '.cymru' and '.wales'

First Minister Carwyn Jones this morning announced that the Welsh Government will drop the ?.gov.uk? internet domain name and adopt ?.wales? and ?.cymru?.

< <http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/carwyn-jones-announces-welsh-government-7310498> http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/carwyn-jones-announces-welsh-government-7310498>


New domain names set to 'sell' Wales to the world

Organisations, companies, performers and individuals will be able to use Wales and Cymru in their internet address names within months.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-27976393> http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-27976393>


Welsh Government Will Switch Internet Addresses To ?.Cymru? and ?.Wales?

Next year, all government websites in Wales will be replacing ?.gov.uk? with ?.wales? and ?.cymru?, taking advantage of the new ccTLDs introduced by ICANN.

< <http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/welsh-government-will-switch-internet-addresses-cymru-wales-147846> http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/welsh-government-will-switch-internet-addresses-cymru-wales-147846>


Bono's Urgent Call for Brand Partnerships Energizes Cannes to Combat AIDS

... One audience member (UPDATE: Michael Trautmann, co-founder of German agency thjnk, whom you can see in a tweet below) might have even secured the ultimate PR coup for his startup. He said he was planning to launch a new website TLD (think .com or .net) called .hiv, with registration fees going to AIDS charities. He offered Bono the first-ever website on the domain, Red.hiv. "If you'd like," he told Bono, "Red.hiv would become the first domain ever, and you will get it for free for the next 100 years." The suggestion sparked energetic applause from the audience and left Bono visibly excited about the idea.

< <http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/bonos-urgent-call-brand-partnerships-energizes-cannes-combat-aids-158505> http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/bonos-urgent-call-brand-partnerships-energizes-cannes-combat-aids-158505>


Does gTLD Registration Volume Measure Success? by Alexa Raad

For some time, the measure of success of a TLD was volume of registrations, or strictly speaking, Domains Under Management (DUMs). Who better than .com to validate the truth of that metric? More recently, this same metric has been applied to new gTLDs, especially those who achieve volume quickly, by whatever means necessary. These gTLDs are fawned over, written about, and effectively set up as the standard for other gTLDs to aspire to.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140623_does_gtld_registration_volume_measure_success/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140623_does_gtld_registration_volume_measure_success/>


Rightside to switch to EAP in lieu of traditional landush

Rightside, applicant for dozens of TLDs, is replacing its traditional landrush phase with an Early Access Program (EAP).

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/rightside-to-switch-to-eap-in-lieu-of-traditional-landush/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/rightside-to-switch-to-eap-in-lieu-of-traditional-landush/>


Australia takes on France in .wine war

It?s a battle that pits France?s ancient wine industry against its new world rivals in Australia. French winemakers are so furious about plans to launch two new domain names, .wine and .vin, that their government is threatening to derail international trade deals.

< <http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_takes_on_france_in_wine_yEr8nISOqNYA0KVKa06dyM> http://www.afr.com/p/technology/australia_takes_on_france_in_wine_yEr8nISOqNYA0KVKa06dyM>


EU frets over web's future after France's .wine and .vin concerns

The European Commission (EC) has urged nations to stick together on internet governance for the benefit of the entire web community, noting that issues such as France's concerns with the .wine and .vin domains must be tackled together.

< <http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2351927/eu-frets-over-webs-future-after-frances-wine-and-vin-concerns> http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2351927/eu-frets-over-webs-future-after-frances-wine-and-vin-concerns>


New domain names to make hospitality sector more visible online

As .com and .net domains are increasingly unavailable, restaurants, bars, pubs and others can now pre-register for industry-specific gTLDs. Mexico-based company Punto 2012 created the .rest and .bar domains in an effort to boost search engine optimisation (SEO) and visibility for restaurants and bars, but also other food and drink actors.</p><p>CEO Aaron Grego told BigHospitality: ?Today 90 per cent of domains are unavailable, so&nbsp;the idea is to help people find restaurants and bars more easily. All the search engines we have tested the addresses on have responded positively, and businesses can easily switch over from one domain to another in order to keep their existing SEO benefits.?</p><p><b>Open to all</b></p><p>Although the new domain names are expected to attract mainly hospitality businesses, there is no selection process ensuring that companies buying them are actually working in the industry ? a conscious decision from Punto.</p><p>?We decided to leave it open because we wanted it in use for all food players ? not just restaurants, but also food bloggers, suppliers and critics for example. Besides, how do you define a restaurant? With street food stalls, soup kitchens and people just serving food in their living room, the lines are blurred. Moreover, if we had regulated it, it would have made it a much lengthier process,? added Grego.</p><p>Punto has signed contracts with 200 registrars, including names like GoDaddy, and the two new domain names are now in their ?land rush? period ? a 30-day phase during which anyone can apply to obtain some of the most valuable names, either because they are high in demand, have an estimated premium resell value, or are considered desirable for various industries and entities.

< <http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Sectors/Restaurants/New-domain-names-to-make-hospitality-sector-more-visible-online> http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Sectors/Restaurants/New-domain-names-to-make-hospitality-sector-more-visible-online>


This Is Why France Is Fighting a .Wine Domain Tooth and Nail

If the name ?champagne? is legally reserved for sparkling wine from France?s Champagne region, then shouldn?t the domains .wine and .vin also be restricted?

< <http://time.com/2911863/wine-domain-france/> http://time.com/2911863/wine-domain-france/>


French Winemakers Furious at Internet Governing Body Over New .Wine Domain

Just one month after Mother Nature defeated Jeff Bezos in a battle for the .amazon domain name, a new conflict is fermenting in these Internet suffixes. This time around, the hotly contested properties are .vin and .wine, and the broad-based attack is being led by a very rankled France.

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/06/23/_wine_domain_france_and_winemakers_are_furious_at_the_internet.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2014/06/23/_wine_domain_france_and_winemakers_are_furious_at_the_internet.html>


France sparks .wine address row ahead of Icann meeting

France has expressed anger at the organisation responsible for assigning internet domains over the planned launch of .wine and .vin addresses.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27974293> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27974293>


.Kiwi domain names: the Early Bird ?Landrush? is now on

On 17 March 2014, the 60-day ?Sunrise? period for trade mark holders to apply to register .kiwi domain names that match their trade marks closed. On 18 March 2014 the 30-day Early Bird ?Landrush? period started.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e27ca961-f8eb-492f-946a-ff90438fd611> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=e27ca961-f8eb-492f-946a-ff90438fd611>


Cleveland Clinic?s .Med domain name application is back on the table

Medistry?s application for .Med is alive and well following a decision Friday by ICANN.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/cleveland-clinics-med-domain-name-application-is-back-on-the-table/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/cleveland-clinics-med-domain-name-application-is-back-on-the-table/>


This simple visualization illustrates the reality of brand protection in new TLDs

One thing that?s clear from talking to various people at ICANN 50 this week is that they are surprised by the low level of defensive trademark registrations in new TLDs.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/brand-protection-new-tlds/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/brand-protection-new-tlds/>


Impressive results from .Global domain name auction

.Global held a live domain name auction in London yesterday afternoon, and the results were quite impressive.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/dot-global-domain-auction/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/dot-global-domain-auction/>


New gTLD?s Break The 1.3 Million Mark; .XYZ Tops Over 200K; .Berlin Tops 140K & .Club Over 75K

The total number of new domain extension (gTLD) registrations topped 1.3 Million overnight at ntldstats.com.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/25/new-gtlds-break-the-1-3-million-mark-xyz-tops-over-200k-berlin-tops-140k-club-over-75k/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/25/new-gtlds-break-the-1-3-million-mark-xyz-tops-over-200k-berlin-tops-140k-club-over-75k/>





U.S. Ambassador Baucus Says China Cyber Theft Is a Threat

The U.S. will use diplomatic and legal means to halt China?s computer theft of trade secrets, its new ambassador in Beijing said today, amid escalating tensions between the two sides over cybersecurity.

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-25/u-s-ambassador-baucus-says-china-cyber-theft-is-a-threat.html> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-25/u-s-ambassador-baucus-says-china-cyber-theft-is-a-threat.html>


Heartbleed Flaw Goes Unpatched on 300K Servers: Report

Perhaps the most difficult obstacle to overcome in the Heartbleed security mess is getting people to apply the patches necessary to correct the flaw. Although most of the servers identified as still vulnerable to Heartbleed belong to unknown firms, a few are located in well-known ones. "No computer should be exposed to the Internet that isn't regularly patched," warned Errata CEO Robert Graham.

< <http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Heartbleed-Flaw-Goes-Unpatched-on-300K-Servers-Report-80637.html> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Heartbleed-Flaw-Goes-Unpatched-on-300K-Servers-Report-80637.html>


OpenSSL Heartbleed Patch Progress Slowing Two Months Later

More than two months after it emerged, more than 300,000 machines on port 443 remain vulnerable to the OpenSSL Heartbleed security vulnerability.

< <http://threatpost.com/openssl-heartbleed-patch-progress-slowing-two-months-later/106815> http://threatpost.com/openssl-heartbleed-patch-progress-slowing-two-months-later/106815>


More than 300K Servers Remain Vulnerable to Heartbleed

Two months after the Heartbleed bug was first announced, a group of security researchers has found that there are more than 300,000 servers that remain vulnerable. 

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/300k-servers-remain-vulnerable-heartbleed> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/300k-servers-remain-vulnerable-heartbleed>


European bank 'hit by sophisticated cyber-thefts'

A security firm has reported uncovering evidence of cyber-thieves robbing more than 190 customers of a European bank.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28004193> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28004193>


New UK cybersecurity training scheme prepares for hackers

Government and business are under constant cyber attack and must learn to "take the hit," says the director of a new cybersecurity training programme.

< <http://www.cnet.com/au/news/new-uk-cybersecurity-training-scheme-prepares-for-hackers/> http://www.cnet.com/au/news/new-uk-cybersecurity-training-scheme-prepares-for-hackers/>


Economic espionage reckless threat to global economy not just individual states, says CIGI report [news release]

Economic espionage and cybercrime are short-sighted activities that jeopardize Internet stability and global online commerce, according to a new report issued by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

< <http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/economic-espionage-reckless-threat-to-global-economy-not-just-individual-states-says-cigi-report/d/d-id/1278813> http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/advanced-threats/economic-espionage-reckless-threat-to-global-economy-not-just-individual-states-says-cigi-report/d/d-id/1278813>


DNS Pioneer Founds New Security Startup

Farsight Security today came out of stealth mode with a service that spots potentially malicious new domain names as a way to fight spam and cybercrime activity.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/dns-pioneer-founds-new-security-startup/d/d-id/1278777> http://www.darkreading.com/analytics/dns-pioneer-founds-new-security-startup/d/d-id/1278777>


au: Secrets ?at risk? in cyber attacks

GOVERNMENT secrets and confidential data ? including taxes, social security payments, border security and overseas ?embassies ? are vulnerable to cyber attacks, the Auditor-General has revealed.

< <http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/secrets-at-risk-in-cyber-attacks/story-e6frg8yo-1226965613258> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/policy/secrets-at-risk-in-cyber-attacks/story-e6frg8yo-1226965613258>





PIPCU assists in suspending 188 websites

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has assisted Europol and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), to seize 188 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers.

< <http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/PIPCU-assists-in-suspending-188-websites-.aspx> http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/PIPCU-assists-in-suspending-188-websites-.aspx>


uk: Police crack-down on 200 counterfeit retail websites

Nearly 200 websites that were conning customers into buying counterfeit goods were shut down last week, when the EU?s cybercrime bureau Europol, City of London Police and Washington?s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) joined forces.

< <http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3526395/police-crack-down-on-200-counterfeit-retail-websites/> http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3526395/police-crack-down-on-200-counterfeit-retail-websites/>


uk: PIPCU assists in suspending 188 websites selling counterfeit products

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has assisted in the siezure of 188 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise including headphones to consumers online.

< <http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/pipcu-assists-in-suspending-188-websites-selling-counterfeit-products/058790> http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/pipcu-assists-in-suspending-188-websites-selling-counterfeit-products/058790>


The Great Courses loses two UDRPs on the same day

The Teaching Company, LLC, d/b/a The Great Courses, lost two UDRPs on the same day this week.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/the-great-courses-udrp/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/the-great-courses-udrp/>





Google Attempts To Shake Up Domain Registration Industry

Google is going to attempt give the domain name registration business a shakeup launching a beta invitation-only service that will see domain registrations in the US going for $12 per year.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22519> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22519>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/24/google-shake-up-registration/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/24/google-shake-up-registration/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/google-shake-up-registration.html> http://www.domainnews.com/google-shake-up-registration.html>


Four reasons Google Domains isn?t a Go Daddy killer

Judging by DI?s traffic spike last night, there?s a lot of interest in Google Domains, Google?s forthcoming entry into the domain name registrar market.

< <http://domainincite.com/16956-four-reasons-google-domains-isnt-a-go-daddy-killer> http://domainincite.com/16956-four-reasons-google-domains-isnt-a-go-daddy-killer>


Why Google is becoming a domain name registrar & what it means for the business

Google is becoming a public domain name registrar. Here?s why. A few months ago a prominent figure in the domain name industry told me a prediction: in a short time, GoDaddy will no longer be the top domain name registrar. It will be Google.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/why-google-is-becoming-a-domain-name-registrar-what-it-means-for-the-business/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/why-google-is-becoming-a-domain-name-registrar-what-it-means-for-the-business/>


Privacy concerns loom over 'new' Google domain registration service

The recently announced Google Domains registration service will go up against the likes of GoDaddy in the domain name registration business. For those who have registered domains with Google in the past, the "new" service looks a whole lot like the old service, which has been in place for years. But there's a potentially troubling twist that involves Google's penchant for scanning anything and everything to create targeted ads.

< <http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet-privacy/privacy-concerns-loom-over-new-google-domain-registration-service-244927> http://www.infoworld.com/t/internet-privacy/privacy-concerns-loom-over-new-google-domain-registration-service-244927>


Google 'testing' domain name service

Google has unveiled plans for its own domain name registration service. The firm is "testing" a service that will allow consumers "to search, find, purchase and transfer" domain names for their business.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27972053> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27972053>


Google Domains: A New $12 Domain Registration Service Google Is Testing

Google is dipping its toes into the domain registrar business. The company today announced a beta service called Google Domains that looks very much like the beginnings of a full-fledged domain registrar business.

< <http://marketingland.com/google-domains-new-12-domain-registration-service-google-testing-88558> http://marketingland.com/google-domains-new-12-domain-registration-service-google-testing-88558>


Shakeup coming as Google becomes a registrar, sells names at $12 with free privacy and email

Google has announced its first foray into the domain name registrar business with Google Domains.

< <http://domainincite.com/16952-shakeup-coming-as-google-becomes-a-registrar-sells-names-at-12-with-free-privacy-and-email> http://domainincite.com/16952-shakeup-coming-as-google-becomes-a-registrar-sells-names-at-12-with-free-privacy-and-email>


Web.com Shares Tumble After Google Announces Competing Service

Web.com Group Inc. shares tumbled as Google Inc. said it has begun to test a competing domain registration service that could undercut Web.com's prices.

< <http://online.wsj.com/articles/web-com-shares-slump-after-google-announces-competing-service-1403627951> http://online.wsj.com/articles/web-com-shares-slump-after-google-announces-competing-service-1403627951>


NZ awaits as exciting NetHui programme takes shape

The eagerly anticipated NetHui 2014 showpiece continues to come together as more announcements are made about the Auckland event in July.

< <http://techday.com/netguide/news/nz-awaits-as-exciting-nethui-programme-takes-shape/186496/> http://techday.com/netguide/news/nz-awaits-as-exciting-nethui-programme-takes-shape/186496/>


au: Small business alert for false billing scams

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a warning to small businesses about false billing scams, which attempt to trick busy small businesses into paying invoices for unwanted or unauthorised services. ... ?Often a scam is disguised as an outstanding invoice to get the business to sign up for unwanted advertising or office supplies. Another common approach involves sending invoices for the renewal of a non-existent domain name registration.?

< <http://www.choice.com.au/media-and-news/consumer-news/news/small-business-false-billing-scams-240614.aspx> http://www.choice.com.au/media-and-news/consumer-news/news/small-business-false-billing-scams-240614.aspx>


India to Get Its First Major Domain Conference - Plans Announced for September DOMAINX Event in Hyderabad

Considering the important role that India-based domain companies and investors have played in the history of this business, it is somewhat surprising that the country has never hosted a major event centered around domain investors and developers. That is scheduled to change about 10 weeks from now with plans just announced for the inaugural DOMAINX? event to be held in Hyderabad on Sunday, September 7, 2014 - a sponsor supported event with no registration charge.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140623.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20140623.htm>





MM.com domain name sells for $1.2 million

Two letter domain name sells for $1.2 million. No, it wasn?t bought by a candy company.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/mm-com-domain-name-sells-for-1-2-million/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/mm-com-domain-name-sells-for-1-2-million/>





Facebook still tops among teens, says survey

Reports of Facebook's death among teenagers have been greatly exaggerated, at least according to a new survey. Facebook scored as the favorite social network in a Forrester poll of more than 4,500 teens (aged 12 to 17) in the US.

< <http://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-still-tops-among-teens-says-survey/> http://www.cnet.com/au/news/facebook-still-tops-among-teens-says-survey/>





Microsoft Makes Bet Quantum Computing Is Next Breakthrough

Modern computers are not unlike the looms of the industrial revolution: They follow programmed instructions to weave intricate patterns. With a loom, you see the result in a cloth or carpet. With a computer, you see it on an electronic display.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/technology/microsoft-makes-a-bet-on-quantum-computing-research.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/technology/microsoft-makes-a-bet-on-quantum-computing-research.html>


Google Tracker, I/O edition?what Google is working on before the big show

With Google I/O coming up in just a few days, it's time for a second edition of The Google Tracker, what we hope will be a bi-yearly look at what's going on at Google HQ. Just like last time, we'll have a potent mix of news, (good) rumors, and a bit of informed speculation thrown in. We're not personally guaranteeing all of this will show up at Google I/O?this is more of a to-do list of upcoming projects, most of which we aren't attaching an expected time frame to.

< <http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/google-tracker-io-edition-what-google-is-working-on-before-the-big-show/> http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/google-tracker-io-edition-what-google-is-working-on-before-the-big-show/>


Google I/O 2014: What to expect as Google increases its focus on 'connected' tech

Google I/O might be a developer?s conference, but for the last few years the event?s epic keynotes have been Google?s biggest public-facing spectacles. Who could forget the action-packed Google Glass parachute stunt of 2012?

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2363554/what-we-can-expect-from-google-i/google-i/o-2014-what-to-expect-as-google-increases-its-focus-on-co.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2363554/what-we-can-expect-from-google-i/google-i/o-2014-what-to-expect-as-google-increases-its-focus-on-co.html>





ISPs Refuse to Block New Pirate Bay IP-Address

In recent days The Pirate Bay announced the addition of a new proxy-friendly version of their site supported by a new IP address. This means that customers of ISPs that had previously implemented a court-ordered blockade could now access the site again. In the Netherlands, anti-piracy group BREIN is already battling to have that censored too. However, it seems that some ISPs are refusing to play ball, and several are challenging the entire blockade.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/isps-refuse-to-block-new-pirate-bay-ip-address-120524/> http://torrentfreak.com/isps-refuse-to-block-new-pirate-bay-ip-address-120524/>


au: Rights holders are 'control freaks peddling futility-on-a-stick,' says iiNet

As the piracy debate rages on in Australia, iiNet has once again issued a missive to rights holders calling them "content control freaks" who are trying to peddle "futility-on-a-stick" when it comes to tackling piracy.

< <http://www.cnet.com/au/news/copyright-holders-control-freaks-says-iinet-on-piracy/> http://www.cnet.com/au/news/copyright-holders-control-freaks-says-iinet-on-piracy/>


au: Brandis' futile plan to 'stop the bytes' by Mark Gregory

So you?re being ripped off, robbed blind and treated like an idiot? So what! New government legislation will add about $100 million a year to the cost of providing broadband in Australia and this may mean that your annual internet bill could rise by about 5 per cent.

< <http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/6/26/technology/brandis-futile-plan-stop-bytes> http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/6/26/technology/brandis-futile-plan-stop-bytes>





Access denied: retrieving personal data is often hopeless as Google refuses point-blank to provide online information

Public bodies and private corporations including Internet giant Google are flouting the public?s right to access personal data being held on them, according to a major new international study.

< <http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/access-denied-retrieving-personal-data-is-often-hopeless-as-google-refuses-pointblank-to-provide-online-information-9558016.html> http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/access-denied-retrieving-personal-data-is-often-hopeless-as-google-refuses-pointblank-to-provide-online-information-9558016.html>


Australian spy agencies in line for new digital surveillance powers

Australian spy agencies will be granted new digital surveillance powers under a bill being prepared by the Abbott government, expected to be introduced into parliament in July.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/australian-spy-agencies-in-line-for-new-digital-surveillance-powers> http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/23/australian-spy-agencies-in-line-for-new-digital-surveillance-powers>





Watching Google?s Many Arms

One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant. Already, it can remind you about your flight, open up your boarding pass when you get to the airport and offer you driving directions to your hotel when you land.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/technology/personaltech/a-reach-too-far-by-google.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/technology/personaltech/a-reach-too-far-by-google.html>


Google, Microsoft and Others Delve Deeper Into Cloud Storage for Businesses

File cabinets ? the digital kind ? may be the technology industry?s next big battleground.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/technology/google-microsoft-and-others-delve-deeper-into-cloud-storage-for-businesses.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/technology/google-microsoft-and-others-delve-deeper-into-cloud-storage-for-businesses.html>


How Australia connected to the internet 25 years ago

It is a quarter-century since Australia first connected to the internet, but this technological breakthrough had a long gestation. What is now a global phenomenon was once the property of an exclusive community.

< <http://theconversation.com/how-australia-connected-to-the-internet-25-years-ago-28106> http://theconversation.com/how-australia-connected-to-the-internet-25-years-ago-28106>





Submarine cable company SubPartners urges Tasmania to get connected [includes maps of underwater internet cables connecting Australia and world]

The company building part of a huge underwater digital cable network that will come within 170 kilometres of Tasmania has warned the State Government costs will go up the longer it delays investing in the project.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-26/submarine-cable-company-subparters-wants-tasmania-connected/5551456> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-26/submarine-cable-company-subparters-wants-tasmania-connected/5551456>



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