[DNS] auDA Domain News - 30 June

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 30 June

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:34:46 +1000


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Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>


GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

< <http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso> http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>


GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>


IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>


au: Steps for setting up your business

< <http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html> http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>


France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

< <http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine> http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>


What?s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses> http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>


Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>


Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

< <http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html> http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>


Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

< <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>


Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>






Countries Scramble for Internet Sovereignty as Icann Shifts

Some governments are urging the US to ensure they retain a role in allocating country-specific Internet address suffixes? like .de for Germany? when the US relinquishes its oversight of the body that assigns web addresses as early as next year.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/06/27/countries-scramble-for-internet-sovereignty-as-icann-shifts/>


The Internet Is Fracturing Into Separate Country-Specific Networks

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.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/> http://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2014/06/internet-fracturing-separate-country-specific-networks/87430/>


Clarity emerging on IANA transition by Milton Mueller

There were three big issues at the London ICANN meeting. The most important was the globalization of IANA; the second was the release of the Expert Working Group (EWG) report on Whois, privacy and future directory services. The least important, but equally contentious was the French revolt over geographical indicator protection in the .WINE/.VIN domain. This article focuses on the critical IANA transition issue; the others will be addressed later.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/06/28/clarity-emerging-on-iana-transition/>


The Essential Ingredient of Politics Is Timing by Byron Holland

The transition of the IANA contract oversight is, of course, the topic du jour at ICANN 50 in London. From the sessions to the hallway banter, it's the hottest topic I can recall in ICANN's history. It's an inherently over-the-top political topic, merging partisan politics in Washington with Internet governance. On numerous occasions in Singapore, Larry Strickling raised the domestic politicking on the part of the Republican Party regarding the IANA oversight transition, cautioning us of the discourse fuelled by opportunism.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140626_the_essential_ingredient_of_politics_is_timing/>


GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

The Governmental Advisory Committee has advised ICANN to do as it?s told and stop listening to the views of other stakeholders, on the issue of protection mechanisms for the Red Cross.

< <http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso> http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso>


China Launches Campaign To Control The Internet

China's communist government intends to impose on the Internet the same "guiding principles" it currently uses to stifle online dissent within China.

< <http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm> http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/3487/20140626/china-launches-campaign-control-internet.htm>


Is NETmundial a lost opportunity?

Although successful in its own right, NETmundial meeting did not produce any outcome that is implementable inShare5 print msg September 2013. Miffed by the news of surveillance of Brazilian citizens and spying of world leaders by National Security Agency (NSA) of the US, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff cancelled on a meeting with US President Barack Obama.

< <http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity> http://www.informationweek.in/informationweek/perspective/296732/netmundial-lost-opportunity>








GAC Communiqu? Issued at ICANN Meeting in London

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) today issued its communiqu? during ICANN's 50th public meeting in London.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en>


New Contracting Statistics Released

Below are the key Contracting statistics, as of 27 June 2014:

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-27jun14-en>


New EE Result Published:

1 Application Completed Extended Evaluation

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-27jun14-en>


ICANN Board Chair & CEO on London50

At the conclusion of ICANN's 50th public meeting in London, Board Chairman Stephen Crocker and President and CEO Fadi Chehad? reflect on its accomplishments and importance.

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


Notes from ICANN 50 ? June 26

Timelines get pushed back, constituencies raise their voices, and ICANN sits up to listen ? here is some of the latest coming out of ICANN 50.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/26/notes-from-icann-50-june-26/>


Summer of ICANN - On New gTLD Program?s Third Anniversary, Webinar Sheds Light On Progress, Role of Program In The Future of Internet Governance

June marks the beginning of summer, at least in the northern hemisphere ? longer days, shorter nights and (depending on your internal thermostat) either life-affirming warmth or misery-inducing heat.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/27/summer-of-icann/>


GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN?s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism ?that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community?. The statement was read aloud during a June 26th session on the IANA transition process held on the last day of the ICANN 50 public meeting in London.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/gnso-constituencies-issue-unanimous-joint-statement-on-icann-accountability/>


ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

?The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.? So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board?s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker and CEO Fadi Chehade made clear that the recently published report of the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services, a complex proposal to replace the current WHOIS registrant data service, was just the beginning of a dialogue with the community ? and that it was premature to begin a Policy Development Process (PDP) based upon it. The main dust-up regarding the EWG report was the omission of a dissent regarding insufficient privacy protections filed by one of the participating experts.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-50-kicks-off-in-london/>


IANA 2.0: Ensuring ICANN Accountability and Transparency for the Future

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration?s (NTIA) March 14, 2014, announcement proposing the transition of its legacy IANA stewardship role has presented 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://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/iana_2_0_ensuring_icann>


Call for independent accountability mechanism to oversee ICANN

In a rare instance of consensus amongst the GNSO's various stakeholder groups, the leaders of the body?s committee today called for the creation of an independent accountability mechanism that ?provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action or inaction in contravention of an agreed upon compact with the community?.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=3e4f785d-2f14-41a6-9433-c47f6c26830c>


Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future [AFP]

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet.

< <http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future> http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/417694/powerful-body-that-runs-internet-backbone-mulls-future>

< <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/06/27/icann-mulls-internets-future>


NRO response to ICANN call for public comments on Enhancing ICANN?s Accountability

Response from the Number Resource Organization (NRO) to ICANN?s Call for Public comments on Enhancing ICANN?s Accountability.

< <http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability> http://www.nro.net/news/nro-response-to-icann-call-for-public-comments-on-enhancing-icanns-accountability>


Fireworks Erupt at ICANN?s London Meeting

Some unexpected fireworks emerged from the 50th public meeting of ICANN, held in London from June 22-26?fireworks that should be of interest to Congress as it considers the ramifications of the Obama administration?s announcement that it does not intend to renew its contract with ICANN.

< <http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/> http://dailysignal.com/2014/06/29/fireworks-erupt-icanns-london-meeting/>





au: Steps for setting up your business

... If you want to buy a .com.au or .net.au web address you will need to have an ABN. To register your domain name go to the .au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) website for links to registrars and resellers, and to confirm current fees and options.

< <http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html> http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/resources/steps-for-setting-up-your-business-20140628-3b01u.html>


.Com Breaks Through The 113.5 Million Domain Mark; Adding 500K Domains In 3 Months

According to zone file for the .com registry the number of .Com domain name registrations has passed 113.5 Million domains for the first time.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/com-breaks-through-the-113-5-million-domain-mark-adding-500k-domains-in-3-months/>


Infographic: How did .eu do in 2013?

This infographic offers a quick overview of some key performance indicators for the .eu TLD.

< <http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013> http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/jun-2014/infographic-how-did-eu-do-2013>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/27/eurid-infographic-2014/>


fi: Newsletter 3/2014

Domain name regulation: The legislative proposal on the Code for Information Society and Communications Services is currently being discussed in the Finnish Parliament. The proposal contains possibilities to clarify by means of FICORA's regulation the sections that regulate domain name activities. The possibility to issue regulations concerns both technical specifications and the issues that typically change faster than it is necessary to change legislation.

< <https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html> https://domain.fi/info/en/index/palveluntarjoajille/newsletter/2014/32014.html>


Local content: Expert tasks businesses on .ng adoption

An Information Technology expert, Mr. Austin Okere, has stressed the need for businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises in Nigeria to embrace the use of the Nigeria?s ccTLD, .ng in running their online business activities.

< <http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/> http://nationalmirroronline.net/new/local-content-expert-tasks-businesses-on-ng-adoption/>





France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

France says that ?ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance? after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs.

< <http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine> http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine>


Battle gets under way for control of the .eco domain name

As the French government erupted in anger after being denied .vin and .wine this week, another domain name battle was underway over .eco, with a coalition of environmental groups making a bid to control the name and pre-empt its auction to the highest bidder.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups> http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/26/battle-dot-eco-domain-name-internet-green-groups>


Owning It

A recent article in AdWeek predicts that, ?some key trends will push brands to build social media capabilities into their own websites and own, rather than rent, social interaction with their customers.? It makes sense for brands to own the raw data about their customers that otherwise would belong to a third-party. Owning data frees brands from changing algorithms and relying on others? reports. It also makes sense within what looks like a larger trend of companies taking greater ownership of their digital footprints by owning .BRANDs.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/06/25/owning-it/>


NetNames: A Fragmented Internet Will Be Better For Business?

Over half of Internet users think new domain names will make it easier for them to find things online ? says a survey with a vested interest

< <http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133> http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/netnames-2020-internet-will-fragmented-better-business-148133>


What businesses need to know about new domain names

It's no secret that we live and work in an online era. A recent survey found that within five years, the majority (52%) of British consumers think that online presence will be the single most important asset to a brand, ahead of its logo, brand name or even physical presence, such as its shop front or office. 

< <http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk> http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/nominet-partner-zone/new-domain-names-nominet-uk>


What?s in a Name? How to secure the new Digital Addresses by Jennifer Wolfe

Digital marketers are likely aware or are starting to hear about new ideas in the domain space or digital addresses as I like to refer to them in marketing terms.

< <http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses> http://info.wolfedomain.com/blog/bid/385359/What-s-in-a-Name-How-to-secure-the-new-Digital-Addresses>


New gTLDs Pass One And A Third Million Registrations

The number of new gTLD registrations passed one and a third million registrations on 25 June as numbers continue to grow, reaching 1,360, 646 at the end of 29 June according nTLDstats.com, largely on the back of differing promotions for leading gTLDs .xyz and .berlin.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22559>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/new-gtlds-one-third-million/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html> http://www.domainnews.com/new-gtlds-pass-one-third-million.html>


NABP announces pharmacy domains

As the registry operator of the new .pharmacy domain, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, under a contract with ICANN, will soon provide a means for identifying safe online pharmacies and resources.

< <http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall> http://drugstorenews.com/article/nabp-announces-pharmacy-domains-restricted-legitimate-pharmacies-may-be-ready-fall>


Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

The new gTLD program is one of the most significant developments in the history of the domain name system and Public Interest Registry is doing its part. We?ve already launched Cyrillic, Hindi and Chinese versions of .org and are working hard to bring .ngo and .ong to serve Non-Governmental Organizations later this fall. However, not all of our time and effort is focused on new domains.

< <http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/> http://pir.org/continuing-to-work-in-the-public-interest/>


The .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!

After ten years of work, the .bzh GeoTLD is now on-line. Brittany has thus become the first French region to have its own GeoTLD. The .bzh association as backers of the project, and the Regional Council, which has supported the initiative from the start, described the various stages of its deployment in a press conference on Thursday 26 June.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html>


.XXX interview: Lessons on premium domains, marketing and more

Stuart Lawley of .XXX domain registry ICM Registry answers questions relevant to new TLD registries.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/xxx-interview/>





Steam phishing attacks exploiting look-alike domain names

An ongoing series of phishing attacks against the Steam gaming community is making effective use of look-alike domains to trick users into surrendering their usernames and passwords. The fraudsters behind these attacks then attempt to bypass Steam's two-factor authentication with a malicious executable that is deceptively named SteamGuard.exe.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/06/25/steam-phishing-attacks-exploiting-look-alike-domain-names.html>


Fighting cybercrime: Strategic cooperation agreement signed between ENISA and Europol

The heads of ENISA and Europol today signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Europol?s headquarters in The Hague, to facilitate closer cooperation and exchange of expertise in the fight against cybercrime.

< <http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol> http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/fighting-cybercrime-strategic-cooperation-agreement-signed-between-enisa-and-europol>


Shortage of cybersecurity workers is a problem that will solve itself, study says

Talk to any recruiter in the Washington region and they will tell you cybersecurity jobs are among the most difficult for them to fill. Workers with the right skills are relatively hard to come by, and in a labor market dominated by the federal government and its contractors, they are in especially high demand.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/an-argument-that-the-shortage-of-cyber-workers-is-a-problem-that-will-solve-itself/2014/06/27/dbab364a-fe00-11e3-8176-f2c941cf35f1_story.html>


Symantec Launches Initiative to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Symantec today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind program, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), to address the global workforce gap in cybersecurity and provide new career opportunities for young adults who may not be college-bound.

< <http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01> http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140624_01>


Australian companies hit by increasing number of cyber attacks

Cyber criminals are wreaking havoc with the IT systems of Australian enterprises, with six in 10 companies admitting they have suffered multiple system crashes lasting up to six hours, as the result of distributed denial-of-service attacks in the past year.

< <http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html> http://www.canberratimes.com.au/it-pro/security-it/australian-companies-hit-by-increasing-number-of-cyber-attacks-20140630-zsqhf.html>





Pay No Attention To That Trademark Behind The Curtain

This week?s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decision began when a Russian mobile app developer, a Hong Kong-based wall poster company, and a UDRP panelist walked into a bar. Okay, okay ? I?ll spare you the sad attempt at an IP joke, but this week?s decision does involve the above-mentioned parties and the domain name ifunny.com.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/06/23/pay-no-attention-to-that-trademark-behind-the-curtain/>


au: Hill & Smith Limited v. LB International Pty Ltd. - Case No. DAU2014-0008

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Hill & Smith Limited of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ("United Kingdom"), represented by Clayton Utz Solicitors, Australia. The Respondent is LB International Pty Ltd. of Girraween, New South Wales, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The Disputed Domain Name <brifen.com.au> is registered with Domain Central Pty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0008>



- IPv4/IPv6


Akamai Releases First Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. ... released its First Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform?, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, overall attack traffic, network connectivity/availability issues, and traffic patterns across leading Web properties and digital media providers. The report also includes insight into NTP reflection and WordPress XML-RPC pingback attacks, the status of IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption, and global 4K readiness.

< <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2014/press-062614.html>


Europe Leads With IPv6 Adoption, While DDoS Attacks Decline: Akamai

Europe continues to lead in IPV6 adoption with eight of the top ten countries, the latest Akamai State of the Internet report finds while DDoS attacks decrease by 20 percent quarter-over-quarter, but rise 27 percent year-over-year.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22558>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/06/29/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html> http://www.domainnews.com/europe-leads-ipv6-adoption-akamai.html>


UK lags on IPv6 uptake, but broadband adoption rates improving

European nations are leading the way on iPv6 adoption, according to new figures released by internet services firm Akamai, with one notable exception: the UK is conspicuously absent from the list of those leading the adoption of IPv6.

< <http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving> http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2352298/uk-lags-on-ipv6-uptake-but-broadband-adoption-rates-improving>


IPv6 usage is climbing in Europe, while Asian countries are most ready for 4K TV, says study [IDG]

Belgium is leading the world in IPv6 adoption, while South Korea and Japan are most ready for 4K video streaming, according to a report.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548648/ipv6_usage_climbing_europe_while_asian_countries_most_ready_4k_tv_says_study/>


It's time to get moving on IPv6 rollout [IDG]

As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, the time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in the Asia-Pacific region.

< <http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout> http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249396/It_s_time_to_get_moving_on_IPv6_rollout>

< <http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/> http://www.techworld.com.au/article/548659/no_more_excuses_time_roll_ipv6_says_registry_boss/>





What Google's latest business move means for trademark counsel 

The news that Google is to get into the business of selling domain names will send shockwaves through the registrar world. However, the news is not only significant for the domain name industry - should the move greatly increase public awareness of (and engagement with) new gTLDs, it will also lead to an even bigger online world for trademark counsel to police.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=51e5dbc9-c100-47da-ac67-82283ab4f84c>


You can?t easily compare Rightside and GoDaddy

Demand Media is getting ready to spin off its domain name business, Rightside. Competitor GoDaddy recently filed its S-1 for an initial public offering.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/26/you-cant-easily-compare-rightside-and-godaddy/>


Is Key Systems running the new Google Registrar?

While the domain and tech industry is abuzz talking about how Google is launching their new own retail registrar in a private beta that is mostly being tested with the help of employees, DNN embarked on the journey to uncover what Google?s technical solution looks liked; and in turn discovered that it appears that the new registrar is built on Key Systems?s RRPProxy ? a hosted registrar/reseller solution.

< <http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070> http://www.domainnamenews.com/registrars/is-key-systems-running-the-new-google-registrar/24070>




Facebook Tinkers With Users' Emotions in News Feed Experiment, Stirring Outcry

Facebook routinely adjusts its users? news feeds ? testing out the number of ads they see or the size of photos that appear ? often without their knowledge. It is all for the purpose, the company says, of creating a more alluring and useful product.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/technology/facebook-tinkers-with-users-emotions-in-news-feed-experiment-stirring-outcry.html>


Facebook reveals news feed experiment to control emotions

It already knows whether you are single or dating, the first school you went to and whether you like or loathe Justin Bieber. But now Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, is facing a storm of protest after it revealed it had discovered how to make users feel happier or sadder with a few computer key strokes.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/29/facebook-users-emotions-news-feeds>


Facebook under fire over ?creepy? study on users? emotions [AFP]

Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand ?emotional contagion? in a study that has prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive.

< <http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/facebook-under-fire-over-creepy-study-on-users-emotions/story-e6frgakx-1226971718517>


Should Facebook have experimented on 689,000 users and tried to make them sad?

In a move that has as many people puzzled as outraged, Facebook has published research that involved a deliberate attempt to manipulate the emotional state of 689,000 of its users. Experimenters from Facebook, Cornell University and the University of California, San Francisco conducted experiments over a week period in January 2012 in which they manipulated the contents of users' News Feeds, screening out posts that had emotional content. The results of the study have recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

< <http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485> http://theconversation.com/should-facebook-have-experimented-on-689-000-users-and-tried-to-make-them-sad-28485>


Facebook admits manipulating 689,003 users? emotions in psychology experiment

A new research paper has revealed two startling pieces of information. First, it disclosed that Facebook manipulated the News Feeds of nearly 700,000 English-speaking users in a research study on emotional states. Second, the study (found in PNAS) suggests that emotional contagion can happen without ?direct interaction between people.?

< <http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/> http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/facebook_admits_it_manipulated_689003_users_emotions_in_psychology_experiment/>


Outrage over Facebook experiment

... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said Facebook already organised posts that users see and the study is a extension of that.

< <http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment> http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/248542/outrage-over-facebook-experiment>


Facebook is 69% male and mostly white

Like many of its Silicon Valley peers, Facebook's workforce and management team is overwhelmingly white and male, according to the social media giant's first diversity report.

< <http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html> http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/26/technology/facebook-diversity/index.html>


Like other tech giants, Facebook is very white and very male

Facebook has followed Google and Yahoo in revealing just how diverse its workforce is, and just like the other two tech giants, it?s a whole lot white and a whole lot male.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369700/like-other-tech-giants-facebook-is-very-white-and-very-male.html>


Facebook releases diversity figures: They look a lot like Google?s and Yahoo?s

For the first time ever, Facebook released its workplace diversity figures. The numbers were made public yesterday, in a blog post written by Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams. The company is mostly male, white and Asian.

< <http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/> http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/facebook_releases_diversity_figures_they_look_a_lot_like_googles_and_yahoos/>


Bing positions itself as go-to destination for Twitter search

Through its exclusive relationship with Twitter, Microsoft said its Bing search engine will provide a front door into Twitter?s timeline.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2369328/bing-positions-itself-as-go-to-destination-for-twitter-search.html>





Aussies, Kiwis keep email and PINs secure, but don't properly dispose bank statements: global study

Aussies and Kiwis are good at ignoring phishing emails and not writing down their personal identification numbers (PINs), but lax when it comes to throwing away paper bank statements, according to the findings of a global study.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548705/aussies_kiwis_keep_email_pins_secure_don_t_properly_dispose_bank_statements_global_study/>


au: 59% of businesses experienced data loss from malware on unlicensed software: survey

Almost 60 per cent of IT businesses experienced a data loss following a malware attack on unlicensed software in 2013, according to a global survey by BSA The Software Alliance.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548604/59_businesses_experienced_data_loss_from_malware_unlicensed_software_survey/>





E-voting experiments end in Norway amid security fears

Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28055678>


France passes ?anti-Amazon? bill aimed at helping small bookstores

French lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday with the goal of helping small bookstores.

< <http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/> http://www.salon.com/2014/06/27/france_passes_anti_amazon_bill_aimed_at_helping_small_bookstores/>


Australian govt releases draft guide to responsible data analytics

The Australian government has released a draft guide to responsible data analytics for agencies and government analysts to help them operate within a safe and acceptable framework as they work to expand their big data capabilities.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/> http://www.zdnet.com/australian-govt-releases-draft-guide-to-responsible-data-analytics-7000030996/>


Austrian court axes data retention law following EU high court ruling [IDG]

A court in Austria has ruled that the country's data retention law is unconstitutional as it violates fundamental European privacy rights.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/548734/austrian_court_axes_data_retention_law_following_eu_high_court_ruling/>


nz: Internet Party raises interesting points about three-strikes law, copyright

I'm not a fan of the Internet Party on a number of levels, but its draft copyright policy contains a couple of ideas worthy of discussion.

< <http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright> http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/internet-party-raises-interesting-points-about-three-strikes-law-copyright>


Google pays $227,074 of tax in New Zealand

Google Inc is paying more tax in New Zealand than previously but its $227,074 tax bill in 2013 isn?t likely to stress a company with US$15.42 billion of revenue globally in the quarter ended March 31, 2014.

< <http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111> http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/google-pays-227074-tax-new-zealand-md-158111>





Australia tumbles in Akamai broadband rankings

Australia has fallen in broadband connectivity rankings measured by Akamai, according to the company?s latest State of the Internet report.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/548708/australia_tumbles_akamai_broadband_rankings/>


Search to unearth Google Australia directors returns '0'

... For the past three weeks, via a dozen phone calls and emails, Google's spokespeople have sworn black and blue that the company ''paid $7.1 million tax'' last year. This had been triple-checked with internal and external parties, and with Ernst & Young, the auditor, too, we were told.

< <http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html> http://www.smh.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>

< <http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html> http://www.watoday.com.au/business/search-to-unearth-google-australia-directors-returns-0-20140629-3b21m.html>





Australia's average connection speed up 39 percent YoY: Akamai

Akamai Technologies' First Quarter 2014 State of the Internet Report showed that Australia's average connection speed reached 6.0Mbps during the first quarter of 2014.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/> http://www.zdnet.com/australias-average-connection-speed-up-39-percent-yoy-akamai-7000030990/>



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