[DNS] auDA Domain News - 13 October

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 13 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:03:21 -0000


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Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet?s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en>


ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/>


WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en>


New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed - Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en>


au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names

< <http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/> http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/>


Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f>


For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html>


Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder

< <http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014>


CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/>


.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/>






Understanding the IANA Functions

?NTIA Announces Intent to Transition Key Internet Domain Name Functions? ? this caption has marked much of Internet governance discussions so far in 2014 and it is expected to continue to do so in 2015, at least until the 30th of September, when the IANA contract is set to expire.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy-tech-matters/2014/10/understanding-iana-functions> http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy-tech-matters/2014/10/understanding-iana-functions>


Governments and corporations grab for reins of the Internet [AFP]

As the US steps back from overseeing the group entrusted to essentially run the Internet, states and corporations are grabbing for the reins.

< <http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/governments-and-corporations-grab-reins-internet> http://digital.asiaone.com/digital/news/governments-and-corporations-grab-reins-internet>

< <http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/10/States-and-corporations-grab-for-reins-of-the-Internet/> http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/10/10/States-and-corporations-grab-for-reins-of-the-Internet/>


Governments shouldn?t run Internet, says CIRA head

There?s room for governments to play a larger role in overseeing the Internet, says the head of this country?s Internet registry, but they shouldn?t push out independent organizations whose efforts have made the Web a success.

< <http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/governments-shouldnt-run-internet-says-cira-head/98097> http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/governments-shouldnt-run-internet-says-cira-head/98097>






- ICANN 51 Los Angeles


Global Internet Community to Focus on Internet?s Future at Los Angeles ICANN Meeting

ICANN will convene its 51st Public Meeting in Los Angeles October 12-16. The meeting will bring together representatives from government, business, civil society, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and others from across the globe for one of the most important international Internet meetings of the year. 

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/advisory-2014-10-06-en>


Countdown to ICANN51: Celebrating Our Vibrant and (Very) Busy Community by Fadi Chehad?

Because ICANN 51 is our annual general meeting, my colleagues and I have been reflecting on the community's accomplishments of the year. You have done a staggering amount of work this year. These collective achievements are even more impressive when we consider how much is done by volunteers, many working day jobs and doing this in "spare time."

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-celebrating-our-vibrant-and-very-busy-community> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-celebrating-our-vibrant-and-very-busy-community>


ICANN GNSO Review - Final Week for Input from Community by Jennifer Wolfe

As the Chair of the 2014 Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Review Working Party, I have the privilege of working with 19 dedicated and passionate individuals who represent the diversity of the GNSO community. We've held numerous meetings and provided extensive input and feedback on key aspects of the GNSO Review in the short time that our group has been assembled to act as a liaison between the GNSO, the Independent Examiner (Westlake Governance Limited), and the ICANN Board Structural Improvements Committee.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141012_icann_gnso_review_final_week_for_input_from_community/>


ICANN 51: A Turning Point or a Cliff? by Paul Rosenzweig

ICANN will hold a meeting next week in Los Angeles. The meeting, the 51st of its kind (hence the name ?ICANN 51?), comes at an important cusp in the development of a new model for governing the Internet.

< <http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/10/icann-51-turning-point-cliff/> http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/10/icann-51-turning-point-cliff/>


Join INTA at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles, October 12?16

The need to monitor and protect trademarks and other intellectual property in the online environment is as important as ever. 

< <http://www.inta.org/INTABlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=115> http://www.inta.org/INTABlog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=115>


Guide to ICANN51 Available

CENTR has published its regular pre-guide to the ICANN meeting. The report for ICANN51 (Los Angeles) beginning next week covers topics and what to expect from the meeting particularly related to the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC sessions

< <https://centr.org/news/10-10-2014/3729/guide-icann51-available> https://centr.org/news/10-10-2014/3729/guide-icann51-available>


More on .WINE and .VIN at ICANN51

CENTR issued a guide for ICANN51 in which a date is given where interested parties in the .WINE question can learn more about how this wonderful story will probably end.

< <http://blog.guillon.com/2014/10/more-on-wine-and-vin-at-icann51.html> http://blog.guillon.com/2014/10/more-on-wine-and-vin-at-icann51.html>





WHOIS Accuracy Study Preliminary Findings Reflect Improvements in Accuracy

In the pilot introduction of the WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System (ARS), ICANN has collaborated with inter-governmental and private sector specialists to deliver the most recent assessment of WHOIS accuracy.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-10-en>


New ICANN Chief Contract Compliance Officer Appointed - Position of Consumer Safeguards Director is Created

ICANN today (12/10) announced the appointment of Allen Grogan as Chief Contract Compliance Officer, overseeing Contract Compliance and Safeguards. In his new position Grogan will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehad?, and he becomes a member of ICANN's Global Leadership Team. He has served as ICANN's Chief Contracting Counsel since May 2013.

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-12-en>


Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps

ICANN today published Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps, a document that describes the process to examine how, from an organizational perspective, ICANN's accountability mechanisms should be strengthened to address the absence of its historical relationship with the U.S. Government.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-10-en>


Pre-Delegation Test Preparation Resources Updated

ICANN has updated the PDT Resources. The updates primarily effect the IDN and Document test cases, the updated resources include both "clean" and "redline" versions of the documents. These updates improve the clarity of the requirements for the testing of IDN language and script tables, as well as the DNNSEC Practice Statement.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/pdt> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/pdt>


New gTLD Program Auctions - 10 October 2014 ? Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 10 October 2014 to reflect eligible contention sets as well as accommodated postponements, which were provided to those where each member of the contention set requested a postponement. In addition, April and May 2015 Auction Dates have been added to the Planned Auction Date chart.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions>


The Accelerating Pace of Contention Resolution by Christine Willett

As we prepare for the ICANN 51 meeting, I thought it would be a good idea to address a couple of key points regarding contention set resolution and ICANN-facilitated auctions. Although the ICANN-facilitated auctions have received a fair amount of attention in recent weeks, the vast majority of contention sets are being resolved amongst the applicants, rather than through ICANN-facilitated auctions. Proceeds from the auctions are being segregated until an appropriate use of the funds has been determined by the Board with input from the community.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-accelerating-pace-of-contention-resolution> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-accelerating-pace-of-contention-resolution>


Quality Program Report for Initial Evaluation Now Available

Today, ICANN published the Quality Program report for Initial Evaluation. The Quality Program was designed and implemented to both improve and measure consistency/precision, accuracy and process fidelity during the Initial Evaluation phase of the New gTLD Program. 

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-09oct14-en>


ICANN's New Hedgehog by Patrick L. Jones

ICANN DNS Operations ? the team responsible for L-root ? recently announced a name change, structure and new team members. DNS Ops is now the ICANN DNS Engineering Team. In the past few weeks, members of the DNS Engineering and Global Stakeholder Engagement teams have presented the latest developments on the team, L-root, and new DNS visualization tools at events such as UKNOF in London and ENOG8 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The following is an interview between Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement and DNS Engineering Team Director Terry Manderson, as he talks about the changes and what is coming next.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-new-hedgehog> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-new-hedgehog>


Alan Greenberg and Tijani Ben Jemaa, ALAC Member | North America; ALAC Member | Africa, to Susanna Bennett

ICANN Community Travel Program

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/greenberg-jemaa-to-bennett-2014-10-06-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/greenberg-jemaa-to-bennett-2014-10-06-en>


Fadi Chehad? to Boubker Seddik Badr

New gTLD application for .TATA

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-badr-2014-10-12-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/chehade-to-badr-2014-10-12-en>


Building a Better WHOIS for the Individual Registrant by Carlton Samuels

Today, anyone can use WHOIS to identify the organization or person who registered a gTLD domain name, along with their postal address, email address, and telephone number. Publishing this data has long been controversial, creating a system riddled with problems. On one hand, anonymous access to all WHOIS data enables misuse by spammers and criminals and raises concerns about personal privacy. On the other hand, incomplete or false WHOIS data prolongs Internet outages and leaves crime victims with little recourse.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141011_building_a_better_whois_for_the_individual_registrant/>





End of the line for .an in Curacao

The .an ccTLD previously utilised by the Netherlands Antilles will be formally discontinued on 31 October, with the new .cw domain used in its place.

< <http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/10/09/end-of-the-line-for-an-in-curacao/> http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2014/10/09/end-of-the-line-for-an-in-curacao/>


New .AT-Report Explains How Austrian Registry Is Working On A Secure Domain Industry

Security is a big topic, not just for domain names, but for the networks that connect, for companies that collect data and many others. In the domain name world domain hijacking, phishing and DNS spoofing are just some of the many risks the industry is facing and is the focus of the latest .at-report from the Austrian registry nic.at.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22998> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22998>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/12/austria-secure-domain-industry/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/12/austria-secure-domain-industry/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/austria-secure-domain-industry.html> http://www.domainnews.com/austria-secure-domain-industry.html>


au: Grand Final marketing dominated by .com.au domain names

This year?s AFL and NRL Grand Finals set viewership records for the number of people who tuned in to watch the matches. ... Here?s what I found: Like in previous years, .com.au domain names were the primary call to action seen in the ads for both Grand Finals. Out of the 55 ads aired during the games, 41% included a .com.au domain name while only 12% referred to a .com domain name.

< <http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/> http://www.ariservices.com/blog/grand-final-marketing-dominated-by-com-au-domain-names/>


SIDN and Norid consider a .bv domain for the Dutch business community

SIDN, the company behind .nl, and Norid, the Norwegian registry responsible for .no are discussing the possibility of working together to make the .bv TLD available to the Dutch market. 

< <https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-and-norid-consider-a-bv-domain-for-the-dutch-business-community/> https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/sidn-and-norid-consider-a-bv-domain-for-the-dutch-business-community/>


fr: Afnic Publishes its 2013 Annual Report

The Afnic annual report sheds new light on major events that have marked the development of the Association in 2013:

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8381/show/afnic-publishes-its-2013-annual-report-1.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8381/show/afnic-publishes-its-2013-annual-report-1.html>


JPRS Revised DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)

On October 6th, JPRS revised "DNSSEC Practice Statement for the JP Zone (JP DPS)".

< <http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/141006.html> http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2014/141006.html>





Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs

Despite some barbed comments about the GAC's opening plenary session being relegated to a tent (Austria?s Christian Singer stating: ?I hope this is not a sign of how ICANN appreciates the GAC), the session wasn?t as feisty as last year?s equivalent. However, there was a clear message to ICANN with regards the next round of gTLD applications: slow down.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=689f336e-6d5b-4b76-aa93-345027ddf71f>


For ICANN, Hotels Are a Community, Gays Are Not

This week, the long-delayed decision from ICANN on the future of the new .gay gTLD was published, and the news was very bad for the LGBTQ community. ICANN is the entity that controls the key bits of the Internet, in particular the domain name system. It is currently in the long drawn-out process of creating hundreds of new gTLDs, including .lawyer, .ibm and .hiv to join stalwarts such as .com and .org.

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2014/10/10/icann_s_new_generic_top_level_domain_process_failed_the_gay_community.html>


Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs by the highest bidder

Despite being endorsed by over 200 LGBTI organizations worldwide, ICANN, which grants TLDs globally, has rejected an application by Dotgay LLC, the only LGBTI community application, to administer the .gay domain name.

< <http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-community-application-fails-gay-domain-name-grabs-highest-bidder121014>


CENTR Paper Outlines Myths and Facts On New gTLDs

Brand owners are not registering their trademarks across the new gTLDs, following a pattern of legacy TLDs whereby they do not unless the TLD has reached a critical mass of registrations and/or have a particular reason. And as expected following patterns of the launch of previous TLDs. This is one of the findings of a paper commissioned by CENTR to sort out myths and facts for the new gTLDs.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22995> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22995>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/centr-myths-facts-new-gtlds/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/centr-paper-myths-facts-new-gtlds.html> http://www.domainnews.com/centr-paper-myths-facts-new-gtlds.html>


Initiative on EPP Standardization - eco Association offers platform for international collaboration

The US American company and eco member Verisign will be making use of the coming ICANN meeting in in Los Angeles from 12-16.10.2014 to introduce their initiative for the establishment of a Registration Operations Association. As an alternative to the founding of a new association, the eco Names & Numbers Forum will make itself available as an established platform ? as it has done previously in conjunction with the CENTR General Assembly on 30 September in Brussels ? in order to support the initiative.

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/news/initiative-on-epp-standardization.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/news/initiative-on-epp-standardization.html>


ICANN?s gTLD Program ? A Look Back and Forward

ICANN?s new gTLD program has been in full swing for over a year now, so it seems an apt time to examine some statistics as to how brands are engaging with new gTLDs, utilizing the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), and which new gTLDs may give .com a run for its money.

< <http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-s-gtld-program-look-back-and-forward> http://www.natlawreview.com/article/icann-s-gtld-program-look-back-and-forward>


How Vancouver Team Won Control of .eco Empire

For the past six years, two business partners laboured in their small office in Vancouver?s Chinatown, chipping away at a goal that might have seemed nothing more than a punctuation point and three letters.

< <http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/> http://thetyee.ca/News/2014/10/09/How-Vancouver-Team-Won-Control-of-eco-Empire/>


.NYC Gets GA Off To A Flyer But Modest Starts For .LAWYER/.ATTORNEY

The .nyc gTLD for New York City got off to a flyer on its first day (8 October) of General Availability with registrations ending the day on 26,504, a total of 19,903 for the day according to nTLDstats.com.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22989> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=22989>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/10/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer.html> http://www.domainnews.com/nyc-gets-ga-off-to-a-flyer.html>


Big Apple?s new .NYC domain adds 16k registrations at launch to hit 27k

.NYC had a strong first day yesterday thanks, in part, to lots of press and advertising. It would have been even stronger if people outside NYC could register domains.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/big-apples-nyc-domain-name/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/big-apples-nyc-domain-name/>


Icann: environmentalists to control use of .eco internet domain name

The .eco domain name will be controlled by the environmental community following a decision by internet regulators.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/dot-eco-domain-name-environmentalists-icann-control> http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/dot-eco-domain-name-environmentalists-icann-control>


New .ORGANIC TLD welcomes leading brands as .ORGANIC pioneers

Global registry operator Afilias (17 Sept) today announced that six leading organic brands are participating in the .ORGANIC domain pioneer program and plan to launch .ORGANIC sites soon.

< <http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/09/17/new-organic-top-level-domain-welcomes-leading-brands-organic-pioneers> http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/09/17/new-organic-top-level-domain-welcomes-leading-brands-organic-pioneers>


The Online World Is Not Flat: The Need for Geo gTLDs by Alex Tajirian

This post outlines location factors that make the online world not as flat as some have claimed. I then outline the impact of these factors on the demand for new gTLDs.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141010_the_online_world_is_not_flat_the_need_for_geo_gtlds/>


October ICANN TLD auctions shrink to three after private deals

This month?s ICANN auctions of last resort for new TLDs will settle just three contention sets, down from a schedule of 13 as of last month.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-auctions/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/11/icann-tld-auctions/>


1st Official New gTLD Registry Purchase As Radix Acquires .Tech

Radix a new gTLD registry announce today that is has acquire the new gTLD .Tech

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/09/1st-official-new-gtld-registry-purchase-as-radix-acquires-tech/>





Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide says Europol boss

There are only "around 100" cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol's Cybercrime Centre.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29567782> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29567782>


Cybersecurity spotlight: The critical labor shortage

An escalating shortage of information security professionals is prompting industry experts to predict a grave outcome. Violet Blue explores the infosec labor shortage and its causes and consequences.

< <http://www.techproresearch.com/downloads/cybersecurity-spotlight-the-critical-labor-shortage/> http://www.techproresearch.com/downloads/cybersecurity-spotlight-the-critical-labor-shortage/>


Security and the Internet of Everything

The theme of this year?s Cyber Security Awareness Month is ?Our Shared Responsibility.? At Cisco, security is everyone?s responsibility ? from our trustworthy development processes, to innovation enabling our customers and partners to address threats on end points, networks, and in the cloud. That is why Cisco is setting the industry standard for meeting the security needs demanded by the Internet of Everything (IoE).

< <http://blogs.cisco.com/security/security-and-the-internet-of-everything/> http://blogs.cisco.com/security/security-and-the-internet-of-everything/>


Phishing with data: URIs

A recent spate of phishing attacks has taken to using the data URI scheme for evil. Supported in most browsers, these special URIs allow the content of a phishing page to be contained entirely within the URI itself, effectively eliminating the need to host the page on a remote web server and adding an additional layer of indirection. 

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/09/phishing-with-data-uris.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/09/phishing-with-data-uris.html>


Cyberattacks trigger talk of ?hacking back?

The recent rash of cyberattacks on major U.S. companies has highlighted the scant options available to the victims, who often can do little more than hunker down, endure the bad publicity and harden their defenses in hopes of thwarting the next assault.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/cyberattacks-trigger-talk-of-hacking-back/2014/10/09/6f0b7a24-4f02-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/cyberattacks-trigger-talk-of-hacking-back/2014/10/09/6f0b7a24-4f02-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html>


de: eco: Industry Must Take on More Responsibility for IT Security

On the occasion of this year?s it-sa from 7 to 9 October, eco ? Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. (Hall 12/Booth 333) has introduced a 5-point plan on how companies can take the initiative with regard to IT security and data protection.

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/eco-industry-must-take-on-more-responsibility-for-it-security.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/press-releases/eco-industry-must-take-on-more-responsibility-for-it-security.html>





eu: Popcorn Time Stops Working After Domain Suspension

One of the most-used Popcorn Time forks has lost control of its domain name. Time4popcorn.eu was suspended by the EURid registry this afternoon and as a result millions of users can no longer use the application. The developers have already relocated to a new domain and hope to resolve the issue quickly.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-domain-name-suspension-breaks-app-141009/> http://torrentfreak.com/popcorn-time-domain-name-suspension-breaks-app-141009/>


Danish authorities seize Ray-Ban domain name

A Danish court has ordered the country?s domain name registry to hand over an address suspected of selling goods that infringe Ray-Ban?s copyright.

< <http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/danish-authorities-seize-ray-ban-domain-name-4136> http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/danish-authorities-seize-ray-ban-domain-name-4136>


dk: ISPs Agree Voluntary Pirate Site Blocks

Danish ISPs have reached a ground-breaking agreement with the country's leading anti-piracy group. In future, Rights Alliance will only need to obtain a single pirate site blocking order against one ISP and all the rest will voluntarily block the same domains.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/isps-agree-voluntary-pirate-site-blocks-141011/> http://torrentfreak.com/isps-agree-voluntary-pirate-site-blocks-141011/>



- IPv4/IPv6


Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

The Internet Society announced today that Internet infrastructure expert Afilias will be a sponsor of the entire ION Conference Series through 2016. IONs are part of the Internet Society?s Deploy360 Programme, which aims to foster the global adoption of key Internet technology standards such as IPv6, DNSSEC, and secure routing protocols.

< <http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/10/07/afilias-partners-internet-society-sponsor-deploy360-ion-conference-series-through-20> http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/10/07/afilias-partners-internet-society-sponsor-deploy360-ion-conference-series-through-20>





How does GoDaddy make money?

Let's be honest here: for a long time, if you asked the majority of people what GoDaddy actually did, they would not have been able to tell you. The truth is that most of them probably only know Go Daddy for their infamous, and usually somewhat inappropriate, Super Bowl commercials, such as the one with that red faced nerd making out with the super model from a few years ago. (Here's a refresher in case you forgot)

< <http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-11-how-does-godaddy-make-money> http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-11-how-does-godaddy-make-money>


?Trade Matters? For BRICS In Africa, So Does Internet Connectivity

Last week?s World Trade Organization Public Forum hosted dozens of panels on the general theme of ?why trade matters.? A panel focusing on the role of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) found that the new BRICS Development Bank could foster infrastructure development in Africa, while another panel said that removing barriers to internet connectivity is key to economic growth. ... Separately, removing barriers to internet connectivity is considered to foster economic opportunities and growth, according to ISOC and ICANN, which organised a panel on 1 October on this issue. The panel was entitled, ?Internet ecosystem development: lifting barriers to Internet connectivity for economic opportunity and growth.?

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/10/trade-matters-for-brics-in-africa-so-does-internet-connectivity/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/10/10/trade-matters-for-brics-in-africa-so-does-internet-connectivity/>


Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domains to transfers in June

ICANN has just published the monthly registry reports for June, the month that Moniker switched to an entirely new platform.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/moniker-transfers/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/09/moniker-transfers/>





Netcraft October 2014 Web Server Survey

In the October 2014 survey we received responses from 1,028,932,208 sites, which is nearly six million more than last month.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/10/october-2014-web-server-survey.html>





'Ebola.com' can be yours for $150,000

Searching for Ebola news? You may land on Ebola.com. Turns out it's for sale, and the guy who owns it is hoping a pharmaceutical company might buy it.

< <http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/ebolacom-can-be-yours-for-dollar150000/ar-BB8ktBo> http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/ebolacom-can-be-yours-for-dollar150000/ar-BB8ktBo>




Faster internet expected to shake up health and education by 2025

A new report published by the Pew Research Center and Elon University aims to predict how the advent of gigabit-speed internet connections will affect our lives by 2025.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-health-education> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-health-education>


20 ways gigabit-speed internet access might change our lives by 2025

If you want to know the future of technology, should you ask a technological futurologist? On the one hand, it?s their job to think about What Comes Next and What It All Means in regards to devices, connectivity and the digital services that they enable.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-2025-pew-internet-predictions> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/gigabit-speed-internet-2025-pew-internet-predictions>


Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

Summary: The age of gigabit connectivity is dawning and will advance in coming years. The only question is how quickly it might become widespread. A gigabit connection can deliver 1,000 megabits of information per second (Mbps). Globally, cloud service provider Akamai reports that the average global connection speed in quarter one of 2014 was 3.9 Mbps, with South Korea reporting the highest average connection speed, 23.6 Mbps and the US at 10.5 Mbps.

< <http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/09/killer-apps-in-the-gigabit-age/> http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/09/killer-apps-in-the-gigabit-age/>





Why Germans Are Afraid of Google

These days Germany is known for being many things: a leader in clean technology, a manufacturing powerhouse, Europe?s foreign policy center. But increasingly, it seems to have taken on yet another stereotype ? as a nation of Luddites.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.html>




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