[DNS] auDA domain news - 16 October

[DNS] auDA domain news - 16 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:34:45 -0000


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U.S. Commerce Secretary Pledges to Protect a Free and Open Internet [news release]

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-13-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-13-en>


World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/15/gac-select-chair/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/15/gac-select-chair/>


ICANN 51 Focus: Making ICANN Directly Accountable to the Broader Internet Community by Philip S. Corwin

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-51-begins/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-51-begins/>


Call for Volunteers for Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-14-en>


Another ICANN Board member resigns; Olga Madruga-Forti quits domain oversight organization

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/second-icann-board-member-quits/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/second-icann-board-member-quits/>


Germany Registry DENIC Attains ISO 27001 Certification

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification/>


New Internet Domains Could Affect Public Health, Say Experts

< <http://www.insidescience.org/content/new-internet-domains-could-affect-public-health-say-experts/2176> http://www.insidescience.org/content/new-internet-domains-could-affect-public-health-say-experts/2176>


HEAVENLY.COFFEE Donuts One Millionth New gTLD Domain Registered

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/donuts-one-millionth-registered/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/donuts-one-millionth-registered/>


Browser Vendors Move to Disable SSLv3 in Wake of POODLE Attack

< <http://threatpost.com/browser-vendors-move-to-disable-sslv3-in-wake-of-poodle-attack/108852> http://threatpost.com/browser-vendors-move-to-disable-sslv3-in-wake-of-poodle-attack/108852>


ISNIC Suspends .IS Domain Linked To Islamic State Website

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/isnic-suspends-is-domain/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/isnic-suspends-is-domain/>







- ICANN 51 Los Angeles


U.S. Commerce Secretary Pledges to Protect a Free and Open Internet [news release]

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, addressing attendees at the opening ceremony of ICANN's 51st public meeting in Los Angeles, declared unwavering support for the United States government's decision to transfer stewardship of the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community and not to any one single organization.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-13-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-13-en>


ICANN 51 DAY 3: Contractual Compliance Improves Online Dashboard

At Monday's opening ceremony, ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad? highlighted the work of Contractual Compliance. "Remarkably, not surprisingly, 98% of registries and registrars are fully compliant with their contracts." As Fadi mentioned, our team is focused on ensuring contracted parties are compliant with their contracts, and now, we have the ability to share that information through our site.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-contractual-compliance-improves-online-dashboard> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-contractual-compliance-improves-online-dashboard>


ICANN 51: DAY 3: Collaborative Planning

ICANN has changed a lot over the last sixteen years. One thing that hasn't changed, though, is our collaborative approach to planning.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-collaborative-planning> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-collaborative-planning>



The At-Large community is an integral part of the Internet ecosystem. As part of its ICANN bylaw mandate, the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) is "the primary organizational home within ICANN for individual Internet users.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann51-day-two-at-large-alac-at-icann-51> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann51-day-two-at-large-alac-at-icann-51>


Jonathan Robinson Recognized with 2014 ICANN Leadership Award

Jonathan Robinson has been awarded the 2014 ICANN Leadership Award for his contributions to the effectiveness of ICANN's multistakeholder model.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-13-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-13-en>


Switzerland to head the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee

Thomas Schneider of Switzerland, Deputy Head of OFCOM's International Relations Service, was yesterday elected Chairman of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC).

< <http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=54830> http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=54830>


World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man

The world?s governments have selected Swiss civil servant Thomas Schneider to act as their chair inside key internet body ICANN.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/15/gac-select-chair/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/15/gac-select-chair/>


GAC elects Swiss rep as new chair

ICANN?s Governmental Advisory Committee has elected Thomas Schneider of the Swiss government as its new chair.

< <http://domainincite.com/17535-gac-elects-swiss-rep-as-new-chair> http://domainincite.com/17535-gac-elects-swiss-rep-as-new-chair>


Commerce Secretary feeds digital catnip to NET NERDS

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has vowed to protect the ?free, vibrant and open internet? by letting net nerds decide how to replace the US government?s traditional role overseeing the internet.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/14/pritzker-icann/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/14/pritzker-icann/>


US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before ICANN, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker said that the United States will ?not allow the global Internet to be co-opted by any person, entity, or nation seeking to substitute their parochial worldview for the collective wisdom of this community.? At a minimum, the United States appears cognizant of the risks at hand.

< <http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/13/us-government-says-no-single-entity-or-nation-will-control-the-internet/> http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/13/us-government-says-no-single-entity-or-nation-will-control-the-internet/>


A better way to govern the Internet by Thomas M. Lenard, contributor, and Lawrence J. White

A previously obscure nonprofit corporation that essentially governs the Internet ? ICANN ? has featured prominently in recent news stories due to the U.S. Department of Commerce's plan to relinquish its key oversight role. Details of this transition will be high on the agenda as ICANN stakeholders meet in Los Angeles this week. Many observers fear that ICANN could soon be subject to the heavy-handed influences of governments that do not share the values that have led to the innovation, flexibility and openness that has hitherto characterized the Internet.

< <http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/220528-a-better-way-to-govern-the-internet> http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/220528-a-better-way-to-govern-the-internet>


US Set to Lose Control Over Internet Coordinator ICANN

ICANN, responsible for IP addresses and the global Domain Name System, hopes to escape US government control under what it hopes would be a diverse, global group of ?stakeholders?, announced chief Fadi Chehade at a press briefing during the opening of the nonprofit organization's meeting this week in Los Angeles.

< <http://en.ria.ru/world/20141014/194068200/US-Set-to-Lose-Control-Over-Internet-Coordinator-ICANN.html> http://en.ria.ru/world/20141014/194068200/US-Set-to-Lose-Control-Over-Internet-Coordinator-ICANN.html>


Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs

The United States will oppose any efforts to nationalize control of the Internet that might be proposed at an upcoming meeting of the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in an Oct. 13 speech in Los Angeles. 

< <http://fcw.com/articles/2014/10/14/news-in-brief-october-14.aspx> http://fcw.com/articles/2014/10/14/news-in-brief-october-14.aspx>


ICANN in Hollywood: Foreshadowing a Happy Ending? by Steve DelBianco

As we arrived in Hollywood -- the land of happy endings -- ICANN had just given us cause to hope that the ICANN accountability process might get its own Hollywood ending, despite a fitful start. As one who's been critical of ICANN management's heavy-handed attempts to control the accountability process, it's only appropriate to give credit where credit is due. In accepting the community's strenuous -- and nearly unanimous -- calls for a cross-community working group to lead the process of improving ICANN's accountability mechanisms, ICANN management says it's now prepared to follow the community's lead, rather than dictating and constraining it.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_icann_in_hollywood_foreshadowing_a_happy_ending/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_icann_in_hollywood_foreshadowing_a_happy_ending/>


Registration Operations Association Workshop Update by Scott Hollenbeck

In a series of recent blog posts I've described the technical challenges in registration operations, a proposal for an industry association, and announced an interactive workshop to explore association formation. This is an update on where things stand with the workshop. The first Registration Operations Association Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, 16 October 2014 in the Pacific Palisades room at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, the same venue being used for ICANN 51.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_registration_operations_association_workshop_update/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_registration_operations_association_workshop_update/>


ICANN 51 Focus: Making ICANN Directly Accountable to the Broader Internet Community by Philip S. Corwin

ICANN 51 taking place in Los Angeles this week may not have its customary evening Gala, but it opened with rousing remarks by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in the first-ever ICANN appearance of the head of the Cabinet agency from which it was born and which has exercised continuous oversight of its key IANA functions. The themes of the growing importance of Internet Governance and the U.S. government's steadfast commitment to defense of the multistakeholder model, as well as the connection between maintenance of an open Internet and fostering free speech and economic growth, were key elements of Secretary Pritzker's address.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-51-begins/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/icann-51-begins/>


Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

ICANN?s Governmental Advisory Committee does not plan to advise against the release of two-character domain names in new gTLDs.

< <http://domainincite.com/17505-governments-totally-cool-with-two-letter-domains> http://domainincite.com/17505-governments-totally-cool-with-two-letter-domains>


?Send registrars to jail!?, ICANN hears

ICANN is ramping up its focus on contractual compliance in the midst of calls for domain industry offenders to ?go to jail?.

< <http://domainincite.com/17493-send-registrars-to-jail-icann-hears> http://domainincite.com/17493-send-registrars-to-jail-icann-hears>





Call for Volunteers for Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws

ICANN seeks volunteers to serve on an Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) to review and suggest potential changes to the implementation of the ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws (the Procedure.)

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-14-en>


Olga Madruga-Forti Resigns from ICANN Board

Olga Madruga-Forti has announced that she is resigning from the ICANN Board of Directors after serving in that position for two years.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-15-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-15-en>


DNSSEC For Securing ccTLDs in Africa

Last month, we held our latest DNSSEC Roadshow in Yaound? Cameroon from September 17-19, 2014. With about 100 participants taking part at Ecole Nationale Sup?rieure des Postes et T?l?communications (ENSPT), in Yaound?. The workshop covered general awareness, capacity building in DNSSEC technical implementation and, evaluation of the current infrastructure at the ccTLD level, and next steps for DNSSEC deployment.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/dnssec-for-securing-cctlds-in-africa> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/dnssec-for-securing-cctlds-in-africa>


Public Responsibility: A Year in Review

Nearly a year after ICANN's Strategy Panel on the Public Responsibility Framework was established, I am pleased to report that the operationalization of the Development and Public Responsibility Department (DPRD) is well underway.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/public-responsibility-a-year-in-review> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/public-responsibility-a-year-in-review>


Relations Between Bulgaria and ICANN Mark Major Milestones by Veni Markovski

Today, I am extremely happy to report on two positive news stories from Bulgaria which happened independently of each other, but nevertheless have a singular important meaning for the country.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/relations-between-bulgaria-and-icann-mark-major-milestones> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/relations-between-bulgaria-and-icann-mark-major-milestones>


Report of Second String Similarity Review for ?? IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

As required under Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, ICANN releases the report for the second string similarity review of the IDN ccTLD application for ?? (A-Label: xn--qxam, Unicode Code Points: U+03B5, U+03BB) in Greek by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks of Greece.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-14-en>


Report of Second String Similarity Review for ?? IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

As required under Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, ICANN releases the report for the second string similarity review of the IDN ccTLD application for ?? (A-Label: xn--qxa6a, Unicode Code Points: U+03B5 U+03C5) in Greek by EURid.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-14-en>


Report of Second String Similarity Review for ?? IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

As required under Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process, ICANN releases the report for the second string similarity review of the IDN ccTLD application for ?? (A-Label: xn--90ae, Unicode Code Points: U+0431 U+0433) in Cyrillic by the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-14-en>


Adrian Kinderis, CEO | ARI Registry Services, to Stephen Crocker

IDN ccTLD delegation

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kinderis-to-crocker-2014-10-06-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/kinderis-to-crocker-2014-10-06-en>


Another ICANN Board member resigns; Olga Madruga-Forti quits domain oversight organization

ICANN has seen its second Board member resign in less than a year. Olga Madruga-Forti has quit the coveted role on the last day of the domain oversight organization?s meeting in Los Angeles, raising questions about the culture inside the notoriously secretive group.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/second-icann-board-member-quits/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/second-icann-board-member-quits/>


Some Thoughts on the ICANN EWG Recommended Registration Directory Service by Rod Rasmussen

It has been my distinct pleasure to serve on ICANN's Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG). We put in many long months and what seemed like countless hours of research, discussion, meetings, and deliberations on how to tackle a clean-slate approach to gTLD directory services, popularly known as "WHOIS". In our Final Report, the Expert Working Group (EWG) recommended a Registration Directory Service (RDS) to replace today's WHOIS, providing a next-generation system to better meet the needs of the evolving global Internet with greater accuracy, privacy, and accountability.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141013_thoughts_on_icann_ewg_recommended_registration_directory_service/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141013_thoughts_on_icann_ewg_recommended_registration_directory_service/>





ICANN Approves Bulgaria's National Domain .BG in Cyrillic

ICANN has approved the national domain of Bulgaria, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said, Tuesday.

< <http://www.novinite.com/articles/164083/ICANN+Approves+Bulgaria's+National+Domain+.BG+in+Cyrillic> http://www.novinite.com/articles/164083/ICANN+Approves+Bulgaria's+National+Domain+.BG+in+Cyrillic>


de: DENIC eG attains ISO 27001 certification

DENIC has taken another step towards sustainable security: On 10 October 2014, DENIC had its information and security management system (ISMS) certified in accordance with the provisions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard under a full-scope audit by the German certification body T?V Nord. The auditors attest DENIC's ISMS to stand out by a large number of 'Good Practices'.

< <http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/3937.html> http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/3937.html>


Germany Registry DENIC Attains ISO 27001 Certification

DENIC, the .de registry operator has had its information and security management system (ISMS) certified in accordance with the provisions of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard under a full-scope audit by the German certification body T?V Nord.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23005> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23005>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification.html> http://www.domainnews.com/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification.html>


Over 5500 .nl domains, 1.3m email addresses hacked

A list in the possession of the National Security Center (NCSC) shows that 1.3 million email addresses that end in .nl were among the 1.2 billion log in details that were hacked this past summer. Email addresses of the Ministry of Defense also appear on the list.

< <http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/10/14/5500-nl-domains-1-3m-email-addresses-hacked/> http://www.nltimes.nl/2014/10/14/5500-nl-domains-1-3m-email-addresses-hacked/>


The .ug debate: Is Redelegation Necessary?

There has been alot said about the .ug ccTLD management over the years and by the look of things we seem to be reaching the peak of this debate.

< <http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/368-blogger-the-ug-debate-is-redelegation-necessary.aspx> http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/368-blogger-the-ug-debate-is-redelegation-necessary.aspx>





New Internet Domains Could Affect Public Health, Say Experts

Until last year, website designers had a choice of just 22 Internet domains to use as suffixes at the end of URLs, excluding country-specific ones. The familiar ?dot-com? and ?dot-org? hail from the Reagan era, and the trickle of new domains since has usually been met with much discussion and occasionally debate or even discontent. But now, public health officials have brought up a potential concern: the use of the new "dot-health" suffix by groups that aren?t medical experts.

< <http://www.insidescience.org/content/new-internet-domains-could-affect-public-health-say-experts/2176> http://www.insidescience.org/content/new-internet-domains-could-affect-public-health-say-experts/2176>


Two new gTLD confusion decisions thrown out

ICANN has reopened the contention sets for .cam and .?? after deciding that two String Confusion Objection panels may have been wrong to reject certain applications.

< <http://domainincite.com/17545-two-new-gtld-confusion-decisions-thrown-out> http://domainincite.com/17545-two-new-gtld-confusion-decisions-thrown-out>


Donuts Registers One Millionth New gTLD Address!

Donuts Inc., the world?s largest registry for new gTLDs, today registered its one millionth Internet address, making the company the first new gTLD provider to reach that total.

< <http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-registers-one-millionth-new-gtld-address/> http://www.donuts.co/news/donuts-registers-one-millionth-new-gtld-address/>


HEAVENLY.COFFEE Donuts One Millionth New gTLD Domain Registered

Donuts Inc., the world's largest registry for new gTLDs, announced the one millionth domain name for all its new gTLDs combined was registered Monday.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23009> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23009>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/donuts-one-millionth-registered/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/donuts-one-millionth-registered/>


Heavenly.coffee is Donuts? 1 Millionth domain name registration

Earlier this month I wrote about how Donuts was tracking to cross the million domain mark in October.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/heavenly-coffee-donuts-1-millionth-domain-name-registration/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/heavenly-coffee-donuts-1-millionth-domain-name-registration/>


Donuts sells millionth domain name

Donuts today sold its millionth domain name, according to a company press release.

< <http://domainincite.com/17517-donuts-sells-millionth-domain-name> http://domainincite.com/17517-donuts-sells-millionth-domain-name>


Squatters pounce on .NYC domain names, New York Jets and other names up for sale

The latest New York City ?land rush? is already turning into a party for cyber-squatters, who have snapped up some familiar names. The episode shows, again, how the system is geared in favor of the domain name industry, rather than brands or the public.

< <https://gigaom.com/2014/10/15/squatters-pounce-on-nyc-domain-names-new-york-jets-and-other-names-up-for-sale/> https://gigaom.com/2014/10/15/squatters-pounce-on-nyc-domain-names-new-york-jets-and-other-names-up-for-sale/>


Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

Campaigns in Bulgaria and Greece to get ICANN to un-reject their Cyrillic and Greek-script ccTLD requests have proven successful.

< <http://domainincite.com/17538-bulgaria-and-greece-win-idn-cctlds-on-appeal> http://domainincite.com/17538-bulgaria-and-greece-win-idn-cctlds-on-appeal>


Do-Over: 2 TLD apps killed by objections get another chance

ICANN has given two new TLD applications new life after embarrassing inconsistencies in string confusion objections.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/15/2-tld-apps-get-another-chance/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/15/2-tld-apps-get-another-chance/>


>From .coffee to .email to .xyz: The Web's crazy new reality is here

Heather Parker is a technically savvy businesswoman. She has her own Heather Parker Photography Web site, she knows about social media and search-engine optimization, she publishes examples of her work on Yelp.

< <http://www.cnet.com/news/from-coffee-to-email-to-xyz-the-webs-crazy-new-reality-is-here/> http://www.cnet.com/news/from-coffee-to-email-to-xyz-the-webs-crazy-new-reality-is-here/>





Browser Vendors Move to Disable SSLv3 in Wake of POODLE Attack

With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they?re going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn?t break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.

< <http://threatpost.com/browser-vendors-move-to-disable-sslv3-in-wake-of-poodle-attack/108852> http://threatpost.com/browser-vendors-move-to-disable-sslv3-in-wake-of-poodle-attack/108852>


'POODLE' Attacks, Kills Off SSL 3.0

A newly discovered design flaw in an older version of SSL encryption protocol could be used for man-in-the-middle attacks -- leading some browser vendors to remove SSL 3.0 for good.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/poodle-attacks-kills-off-ssl-30/d/d-id/1316663> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/poodle-attacks-kills-off-ssl-30/d/d-id/1316663>


Small group of Russian 'kingpin' hackers responsible for majority of cyber attacks, Europol says

The global campaign to catch cyber criminals has narrowed its focus to a small number of highly skilled programmers mostly operating in Russia.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/russian-kingpin-hackers-responsible-for-most-cyber-attacks/5809080> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-13/russian-kingpin-hackers-responsible-for-most-cyber-attacks/5809080>


FBI warns U.S. businesses of cyber attacks, blames Beijing

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses on Wednesday that hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government have recently launched attacks on U.S. companies.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/usa-cybersecurity-china-idINKCN0I42OB20141015> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/15/usa-cybersecurity-china-idINKCN0I42OB20141015>


US Government Faces Cybersecurity Risk Due to Faulty Cloud Contracts

Federal agencies are putting sensitive data at risk according to a report released to the public on Thursday from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency?s (CIGIE) IT Committee.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-government-faces-cybersecurity-risk-due-faulty-cloud-contracts> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-government-faces-cybersecurity-risk-due-faulty-cloud-contracts>


Malicious worm seeks vulnerable home data stores

A malicious worm that can roam the net seeking data stored on insecure hardware has been created by a security researcher.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29595219> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29595219>


nz: New unit needed for cybersecurity

A "computer security incident response team" is needed to combat cyber threats, Internet New Zealand says.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/62417245/new-unit-needed-for-cybersecurity> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/62417245/new-unit-needed-for-cybersecurity>


Call for NZ Computer Security Response Team [Newstalk ZB]

There's a call for the creation of a New Zealand Computer Security Incident Response Team to deal with the increasing number of cyber attacks.

< <http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1976774899-call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team> http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbnat/1976774899-call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team>

< <https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/25259861/call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team/> https://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/25259861/call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team/>

< <http://www.farmingshow.com/news/nbnat/1976774899-call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team> http://www.farmingshow.com/news/nbnat/1976774899-call-for-nz-computer-security-response-team>





ISNIC Suspends .IS Domain Linked To Islamic State

ISNIC has suspended domains that were used for the website of a known terrorist organisation. The majority of ISNIC's board made this decision today, on the grounds of Article 9 of ISNIC's Rules on Domain Registration, which states: "The registrant is responsible for ensuring that the use of the domain is within the limits of Icelandic law as current at any time."

< <http://www.isnic.is/en/news/view?id=365> http://www.isnic.is/en/news/view?id=365>


ISNIC Suspends .IS Domain Linked To Islamic State Website

The .is (Iceland) registry ISNIC has suspended a domain name due to being linked with the terrorist organisation Islamic State.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23004> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23004>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/isnic-suspends-is-domain/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/isnic-suspends-is-domain/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/isnic-suspends-is-domain.html> http://www.domainnews.com/isnic-suspends-is-domain.html>


Director 'horrified' ISIS website registered to company

The managing director of a New Zealand company says he was horrified to discover a suspected Islamic State website had been registered to his company.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11341989> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11341989>


Terror website shows lax attitude by NZ over checks, claims security expert

An international security expert says the terrorist website fiasco shows New Zealand is not checking website details registered here closely enough.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11342460> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11342460>


IS website registered to NZ address

A suspected Islamic State website shut down by Iceland authorities was registered to a private box in an upmarket Auckland suburb.

< <http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/319654/website-registered-nz-address> http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/319654/website-registered-nz-address>


Islamic State site linked to New Zealand office

A website suspected of being created by the Middle Eastern terror group Islamic State has been registered to an office in Auckland.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/national-news/10613951/Islamic-State-site-linked-to-New-Zealand-office> http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/national-news/10613951/Islamic-State-site-linked-to-New-Zealand-office>


How is this not reverse domain name hijacking?

National Arbitration Forum panelist Dennis A. Foster has turned in a UDRP decision in favor of the respondent for the domain name IAFT.com. The case was filed by International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT International LLC), and the case was dead on arrival ? at least based on the facts presented in the case.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/14/how-is-this-not-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/14/how-is-this-not-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>


Grafitti artist Banksy demands Banksy.com domain name

Famous grafitti artist Banksy has filed a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Banksy.com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/15/grafitti-artist-banksy-banksy-com-domain-name/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/15/grafitti-artist-banksy-banksy-com-domain-name/>


au: Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. v. Rose Bay Automotive Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2014-0026

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. of Italy, represented by Piper Alderman, Australia. The Respondent is Rose Bay Automotive Pty Limited of Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <lamborghinisydneyservice.com.au> (the "first disputed domain name") and <lamborghiniservice.com.au> (the "second disputed domain name") are registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC ("the Registrar").

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0026> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0026>





Some Observations from NANOG 62 by Geoff Huston

NANOG 62 was held at Baltimore from the 6th to the 9th October. These are my observations on some of the presentations that occurred at this meeting. .. One of the more memorable sides in this presentation was a reference to "map" drawn by Charles Minard in 1869 describing the statistics relating to the Napoleonic military campaign in Russia, and the subsequent retreat.

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-10/nanog62.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2014-10/nanog62.html>


Feeling scammed by domain names

Occasionally I get an email from some obscure email address stating that they have received a request to register mydomain.cn or some such, and that before they sold it on they wanted to check with me as the holder of mydomain.co.nz that I didn?t want to protect my domain name by buying this one also.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/10618957/Feeling-scammed-by-domain-names> http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/share-your-news-and-views/10618957/Feeling-scammed-by-domain-names>


Domain Name Wire Podcast #2: Tips to fight domain theft and Howard Neu talks TRAFFIC

This week?s Domain Name Wire Podcast includes the latest domain name industry news, plus 5 tips to make sure you don?t become a domain name theft victim.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/domain-name-wire-podcast-2-howard-neu/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/13/domain-name-wire-podcast-2-howard-neu/>





The Tea Party knocks back million-dollar offer from US political movement

Jeff Martin, the frontman for influential rock band The Tea Party, has confirmed the band rebuffed a "million-dollar" approach to sell its domain name to the American political movement of the same name.

< <http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/the-tea-party-knocks-back-milliondollar-offer-from-us-political-movement-20141015-1167lq.html> http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/the-tea-party-knocks-back-milliondollar-offer-from-us-political-movement-20141015-1167lq.html>


U.S. company offers to sell Ebola.com domain name for $150,000

A Las Vegas company, seeking to capitalize on the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, is looking to sell the domain name Ebola.com for $150,000, a partner with the firm said on Tuesday.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/usa-ebola-domainname-idINKCN0I32JI20141014> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/10/14/usa-ebola-domainname-idINKCN0I32JI20141014>


A Dozen .Coms Lead This Week's Sales Parade but ccTLDs and Non .Com gTLDs also Dot the Top 20

For the first time since the end of August no six-figure sales were reported this week. That left the door open for GoldPay.com to claim the top spot on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart with a $64,000 sale at Sedo.com.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141022.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141022.htm>




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