[DNS] auDA domain news - 20 October

[DNS] auDA domain news - 20 October

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:41:51 -0000


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ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control

< <http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667> http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667>


The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en>


GAC Communiqu? Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en>


The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en>






ICANN: Reforms Needed Before US Hands Over Control

US Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) says we must still address questions about accountability and transparency to ensure an open, secure, stable Internet.

< <http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667> http://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/digital-business/icann-reforms-needed-before-us-hands-over-control/a/d-id/1316667>


The U.N. Trumps Silicon Valley: By lobbying for ?net neutrality? regulations, big technology companies pave the way for authoritarian governments to censor the Internet.

Two years ago Silicon Valley led the charge to protect the Internet from United Nations control. Technology companies and their advocates in Washington did such a good job that the House and Senate unanimously passed resolutions against the idea, while the International Telecommunication Union was hatching a plan in Dubai.

< <http://online.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-the-u-n-trumps-silicon-valley-1413757989> http://online.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovitz-the-u-n-trumps-silicon-valley-1413757989>


IANA Stewardship: Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal Team

The five Regional Internet Registries today published a process for producing a single proposal from the global IP addressing community to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S Government.

< <https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-consolidated-rir-iana-stewardship-proposal-team> https://www.nro.net/news/iana-stewardship-consolidated-rir-iana-stewardship-proposal-team>


IANA Stewardship: Draft RIPE Proposal Published

An initial working draft of the RIPE community proposal on IANA stewardship has been posted to the RIPE Cooperation Working Group mailing list.

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/iana-stewardship-draft-ripe-proposal-published> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/iana-stewardship-draft-ripe-proposal-published>


The cauldron begins to bubble: Update on the IANA transition by Milton Mueller

By now it should be clear to everyone that the IANA functions have three distinct stakeholder communities. Sometimes called ?the customers of the IANA,? they refer to 1) those directly affected by the management of the domain name system?s root zone file (mainly TLD registries); 2) those who rely on the IANA for global coordination of IP address number allocations (primarily but not exclusively the five regional internet registries); and 3) those concerned with the registry for protocol parameters in IETF standards (developers, the IETF, ISOC and the IAB).

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/10/12/the-cauldron-begins-to-bubble-update-on-the-iana-transition/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/10/12/the-cauldron-begins-to-bubble-update-on-the-iana-transition/>








The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

The 2014 Nominating Committee (NomCom) is pleased to announce the selection of Wolfgang Kleinw?chter as a member to the ICANN Board of Directors.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en>


GAC Communiqu? Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

The Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN has issued its Los Angeles Communiqu?.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en>

< <https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/Los%20Angeles_GAC%20Communique_Final.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1413479079702&api=v2> https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/27132037/Los%20Angeles_GAC%20Communique_Final.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1413479079702&api=v2>


The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs

With the incumbent Chair of the Governmental Advisory Committee and its three Vice-Chairs having reached the maximum terms of their mandates, the GAC held elections for these four positions during the ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en>


Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14, 2014

On October 14, 2014, the Public Experts Group (PEG) met to discuss evaluation criteria for the selection of Advisors to the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) in the ICANN Accountability Process. The PEG members, Jeanette Hoffman, Janis Karklins, Larry Strickling and Brian Cute, discussed and agreed to the areas of expertise and evaluation criteria they would use in the selection process.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en>


GAC Communiqu? ? Los Angeles, CA, USA

GAC Communiqu?

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/gac-to-board-2014-10-15-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/gac-to-board-2014-10-15-en>


ICANN Announces Appointment of Head of India

ICANN has announced the appointment of Samiran Gupta as the new Head of India. In this role, Samiran will be the primary representative of ICANN in India and also be responsible for all stakeholder engagements.

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-14-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-10-14-en>


Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operation | ICANN, to C?lia Boyer, Mukesh Haikerwal, and Peter Murray

New gTLD applications for health-related strings

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-boyer-et-al-2014-10-15-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/willett-to-boyer-et-al-2014-10-15-en>


Alphabet Soup ? The ICANN Edition

We?ve dipped into the alphabet soup of Internet governance meetings, and now it?s time to cover the whole new set of acronyms cropping up in news feeds this week.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/10/15/alphabet-soup-the-icann-edition/>


Report on ICANN51 in Los Angeles

The report covers in detail the sessions held by the ccNSO, GNSO and GAC. The IANA stewardship transition and ICANN Accountability were the meta themes which crossed many of the discussions during the week.

< <https://centr.org/news/iana/10-18-2014/3735/report-icann51-los-angeles> https://centr.org/news/iana/10-18-2014/3735/report-icann51-los-angeles>


Morocco ICANN meeting in jeopardy due to Ebola crisis

The first international ICANN meeting of 2015 is scheduled for 8 to 12 February, 2015 in Morocco, North Africa. But the current Ebola crisis may scupper these plans. During ICANN?s Annual General Meeting this week in Los Angeles, some participants have started to question whether holding the Morocco meeting is a good idea.

< <http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/morocco-icann-meeting-in-jeopardy-due-to-ebola-crisis/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/10/morocco-icann-meeting-in-jeopardy-due-to-ebola-crisis/>


Dominican Republic accepted into ICANN

The Dominican Republic has been officially accepted into the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of ICANN, making it the eleventh country from Latin America and sixth from the Caribbean to join the world body.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dominican-republic-accepted-into-icann--1043903> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/dominican-republic-accepted-into-icann--1043903>


ICG Interview: Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos (GAC)

Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos discusses his representation of the GAC on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) during the group?s second meeting in Istanbul, 6 September 2014.

< <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnpGRjwZ6o> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbnpGRjwZ6o>


Governments weigh in on community and two-letter domain names

The Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN has issued its GAC Communique from this week?s meeting in Los Angeles.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/governments-community-priority-evaluations/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/16/governments-community-priority-evaluations/>





fr: The Internet in ten years' time: Consensus and divergence within the Community

Afnic publishes the results of its 3rd Technology Backdrop Survey (2014). Launched as part of the Research & Development work carried out by Afnic, the Technology Backdrop Survey was designed with the support of Afnic Scientific Council and conducted by INIT. The purpose of the survey, which first went online in 2011, is to produce a common overview of current technological trends.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html>


Unique auction of .se domains during autumn/winter

Through a unique auction during the autumn/winter of 2014, .SE will be releasing .se domain names that have never before been possible to register. It?s about country codes, for example cd.se, hr.se and it.se, as well as other countries? names ? for example thailand.se and spanien.se. Starting October 13th, the domains will be auctioned during the autumn and winter via Tradera.

< <https://www.iis.se/english/news/unique-auction-of-se-domains/> https://www.iis.se/english/news/unique-auction-of-se-domains/>


?3m donation to Nominet Trust

Nominet ... has confirmed a ?3 million charitable donation to Nominet Trust.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?3m-donation-nominet-trust> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?3m-donation-nominet-trust>





.XYZ Registry Case Study: Abuse Mitigation

Curious to see what the largest new gTLD .XYZ did on abuse detection and mitigation? We just published a case study, in cooperation with .XYZ on just that topic.

< <http://architelos.com/xyz-case-study/> http://architelos.com/xyz-case-study/>


.CLUB Leads With 10x Average Usage Based on Namestat.org Data

As the ICANN51 Meeting commences in Los Angeles, California the .CLUB team is in full-force, meeting with our registrar partners from all over the world. While the .CLUB registration numbers remain very strong (we will cross 120,000 domains sold during the course of this week), one of the things we will be highlighting to our partners is the leadership position .CLUB has for usage (active live websites).

< <http://nic.club/club-leads-10x-average-usage-namestat-org-data/> http://nic.club/club-leads-10x-average-usage-namestat-org-data/>


New York Sports Teams On Watch For New Cybersquatters

The New York Jets, New York Giants, New York Yankees and other New York-based sports teams may have a problem on their hands. Last week, a new gTLD, .NYC, was made available for public registrations.

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/10/17/new-york-sports-teams-on-watch-for-new-cybersquatters/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/10/17/new-york-sports-teams-on-watch-for-new-cybersquatters/>


Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon

NamesCon just announced the addition of a live domain auction to its Conference being held January 11-14th 2015 in Las Vegas will be conducted by Right of the Dot.

< <http://rightofthedot.com/2014/10/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/> http://rightofthedot.com/2014/10/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/>


Check now which .vlaanderen and .brussels domain names you can register as a private individual

DNS Belgium wants to give every Belgian the opportunity to apply for a personal domain name. That is why you will be able to submit an application for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on your name, starting on Thursday 13 November 2014 (10:00 CET) and running until 15 December 2014 (10:00 CET).

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/check-now-which-vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-you-can-register-private-individual> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/check-now-which-vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-you-can-register-private-individual>


Google Launches New Web Domain ?.soy? for Latino Market

Google has launched a new Web domain - .soy - that is intended for members of the Hispanic community, touting it as the ?place for Latinos online.?

< <http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/google-launches-new-web-domain-.soy-for-latino-market/31338/> http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/google-launches-new-web-domain-.soy-for-latino-market/31338/>


This week?s TLDs: a Google launch and .Okinawa

I was so busy at ICANN this week that I neglected to do my weekly preview of TLD launches...

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/17/this-weeks-tlds-a-google-launch-and-okinawa/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/17/this-weeks-tlds-a-google-launch-and-okinawa/>


Are Domain Names the new Flags and Emblems?

There?s been some interesting talk lately about national and cultural domain extensions. Scotland may have rejected independence in yesterday?s referendum, but for those who?d rather not use a .UK domain name, .SCOT opens for general availability on Tuesday next. For the Welsh there?s .CYMRU and .WALES, .GAL (Galicia) will have general availability in November, and .CAT is already well established for Catalonia.

< <http://technology.ie/are-domain-names-the-new-flags-and-emblems/> http://technology.ie/are-domain-names-the-new-flags-and-emblems/>


Club Leads All New gTLD?s In Number of Sites In Alexa Top 1 Million

According to Namestat.org which is tracking the number of websites in the Alexa Top Million, based on the Namestat.org data on October 8th, 2014, .CLUB has more sites in the Alexa Top Million than any other new domain extension.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/16/club-leads-all-new-gtlds-in-number-of-sites-in-alexa-top-1-million/>





Google?s POODLE affects oodles

97% of SSL web servers are likely to be vulnerable to POODLE, a vulnerability that can be exploited in version 3 of the SSL protocol.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/15/googles-poodle-affects-oodles.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/10/15/googles-poodle-affects-oodles.html>


The October 2014 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are:

< <http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/10/15/the-october-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/> http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/10/15/the-october-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>


Report: Cybercrime costs US $12.7M a year

Cyber attacks on large US companies result in an average of $12.7 million in annual damages, an increase of 9.7 percent from the previous year, according to the fifth Cost of Cybercrime report published by the Ponemon Institute on Wednesday.

< <http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/report-cybercrime-costs-us-12-7m-a-year/> http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/report-cybercrime-costs-us-12-7m-a-year/>





Banksy puts down spray can, goes corporate in banksy.com cybersquat brouhaha

Street artist Banksy has gone corporate, using a trademark of his name to try to win control of the Banksy.com domain.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/banksy-wants-his-dot-com/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/16/banksy-wants-his-dot-com/>


Sports Streaming Site Hides Itself From The UK Piracy Police

The popular sports streaming site Fromhot, also known as Sportlemon and Frombar, has disabled access to UK visitors. The unusual move comes shortly after City of London Police seized one of its main domain names.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/frombar-hides-uk-piracy-police-141018/> http://torrentfreak.com/frombar-hides-uk-piracy-police-141018/>





State of the Domains

State of the Industry Report from the Domain Name Association

< <http://www.thedna.org/documents/DNA_State_of_the_Industry_NewsLetter_Final_web.pdf> http://www.thedna.org/documents/DNA_State_of_the_Industry_NewsLetter_Final_web.pdf>


The good practice of Legitimacy of Address (LoA) checks

Imagine this scenario: You are a computer network engineer and operate an IP network for an ISP. A new business customer has signed up today and requests you to allow transit for his IP prefix. What do you do?

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/> http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/>


RIR Accountability Questions and Answers

The NRO has published a set of Questions and Answers, addressing some of the key issues of Regional Internet Registry accountability and governance.

< <https://www.nro.net/news/rir-accountability-questions-and-answers> https://www.nro.net/news/rir-accountability-questions-and-answers>


RIPE NCC to Reuse Referenced 16-bit ASNs

The RIPE NCC is assigning AS Numbers (ASNs) based on the "Autonomous System (AS) Number Assignment Policies and Procedures".

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-to-reuse-referenced-16-bit-asns> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-to-reuse-referenced-16-bit-asns>


Registration Operations Association Workshop Update

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.

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


Failsafe and Efficient: eco Association Introduces the Data Center of the Future

Failsafe, conforming to standards and energy efficient - the requirements placed on modern data centers (DC) today are higher than ever. How the planning and conception of a ?perfect data center? should look will be presented by eco ? Association of the German Internet Industry e. V. on 21 October 2014 in conjunction with the first eco DC Planner Day 2014, in the DE-CIX MeetingCenter in Frankfurt am Main.

< <http://international.eco.de/2014/news/failsafe-and-efficient-eco-association-introduces-the-data-center-of-the-future.html> http://international.eco.de/2014/news/failsafe-and-efficient-eco-association-introduces-the-data-center-of-the-future.html>


Invitation to Tender for development of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration

Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS) Foundation hereby invites all interested suppliers to send their offer for the procurement of The Software Systems for Internet Domain Name Registration.

< <http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/invitation-to-tender-for-development-of-the-software-systems-for-internet-domain-name-registration/id/4700> http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/invitation-to-tender-for-development-of-the-software-systems-for-internet-domain-name-registration/id/4700>


Towards More Efficient Registry-Registrar Relations

On the morning of Wednesday 15th October, the The Domain Name Association (the DNA) held an important working group meeting during ICANN 51 Los Angeles. The topic was to discuss several operational issues between registries and registrars. The meeting's unofficial ongoing name is the Registry-Registrar Operations Working Group.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/>


NamesCon Adds New Element to January 2015 Show - A Live Domain Auction Run By RightOfTheDot

The expanding NamesCon conference in Las Vegas will have more than additional floor space and a bigger crowd when the show returns to the Tropicana Hotel for its second run January 11-14, 2015. Today show organizers announced they are also adding a live domain auction that will be conducted by RightOfTheDot, LLC (ROTD) under a multi-year, exclusive partnership with NamesCon. The auction will include a mix of premium .com domain names and select premium names from new gTLDs with a range of price reserves.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141016.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141016.htm>




The state wants to spy on us ? but is it up to the job?

Many moons ago, shortly after Edward Snowden?s revelations about the NSA first appeared, I wrote a column which began, ?Repeat after me: Edward Snowden is not the story?. I was infuriated by the way the mainstream media was focusing not on the import of what he had revealed, but on the trivia: Snowden?s personality, facial hair (or absence thereof), whereabouts, family background, girlfriend, etc. The usual crap, in other words. It was like having a chap tell us that the government was poisoning the water supply and concentrating instead on whom he had friended on Facebook.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/19/snowden-state-spying-but-are-they-up-to-the-job>


Australian data retention taken to dangerous lengths, warn privacy advocates

Australia?s national security laws permitting hacking by intelligence agencies and retention of personal web and phone data are breaking new ground around the world and raise significant privacy concerns, privacy groups have warned.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/16/privacy-advocates-say-australia-is-breaking-new-ground-in-data-retention> http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/16/privacy-advocates-say-australia-is-breaking-new-ground-in-data-retention>





Australia backs copyright crackdown in TPP

Leaked details of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations reveal that Australia is pushing an approach to copyright enforcement in the region that appears to ignore broader public interest concerns in favour of the supporting rights owners.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/557634/australia-backs-copyright-crackdown-tpp/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/557634/australia-backs-copyright-crackdown-tpp/>


Latest TPP Leak Shows US Still Pushing Terrible DRM and Copyright Term Proposals?and New Threats Arise

Today Wikileaks published a new draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?s intellectual property chapter. This draft text, from May 2014, gives us another look into the current state of negotiations over this plurilateral trade agreement?s copyright provisions since another draft was leaked last year. And what we?re seeing isn?t pretty. The TPP still contains text on DRM, ISP liability, copyright term lengths, and criminal enforcement measures, and introduces new provisions on trade secrets that have us worried.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/latest-tpp-leak-shows-us-still-pushing-terrible-drm-and-copyright-term-proposals>


Trans Pacific Partnership Leak Would Ban Internet TV

Today?s leak of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement intellectual property chapter includes a controversial provision aimed at preventing every country in the world from permitting internet television services like Aereo.

< <http://infojustice.org/archives/33428> http://infojustice.org/archives/33428>


New Leaked TPP Text on Intellectual Property

Today, Wikileaks has released a draft text of the Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter, dated May 14, 2014.  This is the most up-to-date source for the text, which is kept secret by negotiators, despite numerous calls for its release.

< <http://infojustice.org/archives/33405> http://infojustice.org/archives/33405>





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