[DNS] auDA domain news - 6 November

[DNS] auDA domain news - 6 November

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:57:03 +1100


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UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/>


ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/>


ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en>


New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

< <http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID> http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID>


What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers>


We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/>


Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/>


How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/>


CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>


au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group

< <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group>






UN takeover of internet postponed indefinitely

Efforts to squeeze the United Nations into the throne of the internet have been comprehensively defeated at a key meeting in South Korea. The result raises the possibility that after more than a decade of fighting, the threat of a UN takeover is a thing of the past.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/un_takeover_of_internet_postponed_indefinitely/>


Internet Governance After Busan: Playing the Long Game by Byron Holland

As you might imagine, I've been following the ITU's Plenipotentiary Conference very closely. It was built up to be the great showdown of our time -- the pro-'free and open' Internet in one corner (comprised for the most part of developed and democratic nations), in the other corner a contingent of totalitarian regimes bent on a fractured, censored Internet -- a near battle royale for control of one of the greatest communications tool the world has ever seen.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/>


ITU Plenipotentiary Conference: Internet Governance Diplomacy On Display

The much belaboured takeover of the internet by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union again has not taken place. Instead, ITU member states gathered at the Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, this week rather smoothly passed a set of internet-related resolutions that will, once the closing plenary adopts them, preserve the limited status quo of involvement of the UN organisation responsible for telecommunication and radio frequencies in internet-related public policy issues.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/05/itu-plenipotentiary-conference-internet-governance-diplomacy-on-display/>


7 questions we're dying to ask the internet's MOST EXCITING BLOKE

It is some irony that the further away the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) walks from trying to run the internet, the more it understands it.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/itu_zhao_twitterfest/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/itu_zhao_twitterfest/>








ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

Community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015), a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability, has prompted ICANN to postpone the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco and to relocate to Singapore on the same dates.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en>


Proposed Charter for Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) Submitted for Consideration

On 3 November 2014, the Drafting Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) distributed a charter for adoption by chartering organizations. The charter includes, among other things, a problem statement, goals & objectives, scope, and proposed areas for work.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-05-en>


ICANN 51 Los Angeles ? Showcasing Positive Trends and Business Diversity at ICANN Public Meetings by Riccardo Ruffolo, Global Business Engagement Coordinator

A few months ago, after the ICANN 50 meeting in London, we blogged about the impressive participation; almost 4,000 registered individuals and, in particular, private sector attendance over 600. ICANN 51 participation may not have reached the same heights (though 2,857 registered participants was impressive), but business participation numbers remained the same, counting more than 600.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-los-angeles-showcasing-positive-trends-and-business-diversity-at-icann-public-meetings> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-los-angeles-showcasing-positive-trends-and-business-diversity-at-icann-public-meetings>


ICANN's Updated Proposal for Enhanced Engagement in Africa

WEBINAR OBJECTIVE: This webinar aims to cover ICANN's Africa Strategy framework for 2015 and to elicit community feedback moving forward. ICANN continuously aspires to find means to strengthening our engagement in Africa.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en>


Upcoming ICG Conference Calls

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) has scheduled its seventh, eighth and ninth conference calls:

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en>


Standing Room Only at ICANN51 Tech Day by Patrick Jones, Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement

The recent ICANN 51 meeting in Los Angeles brought together technical community participants for the 25th Tech Day as part of the collaboration with the the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center Annual Meeting.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day>


Stephen D. Crocker to Thomas Schneider

Bylaws Issue in London Communiqu?

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-2014-11-03-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/correspondence/crocker-to-schneider-2014-11-03-en>


New gTLD Auction Rules Update

The Auction Rules were recently updated to address feedback provided by the community over the course of several Auctions. The Auction Manager intends to provide an "early bidding" option prior to the standard 30 minutes of Round 1. Please find the latest version in the link below.

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


For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

ICANN?s board of directors has decided to formally disagree with its Governmental Advisory Committee for what I believe is only the second time in the organization?s history.

< <http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed> http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed>


ICANN, ICAN'T, IWON'T: uWHAT? How the internet is actually run

Comment: A few weeks ago in Los Angeles, internet oversight body ICANN met for the 51st time ? apparently in order to suck as much life as possible from 2,000 souls suffering a collective case of permanent, misplaced optimism.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/icann_icant_iwont_lifting_the_lid_on_the_net_lord_and_master/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/icann_icant_iwont_lifting_the_lid_on_the_net_lord_and_master/>


ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears

Following what ICANN describes as "community concerns that would prevent maximum participation at its next global meeting (ICANN 52, 8-12 February 2015)," which roughly translates as concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus, and a meeting that ICANN describes as "a critical one given the ongoing discussions around the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability," the meeting scheduled to be held in Marrakech, Morocco has been relocated to Singapore on the same dates.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23073> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23073>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html> http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html>


Ebola 1 ? ICANN 0 as Marrakech dumped for Singapore

Ebola has claimed its first Moroccan victim, in the form of ICANN 52.

< <http://domainincite.com/17617-ebola-1-icann-0-as-marrakech-dumped-for-singapore> http://domainincite.com/17617-ebola-1-icann-0-as-marrakech-dumped-for-singapore>


DreamHost hit with big breach notice

DreamHost, a web hosting provider which says it hosts over 1.3 million web sites, has been hit with a lengthy ICANN compliance notice, largely concerning alleged Whois failures.

< <http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice> http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice>


ICANN 51: Los Angeles ? Getting Ready for a Big 2015 by Kiran Malancharuvil

Earlier this month, ICANN held its 51st public meeting in Los Angeles. Once again, MarkMonitor joined stakeholders from across the globe to discuss issues ranging from government control over the Internet, to key lessons learned thus far from the new gTLD rollout.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-51-los-angeles-getting-ready-for-a-big-2015/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/icann-51-los-angeles-getting-ready-for-a-big-2015/>


How to Improve WHOIS Data Accuracy by Lanre Ajayi

A major concern about the present WHOIS is the level of data inaccuracy. The Expert Working Group (EWG) on Registration Directory Service (RDS), of which I had the pleasure of being a member, spent considerable time figuring out how to improve WHOIS data accuracy.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141105_how_to_improve_whois_data_accuracy/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141105_how_to_improve_whois_data_accuracy/>


Can ICANN Intervene on Illegal Online Pharmacies?

ICANN has been under criticism lately for not being aggressive enough in cracking down on illegal online pharmacies. According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, complaints in the thousands about online pharmacies have accumulated since ICANN stopped maintaining one of its servers in 2012.

< <http://family-intervention.com/blog/can-icann-intervene-illegal-online-pharmacies/> http://family-intervention.com/blog/can-icann-intervene-illegal-online-pharmacies/>





New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which was passed by the Federal Council today. SWITCH will in future focus on operating the .ch domain name directory and on ensuring that the Swiss Internet remains secure and stable.

< <http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID> http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2014/VID>


ch: Higher data rates and new rules for domain names

As part of the universal service, the minimum data rates for broadband internet connections will be doubled. This is one of the consequences of the Federal Council's approval of various amendments to ordinances in the telecommunications sector. These amendments improve transparency and the indication of prices for telecommunications services and value-added services and strengthen the means available to the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) in order to combat frequency spectrum interference. Management of the ".ch" and ".swiss" domains will in future be regulated in an independent Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), the text of which has also been approved by the Federal Council. These new provisions will enter into force on 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2015, respectively.

< <http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=55090> http://www.admin.ch/aktuell/00089/index.html?lang=en&msg-id=55090>


Startups: Your Cute ?.io? Domain Name Supports British Imperialism

Over the past year or so, startups have been using the ?.io? TLD to add a little spice to their branding. Names like 360.io, Vox.io, Takes.io, Spark.io, Sush.io are becoming more common among founders for whom .net is retrograde and .com is, more often than not, taken already.

< <http://betabeat.com/2014/11/startups-your-cute-io-domain-name-supports-british-imperialism/> http://betabeat.com/2014/11/startups-your-cute-io-domain-name-supports-british-imperialism/>





What gTLDs and Patents Forecast for Digital Marketers by Jennifer Wolfe

You might not think that a gTLD and patents have much in common. But, if you look at which new TLDs big companies plan to operate and compare them to recent patent filings by the same companies, you might be able to spot trends in digital media.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2379498/what-gtlds-and-patents-forecast-for-digital-marketers>


We're doing great, say dot-London chiefs ... Unfortunately, few agree

Operator of the dot-London internet registry, Minds & Machines, has told investors that it is "highly satisfied" with registrations in the new domain name extensions it operates ? "particularly from a revenue perspective."

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/05/minds_machines_shares_down/>


Boosting brand value with new domain names

Till a couple of years back, most users would have been content with just a .com address, but not any longer... Let?s presume you are a choreographer and have your own website with a dot-com or .com address. Would you choose a .dance if you had the option?

< <http://www.livemint.com/Specials/97b0W1WzRe8He8ZcFIsxdI/Boosting-brand-value-with-new-domain-names.html> http://www.livemint.com/Specials/97b0W1WzRe8He8ZcFIsxdI/Boosting-brand-value-with-new-domain-names.html>


Bern announces new '.swiss' domain name

A new internet domain name, .swiss, will become available next year, the Swiss federal government announced on Wednesday.

< <http://www.thelocal.ch/20141105/bern-announces-new-swiss-domain-name> http://www.thelocal.ch/20141105/bern-announces-new-swiss-domain-name>


New web domains for Swiss enterprises

Starting next year, the internet will welcome a new URL ending: .swiss. The patriotic domain names will be reserved for companies based in Switzerland or with a close connection to the country.

< <http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-web-domains-for-swiss-enterprises/41099568> http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/new-web-domains-for-swiss-enterprises/41099568>


.wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?

Aggressive lobbying of ICANN by the wine-making industries on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to bear fruit.

< <http://domainincite.com/17597-wine-applicants-changing-tune-on-geo-protection> http://domainincite.com/17597-wine-applicants-changing-tune-on-geo-protection>


.NYC Registrations Passes .London

Because of my personal connection with New York City and the domain space, I have been paying closer attention to the .NYC domain name extension than other new gTLD extensions. I have been following along with .NYC since prior to the application process.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/nyc-registrations-passes-london/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/nyc-registrations-passes-london/>


Property boss at war with Playboy over Dot London domain name

A property developer is embroiled in a battle with Playboy magazine after registering a Dot London website address with the same name.

< <http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/property-boss-at-war-with-playboy-over-dot-london-domain-name-9835392.html> http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/property-boss-at-war-with-playboy-over-dot-london-domain-name-9835392.html>


Playboy Feuding Over .London Domain

Playboy is feuding with a U.K. real estate developer over Playboy.london. According to reports, Michael Ross, who is the director of London-based realty firm CNM Estates, grabbed the gTLD when the .london domain came available in 2013.

< <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=187207> http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=187207>


Former NY Mayor Bloomberg cancels purchase of insulting web domains [Reuters]

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called off the purchase of a slew of website domain names that insult and belittle him and his work, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/25430277/former-ny-mayor-bloomberg-cancels-purchase-of-insulting-web-domains/>


Bloomberg web buy begs the question: How much is too much in digital brand defense?

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's lawyers proactively bought 400 different addresses on the new .nyc Internet domain ? including hilariously creative insults ? and are getting plenty of ridicule for it. Even Bloomberg himself says it was too much, and a spokeswoman told me this afternoon he'll be returning most of them.

< <http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/blog/techflash/2014/11/bloomberg-web-buy-begs-the-question-how-much-is.html> http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/blog/techflash/2014/11/bloomberg-web-buy-begs-the-question-how-much-is.html>


In the Battle for .NYC Domains, Money Talks

The race for the first round of .nyc domain names was a pretty feisty one. More than 1,000 proposed domain extensions ending in .nyc received multiple applications, according to information from Web analytics company Neustar, which handles tech and registration issues for the city's domain.

< <http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/11/in_the_battle_for_nyc_domains_money_talks.php> http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2014/11/in_the_battle_for_nyc_domains_money_talks.php>


How's the great dot-thing gold rush going? Well, coffee.club just sold for $100,000

The domain name coffee.club has been sold for $100,000 (?62,600), marking a growing acceptance ? and value ? in the market for new TLDs.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/04/coffeeclub_sells_for_100000/>


Here Are All The Ridiculous Domain Names Mike Bloomberg's Lawyers Just Registered For Him

Billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's aides appear to have really embraced the new ".nyc" domain name, launched last October.

< <http://www.businessinsider.com.au/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-domain-names-2014-11> http://www.businessinsider.com.au/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-domain-names-2014-11>

< <http://www.businessinsider.in/Here-Are-All-The-Ridiculous-Domain-Names-Mike-Bloombergs-Lawyers-Just-Registered-For-Him/articleshow/45029591.cms> http://www.businessinsider.in/Here-Are-All-The-Ridiculous-Domain-Names-Mike-Bloombergs-Lawyers-Just-Registered-For-Him/articleshow/45029591.cms>

< <https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculous-domain-names-mike-bloombergs-224652310.html> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ridiculous-domain-names-mike-bloombergs-224652310.html>


Michael Bloomberg?s hilarious .NYC domain name registrations

Who is one of the new .NYC domain name?s top registrants?

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-nyc-domain-name-registrations/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/michael-bloombergs-hilarious-nyc-domain-name-registrations/>


Cool site lets you see what new TLD domains were registered yesterday

There are a lot of new TLDs out there. Most of them grow by a dozen or so registrations every day.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered-yesterday/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered-yesterday/>


Yoyo.email, owner of 4,000 .email domain names, gets a ?win? in court

Yoyo.email, the controversial company that registered over 4,000 .email domain names, got a win in court today after settling with one of the companies that filed a Uniform Rapid Suspension case against it.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/>


Should new TLDs be judged as startups or just TLDs?

How you view TLD companies frames how you view their success so far. ... But this got me thinking about how to properly judge the success of new TLD companies. I think it comes down to this question:

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/>


Momentous pays over $3 million for .sucks

Momentous Corp, whose .sucks application has been branded ?predatory?, has won the three-way contention set for the new gTLD, according to sources with knowledge of the auction.

< <http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks> http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks>


.sucks domains ?will not be $25k?

Vox Populi Registry, which won the auction for the .sucks new gTLD last week, says its Sunrise prices will not be $25,000 a year after all.

< <http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k> http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k>


South African city domain names now open to all - .capetown leads

Domains.co.za has announced the pricing for .joburg, .capetown and .durban - and thus far, .capetown leads the pack.

< <http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/120933.html> http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/544/120933.html>


Donuts wins .wine auction

Donuts has become the only applicant for .wine and .vin after winning a private auction for .wine, according to sources familiar with the situation.

< <http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction> http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction>


Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass Three Million [news release]

Donuts Inc., the world?s largest registry for new gTLDs, continues its expansion of the Internet?s global addressing system in November by making three new domains available to the public. On November 5, users worldwide will be able to register addresses in .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS and .SARL (a corporate identifier). Donuts will also make .WORLD available for early registration by trademark holders on 4 November.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-restaurant-gifts.html> http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-restaurant-gifts.html>


Minds + Machines close to $4 million in domain registration revenue

New TLD portfolio company Minds + Machines issued a press release this morning touting its results to date after launching 10 new TLDs.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/minds-machines-close-to-4-million-in-domain-registration-revenue/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/minds-machines-close-to-4-million-in-domain-registration-revenue/>


Portfolio Update

Minds + Machines Group Limited, the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet TLDs, is pleased to provide an update on its TLD launches. ... During this September, ten domains within MMX?s portfolio were launched?.bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, .fishing, .horse, .london, .rodeo, .surf and .vodka?representing less than a third of the current portfolio of uncontested domains in which Minds + Machines has an interest.

< <http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/11/portfolio-update/> http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2014/11/portfolio-update/>


Infibeam unveils '.ooo' domain for netizens globally

E-commerce portal Infibeam has launched a new gTLD. The .ooo domain will be available to websites across the world.

< <http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/infibeam-unveils-ooo-domain-for-netizens-globally-15260.html> http://www.indiatvnews.com/business/india/infibeam-unveils-ooo-domain-for-netizens-globally-15260.html>





ENISA calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders? Group

The Executive Director of European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) calls for Expression of Interest for Membership of the Permanent Stakeholders? Group (PSG) to be assigned from February 2015 to August 2017.

< <http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-expression-of-interest-for-membership-of-the-permanent-stakeholders2019-group> http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/enisa-calls-for-expression-of-interest-for-membership-of-the-permanent-stakeholders2019-group>


Cybersecurity 2014: Breaches and Costs Rise, Confidence and Budgets are Low [CSO]

In 2014, it seemed that no industry went unscathed. The data breaches this year were broad and deep. Software maker Adobe was hit for 152 million records. Online marketplace eBay was drained of another 145 million; Bank and financial services firm JP Morgan Chase 76 million; retailers Target and The Home Depot for another 70 million and 56 million records, respectively. There were numerous healthcare breach disclosures as well, such as at Community Health Services, which lost records on 4.5 million patients.

< <http://www.cio.com/article/2843684/cybercrime/cybersecurity-2014-breaches-and-costs-rise-confidence-and-budgets-are-low.html> http://www.cio.com/article/2843684/cybercrime/cybersecurity-2014-breaches-and-costs-rise-confidence-and-budgets-are-low.html>


Chertoff: Cybersecurity Takes Teamwork [CSO]

Cyber security, to be successful, has to be a ?team sport,? former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff told attendees of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Tuesday morning.

< <http://www.cio.com/article/2843761/cybercrime/chertoff-cybersecurity-takes-teamwork.html> http://www.cio.com/article/2843761/cybercrime/chertoff-cybersecurity-takes-teamwork.html>


US Navy Launches Cybersecurity Task Force to Address Fragmented Systems

The US Navy has launched a year-long task force, called Task Force Cyber Awakening, to address any risks of its current platform as well as come up with a plan for mitigating and responding to cyberthreats, according to a report by National Defense Magazine.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-navy-launches-cybersecurity-task-force-address-fragmented-systems> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/us-navy-launches-cybersecurity-task-force-address-fragmented-systems>





Ferrari dispute revs up, highlighting challenges in working with fan sites

The tension between allowing fans to interact with a brand and harnessing control of corporate identity has only been exacerbated by the rise of social media, with a dispute between Ferrari and two fan page creators just the latest in a line of disputes. For trademark counsel, the key takeaway relates to the scope of partnership agreements.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=cfd2b645-f595-4c1b-bf36-53677fbbcc6c> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=cfd2b645-f595-4c1b-bf36-53677fbbcc6c>


Biglaw Firm Spends Thousands Of Dollars To Troll Client Online

With the latest innovations in TLDs comes amusing news out of New York City, where the .nyc web address was made available in October. People raced to be first in line to score one of the new domains, including Michael Bloomberg, the city?s former mayor.

< <http://abovethelaw.com/2014/11/biglaw-firm-spends-thousands-of-dollars-to-troll-client-online/> http://abovethelaw.com/2014/11/biglaw-firm-spends-thousands-of-dollars-to-troll-client-online/>


CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Law firm ESQwire.com has scored yet another Reverse Domain Name Hijacking victory on behalf of a client.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>


au: White Ribbon considering legal action against men's rights group

Domestic violence prevention group, White Ribbon Australia, is taking legal action against a US-based men?s right group which has launched a website under a similar name.

< <http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group> http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/11/06/white-ribbon-considering-legal-action-against-mens-rights-group>


jp: Nikkei server believed victim of ?domain name hijacking?

The Internet server for the Web edition of the Nikkei daily and its Nikkei Asian Review recently came under cyberattack and was altered to direct viewers to other sites, which may have been infected with computer viruses, according to the daily and other reports.

< <http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/nikkei-server-believed-victim-domain-name-hijacking/> http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/11/06/national/nikkei-server-believed-victim-domain-name-hijacking/>


Vietnam resolves conflicting domain name rules

Vietnam's domain name recovery system has numerous barriers. So far the civil court system has been the main way to recover cybersquatted DNs. Amway, the US direct marketing business sued recently to recover a domain name Amway.2u.vn recently. Amway trades in Vietnam through Amway2u.com.vn and owns trademarks so was in theory in a strong position against the cybersquatter.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48a5aedd-f18c-4fe7-ba77-61e7bf07cdc7> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=48a5aedd-f18c-4fe7-ba77-61e7bf07cdc7>



- IPv4/IPv6


IPv6 web starts to look like the internet we know

Hurricane Electric's daily report on IPv6 adoption isn't the kind of thing you'd report on too often, but Vulture South sometimes takes a look in case the internet suddenly woke up and decided to ramp up its deployment of the addressing scheme.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/ipv6_web_starts_to_look_like_the_internet_we_know/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/03/ipv6_web_starts_to_look_like_the_internet_we_know/>





Do exact match domains still work as an SEO tactic?

While Google has set out to tackle exact match domains of dubious quality, it seems this is an SEO tactic that may still work.

< <https://econsultancy.com/blog/65696-do-exact-match-domains-still-work-as-an-seo-tactic> https://econsultancy.com/blog/65696-do-exact-match-domains-still-work-as-an-seo-tactic>


CSC Digital Brand Services acquires IP Mirror

CSC Digital Brand Services announced today that it has acquired IP Mirror, a Singapore-based provider of corporate domain name registration and online brand protection services. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

< <https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/prs-csc-digital-brand-services-acquires-ip-mirror.html> https://www.cscglobal.com/global/web/csc/prs-csc-digital-brand-services-acquires-ip-mirror.html>


Why Endurance bought BuyDomains, and why the price might make sense

Endurance International, a $2.1 billion (market cap) rollup of hosting and domain name companies, announced this morning that it acquired BuyDomains from NameMedia.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-buydomains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-buydomains/>


Endurance continues to roll up, acquires BuyDomains

Publicly traded Endurance International Group continued its roll up of the webhosting and domain name business last quarter with the acquisition of BuyDomains, the company announced today.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-continues-to-roll-up-acquires-buydomains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/04/endurance-continues-to-roll-up-acquires-buydomains/>


Endurance International Group Reveals Purchase of BuyDomains.com from NameMedia 

One of the best-known companies in the domain space, BuyDomains.com, was sold by NameMedia to the Endurance International Group in the recently concluded 3rd quarter of 2014. The previously undisclosed sale was revealed when Endurance reported their 3Q-2014 financial results this morning.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141104.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141104.htm>


Moniker lost just 18,057 .com domains to transfers in July

Last month I reported that Moniker only lost 17,506 .com domain names to transfers in June after its disastrous switch to a new registrar platform.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/>





?20m Holiday.com luxury domain name auction ?moved?

An auction of some of the most valuable domain names in the travel industry - including Holiday.com, which had been expected to fetch ?20m - has been moved.

< <http://www.cityam.com/1415187976/20m-holidaycom-luxury-domain-name-auction-cancelled> http://www.cityam.com/1415187976/20m-holidaycom-luxury-domain-name-auction-cancelled>


Holiday.com domain name sale could beat sex.com to be most expensive ever

A new giant of the travel industry could be born almost overnight this evening as the domain name holiday.com goes up for sale at an event in London.

< <http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/holidaycom-domain-name-sale-could-beat-sexcom-to-be-most-expensive-ever-9840254.html> http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/holidaycom-domain-name-sale-could-beat-sexcom-to-be-most-expensive-ever-9840254.html>


Holiday.com worth ?20m? Get away!

The name holiday.com is the latest sought-after one-word dotcom domain to go up for sale. What makes it so desirable? And who are the masters of these domains?

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/nov/03/holiday-dot-com-20-million-pounds-domain-name-sale-desirable> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/nov/03/holiday-dot-com-20-million-pounds-domain-name-sale-desirable>


Thoughts About TRAFFIC Conference

I returned home yesterday morning after spending a couple of weeks on vacation and at the TRAFFIC conference in Miami. I thought I would share some thoughts about this 10th anniversary conference for those who were unable to attend. I?ll break it down into three sections ? Venue, Attendees, and Panels & Parties.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/thoughts-traffic-conference/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/thoughts-traffic-conference/>


Domain Appraisals with Estibot?s Luc Lezon ? Domain Name Wire Podcast #5

What?s a domain name worth? It?s the key question whenever you buy or sell a domain name. That?s part of the reason people use Estibot.com to appraise 1.8 million domain names a day.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/domain-appraisals-estibots-luc-lezon-podcast/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/03/domain-appraisals-estibots-luc-lezon-podcast/>




Fall of the Banner Ad: The Monster That Swallowed the Web

Twenty years ago last month, a team of well-meaning designers, coders and magazine publishers inadvertently unleashed on an unsuspecting world one of the most misguided and destructive technologies of the Internet age: the web banner ad.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/technology/personaltech/banner-ads-the-monsters-that-swallowed-the-web.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/technology/personaltech/banner-ads-the-monsters-that-swallowed-the-web.html>


One wi-fi hotspot for every 150 people, says study

The UK has one wi-fi hotspot for every 11 people and worldwide there is one for every 150, new research from wi-fi provider iPass indicates. It suggests there will be 47.7 million public hotspots worldwide by the end of 2014.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29726632> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29726632>





au/nz: New sexting law takes effect in Victoria

'Sexting' without consent is now an offence in Victoria, after the Australian state passed a new law to protect victims. ... NetSafe executive director Martin Cocker says the proposed bill is more effective than the law passed in Victoria as it is broader and covers a wider range of media.

< <http://www.3news.co.nz/world/new-sexting-law-takes-effect-in-victoria-2014110316> http://www.3news.co.nz/world/new-sexting-law-takes-effect-in-victoria-2014110316>





Six types of killer use Facebook to commit crimes, says study

Researchers at Birmingham City University have identified six types of killer who use Facebook to commit crimes, in the first-ever study on how the social networking site can affect criminal behaviour.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/03/killer-facebook-social-media-violent-criminologists> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/03/killer-facebook-social-media-violent-criminologists>





GCHQ chief accuses US tech giants of becoming terrorists' 'networks of choice'

Privacy has never been ?an absolute right?, according to the new director of GCHQ, who has used his first public intervention since taking over at the helm of Britain?s surveillance agency to accuse US technology companies of becoming ?the command and control networks of choice? for terrorists.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan> http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/03/privacy-gchq-spying-robert-hannigan>


Facebook's government user data requests up 24%

Requests by governments for Facebook's user data are up by nearly a quarter in the first half of this year compared to the previous six months.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29910101> http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29910101>


Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy "arms race" [IDG]

The conflict between snooping governments seeking to defeat encryption and users demanding ever more robust privacy tools has turned into an arms race?and it?s time for arms control talks, Microsoft?s general counsel said on Tuesday.

< <http://www.cio.com/article/2843593/microsofts-top-legal-gun-decries-privacy-arms-race.html> http://www.cio.com/article/2843593/microsofts-top-legal-gun-decries-privacy-arms-race.html>





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