[DNS] auDA Domain News - 17 November

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 17 November

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:37:07 +1100


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Why We Don't "Stick to Our Knitting": auDA's Role in the Internet Governance Landscape by Paul Szyndler

< <http://www.auda.org.au/blog/why-we-dont-stick-to-our-knitting-audas-role-in-internet-governance-landscape/> http://www.auda.org.au/blog/why-we-dont-stick-to-our-knitting-audas-role-in-internet-governance-landscape/>


Public Comment Invited: New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-14-en>


In Quashing .IR Attachment Order Against ICANN DC District Court Declares That ccTLDs Are Akin to Second Level Domains by Philip Corwin

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/cctlds-not-attachable/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/cctlds-not-attachable/>


Judge: Terror bomb victims CAN'T seize Iran's domain name as compensation

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/13/dc_court_cctlds_not_attachable_property/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/13/dc_court_cctlds_not_attachable_property/>


When Worlds Collide: Name Collision Within the New gTLD System and Its Effects on Brand Owners and End Users by Lori Schulman, Jannik Skou & Judy McCool

< <http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/WhenWorldsCollideNameCollisionWithintheNewgTLDSystemandItsEffectsonBrandOwnersandEndUsers.aspx> http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/WhenWorldsCollideNameCollisionWithintheNewgTLDSystemandItsEffectsonBrandOwnersandEndUsers.aspx>


.Melbourne hits 2,775 registrations, .restaurant has solid first day

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/melbourne-hits-2775-registrations-restaurant-has-solid-first-day/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/melbourne-hits-2775-registrations-restaurant-has-solid-first-day/>


Sending Liability Up The Stack: Domain Registrars Potentially Liable For Infringement By End Users

< <https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141108/07010229086/sending-liability-up-stack-domain-registrars-potentially-liable-infringement-end-users.shtml> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141108/07010229086/sending-liability-up-stack-domain-registrars-potentially-liable-infringement-end-users.shtml>






Does the Internet Need "Governance"? by David P. Reed

It's remarkable to me that there are now two powerful agencies fighting to "govern" the Internet -- the ITU and the FCC. On any given day, it's hard to tell whether they are on the same side or different sides. The ITU process apparently began in earnest with the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) meetings, where the concept of "Internet Governance" became an urgent goal. The FCC process began when incumbent Internet Access Providers (IAPs) argued that "Net Neutrality" was a stalking horse for government control.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141113_does_the_internet_need_governance/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141113_does_the_internet_need_governance/>


Why global Internet governance must matter to social justice activists

What does the way the Internet is run have to do with development or social justice? Isn?t it just for technical specialists, making sure everything works properly? Well no, actually.

< <http://www.alainet.org/active/78768> http://www.alainet.org/active/78768>


Why We Don't "Stick to Our Knitting": auDA's Role in the Internet Governance Landscape by Paul Szyndler

Last Friday, following three weeks of dazzling diplomacy, the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference came to a conclusion in Busan, South Korea. For those unfamiliar with the event, the "Plenipot" is the ITU's most significant gathering... At the Plenipot, ITU members elect new office-bearers, set general policies and determine the Union's strategic plans and activities for the next four years. It is this last part that is of most interest to stakeholders in the Internet community.

< <http://www.auda.org.au/blog/why-we-dont-stick-to-our-knitting-audas-role-in-internet-governance-landscape/> http://www.auda.org.au/blog/why-we-dont-stick-to-our-knitting-audas-role-in-internet-governance-landscape/>








ICANN to Hold Its First Turkey Domain Name System Forum in Istanbul on November 18th, 2014

ICANN announced today that, for the first time, it will host a Turkey DNS forum in Istanbul on the 18th November 2014.

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-11-13-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2014-11-13-en>


Public Comment Invited: New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention

Purpose (Brief): ICANN is seeking community input on the detailed rules (i.e. methodology and processes) for Auctions involving Contention Sets containing Indirect Contention relationships.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-14-en>


New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention

Brief Overview: ICANN is seeking community input on the detailed rules (i.e. methodology and processes) for Auctions involving Contention Sets containing Indirect Contention relationships.

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auctions-indirect-contention-2014-11-14-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auctions-indirect-contention-2014-11-14-en>


Auction for 1 Contention Set Slated for 19 November 2014

An Auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 19 November 2014 to resolve string contention for one new gTLD string: DOT.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13nov14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-13nov14-en>


In Quashing .IR Attachment Order Against ICANN DC District Court Declares That ccTLDs Are Akin to Second Level Domains by Philip Corwin

On November 10th the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted ICANN?s motion to quash a writ of attachment and a related motion for further discovery in a politically charged case in which private plaintiffs sought to seize control of Iran?s .IR ccTLD. The litigation was brought under a US law that allows victims of terrorism and their families to seize the assets of foreign nations that funded the related terrorist acts. While most of the plaintiffs were targeting Iran the decision also covered the ccTLDs for Syria and North Korea.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/cctlds-not-attachable/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/cctlds-not-attachable/>


Judge: Terror bomb victims CAN'T seize Iran's domain name as compensation

A judge in Washington DC has ruled that a country's entire internet registry cannot be seized, averting a global diplomatic crisis.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/13/dc_court_cctlds_not_attachable_property/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/13/dc_court_cctlds_not_attachable_property/>


Judge blocks seizure of Iran?s ccTLD

ICANN has won a court battle, and avoided a major political incident, over an attempt by terrorism victims to seize ccTLDs belonging to Iran, Korea and Syria.

< <http://domainincite.com/17645-judge-blocks-seizure-of-irans-cctld> http://domainincite.com/17645-judge-blocks-seizure-of-irans-cctld>


ccTLDs Might Be Property by Nigel Roberts

The long-running saga of victims who are pursuing 'state sponsors of terrorism' via ICANN has taken yet another turn. Some time back the Plaintiffs in Rubin & ors -v- Islamic Republic of Iran & ors managed to obtain Writs of Attachment in the Federal court district in Washington (D.C.) courts ordering that the ccTLDs of those respective countries be seized in part-payment of the damages they are owed. ICANN, fairly predictably, became involved at this point.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141113_cctlds_might_be_property/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141113_cctlds_might_be_property/>


Judge sides with ICANN: Plaintiffs can?t take all of Iran?s domain names

A federal judge in Washington, DC, has ruled that an entire ccTLDs cannot be transferred as part of a civil judgement to collect Iranian state assets in the wake of a terrorism attack "because they are not property subject to attachment under District of Columbia law."

< <http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/judge-sides-with-icann-plaintiffs-cant-take-all-of-irans-domain-names/> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/judge-sides-with-icann-plaintiffs-cant-take-all-of-irans-domain-names/>


The .IR, .KP and .SY Domains Are ?Safe? by Paul Rosenzweig

A couple of months ago, I noted an interesting law suit brought by several victims of terrorist attacks. They had secured default money judgments against Iran, North Korea and Syria for those country?s alleged complicity in supporting terror and their own resulting injuries. Sadly, for the victims, none of these countries had assets subject to American jurisdiction that could be attached to satisfy the judgments they had secured.

< <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/11/the-ir-kp-and-sy-domains-are-safe/> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/11/the-ir-kp-and-sy-domains-are-safe/>


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

The Team that was formed by the ICANN community to develop a charter for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) has now published a draft charter for community consideration.

< <https://www.nro.net/news/proposed-charter-for-enhancing-icann-accountability-cross-community-working-group-ccwg-submitted-for-consideration> https://www.nro.net/news/proposed-charter-for-enhancing-icann-accountability-cross-community-working-group-ccwg-submitted-for-consideration>


2015 Nominating Committee website now up

ICANN?s 2015 NomCom webpage is now live, providing information on the NomCom process in general and how to apply as part of this year?s cycle.

< <http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/2015-nominating-committee-website-now-up/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/2015-nominating-committee-website-now-up/>





ch: The November 2014 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released.

< <http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/11/11/the-november-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/> http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/11/11/the-november-2014-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>


IDN.com owners will lose big if Verisign doesn?t get its way

Verisign has been negotiating its contracts for transliterations of .com for a long time, and last week we got an idea about what the hold up is.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/idn-com-owners-will-lose-big-if-verisign-doesnt-get-its-way/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/idn-com-owners-will-lose-big-if-verisign-doesnt-get-its-way/>


Finland?s president ratified the Information Society Code on 7 November 2014 that will have significant impacts to .FI domain name registrations

The sections of the new code, covering domain name registrations, will come into force on 5 September 2016.

< <https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2014/P_13.html> https://domain.fi/info/en/index/tietoa/ajankohtaista/2014/P_13.html>


no: Policy update 9 December 2014

Supporting the introduction of DNSSEC for .no domains, the domain name policy gets an update in Appendix F: Technical name server requirements.

< <http://www.norid.no/regelverk/forslag/2014-11-10/index.en.html> http://www.norid.no/regelverk/forslag/2014-11-10/index.en.html>


ZACR domain name fee adjustments

The .ZA Domain Name Authority hereby announces that following the public consultation that ZADNA ran between September and October 2014 regarding the proposed adjustments to the ZACR EPP and Co.za Legacy Interface fees, its Board of Directors has approved the proposed adjustments for the following ZA SLDs: Co.za, Net.za, Org.za and Web.za.

< <http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/notice-zacr-domain-name-fee-adjustments> http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/notice-zacr-domain-name-fee-adjustments>





When Worlds Collide: Name Collision Within the New gTLD System and Its Effects on Brand Owners and End Users by Lori Schulman, Jannik Skou & Judy McCool

Imagine that you are a member of a private network. To get your company?s archived documents, you type ?mycompany.mail? into your browser and instead of reaching secured files, you are directed to a public website selling email storage space. Welcome to the world of name collision, where private and public uses of the domain name system (DNS) collide. Simply defined, name collision results when strings used in private networks are identical to strings used in the public name space. Name collision is not new to the gTLD program, but the concern is that as the number of these domains increases exponentially, so will the possibility for unintended misdirection. Of the 1,409 new gTLDs under consideration, nearly 400 have been delegated.

< <http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/WhenWorldsCollideNameCollisionWithintheNewgTLDSystemandItsEffectsonBrandOwnersandEndUsers.aspx> http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/WhenWorldsCollideNameCollisionWithintheNewgTLDSystemandItsEffectsonBrandOwnersandEndUsers.aspx>


The internet is full of sex, drugs and rock ?n? roll

The new gTLD program is now a year old and registration numbers have broken through the 3 million mark, growing month on month by around 25%. Impressive stuff, considering that the existing gTLD base is growing less than 10%. But that isn?t too surprising as the namespace for .com in particular is very crowded with over 95% of available 4 digit domain names already registered.

< <http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/11/the-internet-is-full-of-sex-drugs-and-roll-n-roll/> http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/11/the-internet-is-full-of-sex-drugs-and-roll-n-roll/>


Noss hints at winning .online auction bid

A triumvirate of domain name companies led by Radix paid well over $7 million for the .online new gTLD, judging by comments made by Tucows CEO in an analysts call yesterday.

< <http://domainincite.com/17649-noss-hints-at-winning-online-auction-bid> http://domainincite.com/17649-noss-hints-at-winning-online-auction-bid>


.Melbourne hits 2,775 registrations, .restaurant has solid first day

The .Melbourne domain name launched Wednesday in Australia ? Tuesday night in the United States ? and had 2,775 domain names registered at the close of business on day one of general availability. That does not include landrush domain names that are still in contention.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/melbourne-hits-2775-registrations-restaurant-has-solid-first-day/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/13/melbourne-hits-2775-registrations-restaurant-has-solid-first-day/>


Switzerland Adds New Internet Domain .Swiss

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

< <http://www.eurasiareview.com/14112014-switzerland-adds-new-internet-domain-swiss/> http://www.eurasiareview.com/14112014-switzerland-adds-new-internet-domain-swiss/>


.vlaanderen and .brussels now open to private individuals

Starting today, 13 November, and running until 15 December 2014 (10:00 CET), anyone with a valid Belgian eID card and Belgian identity will be able to apply for a .vlaanderen or .brussels domain name based on their official name.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-now-open-private-individuals> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/vlaanderen-and-brussels-now-open-private-individuals>


New .WINE and .VIN Are Now Political Tools by Jean Guillon

The more I follow the .WINE & .VIN opera, the more I start to believe that the idea is either to kill both new gTLD applications to free space in Round 2 of the ICANN new gTLD program or make this subject a political tool "only" to increase Europe's presence in ICANN decisions. If there still is a wish from the European Commission to help .WINE and .VIN to become the strongest identity European wines could ever have on Internet, I would like to understand why the situation is still blocked.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/2014114_new_wine_and_vin_are_now_political_tools/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/2014114_new_wine_and_vin_are_now_political_tools/>


Introducing OnGood?: Public Interest Registry?s New Brand Identity for .ngo & .ong

Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today unveiled ?OnGood? ? the new brand identity for the upcoming .ngo & .ong domains and their accompanying suite of services. Set to launch in early 2015, OnGood is an online community designed with and for NGOs and nonprofits worldwide, providing them with a suite of online services to help raise funds, build awareness and support for their missions.

< <http://pir.org/introducing-ongood-public-interest-registrys-new-brand-identity-for-ngo-ong/> http://pir.org/introducing-ongood-public-interest-registrys-new-brand-identity-for-ngo-ong/>


Government of Quebec Ends Its Participation in .Quebec TLD Days Before Launch by Michael Berkens

According to ici.radio-canada.ca, the Government of Quebec has decided to end its participation in the new gTLD .Quebec, just days before .Quebec launches. According to the story the Government has decided not to change Government websites to .Quebec and will instead retain all of its Website to end in .gouv.qc.ca... "The news will no doubt be received as a cold shower by PointQu?bec organization, which is the company that is operating .Quebec registry.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141116_government_of_quebec_ends_participation_in_quebec_tld/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141116_government_of_quebec_ends_participation_in_quebec_tld/>


More Details Emerge On New York?s Deal On .NYC: But 50K New Yorkers Did Not Register 50K Domains

According to a post on crainsnewyork.com, the city of New York is making a "cool $40,000 a week on the Internet". According to the story, the City of New York collects 40% of all domain registration fees collected by Neustar the operator of the .NYC registry.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/13/more-details-emerge-on-new-yorks-deal-on-nyc-but-50k-new-yorkers-did-not-register-50k-domains/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/13/more-details-emerge-on-new-yorks-deal-on-nyc-but-50k-new-yorkers-did-not-register-50k-domains/>


Symantec Withdraws their Uncontested Application for New gTLD .AntiVirus

Symantec Corporation has withdrawn their uncontested application for the new gTLD .Antivirus after saying it would become one of their "core assets" in their application. From its application it appears Symantic wanted to operate the extension on a closed basis.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/13/symantec-withdraws-their-uncontested-application-for-new-gtld-antivirus/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/13/symantec-withdraws-their-uncontested-application-for-new-gtld-antivirus/>


Is this the longest and stupidest new gTLD name yet?

Without it, there wouldn?t be the opportunity for chaps like Guo Xiufeng to express themselves with names like ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.ooo.

< <http://domainincite.com/17655-is-this-the-longest-and-stupidest-new-gtld-name-yet> http://domainincite.com/17655-is-this-the-longest-and-stupidest-new-gtld-name-yet>





Security must include domain name protection, say experts

Detecting fake websites needs to be part of all companies' security strategies, according to security and domain name experts.

< <http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240234605/Security-must-include-domain-name-protection-say-experts> http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240234605/Security-must-include-domain-name-protection-say-experts>


DNSSEC signing your domain with BIND inline signing

With BIND 9.9, ISC introduced a new inline signing option for BIND 9. In earlier versions of BIND, you had to use the dnssec-signzone utility to sign your zone. With inline signing, however, BIND refreshes your signatures automatically, while you can still work on the unsigned zone file to make your changes.

< <http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/11/13/dnssec-signing-your-domain-with-bind-inline-signing/> http://securityblog.switch.ch/2014/11/13/dnssec-signing-your-domain-with-bind-inline-signing/>


us: How Congress can shut the door to cyberthreats

Six years ago, the federal government?s classified computer networks were infiltrated by a tiny bit of malware. A massive operation known as Buckshot Yankee was carried out to clean the networks of the intruder, and the event helped spur the creation of U.S. Cyber Command, which is now growing rapidly. The government has put cyberthreats at the top of its national security threat matrix.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-congress-can-shut-the-door-to-cyberthreats/2014/11/13/3f6811e2-6a8c-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-congress-can-shut-the-door-to-cyberthreats/2014/11/13/3f6811e2-6a8c-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html>


Internet Security 2015

For the sixth time, the eco Competence Group Security is carrying out a survey on the expected trends in the area of Internet Security for the coming year. How do providers and users assess the IT security threat level for 2015? Which security topics will be most in focus? How will spam, cloud security or malware in the Internet develop? Has the NSA affair changed the awareness? The fourteen questions can be answered in less than five minutes. The online survey is anonymous, and participation is possible until 30.11.2014

< <https://international.eco.de/2014/news/internet-security-2015.html> https://international.eco.de/2014/news/internet-security-2015.html>





Are You Nuts? Squirrels Guilty Of Reverse Hijacking.

As anyone who regularly reads this blog has heard me say, there are a surprising number of brand owners and lawyers who have no clue as to how the UDRP operates and the purpose for which it was created. Sadly, this is another of those tails ? I mean ?tales? ? where good money was wasted going after a domain that the complainant had no business pursuing through legal enforcement.

< <http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/11/10/are-you-nuts-reverse-hijacking-ruling-against-squirrels/> http://domainnamestrategy.com/2014/11/10/are-you-nuts-reverse-hijacking-ruling-against-squirrels/>


Domain Name Abuse Is a 4 Letter Word

There has been a lot of back and forth recently in the ICANN world on what constitutes domain abuse; how it should be identified and reported AND how it should be addressed. On one side of the camp, we have people advocating for taking down a domain that has any hint of misbehaviour about it, and on the other side we have those that still feel Registries and Registrars have no responsibility towards a clean domain space. (Although that side of the camp is in steady decline and moving toward the middle ground).

< <http://architelos.com/domain-name-abuse-4-letter-word/> http://architelos.com/domain-name-abuse-4-letter-word/>


Bespoke.com saved in UDRP, but no RDNH and unbelievable dissent

In September, I wrote about the domain name Bespoke.com being hit with a UDRP after the buyer paid $18,805 to buy it in an expired domain name auction.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/14/bespoke-udrp/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/14/bespoke-udrp/>


Fake MSNBC website reports Macaulay Culkin?s death

An alleged cybersquatter has falsely reported the death of actor Macaulay Culkin using a fake MSNBC domain name.

< <http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/fake-msnbc-website-reports-macaulay-culkin-s-death-4171> http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/fake-msnbc-website-reports-macaulay-culkin-s-death-4171>





Sending Liability Up The Stack: Domain Registrars Potentially Liable For Infringement By End Users

For quite some time now, we've been concerned about the continued expansion of "secondary liability" concepts, adding more and more liability for copyright infringement to parties who are often far removed from any actual infringement. There are two major concerns with this. First, putting liability on one party for the actions of another just seems generally problematic. But, perhaps more importantly, when you put potential liability on an unrelated party, the end result is almost always excessive policing in a manner that hinders or entirely blocks perfectly legitimate activity and speech.

< <https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141108/07010229086/sending-liability-up-stack-domain-registrars-potentially-liable-infringement-end-users.shtml> https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141108/07010229086/sending-liability-up-stack-domain-registrars-potentially-liable-infringement-end-users.shtml>


Law enforcement on the Internet ? the role of the domain name registrars

Some disturbing legal news out of Germany, courtesy of techdirt: A German appeals court has upheld a copyright infringement ruling against a German domain name registrar (Key Systems) which had issued a domain name to H33t, a ?torrent-tracking? site. This is a new wrinkle in the copyright infringement battles, and one that should have us concerned.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/11/16/law-enforcement-on-the-internet-the-role-of-the-domain-name-registrars/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2014/11/16/law-enforcement-on-the-internet-the-role-of-the-domain-name-registrars/>


Launching the RIPE NCC Academy

The RIPE NCC is pleased to announce the launch of the RIPE NCC Academy, a virtual learning environment that allows you to take courses and obtain certificates online.

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/launching-the-ripe-ncc-academy> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/launching-the-ripe-ncc-academy>





Domain-name mogul Mike Mann will sell you happybirthday.com ? for $2 million

The light bulb went on in 1998. That?s when entrepreneur Mike Mann sold the domain name menus.com for $25,000.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/domain-name-mogul-mike-mann-will-sell-you-happybirthdaycom--for-2-million/2014/11/16/eb7d88ae-69e2-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/domain-name-mogul-mike-mann-will-sell-you-happybirthdaycom--for-2-million/2014/11/16/eb7d88ae-69e2-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html>


Buyers Love 3-Letter .Coms - Lov.com Tops This Week's Sales Chart with 7 More on the Leader Board

Domain buyers have long had a love affair with 3-letter .coms. That was shown again this week when LOV.com led our latest Sales Chart with a $91,800 payday at NameJet and seven more 3-letter .coms taking places on an expanded leader board. I was away covering the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. East conference in Miami Beach last week, so I have a double dose of data for you this time out, including an all extension top sales chart that doubles from its usual 20 positions to 40.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141112.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141112.htm>


Archeo Domains Rings Up $1.6 Million in 3rd Quarter Sales - Says When it Comes to Domains Size Matters

Archeo Domains reported today that they closed $1.6 million worth of domain sales in the recently concluded 3rd quarter of 2014. Archeo released their results in a newsletter that also provided some insight into how domain length affects sales. They said that domains ranging from 8 to 12 characters generated 60% of their sales with 9-character domains being the most popular.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141113.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141113.htm>




OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014 reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, and performance in more than 45 economies, including OECD countries and major emerging economies

< <http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-science-technology-and-industry-outlook-2014_sti_outlook-2014-en> http://www.keepeek.com/Digital-Asset-Management/oecd/science-and-technology/oecd-science-technology-and-industry-outlook-2014_sti_outlook-2014-en>


The Role of Data in Promoting Growth and Well-Being

Data forms a key pillar in 21st century sources of growth. The confluence of several trends, including the increasing migration of socio-economic activities to the Internet and the decline in the cost of data collection, storage and processing, are leading to the generation and use of huge volumes of data ? commonly referred to as ?big data?. These large data sets are becoming a core asset in the economy, fostering new industries, processes and products and creating significant competitive advantages. 

< <http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/data-driven-innovation.htm> http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/data-driven-innovation.htm>


Wireless Market Structures and Network Sharing

A key issue for policy makers and regulators across the OECD area is the market structures that will best deliver efficient and inclusive mobile communication services. This has led to two issues addressed in this report, namely: the recent experience in selected countries, which have changed or held constant the number of facilities based operators; and the initial experience and key questions that have arisen with wireless network sharing.

< <http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/wireless-market-structures-and-network-sharing_5jxt46dzl9r2-en> http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/wireless-market-structures-and-network-sharing_5jxt46dzl9r2-en>





Study reveals how Twitter grabs your attention

Ever felt that you were a bit too obsessed with Twitter? The good news is, it?s not you: it?s your brain. A new study conducted for the social network examined the mental activity of 114 volunteers while they tweeted on phones, tablets and laptops, using a technique called steady-state topography.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/14/study-reveals-how-twitter-grabs-your-attention> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/14/study-reveals-how-twitter-grabs-your-attention>


Facebook updates privacy policy to clarify how it uses data from 1.3bn users

Facebook has once again moved to simplify its description of how it uses the data generated by its 1.3 billion users.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/13/facebook-updates-privacy-policy-data> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/13/facebook-updates-privacy-policy-data>


Facebook Gives Its Privacy Policy a Makeover

Facebook simplified and shortened by two-thirds its description of how it uses data, responding to concerns that users didn?t understand its policies.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/13/facebook-gives-its-privacy-policy-a-makeover/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/11/13/facebook-gives-its-privacy-policy-a-makeover/>


Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands

Facebook?s executives are not terribly worried about upsetting people these days. ... And on Friday, the company told marketers that if they wanted to reach customers on Facebook, they needed to buy an ad.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/technology/facebook-to-cut-unpaid-posts-by-marketers-on-news-feeds.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/technology/facebook-to-cut-unpaid-posts-by-marketers-on-news-feeds.html>





OECD Technology Foresight Forum 2014 - The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), also known as the Internet of Everything or the Industrial Internet, is a term applied to the next 50 billion machines and devices that will go online in the coming two decades. These developments may be thought of as being analogous to the state of cellular mobile services in 1994 ? a time at which it would have been challenging to anticipate all the changes that have followed in the past two decades.

< <http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/technology-foresight-forum-2014.htm> http://www.oecd.org/sti/ieconomy/technology-foresight-forum-2014.htm>




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