[DNS] auDA domain news - 20 November

[DNS] auDA domain news - 20 November

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:13:03 +1100


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Internet Society Statement on the NETmundial Initiative

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-statement-netmundial-initiative> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-statement-netmundial-initiative>


Internet Control by Governments Isn?t Feasible, Gatekeeper Says

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says.html> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says.html>


Internet Society slams online 'UN Security Council' plan, snubs permanent seat offer

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/17/isoc_slams_netmundial_initiative/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/17/isoc_slams_netmundial_initiative/>


The Caravan Has Set Out for a Neo-liberal Capture of Global Governance

< <http://justnetcoalition.org/NMI-neoliberal-caravan> http://justnetcoalition.org/NMI-neoliberal-caravan>


Winning the Right to .GAY: a Global Call to Action

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-stockwell/winning-the-right-to-gay-_b_6166082.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-stockwell/winning-the-right-to-gay-_b_6166082.html>


Millions of new gTLD domains to be released as collision blocks end

< <http://domainincite.com/17678-millions-of-new-gtld-domains-to-be-released-as-collision-blocks-end> http://domainincite.com/17678-millions-of-new-gtld-domains-to-be-released-as-collision-blocks-end>


Quebec's latest bid to break away from Canada HALTED by a single dot

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/19/dot_quebec_loses_government_support/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/19/dot_quebec_loses_government_support/>


$10 million to move to a dot-brand? Quebec says ?non?

< <http://domainincite.com/17669-10-million-to-move-to-a-dot-brand-quebec-says-non> http://domainincite.com/17669-10-million-to-move-to-a-dot-brand-quebec-says-non>


?Cyberflight? rules coming to UDRP next July

< <http://domainincite.com/17694-cyberflight-rules-coming-to-udrp-next-july> http://domainincite.com/17694-cyberflight-rules-coming-to-udrp-next-july>






Internet Society Statement on the NETmundial Initiative

The Internet Society Board of Trustees today issued the following statement: Recently, the ?I* Group? was invited to participate in the NETmundial Initiative, which is different from the one-time NETmundial meeting in which we participated in April 2014; we endorsed the outcomes of that meeting. This new and different NETmundial Initiative has been organized by the partnership of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, ICANN, and the World Economic Forum. This announcement has resulted in considerable discussion and concern amongst various stakeholders regarding the purpose, scope, and nature of the proposed activity or organization.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-statement-netmundial-initiative> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-statement-netmundial-initiative>


Internet Society Board of Trustees Welcomes Renewal of Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group

The ISOC Board of Trustees during its Board meeting 15-16 November addressed recent Internet governance advancements, including the positive momentum of the IGF and the outcome of the ITU Plenipotentiary. Specifically, the Board commended the renewal of the Internet Governance Forum's (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), and reiterated its support for the IGF as a platform for true multistakeholder engagement and concrete action. In addition, the Board issued a resolution expressing its appreciation for the Internet Society's work at the recent ITU Plenipotentiary in Busan.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-board-trustees-welcomes-renewal-internet-governance-forum-multistakeholder> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-board-trustees-welcomes-renewal-internet-governance-forum-multistakeholder>


Internet Control by Governments Isn?t Feasible, Gatekeeper Says

ICANN, the gatekeeper for Web addresses, said government attempts to impose rules on the Internet are doomed to fail as the group seeks to end its own formal ties with U.S. legislators.

< <http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says> http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says>

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says.html> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-18/internet-control-by-governments-not-feasible-gatekeeper-says.html>


Congressional Action on ICANN Accountability by Paul Rosenzweig

... I was, therefore, interested to see the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 introduced by Representative Mike Kelly (R?PA) today. The legislation, is very closely aligned with the recommendations made by me and some colleagues at Heritage in a June paper on required reforms and standards for ICANN transition.

< <http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/11/congressional-action-on-icann-accountability/> http://www.lawfareblog.com/2014/11/congressional-action-on-icann-accountability/>


China lays out vision for Web governance

President Xi Jinping called on the world to step up Internet governance in a congratulatory message sent to the opening of China's first World Internet Conference, seen by experts as presenting China's vision for future Internet development amid the nation's rising global influence over cyberspace.

< <http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/892731.shtml> http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/892731.shtml>

< <http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/1120/c202936-8811442.html> http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/1120/c202936-8811442.html>


'Internet Freedom Panel' to REIN IN web overlord ICANN ? new proposal

A panel with authority over domain name system overseer ICANN has been proposed in a new US law bill.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/20/legislation_icann_oversight_body/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/20/legislation_icann_oversight_body/>


ICANN chief urges wide Internet control [AFP]

The head of the private agency that acts as gatekeeper for the Internet called Tuesday for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralised.

< <https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/25553424/icann-chief-urges-wide-internet-control/> https://au.news.yahoo.com/technology/a/25553424/icann-chief-urges-wide-internet-control/>

< <http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/europe/story/icann-chief-wants-talks-keeping-internet-controls-decentralised-20141119> http://www.straitstimes.com/news/world/europe/story/icann-chief-wants-talks-keeping-internet-controls-decentralised-20141119>


Congress Needs to Remain Engaged on the ICANN Transition by Brett Schaefer, Paul Rosenzweig & James Gattuso

The U.S. NTIA has contracted with ICANN to manage core functions of the Internet since ICANN was established in 1998, including managing policy and technical features of the Internet?s DNS. ... This is a very important issue politically and economically. Nations like Russia have made no secret of their desire to use international organizations such as the ITU, an arm of the United Nations, to assert authority over the Internet as a means for limiting speech that is critical of or damaging to their interests. Even some democratic nations like those in the European Union have supported limiting undesirable speech, or limiting economic freedoms online. If they succeed, a vital medium for speech and political discourse could be crippled.

< <http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/18/congress-needs-remain-engaged-icann-transition/> http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/18/congress-needs-remain-engaged-icann-transition/>


Internet Society slams online 'UN Security Council' plan, snubs permanent seat offer

The Internet Society has blasted efforts from some quarters to create a "UN Security Council" for the internet ? which would rule over the online world.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/17/isoc_slams_netmundial_initiative/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/17/isoc_slams_netmundial_initiative/>


The Caravan Has Set Out for a Neo-liberal Capture of Global Governance

A new chapter in global governance has been opened with the launch of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI) at the World Economic Forum. This is the first time that such a corporate-led venue ? although sold as ?multistakeholder?, ?open?, and ?voluntary?, among others ? is positioned as being 'the' mechanism for global governance in a specific sector. In fact it is being openly and explicitly positioned as a direct replacement for existing UN-based governance models, which are routinely the subject of harsh critiques by most of the NMI proponents.

< <http://justnetcoalition.org/NMI-neoliberal-caravan> http://justnetcoalition.org/NMI-neoliberal-caravan>


Rift forms between ISOC and WEF on Internet governance

Two organizations whose voices hold considerable sway on Internet governance issues--which appeared up until just last weekend to be speaking in harmony--now find themselves at odds.

< <http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/rift-forms-between-isoc-and-wef-internet-governance/2014-11-17> http://www.fierceenterprisecommunications.com/story/rift-forms-between-isoc-and-wef-internet-governance/2014-11-17>








UDRP: Policy Implementation Update

ICANN announces the implementation of amended rules for the UDRP.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-17-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-17-en>


Working Together to Tame the Coming Tsunami by Ashwin Rangan, ICANN Chief Innovation and Information Officer

It is just over eight months since I joined ICANN and several noteworthy events have occurred since. Within a few days of coming on board, the IANA Stewardship Transition was announced. Fadi's efforts to appropriately position Internet Governance and the follow-on work with NETMundial have progressed, leading to some critical hand-overs. And in attending my third (yes, already my third!) ICANN meeting in Los Angeles, I was able to detect an increasing tone of collaboration within the Stakeholder community, something that will require our increased support.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-to-tame-the-coming-tsunami> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/working-together-to-tame-the-coming-tsunami>


Results Available for 19 November 2014 Auction

On 19 November 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve a string contention set for one new gTLD string, DOT.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-19-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-19-en>

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-19nov14-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-2-19nov14-en>


Join Us for a Webinar on Auction Rules for Indirect Contention Sets

ICANN will host a Webinar on the topic of Auctions Rules for Indirect Contention Sets on 3 December 2014 at 17.00 UTC. The webinar will provide an overview of the rules and highlight several examples of how the rules will be applied in auction. There will also be a Question and Answer session.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/webinars>


New Meeting Strategy & Implementation Plan Approved by ICANN Board of Directors

After two years of extensive, cross-community work, I'm pleased to report that the ICANN Board approved a new ICANN Meetings Strategy for implementation in 2016, as well as proposed meeting dates and geographic rotation through 2020.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-meeting-strategy-implementation-plan-approved-by-icann-board-of-directors> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-meeting-strategy-implementation-plan-approved-by-icann-board-of-directors>


Monthly Update by Theresa Swinehart

First things first, thank you to all of you who joined us at ICANN 51 in Los Angeles! Whether you did so in person or as a remote participant, you may have noticed the evolution in both the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance processes. There's been a distinct shift in conversation over the past month from process to substance, a validation of community achievement in these two critical endeavors.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update-by-theresa-swinehart-en> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/monthly-update-by-theresa-swinehart-en>


National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to the ICANN Board Governance Committee

New gTLD Application for .GAY

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/nglcc-to-bgc-17nov14-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/nglcc-to-bgc-17nov14-en.pdf>


Renato Sabbadi, Executive Director | International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, to the ICANN Board Governance Committee

New gTLD Application for .GAY

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/request-ilga-to-bgc-17nov14-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/request-ilga-to-bgc-17nov14-en.pdf>


Interview with St?phane Van Gelder, Chair, 2015 Nominating Committee

An interview with St?phane Van Gelder, Chair, 2015 Nominating Committee on 10 October 2014.

< <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXJfbYhqS8> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXJfbYhqS8>


IP Mirror rapped for failing to deal with abuse

Here?s something you don?t see every day: a corporate brand management registrar getting smacked by an ICANN breach notice.

< <http://domainincite.com/17686-ip-mirror-rapped-for-failing-to-deal-with-abuse> http://domainincite.com/17686-ip-mirror-rapped-for-failing-to-deal-with-abuse>


ICANN At-Large Endorses DigitalSENSE Africa

The At-Large Advisory Committee of ICANN has endorsed DigitalSENSE Africa Media as an At-Large Structure (ALS).

< <http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/icann-at-large-endorses-digitalsense-africa/194547/> http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/icann-at-large-endorses-digitalsense-africa/194547/>





Your .eu domain could make you a winner this Christmas!

Make sure to try your luck in this year?s .eu Christmas Competition to win one of two unforgettable holiday packages!

< <http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/nov-2014/your-eu-domain-could-make-you-winner-christmas> http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/nov-2014/your-eu-domain-could-make-you-winner-christmas>


Second-level domain name registrations directly under '.nz' now allowed [subscription]

Last year the entities responsible for operating the New Zealand domain name space were considering whether to introduce domain name registrations directly under the TLD ?.nz?.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7c7d4802-4c58-4f50-85d6-bcc186addcbe> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=7c7d4802-4c58-4f50-85d6-bcc186addcbe>





Winning the Right to .GAY: a Global Call to Action

Within the next two weeks, the governing body of the Internet will rule on who gets to operate the new domain .GAY. I'm concerned that this decision is about to go badly for LGBT people. On this point and throughout ICANN's exhaustive evaluation, Scott and dotgay earned nearly perfect scores. The problem was a question called community nexus, which asks whether an applicant really speaks for the community it claims to represent. How, ICANN's evaluators asked, could .GAY speak for an unknown and unknowable worldwide population of perhaps 70 million, most of whom are not able or willing to stand up and be visible? And how could that single word gay serve as a gathering place for lesbians, transgender people, friends and allies, and millions of people yet to come?

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-stockwell/winning-the-right-to-gay-_b_6166082.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-stockwell/winning-the-right-to-gay-_b_6166082.html>


Millions of new gTLD domains to be released as collision blocks end

Millions of new gTLD domain names are set to start being released, as ICANN-mandated name collision blocks start getting lifted.

< <http://domainincite.com/17678-millions-of-new-gtld-domains-to-be-released-as-collision-blocks-end> http://domainincite.com/17678-millions-of-new-gtld-domains-to-be-released-as-collision-blocks-end>


How .Realtor quickly became one of the most used new TLDs

About four weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors released the .realtor domain name. Ahead of the launch, I called it one of the most important launches in the nascent new TLD program.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/18/how-realtor-quickly-became-one-of-the-most-used-new-tlds/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/18/how-realtor-quickly-became-one-of-the-most-used-new-tlds/>


Dish DBS beats Google in .Dot auction, pays $700,000 for domain

Dish DBS, the satellite TV company and owner of Blockbuster, has beaten Google in a public auction for the TLD .Dot. It paid $700,000 for the rights to the domain name.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/19/dish-dot-dot-google/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/19/dish-dot-dot-google/>


.NYC Releases Numbers On Landrush: 145 Domains Sell For $1K-$9,999: 10 Sell For $10K+

New York City released some numbers on the recently concluded Landrush period for the new gTLD .NYC, in which residents and businesses located in New York City were given the opportunity to apply for a domain for any extra fee before general availability started.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/19/nyc-releases-numbers-on-landrush-145-domains-sell-for-1k-9999-10-sell-for-10k/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/19/nyc-releases-numbers-on-landrush-145-domains-sell-for-1k-9999-10-sell-for-10k/>


NABP to Begin Sunrise Trademark Registration Period for .Pharmacy Websites

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy? (NABP?) will soon be accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from trademark holders who are registered in the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

< <http://www.nabp.net/news/nabp-to-begin-sunrise-trademark-registration-period-for-pharmacy-websites> http://www.nabp.net/news/nabp-to-begin-sunrise-trademark-registration-period-for-pharmacy-websites>


NABP discloses premium .pharmacy pricing

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has revealed its premium pricing structure for the new gTLD .pharmacy, in launch policy documents filed with ICANN.

< <http://domainincite.com/17692-nabp-discloses-premium-pharmacy-pricing> http://domainincite.com/17692-nabp-discloses-premium-pharmacy-pricing>


Now is the time for Welsh businesses to apply for .wales and .cymru domain names

This month sees the launch of the next phase in the release of the new .cymru and .wales domain names; the Welsh Business Priority Phase.

< <http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/now-time-welsh-businesses-apply-8126643> http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/now-time-welsh-businesses-apply-8126643>


Quebec's latest bid to break away from Canada HALTED by a single dot

It was not the news the company behind the new dot-quebec domains wanted to hear.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/19/dot_quebec_loses_government_support/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/19/dot_quebec_loses_government_support/>


Aruba Becomes Official Registry For .Cloud gTLD

The much anticipated gTLD .cloud has found itself an official registrar in Aruba. The Italian internet services provider made its name in web hosting and email hosting before it began selling cloud services.

< <http://www.cloudwedge.com/4891-aruba-becomes-official-registry-for-cloud-gtld/> http://www.cloudwedge.com/4891-aruba-becomes-official-registry-for-cloud-gtld/>


Marketing Matters: TLD Registry Honored for Efforts to Spread the News About New TLDs and Their China-Friendly Extensions

With the success of new gTLDs hinging on public awareness that hundreds of new domain options are now available (with hundreds more on the way) - a common criticism of many new gTLD registry operators has been that they are not doing enough to market both their own extensions and the new gTLD program in general. However, that charge has never been leveled at TLD Registry, the owner and operating registry for Dot Chinese Online (.??) & Dot Chinese Website (.???).

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141117.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141117.htm>


Switching to a .brand is more expensive than you think

News over the weekend of the Government of Quebec deciding to not change its domains over to .Quebec heightens the discussion on if it makes sense for brands to switch their web presence to a .brand.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/switching-to-a-brand-is-more-expensive-than-you-think/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/switching-to-a-brand-is-more-expensive-than-you-think/>


$10 million to move to a dot-brand? Quebec says ?non?

One of the biggest hypothetical barriers to the adoption of dot-brand gTLDs has always been the likely cost of migration, but until now nobody?s really thrown around any figures.

< <http://domainincite.com/17669-10-million-to-move-to-a-dot-brand-quebec-says-non> http://domainincite.com/17669-10-million-to-move-to-a-dot-brand-quebec-says-non>


?Second most marketable athlete in the world? to use a .club domain

Virat Kohli, a famous Indian cricketer, is .CLUB Domains? latest star anchor tenant.

< <http://domainincite.com/17674-second-most-marketable-athlete-in-the-world-to-use-a-club-domain> http://domainincite.com/17674-second-most-marketable-athlete-in-the-world-to-use-a-club-domain>


New TLDs this week: .Quebec, .Top and .Engineer

A few TLDs coming out in a week is the new normal, so I?m going to stop calling these ?slow? weeks. Here?s a look at this week?s new TLD rollouts.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/new-tlds-this-week-quebec-top-and-engineer/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/new-tlds-this-week-quebec-top-and-engineer/>





Fasthosts Shared Hosting Customers Face Downtime as DDoS Attack, Windows 2003 Vulnerability Shake Platform

A denial of service attack caused customers of Fasthosts shared hosting services to experience intermittent website downtime on Monday. According to a report by The Register, the downtime was a result of a loss of DNS performance due to the DDoS attack.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/fasthosts-shared-hosting-customers-face-downtime-ddos-attack-windows-2003-vulnerability-shake-platform> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/fasthosts-shared-hosting-customers-face-downtime-ddos-attack-windows-2003-vulnerability-shake-platform>


Restoring payment systems after disruptive cyber attacks could involve compromising analysis of incidents, says report

A new report on cyber resilience in financial market infrastructures has highlighted potential conflicts between legal obligations on the reporting of cyber security or data breaches and the need to restore services quickly following those incidents, an expert has said.

< <http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/november/restoring-payment-systems-after-disruptive-cyber-attacks-could-involve-compromising-analysis-of-incidents-says-report/> http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2014/november/restoring-payment-systems-after-disruptive-cyber-attacks-could-involve-compromising-analysis-of-incidents-says-report/>


London police chief warns of likelihood of cyber attack - FT

Islamic militants are very likely to attempt a cyber attack against major Western financial institutions, the Financial Times reported, citing the head of the City of London police.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/uk-cybersecurity-police-london-idUKKCN0J22LF20141118> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/uk-cybersecurity-police-london-idUKKCN0J22LF20141118>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/cybersecurity-police-london-idINKCN0J303W20141119> http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/11/19/cybersecurity-police-london-idINKCN0J303W20141119>


Top German spy says Berlin under cyber attack from other states

German government and business computers are coming under increasing cyber attack every day from other states' spy agencies, especially those of Russia and China, Germany's domestic intelligence (BfV) chief said on Tuesday.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKCN0J227420141118> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/uk-germany-cybersecurity-idUKKCN0J227420141118>


China ready to deepen int'l co-ops, uphold cyber security: Xi

China is ready to work with other countries to deepen international cooperation, respect sovereignty on the Internet and uphold cyber security, said President Xi Jinping in a message of congratulations on Wednesday.

< <http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2014-11/19/content_34097142.htm> http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2014-11/19/content_34097142.htm>


Internet Architecture Board Calls For Net Encryption By Default

The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) urges encryption across the protocol stack to usher in an era where encrypted traffic is the norm. But there are possible security tradeoffs.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-architecture-board-calls-for-net-encryption-by-default/d/d-id/1317614> http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/internet-architecture-board-calls-for-net-encryption-by-default/d/d-id/1317614>





Many Tor-anonymized domains seized by police belonged to imposter sites

A large number of the Tor-anonymized domains recently seized in a crackdown on illegal darknet services were clones or imposter sites, according to an analysis published Monday.

< <http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/many-tor-anonymized-domains-seized-by-police-belonged-to-imposter-sites/> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/many-tor-anonymized-domains-seized-by-police-belonged-to-imposter-sites/>


UDRP With 1,000+ Domain Names is a Milestone for WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization reported that it received its 30,000th UDRP filing yesterday, and it is a fairly interesting UDRP given the sheer number of domain names that are a part of it. Apparently, Ebay was the company that filed this milestone UDRP, and the case involves well over 1,000 domain names (there were 1,153 domain names in total included in this filing).

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/udrp-1000-domain-names-milestone-wipo/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/udrp-1000-domain-names-milestone-wipo/>


?Cyberflight? rules coming to UDRP next July

It will soon be much harder for cybersquatters to take flight to another registrar when they?re hit with a UDRP complaint.

< <http://domainincite.com/17694-cyberflight-rules-coming-to-udrp-next-july> http://domainincite.com/17694-cyberflight-rules-coming-to-udrp-next-july>


UDRP rule changes coming next year to thwart ?Cyberflight?

ICANN has announced a July 31, 2015 implementation date for amended rules under the UDRP.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/18/udrp-rule-changes-coming-next-year-to-thwart-cyberflight/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/18/udrp-rule-changes-coming-next-year-to-thwart-cyberflight/>


Anti-gay campaigners? website highjacked [September]

An anti-gay New Zealand political party?s website now redirects to a website in support of marriage equality after it forgot to renew ownership of its domain name

< <http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/anti-gay-campaigners?-website-highjacked040912> http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/anti-gay-campaigners?-website-highjacked040912>


Following Macaulay Culkin hoax, research examines media gTLD registration patterns

A brand-hijacked website using the new gTLD string ?.website? went viral last week with a hoax news report about the ?death of Macaulay Culkin?. The hoax spread, in part, because of the authentic-looking ?msnbc.website? domain, which convinced over 6 million users to share the fake article across a seven-day span.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=a6d88279-e28a-4de6-9064-c2b4749741e9> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=a6d88279-e28a-4de6-9064-c2b4749741e9>


Anti-Cybersquatting Lessons from IP Strategy by Alex Tajirian

The post reconsiders a cooperative solution to cybersquatting that I proposed in 2007. I also draw on examples of success and failure of legal actions to protect intellectual property (IP) licensing. Cybersquatting has gone unabated with the new gTLDs despite the introduction of new protection instruments such as the Trademark Cleaning House (TMCH) database and the availability of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) services, as well as declarations by registries of their intentions to block unauthorized registrations.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141117_anti_cybersquatting_lessons_from_ip_strategy/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141117_anti_cybersquatting_lessons_from_ip_strategy/>


au: Nirvana LLC v. Darren Marc Wilcox - Case No. DAU2014-0031

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Nirvana LLC of Los Angeles, California, United States of America (?United States?), represented by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Darren Marc Wilcox of Armadale, Victoria, Australia. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <nirvanadrums.com.au> and <nirvanadrums.net.au> (the ?Domain Names?) are registered with NetRegistryPty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0031> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0031>



- IPv4/IPv6


The Economics of Transition to IPv6

This report makes the case that IPv6 represents an example of a platform; within the context of IPv6, the sides of the platform are Internet service providers, backbone providers, device manufacturers, content providers, and so forth. The net benefits to adopting the new platform are not distributed equally across sides.

< <http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/the-economics-of-transition-to-internet-protocol-version-6-ipv6_5jxt46d07bhc-en> http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/the-economics-of-transition-to-internet-protocol-version-6-ipv6_5jxt46d07bhc-en>


Iran to fully employ IPv6 in the next four years

No one could have predicted the growth of the internet and when the commercial internet was in its infancy, the pool of around 4 billion IPv4 addresses seemed huge.

< <http://presstv.com/detail/2014/11/19/386662/ipv6-ripe-ncc-tehran-iran/> http://presstv.com/detail/2014/11/19/386662/ipv6-ripe-ncc-tehran-iran/>





Google to label 'mobile friendly' websites [IDG]

In the next few weeks, Google will start to label websites that render well on mobile devices and is considering giving that label weight as a search rank signal, the company said Tuesday.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/560005/google-label-mobile-friendly-websites/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/560005/google-label-mobile-friendly-websites/>

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/560005/google-label-mobile-friendly-websites/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/560005/google-label-mobile-friendly-websites/>


GoDaddy?s DomainFinder App advances domain name selection

GoDaddy recently released an iOS app for finding and registering domain names called GoDaddy DomainFinder.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/19/godaddy-domainfinder-app/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/19/godaddy-domainfinder-app/>


Legal Brand Marketing Lands Best Law-Related .co.com Domains in Win-Win Deal with Registry

It is widely believed that the success of new registry operators rests on end user adoption and development in their namespace. That's why operators of the .co.com registry, who created new namespace by sub-domaining a premier .com domain, are happy about a deal they announced with Legal Brand Marketing (LBM) today.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141119.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141119.htm>





Canadian Web Host Files Lawsuit Against Police who Seized its Equipment in Citadel Botnet Investigation

Vancouver web host White Falcon Communications and its owner Dmitri Glazyrin have filed a lawsuit against the Attorney General of Canada and two Canadian police for seized company servers and equipment in 2013. The seizure resulted from a US-led investigation into Citadel botnets, and the company alleges in the suit that the seizure effectively destroyed its business.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/canadian-web-host-sues-police-seized-equipment-citadel-botnet-investigation> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/canadian-web-host-sues-police-seized-equipment-citadel-botnet-investigation>





Mobile.co owner pays dearly for Mobile.co.com

The company that owns Mobile.co has spent $32,000 to acquire the third level domain names Mobile.co.com and Movil.co.com, the .co.com registry reported this morning.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/mobile-co-owner-pays-dearly-for-mobile-co-com/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/mobile-co-owner-pays-dearly-for-mobile-co-com/>


Mike Mann and (more) economics of domain name portfolios

The Washington Post wrote about domain name investor Mike Mann yesterday, and the article sheds more light on the economics or large domain name portfolios. Really, it applies to all domain portfolios, even if you have a small one.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/mike-mann-economics-domain-name-portfolios/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/17/mike-mann-economics-domain-name-portfolios/>


Feel the Power! The 9th Seven-Figure Sale Reported So Far This Year Tops This Week's Sales Chart

The big news in the domain aftermarket this week is the $1,261,000 sale of Power.com that we told you about in a Lowdown post Tuesday (Nov. 11). George Kirikos uncovered the private transaction while looking through a 3rd quarter SEC filing made by the buyer, Power Integrations, a large Silicon Valley company that purchased the domain as an upgrade to their present address, PowerInt.com. The deal was co-brokered by Scott Smith and WebsiteProperties.com.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141119.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141119.htm>





90 percent to have mobile phones by 2020, predicts Ericsson Mobility Report

Nine out of ten people aged six and over will have mobile phones by 2020. That is one of the most surprising predictions from the latest Ericsson Mobility Report.

< <http://www.ericsson.com/news/141118-90percent-to-have-mobile-phones-by-2020-predicts-ericsson-mobility-report_244099435_c> http://www.ericsson.com/news/141118-90percent-to-have-mobile-phones-by-2020-predicts-ericsson-mobility-report_244099435_c>





Amnesty releases anti-spying program for activists

Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents. The Detekt software was needed as standard anti-virus programs often missed spying software, it said.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30115679> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30115679>


New tool for spy victims to detect government surveillance

A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders to scan their computers for known surveillance spyware has been released today by Amnesty International and a coalition of human rights and technology organizations.

< <http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/new-tool-spy-victims-detect-government-surveillance-2014-11-20> http://www.amnesty.org/en/news/new-tool-spy-victims-detect-government-surveillance-2014-11-20>


WhatsApp Adds Encryption by Default to Android App

WhatsApp, a massively popular messaging app, recently added end-to-end encryption for some mobile clients, a move that brings a high level of security to millions of users.

< <http://threatpost.com/whatsapp-adds-encryption-by-default-to-android-app/109442> http://threatpost.com/whatsapp-adds-encryption-by-default-to-android-app/109442>


Senator Questions Uber on Privacy Practices

The relationship between the media and Uber has been strained as of late. It is not going so well on Capitol Hill, either.

< <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/senator-questions-uber-on-privacy-practices/> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/senator-questions-uber-on-privacy-practices/>


au: Don't let them snoop on your private information by David Leyonhjelm

Data retention legislation is wrong on fundamental grounds. Governments are supposed to serve the people, not treat them as presumptive criminals, writes David Leyonhjelm.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-19/leyonhjelm-metadata-and-the-law-of-unintended-consequences/5901958> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-19/leyonhjelm-metadata-and-the-law-of-unintended-consequences/5901958>





au: Data retention bill's human rights limitations are over the top, report says

The government?s mandatory data retention bill places limitations on human rights that are ?not proportionate? to the intentions of the proposed scheme, a scathing report published on Tuesday by a cross-party committee says.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/18/data-retention-bills-human-rights-limitations-are-over-the-top-report-says> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/18/data-retention-bills-human-rights-limitations-are-over-the-top-report-says>





Google to test-fly balloons which transmit internet over Australia [AAP]

Google is bringing its audacious internet-transmitting balloons to Australia.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/17/google-test-fly-balloons-transmit-internet-australia> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/17/google-test-fly-balloons-transmit-internet-australia>



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