[DNS] auDA Domain News- 24 November

[DNS] auDA Domain News- 24 November

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:56:05 +1100


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First Congress, now top govt watchdog digs into ICANN's internet grab

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


'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands ? new proposal

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


Over 180,000 blocked new gTLD names to drop next week

< <http://domainincite.com/17702-over-180000-blocked-new-gtld-names-to-drop-next-week> http://domainincite.com/17702-over-180000-blocked-new-gtld-names-to-drop-next-week>


5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Have About Domain Revenue

< <http://architelos.com/5-common-misconceptions-new-registries-domain-revenue/> http://architelos.com/5-common-misconceptions-new-registries-domain-revenue/>


DDoS Attacks Swamping Media and Entertainment Firms, Verisign Reports

< <http://news.techworld.com/security/3588266/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports/> http://news.techworld.com/security/3588266/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports/>


Nirvana gets domain names from Australian man who demanded $1.5 million

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/nirvana-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/nirvana-domain-names/>






First Congress, now top govt watchdog digs into ICANN's internet grab

It's not just US Senators digging into ICANN's takeover of the internet's control panel. America's powerful Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been asked to interview key people in Washington DC over the proposed move ? and the results are likely to form the basis for a number of hearings in the new year.

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


'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands ? new proposal

A seemingly independent 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/>


Geneva Conference Looks At Internet Governance ?At A Crossroads?

?Internet Governance at a Crossroads? was the title of the Geneva Internet Conference, which took place in Geneva this week for the first time.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/20/geneva-conference-looks-at-internet-governance-at-a-crossroads/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2014/11/20/geneva-conference-looks-at-internet-governance-at-a-crossroads/>


The Internet and ICANN Accountability?Yes, It Matters by Paul Rosenzweig, Brett Schaefer & James Gattuso

On March 14, 2014, the U.S. NTIA announced that it did not intend to renew its contract with ICANN, which since 1998 has managed policy and technical features of the Internet?s DNS.

< <http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/21/internet-icann-accountability-yes-matters/> http://dailysignal.com/2014/11/21/internet-icann-accountability-yes-matters/>


Culture CLASH: Wuzhen Declaration spurned at World Internet Conference in China

As you might expect, China's first global internet conference was a particularly Chinese affair. There were few sessions, each dominated by pre-selected authority figures, lots of positive declarations, almost no criticism and little audience participation. In effect, the polar opposite of a normal internet conference.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/22/china_wuzhen_world_internet_conference_overview/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/22/china_wuzhen_world_internet_conference_overview/>


ITU Plenipotentiary 2014: RIPE NCC Report

The ITU Plenipotentiary 2014 (PP-14) took place over three weeks in Busan, South Korea, from 20 October to 7 November. RIPE NCC staff attended the conference, alongside colleagues in the Internet technical community, and welcome the overall outcome of the event.

< <http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/itu-plenipotentiary-2014-ripe-ncc-report> http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/itu-plenipotentiary-2014-ripe-ncc-report>


Nyet-Mundial: Taming the ambitions of the WEF/ICANN/CGI alliance by Milton Mueller

Who will inherit the legacy of the NetMundial meeting? A one-off meeting in April of this year that successfully brought together governments, business, civil society and the technical community to produce a set of principles and a ?road map? was lauded as a major success for multistakeholder Internet governance. The question of how to follow up on its accomplishments has become a new source of controversy. For better or worse, efforts to institutionalize its legacy under the leadership of ICANN seem to be faltering. And that may be a good thing.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/11/20/nyet-mundial-taming-the-ambitions-of-the-weficanncgi-alliance/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2014/11/20/nyet-mundial-taming-the-ambitions-of-the-weficanncgi-alliance/>


Ten Reasons Why Social Justice Matters for Internet Governance by Michael Gurstein

?Social Justice? has been at the very heart of Internet Governance (IG) beginning with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) among whose primary objectives was to find ways to use the technology power being unleashed by the digital and Internet revolutions to pursue traditional goals of social justice.

< <http://gurstein.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/ten-reasons-why-social-justice-matters-for-internet-governance/> http://gurstein.wordpress.com/2014/11/22/ten-reasons-why-social-justice-matters-for-internet-governance/>


DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 21, 2014 - Defending Internet Freedom

Earlier this week, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) introduced the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014 (H.R. 5737), an astonishing measure that hobbles ICANN in numerous ways, banishes non-U.S. governments from a meaningful role in DNS-related policymaking, and places decisive authority over the DNS in the hands of domain registries and, to a much lesser extent, registrars, technology groups, and of course the beloved "Internet community."

< <http://www.bna.com/dns-policy-notes-b17179912470/> http://www.bna.com/dns-policy-notes-b17179912470/>


An Internet 'Davos'

The first World Internet Conference, held in the small Chinese town of Wuzhen, hopes to bring the movers and shakers of the online world closer

< <http://www.bjreview.com.cn/nation/txt/2014-11/22/content_654142.htm> http://www.bjreview.com.cn/nation/txt/2014-11/22/content_654142.htm>


International group explores future of Internet governance

An elite international group meets in Ottawa this week with the self-appointed task of solving one of the greatest challenges of an increasingly digitizing world: how to prevent the Internet from becoming the ?splinternet.?

< <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-group-explores-future-of-internet-governance/article21720100/> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/international-group-explores-future-of-internet-governance/article21720100/>


ICANN to listen, understand Chinese needs [Xinhua]

The head of the non-profit organization that manages the infrastructure of the Internet is committed to listening to and understand the needs of China's government and people.

< <http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/1120/c90882-8811964.html> http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/1120/c90882-8811964.html>


Audio: Session I: The Global Debate on the ITU and Internet Governance

Experts discuss the global debate on the ITU and internet governance.

< <http://www.cfr.org/internet-policy/session-global-debate-itu-internet-governance/p33815> http://www.cfr.org/internet-policy/session-global-debate-itu-internet-governance/p33815>


Live Now: Internet Governance After Busan

The Council on Foreign Relations is holding a half-day, multisession symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts for analysis of the Internet governance landscape and to discuss new ideas for reform. Closely following the International Telecommunication Union meeting in Busan, South Korea, the symposium will take stock at this particularly interesting moment.

< <http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2014/11/20/live-now-internet-governance-after-busan/> http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2014/11/20/live-now-internet-governance-after-busan/>


Internet governance & cyber security highlighted

On Thursday, Premier Li held talks with some 70 Internet industry leaders from China and abroad in Hangzhou. During their meeting, Premier Li said the Chinese government strongly supports the development of the internet sector. He pointed out that the majority of China's vibrant small and micro enterprises that flourished in the past year or so, are in the internet or information technology sector.

< <http://english.cntv.cn/2014/11/20/VIDE1416491158751571.shtml> http://english.cntv.cn/2014/11/20/VIDE1416491158751571.shtml>


Whose Internet Is It Anyway? China Wields More Influence

A few days before the anniversary of China?s crackdown in Tiananmen Square this June, Patrick Poon posted a video commemoration on his LinkedIn Web page. The Hong Kong-based researcher for Amnesty International soon got a message saying the post was prohibited in China so it had been blocked from the site -- and by extension from users worldwide.

< <http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-20/whose-internet-is-it-anyway-china-wields-more-influence> http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-11-20/whose-internet-is-it-anyway-china-wields-more-influence>








IANA Stewardship Transition Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Related Functions: Chairs' Statement on Frankfurt Face-to-Face Meeting by Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson

The Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Related Functions met for a face-to-face in Frankfurt, Germany on 19 ? 20 November 2014. The highly diverse CWG is one of the three groups submitting a proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) as part of the overall IANA Stewardship Transition process. As noted in the CWG Charter [DOC, 132 KB], the IANA stewardship transition process is taking place alongside a parallel and related process on enhancing ICANN accountability.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-20-en>


IDN ccTLD Request from Armenia Successfully Passes String Evaluation

ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Armenia.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-20-en>


Karen Lentz, Director, Operations and Policy Research | ICANN, to Emilie Dessens

Trademarks with Accents

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/lentz-to-dessens-19nov14-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/lentz-to-dessens-19nov14-en.pdf>


ICANN working towards ?truce? with France

During his monthly ?what?s up? call with ICANN Supporting Organisation, Advisory Committee and Stakeholder Group leaders, CEO Fadi Chehad? addressed recent tensions between ICANN and the government of France.

< <http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/icann-working-towards-truce-with-france/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/icann-working-towards-truce-with-france/>





Be on your guard for ?invoices? from BE Domein Host

DNS Belgium received some questions and complaints in regards to recent ?invoices? from the company BE Domein Host. We would like to stress that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-your-guard-> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-your-guard-?invoices?-be-domein-host>


be: Domain Guard protects your domain name

Some domain names are so important or of such great value that you want to have total control over them. You also want to be absolutely sure that no alterations take place without your explicit approval.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/domain-guard-protects-your-domain-name> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/domain-guard-protects-your-domain-name>


Domain names in China hacked by overseas IPs

Nearly 60% of dot-com domain names in China were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 and 48.8% of them were controlled by overseas IP addresses, the Beijing-based China Securities Journal reports.

< <http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141123000022&cid=1103> http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20141123000022&cid=1103>


cz: Campaign for domain registry data improvement is approaching the finish line

For a few weeks now, .CZ domain holders may participate in the campaign (only in Czech) particularly aimed at improving security of their personal data. By controlling their data listed in the domain registry, the participants will have the opportunity to use the Domain browser service, to hide their postal address from the public area of the domain registry and more.

< <http://www.nic.cz/page/2515/campaign-for-domain-registry-data-improvement-is-approaching-the-finish-line/> http://www.nic.cz/page/2515/campaign-for-domain-registry-data-improvement-is-approaching-the-finish-line/>


2014: deployment of IPv6 in France still progressing slowly

The November 2014 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names focuses on the deployment of IPv6 in the .fr zone.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8489/show/2014-deployment-of-ipv6-in-france-still-progressing-slowly.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8489/show/2014-deployment-of-ipv6-in-france-still-progressing-slowly.html>


HKIRC rebrands successful award series to ?Best .hk Website Awards 2014?

Building on the success of the ?Top10 .hk Website Competition? over the last five years, Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporate Limited (HKIRC) aims to extend its outreach to more online users this year as it rebrands the competition the ?Best .hk Website Awards 2014?(the Awards).

< <https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=491> https://www.hkirc.hk/content.jsp?id=43#!/64&in=/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=491>





Over 180,000 blocked new gTLD names to drop next week

Several new gTLD registries will release hundreds of thousands of currently blocked domain names ? some of them quite nice-looking ? next Wednesday.

< <http://domainincite.com/17702-over-180000-blocked-new-gtld-names-to-drop-next-week> http://domainincite.com/17702-over-180000-blocked-new-gtld-names-to-drop-next-week>


Where to find new gTLD dropping domain lists

With hundreds of thousands of currently blocked new gTLD domain names about to hit the market, many without premium pricing, some domain investors have been wondering where they can get hold of the lists of soon-to-be available names.

< <http://domainincite.com/17708-where-to-find-new-gtld-dropping-domain-lists> http://domainincite.com/17708-where-to-find-new-gtld-dropping-domain-lists>


5 Common Misconceptions New Registries Have About Domain Revenue

It is wonderful to see the floodgates open and see so many new gTLDs launch ? 417 delegated as of October 4th. As registry senior management?s focus switches to operational matters post launch, it is now time to consider how the new registries will deal with revenue recognition and its impact on financial reporting.

< <http://architelos.com/5-common-misconceptions-new-registries-domain-revenue/> http://architelos.com/5-common-misconceptions-new-registries-domain-revenue/>


Experience and Evidence Point to Strong Renewal Rates for New TLDs

In the tenth month of the revolutionary expansion of generic top-level Internet domains, global registrations in new gTLDs reached more than three million addresses, providing the clearest illustration yet of the strong international appetite for new, relevant addressing options. As we near the first full year of new gTLD availability, focus now shifts to another critical metric?renewals? which we expect to show similar strength based on history and data analysis.

< <http://www.donuts.co/blog/experience-and-evidence-point-to-strong-renewal-rates-for-new-tlds/> http://www.donuts.co/blog/experience-and-evidence-point-to-strong-renewal-rates-for-new-tlds/>


The Ongoing Obligations of Operating a .BRAND

Back in 2011, if you asked most major brands what a gTLD, the RySG, GAC, or even ICANN was, most would not have been able to make much sense of the acronyms.

< <http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/11/18/the-ongoing-obligations-of-operating-a-brand/> http://gtldstrategy.com/2014/11/18/the-ongoing-obligations-of-operating-a-brand/>


George.Best walks into a sex.bar, spots a bearded dwarf sysadmin and thinks: Warcraft.cool

Nearly 10 million locked-away domain names will be set free and go on sale over the next two months.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/get_read_for_the_release_of_millions_of_useless_domain_names/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/get_read_for_the_release_of_millions_of_useless_domain_names/>


Experience and Evidence Point to Strong Renewal Rates for New TLDs by Paul Stahura

In the tenth month of the revolutionary expansion of generic top-level Internet domains, global registrations in new gTLDs reached more than three million addresses, providing the clearest illustration yet of the strong international appetite for new, relevant addressing options. As we near the first full year of new gTLD availability, focus now shifts to another critical metric ? renewals ? which we expect to show similar strength based on history and data analysis.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141121_experience_and_evidence_point_to_strong_renewal_rates_for_new_tlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141121_experience_and_evidence_point_to_strong_renewal_rates_for_new_tlds/>


An Idea Transformed Into One Million New gTLD Domain Registrations: The Donuts Story

In ten months Donuts has gone from a handful of domains registered to well over a million across 152 new gTLDs, accounting for around a third of both domains registered across all of the new gTLDs and number of gTLDs available. And all of their domains are fully paid for the company boasts!

< <http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/11/an-idea-transformed-into-one-million-new-gtld-domain-registrations-the-donuts-story/> http://www.netnames.com/blog/2014/11/an-idea-transformed-into-one-million-new-gtld-domain-registrations-the-donuts-story/>


ICANN decided to register ?.???? domain name

ICANN decided to register a new domain name ?.???? which means ?Armenian? in the Armenian language.

< <http://news.am/eng/news/240395.html> http://news.am/eng/news/240395.html>


Cricket Superstar Virat Kohli Launches ViratKohli.club

Today Virat Kohli, world cricket star and captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the Indian Premier League, launched his new official website at ViratKohli.club.

< <http://nic.club/cricket-superstar-virat-kohli-launches-viratkohli-club/> http://nic.club/cricket-superstar-virat-kohli-launches-viratkohli-club/>


White paper: .bank is here!

Sunrise is on the horizon for .bank. A new Internet land rush begins mid-2015 for websites bearing the extension .bank, the financial world?s new .com.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a4c1f356-77d5-497e-a4e6-9d7f18ec6b72> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a4c1f356-77d5-497e-a4e6-9d7f18ec6b72>


ICANN: New gTLD round 1 to last until 2017

ICANN has begun holding quarterly stakeholder calls, formatted a lot like a listed company?s quarterly investors call. ?The goal of these is to provide a predictable and regular window into ICANN activities,? summarised ICANN CEO Fadi Chehad? as he opened the first stakeholder call, held today, November 20, 2014.

< <http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/icann-new-gtld-round-1-to-last-until-2017/> http://post.milathan.com/2014/11/icann-new-gtld-round-1-to-last-until-2017/>


Frank Schilling changes strategy for .Click launch

5 more Uniregistry domain names go into general availability next week. And for one of them, .click, Frank Schilling is taking a different strategy when it comes to holding back domain names.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/frank-schilling-changes-strategy-for-click-launch/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/frank-schilling-changes-strategy-for-click-launch/>


Google beaten to .dot for a paltry $700k

Dish DBS, a US satellite TV company, has beaten Google to the .dot new gTLD in an ICANN auction that fetched just $700,000.

< <http://domainincite.com/17700-google-beaten-to-dot-for-a-paltry-700k> http://domainincite.com/17700-google-beaten-to-dot-for-a-paltry-700k>





DDoS Attacks Swamping Media and Entertainment Firms, Verisign Reports

The trend for DDoS attacks to target media, entertainment and online gaming services shows no sign of abating with these sectors now accounting for more than half of all incidents, according the latest figures from Verisign's protection services wing.

< <http://news.techworld.com/security/3588266/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports/> http://news.techworld.com/security/3588266/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports/>

< <http://www.cio.com/article/2851392/security/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-and-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports.html> http://www.cio.com/article/2851392/security/ddos-attacks-swamping-media-and-entertainment-firms-verisign-reports.html>


Q3 2014 DDoS Trends: Attacks Exceeding 10 Gbps On The Rise

Verisign just released its Q3 2014 DDoS Trends Report, which details observations and insights derived from distributed denial of service attack mitigations enacted on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services from July through September of this year. Many notable observations were made, including a rise in the average number of attacks per customer, exploitation of the recently publicized SSDP vulnerability and some notable malicious code trends that will likely contribute to increased DDoS attack activity in the future.

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/q3_2014_ddos_trends_attacks> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/q3_2014_ddos_trends_attacks>


Largest ever NATO cyber defence exercise gets underway

NATO launched its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, ?Cyber Coalition 2014? on Tuesday (18 November). The three-day training event will test the Alliance?s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain. ?This exercise will test our systems to make sure that NATO keeps pace with that evolving threat and that the skills and expertise of our cyber specialists are fully up to the task,? said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. ?Among the priorities highlighted in the Enhanced NATO Policy on Cyber Defence, endorsed at the Wales Summit, is training and exercises.?

< <http://nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114902.htm> http://nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_114902.htm>


Driverless cars could face threat from hackers trying to cause road chaos

Driverless cars will need to be protected from hackers who could take control of vehicles to cause chaos on the roads, cyber security and transport experts have warned.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/driverless-cars-hacking-threat-road-trials-january> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/driverless-cars-hacking-threat-road-trials-january>


Foreign Governments Have Hacked U.S. Grid, NSA Head Says

Several foreign governments have hacked into U.S. energy, water and fuel distribution systems and might damage essential services, the top national security official said.

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-20/foreign-governments-have-hacked-u-s-power-system-nsa-head-says.html> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-20/foreign-governments-have-hacked-u-s-power-system-nsa-head-says.html>


NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure

China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, said on Thursday.

< <http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/20/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKCN0J420Q20141120> http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/20/us-usa-security-nsa-idUSKCN0J420Q20141120>


Foreign powers steal data on critical U.S. infrastructure, NSA chief says

Several foreign countries, including China, have infiltrated the computers of critical industries in the United States to steal information that could be used in the planning of a destructive attack, the director of the National Security Agency said Thursday.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-chief-foreign-powers-steal-data-on-critical-us-infrastructure/2014/11/20/ddd4392e-70cb-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html> http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-chief-foreign-powers-steal-data-on-critical-us-infrastructure/2014/11/20/ddd4392e-70cb-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html>


New Shopping Report reveals one in six bargain-hunters duped by rogue sites

We released our latest Shopping Report this week, examining consumer purchase intent and the demographics of those who acquire counterfeit goods online.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/new-shopping-report-reveals-one-in-six-bargain-hunters-duped-by-rogue-sites/> https://www.markmonitor.com/mmblog/new-shopping-report-reveals-one-in-six-bargain-hunters-duped-by-rogue-sites/>


Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime [IDG]

An agreement between Intel?s McAfee security branch and European law enforcement will allow the two to work on joint operations to fight cybercrime.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2850292/intel-to-work-with-europol-on-fighting-cybercrime.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2850292/intel-to-work-with-europol-on-fighting-cybercrime.html>


'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does. But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat appears to have been designed by a government, and is "groundbreaking and almost peerless."

< <http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/23/technology/security/regin-malware-symantec/index.html> http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/23/technology/security/regin-malware-symantec/index.html>


Traces of Regin malware may date back to 2006 [IDG]

Malware that Symantec says was probably developed by a nation state may have been used for as long as eight years, a length of time that underscores the challenges the security industry faces in detecting advanced spying tools.

< <http://www.computerworld.com/article/2851513/traces-of-regin-malware-may-date-back-to-2006.html> http://www.computerworld.com/article/2851513/traces-of-regin-malware-may-date-back-to-2006.html>


Now e-cigarettes can give you malware

E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer ? electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/e-cigarettes-malware-computers> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/21/e-cigarettes-malware-computers>





Nirvana gets domain names from Australian man who demanded $1.5 million

Nirvana LLC ? the company that owns the intellectual property from the late grunge band Nirvana ? has won control of five domain names registered by an Australian man.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/nirvana-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/20/nirvana-domain-names/>


UDRP Panel Passes On Reverse Domain Name Hijacking: It Was Complainant & Lawyers 1st Case

A one member UDRP panel passed on making a finding of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name DateLikeaGrownUp.com in large part because; "fact that this appears to be the first time this Complainant or its representative has brought a proceeding."

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/21/udrp-panel-passes-on-reverse-domain-name-hijacking-it-was-complainant-lawyers-1st-case/> http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/21/udrp-panel-passes-on-reverse-domain-name-hijacking-it-was-complainant-lawyers-1st-case/>





It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

Z.com has been sold for $6.8m (?4.3m, 800m yen) to Japanese domain biz GMO Registry, putting it in the top ten of all-time domain name sales.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/z_dotcom_sold/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/21/z_dotcom_sold/>


Japanese Internet Services Provider, GMO Internet Acquires Z.com for JPY800 million

GMO Internet, Inc. one of Japan?s leading Internet services providers and operator of the country?s largest domain registrar, today announces the acquisition of single-character domain name, Z.com (z.com/en) for JPY800 million.

< <https://www.gmo.jp/en/news/article/?id=635> https://www.gmo.jp/en/news/article/?id=635>


Want to dominate the Internet of Things market? Start with this domain name.

For the first time since it was originally registered over 11 years ago, the ultimate Internet of Things domain name, InternetOfThings.com, has been put up for sale by its original owner, a Toronto technology consultant. This category-defining domain name is the ideal Web address for any company, small or large, that wishes to brand itself as a leader in the exploding Internet of Things (IOT) industry.

< <https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?language=us&id=672> https://sedo.com/presse/presse.php?language=us&id=672>




Australia, Canada, UK and China weigh in on Insecam privacy issue

The privacy commissioners of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Macao, China have all sent an email to Insecam ? the operator of a website that broadcasts footage from private webcams ? asking it to take down its website.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/560293/australia-canada-uk-china-weigh-webcam-privacy-issue/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/560293/australia-canada-uk-china-weigh-webcam-privacy-issue/>

< <http://www.techworld.com.au/article/560293/australia-canada-uk-china-weigh-webcam-privacy-issue/> http://www.techworld.com.au/article/560293/australia-canada-uk-china-weigh-webcam-privacy-issue/>





au: The NBN twilight zone by Mark Gregory

Speaking at CommsDay NBNRebooted held on November 17 Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull addressed the issue of National Broadband Network (NBN)-related complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) when he stated ?this is why the NBN Co is forecasting it will increase the number of serviceable premises in brownfield areas from 67 per cent of the total premises passed to 81 per cent of premises passed.?

< <http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/11/21/technology/nbn-twilight-zone> http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2014/11/21/technology/nbn-twilight-zone>



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