[DNS] auDA domain news - 2 February

[DNS] auDA domain news - 2 February

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:43:56 +1100


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Internet Governance: A Hearing Planned and a Resolution Introduced

< <http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/internet-governance-a-hearing-planned-and-a-resolution-introduced/> http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/internet-governance-a-hearing-planned-and-a-resolution-introduced/>


Tracking the Future of the New gTLD Program by Karen Lentz

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-the-future-of-the-new-gtld-program> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-the-future-of-the-new-gtld-program>


The New Africa TLD: An African Initiative in Ensuring Africa's Rightful Place on the Global Network by Eddie Hurter & Tana Pistorius [Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal]

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554495> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554495>






Internet Governance: A Hearing Planned and a Resolution Introduced

In case you missed it, Sen. John Thune laid out out his to-do list on tech policy issues on Wednesday at the American Enterprise Institute and among the issues he mentioned was Internet governance.

< <http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/internet-governance-a-hearing-planned-and-a-resolution-introduced/> http://blogs.rollcall.com/technocrat/internet-governance-a-hearing-planned-and-a-resolution-introduced/>


15 Years On, President Clinton's 5 Principles for Internet Policy Remain the Perfect Paradigm

What principles should guide Internet policy? Fifteen years ago, the Clinton Administration proposed a paradigm for how cyberspace should be governed that remains the most succinct articulation of a pro-liberty, market-oriented vision for cyberspace ever penned. It recommended that we rely on civil society, contractual negotiations, voluntary agreements, and ongoing marketplace experiments to solve information age problems. In essence, they were recommending a high-tech Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm (to the Internet).

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamthierer/2012/02/12/15-years-on-president-clintons-5-principles-for-internet-policy-remain-the-perfect-paradigm/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamthierer/2012/02/12/15-years-on-president-clintons-5-principles-for-internet-policy-remain-the-perfect-paradigm/>


Geneva Forecast On Internet Governance: 2015 Expected To Be A Decisive Year [subscription]

A Geneva expert has offered his view on the top internet governance issues likely to come up in 2015. These include: cybersecurity, privacy, internet neutrality, and the proposed transition of control over a key underlying aspect of the internet.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/01/30/geneva-forecast-on-internet-governance-2015-expected-to-be-a-decisive-year/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/01/30/geneva-forecast-on-internet-governance-2015-expected-to-be-a-decisive-year/>








ATRT2 Implementation Program Update

We are pleased to provide the second update on the implementation of recommendations from the Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2).   ICANN kicked off the implementation work, completed a thorough project planning process for each of the 12 recommendations in the second half of 2014 and is currently executing according to the detailed plans created for each of the 12 recommendations.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-30-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-30-en>


Selection of International Law Advisor to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

The Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group (PEG) announces the selection of the 7th and final Advisor to the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG).

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-01-30-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-01-30-en>


Tracking the Future of the New gTLD Program by Karen Lentz

The New gTLD Program, one of the most important developments in the Internet space in recent years, continues to gain momentum: over 400 new gTLDs have been introduced so far, and still counting. The Program represents significant work by the ICANN community, and we continue to hear from more people interested in learning about these opportunities and how to participate.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-the-future-of-the-new-gtld-program> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tracking-the-future-of-the-new-gtld-program>


Third Face-to-Face Meeting for the Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs (TF-AIDN) to Convene in Singapore

Background: Since the second Face-to-Face meeting of the TF-AIDN in Istanbul, Turkey last June, the group has been working on several fronts related to Arabic Script IDNs including scrutinizing the code point repertoire and defining variant code points for the proposal for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR) and the Universal Acceptance of Arabic script IDNs. The third face-to-face meeting in Singapore will conclude the work covering topics such as the Arabic Script Code Point Repertoire, Code Point Variants, Variant Disposition, Whole Label Evaluation Rules and the XML Representation of the Data, all in the context of finalizing the proposal for the Arabic script for the Root Zone LGR. The group will also discuss the next steps to be taken like addressing the Universal Acceptance of Arabic script IDNs.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-30-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-30-en>


Akram Atallah to Brigitte Zypries

New gTLD application for .MERCK

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-zypries-28jan15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-zypries-28jan15-en.pdf>


ICANN exchange prgram aims to expand Africa DNS business

ICANN and its global partners have embarked on a domain name business exchange program aimed at jump-starting Africa's online business.

< <http://www.mis-asia.com/resource/industries/icann-exchange-prgram-aims-to-expand-africa-dns-business/> http://www.mis-asia.com/resource/industries/icann-exchange-prgram-aims-to-expand-africa-dns-business/>

< <http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3596218/icann-exchange-prgram-aims-to-expand-africa-dns-business/> http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/internet/3596218/icann-exchange-prgram-aims-to-expand-africa-dns-business/>





cz: Since March will apply the new rules of registration and ADR

New version of rules of registration and ADR will be in effect as of 1 March 2015.

< <http://www.nic.cz/news/> http://www.nic.cz/news/>


IEDR calls on SMEs to apply for 2015 OPTIMISE programme launched by Minister for Communications, Alex White, T.D.

The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the managed registry for Ireland?s official Internet address .ie, today announced that its OPTIMISE e-Commerce Website Development programme will help a further 15 small firms to improve their e-commerce capabilities in 2015.

< <https://www.iedr.ie/2015/01/iedr-calls-smes-apply-2015-optimise-programme-launched-minister-communications-alex-white-t-d/> https://www.iedr.ie/2015/01/iedr-calls-smes-apply-2015-optimise-programme-launched-minister-communications-alex-white-t-d/>


no: 25 000 private domain names

Last night, the number of private domain names passed 25 000. We have seen a steady growth every day since private individuals gained access to Norwegian domain names in June 2014.

< <https://www.norid.no/nytt/25k-private-domener.en.html> https://www.norid.no/nytt/25k-private-domener.en.html>


ru: The number of domain violators decreased in 2014

In December 2014 accredited registrars received 129 requests from Group-IB to suspend delegation of domain violators. As a result 75 domain names were suspended. 54 domain names are being delegated at the moment. 28 from them were unblocked because the owners of the domain names addressed the causes of blocking.

< <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6445> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6445>





The New Africa TLD: An African Initiative in Ensuring Africa's Rightful Place on the Global Network by Eddie Hurter & Tana Pistorius [Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal]

Abstract: The new gTLD programme of ICANN is the single most important development since the privatisation of the DNS in 1998. The management of the Domain Name System (DNS) has developed from a modest undertaking to its current explosive expansion through the new gTLD programme. Africa has boldly entered the arena through the delegation of the .Africa gTLD.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554495> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2554495>


Amazon staffing up for new gTLD launches

Amazon is one of the biggest portfolio applicants for new gTLDs, but to date we haven?t heard much from the e-commerce giant about how it intends to use its new assets.

< <http://domainincite.com/17933-amazon-staffing-up-for-new-gtld-launches> http://domainincite.com/17933-amazon-staffing-up-for-new-gtld-launches>


.Space wins this week?s new TLD releases

When it comes to most registrations, .space appears to have topped the list of this week?s new TLD launches.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/space-wins-this-weeks-new-tld-releases/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/space-wins-this-weeks-new-tld-releases/>


Will dot-bank links make banking safer?

Hacking attacks at major companies like Target and JPMorgan Chase have brought worries over Web security to the forefront. And while nothing is foolproof, the banking industry is trying to make it more secure and less confusing for consumers by eventually utilizing the domain "dot-bank," a generic domain that ICANN is set to release in mid-2015.

< <https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dot-bank-links-banking-safer-100000268.html> https://finance.yahoo.com/news/dot-bank-links-banking-safer-100000268.html>





Nominet's Cath Goulding named Security Champion of the Year

Nominet's Head of Information Security, Cath Goulding, was awarded Security Champion of the Year at last night's inaugural Women in IT Awards ceremony in London.Aimed at recognising outstanding work within IT security, the award was presented by Bletchley Park codebreaker Betty Webb, who received a standing ovation as she took to the stage.

< <http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominets-cath-goulding-named-security-champion-year> http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominets-cath-goulding-named-security-champion-year>


DNS Hijacking: Dangers and Defenses

We're always concerned about where the next attack is coming from. We worry about DDoS, SQL injection, defacements and a host of other attack techniques. One attack in particular can bypass even the best security protections and give attackers the keys to the kingdom.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/01/dns-hijacking-dangers-and-defenses.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/01/dns-hijacking-dangers-and-defenses.html>


Q4 2014 State of the Internet - Security Report: Numbers

The Q4 2014 State of the Internet - Security report is out today. We've previewed sections this past week (see sidebar below), but now we can share some numbers.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/01/q4-2014-state-of-the-internet---security-report-some-numbers.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/01/q4-2014-state-of-the-internet---security-report-some-numbers.html>


The Internet of Dangerous Things

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to silence end users and sideline Web sites grew with alarming frequency and size last year, according to new data released this week. Those findings dovetail quite closely with the attack patterns seen against this Web site over the past year.

< <http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/01/the-internet-of-dangerous-things/> http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/01/the-internet-of-dangerous-things/>


?IT systems must become inherently more secure?

Those responsible for IT security are constantly being confronted with new challenges: On the one hand, they should react quickly to new technological trends and developments, and on the other hand, they need different concepts for new attack scenarios. Oliver Dehning, Leader of the eco Competence Group Security, offers some insight into the background and an outlook for the next Competece Group meeting.

< <https://international.eco.de/2015/news/it-systems-must-become-inherently-more-secure.html> https://international.eco.de/2015/news/it-systems-must-become-inherently-more-secure.html>


Internet Society Approach to Cyber Security Policy

The headlines of today regarding hacking, exposure of large quantities of personal data, denial of service attacks, and the continued revelations about pervasive monitoring are deeply disturbing.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-approach-cyber-security-policy> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-approach-cyber-security-policy>


What to Do If You Are (or Don?t Want to Be) Hacked

In light of the many high profile cyber-attacks on businesses this past year, employers should assess their vulnerability relative to data breaches and take steps to protect themselves from hackers as well as more innocuous business practices that could result in data breaches.

< <http://www.natlawreview.com/article/what-to-do-if-you-are-or-don-t-want-to-be-hacked> http://www.natlawreview.com/article/what-to-do-if-you-are-or-don-t-want-to-be-hacked>


ZeroAccess Botnet Returns, Resumes Click-Fraud Activity

Long thought dead, the peer-to-peer (P2P) ZeroAccess botnet has resurfaced and as of just a few weeks ago, has returned to propagating click-fraud scams.

< <http://threatpost.com/zeroaccess-botnet-returns-resumes-click-fraud-activity/110736> http://threatpost.com/zeroaccess-botnet-returns-resumes-click-fraud-activity/110736>





LeadPages is a Reverse Domain Name Hijacker

A three person WIPO panel has found the company behind LeadPages.net to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in a cybersquatting complaint.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/leadpages-is-a-reverse-domain-name-hijacker/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/leadpages-is-a-reverse-domain-name-hijacker/>


ch: 'Renewal snatching' found to constitute unfair competition [subscription]

A WIPO expert's decision under the SWITCH dispute resolution policy (for ?.ch? and ?.li? domain names) is the first case under Swiss law that deals with ?renewal snatching? - that is, the practice of registering lapsed domain names, also called ?extension exaggeration? or ?alert angling?.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=06ebae3c-e8bc-4532-81a7-ea21883f5d1a> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=06ebae3c-e8bc-4532-81a7-ea21883f5d1a>



- IPv4/IPv6


IPv6 Security Myth #3: No IPv6 NAT Means Less Security by Chris Grundemann

We're back again with part 3 in this 10 part series that seeks to bust 10 of the most common IPv6 security myths. Today's myth is a doozy. This is the only myth on our list that I have seen folks raise their voices over. For whatever reason, Network Address Translation (NAT) seems to be a polarizing force in the networking world. It also plays a role in differentiating IPv4 from IPv6.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150129_ipv6_security_myth_3_no_ipv6_nat_means_less_security/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150129_ipv6_security_myth_3_no_ipv6_nat_means_less_security/>


Bracing the Network for change in 2015 ... 4. Internet Protocol Version 6 is inevitable, so plan ahead

With IPv4 still widely used, IT Pros have little urgency in deploying IPv6. However, with a transition to IPv6 inevitable and essential, there's no reason why we shouldn't be planning for it now. This sort of foresight will mean a much smoother transition when the change does occur, and ultimately greater security and productivity benefits down the track.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/02/02/4172375.htm> http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2015/02/02/4172375.htm>





ARIN 35 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the ARIN 35 Public Policy and Members Meeting, 12-15 April 2015 at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square.

< <https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150127_arin35.html> https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150127_arin35.html>


We're Listening, Message Received

This morning we previewed GoDaddy?s Super Bowl spot on a popular talk show, and shortly after a controversy started to swirl about Buddy, our puppy, being sold online. The responses were emotional and direct. Many people urged us not to run the ad.

< <https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/were-listening-message-received.aspx> https://au.godaddy.com/news/article/were-listening-message-received.aspx>


Puppy dogs for sale on GoDaddy parody site

GoDaddy won?t run its controversial Journey Home commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad featured a site called Gabby?s Goldens that sold dogs online. It drew the ire of pet lovers and advocates everywhere.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/puppy-dogs-for-sale-on-godaddy-parody-site/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/29/puppy-dogs-for-sale-on-godaddy-parody-site/>





EFF?s Game Plan for Ending Global Mass Surveillance

We have a problem when it comes to stopping mass surveillance.  The entity that?s conducting the most extreme and far-reaching surveillance against most of the world?s communications?the National Security Agency?is bound by United States law. 

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/effs-game-plan-ending-global-mass-surveillance> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/effs-game-plan-ending-global-mass-surveillance>


au: Telstra, Vodafone Hutchison slam metadata storage plan

Two of Australia?s biggest telecommunications providers have voiced concerns and called for changes to the government?s controversial plan to record the metadata of all Australians for two years.

< <http://www.afr.com/p/national/telstra_vodafone_hutchison_slam_vbKTcrPTbqg0HspLBKVDrL> http://www.afr.com/p/national/telstra_vodafone_hutchison_slam_vbKTcrPTbqg0HspLBKVDrL>


au: Data retention scheme still not clear-cut for telcos and others, inquiry told

Australia?s peak body for IT and communications companies says organisations still face considerable uncertainty over whether they will need to retain Australians? web and phone data as part of the federal government?s mandatory data retention scheme.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/29/data-retention-scheme-still-not-clear-cut-for-telcos-and-others-inquiry-told> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jan/29/data-retention-scheme-still-not-clear-cut-for-telcos-and-others-inquiry-told>


au: Metadata retention scheme: Telstra warns data storage plan will attract hackers

The nation's biggest telecommunications company has sounded a warning about the Government's mandatory metadata retention scheme.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-30/telstra-warns-metadata-scheme-will-attract-hackers/6056326> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-30/telstra-warns-metadata-scheme-will-attract-hackers/6056326>


NSW Police Force seeks 7-year data-retention scheme

Australian state and federal law-enforcement agencies have stressed that they are being pragmatic in accepting a two-year data-retention period and not being able to access web-browsing histories.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/article/nsw-police-force-seeks-7-year-data-retention-scheme/> http://www.zdnet.com/article/nsw-police-force-seeks-7-year-data-retention-scheme/>





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