[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 February

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 23 February

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:18:37 +1100


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Global DNS power grab: US senators want a word with ICANN next week

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/critical_iana_transition_heads_to_congress/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/critical_iana_transition_heads_to_congress/>


U.S. To Scale Back Its Role In Internet Governance

< <http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/19/1120736/> http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/19/1120736/>


Auction for 1 Contention Set Slated for 25 February 2015

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-19feb15-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-19feb15-en>


ICANN Updates Authorization Process for Release of Two-Character ASCII Labels

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-20-en>


Information Brokers becomes newest .au accredited Registrar

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/information-brokers> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/information-brokers>


New gTLDs and Higher Burden of Proof Distinguish URS Rulings

< <http://www.bna.com/new-gtlds-higher-n17179923256/> http://www.bna.com/new-gtlds-higher-n17179923256/>


Verisign's Q4 2014 DDoS Trends: Public Sector Experiences Largest Increase in DDoS Attacks

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q4_2014_ddos> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q4_2014_ddos>


London ?Playboy? Battles Hefner?s Empire for Use of Web Domain

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-20/london-playboy-battles-hefner-s-empire-for-use-of-web-domain> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-20/london-playboy-battles-hefner-s-empire-for-use-of-web-domain>


Coca-Cola Spreads Happiness Online With Emoji Web Addresses Domains for every joyful face By Tim Nudd

< <http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/coca-cola-spreads-happiness-online-first-emoji-web-addresses-163044> http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/coca-cola-spreads-happiness-online-first-emoji-web-addresses-163044>






Global DNS power grab: US senators want a word with ICANN next week

The process to move oversight of the world's DNS system away from the US government is heading to Congress with a hearing scheduled for later this month.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/critical_iana_transition_heads_to_congress/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/19/critical_iana_transition_heads_to_congress/>


U.S. To Scale Back Its Role In Internet Governance

Even though the Internet has long been an international community, the United States has always been at its center. However, that all may be about to change as the U.S. Department of Commerce scales back its role in Internet governance.

< <http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/19/1120736/> http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/19/1120736/>


Beijing Touts ?Cyber-Sovereignty? In Internet Governance: Global Technology Firms Could Mine Silver Lining by Scott Livingston

It has been a difficult few weeks for global technology companies operating in China. Chinese officials strengthened the Internet firewall by blocking the use of virtual private networks (VPNs), reasserted demands that web users register their real names, and issued a new regulation requiring enhanced scrutiny of imported IT products in the financial industry. In response, a consortium of 17 trade groups wrote U.S. trade officials urging them to resist China?s new cybersecurity policies.

< <http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/02/beijing-touts-cyber-sovereignty-in-internet-governance-global-technology-firms-could-mine-silver-lining.html> http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/02/beijing-touts-cyber-sovereignty-in-internet-governance-global-technology-firms-could-mine-silver-lining.html>


Hearings: Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene a hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, entitled ?Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance.?

< <http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=683924ae-83d7-4bf4-922a-cdecb9556ba9&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=b06c39af-e033-4cba-9221-de668ca1978a> http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=683924ae-83d7-4bf4-922a-cdecb9556ba9&ContentType_id=14f995b9-dfa5-407a-9d35-56cc7152a7ed&Group_id=b06c39af-e033-4cba-9221-de668ca1978a>


Stakeholders Continue Historic Work on Internet DNS Transition at ICANN Singapore Meeting by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling

Last week, ICANN held its 52nd meeting in Singapore, where the global multistakeholder community continued progress on a proposal to transition the United States role related to the Internet DNS.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/stakeholders-continue-historic-work-internet-dns-transition-icann-singapore-meeting> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/blog/2015/stakeholders-continue-historic-work-internet-dns-transition-icann-singapore-meeting>


ICANN 52 and the road to WSIS+10

ICANN held the first of its three annual open meetings in Singapore last week. LSE alumna and ICANN fellow Anri van der Spuy attended and encountered a reluctant yet growing willingness to start opening the debate to accommodate broader internet governance issues, besides an expected focus on the IANA stewardship transition.

< <http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2015/02/20/icann-52-and-the-road-to-wsis10/> http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2015/02/20/icann-52-and-the-road-to-wsis10/>


U.S. Senate Declares ?Internet Governance Awareness Week? Coinciding with ICANN 52 Singapore

On February 5th, while many (including the author) were on route to ICANN 52 in Singapore, the U.S. Senate passed S.Res. 71, a non-binding, ?Sense of the Senate? Resolution declaring February 8th-14th as ?Internet Governance Awareness Week?. Those dates overlap the now ongoing ICANN meeting in Singapore, and the congruence is intentional.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/ig-awareness-week/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/ig-awareness-week/>








Auction for 1 Contention Set Slated for 25 February 2015

An Auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 25 February 2015 to resolve string contention for one new gTLD string: APP. Twelve applicants are expected to participate in the Auction for the applied-for string.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-19feb15-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-19feb15-en>


Closing Date Approaching: Nomination Period For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Presentation Planned for ICANN 53 | Nominations Close 02 March 2015

On 10 December 2015 ICANN announced the opening of the nomination period for ICANN's 2015 Multistakeholder Ethos Award Program. The nomination period will close on 2 March 2015.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-19-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-19-en>


ICANN Updates Authorization Process for Release of Two-Character ASCII Labels

Today, ICANN is announcing updates to the "Authorization Process for the Release of Two-Character ASCII Labels" to take into account additional direction from the ICANN Board.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-20-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-20-en>


Service update on some ICANN hosted blogs

The content on several ICANN-hosted public blogs has been restored to service after being temporarily taken offline to investigate a software security vulnerability.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/service-update-on-some-icann-hosted-blogs> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/service-update-on-some-icann-hosted-blogs>


Letter from Donuts Inc. to ICANN

New gTLD application for .SPA

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/donuts-inc-to-icann-17feb15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/donuts-inc-to-icann-17feb15-en.pdf>


ICANN 52 reflection by Jordan Carter

It?s a week now since the end of ICANN?s 52nd public meeting in Singapore, held 8-12 February. I?ve had a chance to reflect on the week and think about what happened. My main focus, as outlined in a note to InternetNZ members before travelling to the meeting, was on the intertwined issues of the transition of stewardship of the Internet?s domain name system from the United States Government to the global Internet community, and the improvements to ICANN?s accountability that would be required to allow this transition to happen.

< <https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-52-reflection> https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann-52-reflection>


52nd ICANN Meeting: Discussion on IANA and the Administration of the Internet Determine the Agenda in Singapore

Who will take on the supervision of the IANA from September 2015? This question is currently dominating all international discussions on Internet Governance and was also a central topic at the 52nd ICANN Meeting, which took place from 8-12 February in Singapore. Representing eco ? the Association of the German Internet Industry were eco Chairman of the Board Prof. Michael Rotert and Director of Policy and Law Oliver S?me, along with Thomas Rickert and Lars Steffen from eco Business Development. eco used the platform of the meeting above all to consult on national guidelines and recommendations for action for the transition of the IANA Stewardship. The objective is to bring a collective German position into the international negotiation process.

< <https://international.eco.de/2015/news/52nd-icann-meeting-discussion-on-iana-and-the-administration-of-the-internet-determine-the-agenda-in-singapore.html> https://international.eco.de/2015/news/52nd-icann-meeting-discussion-on-iana-and-the-administration-of-the-internet-determine-the-agenda-in-singapore.html>


In Battle for Names, it's Country Vs. Company [VoA]

... This dispute has emerged in the digital world, where companies like Amazon are staking claims on the uncharted territory of website names with geographic terms. Before, websites would just use gTLDs like .com or .org. But in 2012, ICANN opened the floodgates by letting people apply for all manner of website domains -- including .amazon.

< <http://www.indiagazette.com/index.php/sid/230419163> http://www.indiagazette.com/index.php/sid/230419163>

< <http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/230419163> http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/230419163>


Geoff Huston appointed to ICANN SSAC

APNIC?s Chief Scientist, Geoff Huston, has been appointed to the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/17/geoff-huston-appointed-to-icann-ssac/> http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/17/geoff-huston-appointed-to-icann-ssac/>





Information Brokers becomes newest .au accredited Registrar

As .au domain registrations approach the 3-million mark, Melbourne-based company Information Brokers has become the newest accredited .au Registrar, receiving accreditation approval from the auDA.

< <http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/information-brokers> http://www.ausregistry.com.au/news/information-brokers>


1,500,000 .be domain names!

Today around 10:08 we reached the milestone of 1,5 million .be domain names. The domain name that got us there, is plameco-brugge.be.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/1500000-be-domain-names> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/1500000-be-domain-names>


DK Hostmaster introduces validation

As from 1 March 2015, DK Hostmaster requires that all Danish registrants can be validated. This means, that your name and address must match the information about you in the CPR or CVR register to get the right of use of a .dk domain name.

< <https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/dk-hostmaster-introduces-validation/> https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/dk-hostmaster-introduces-validation/>


Mali offers free .ml domain names in Malaysia, hoping for a global presence

Mali is offering its ccTLD, .ml, to the 20 million Internet users in Malaysia, capitalizing on the popular use of ?ML? as an abbreviation for the Southeast Asian nation.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/2887316/mali-offers-free-ml-domain-names-in-malaysia-hoping-for-a-global-presence.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2887316/mali-offers-free-ml-domain-names-in-malaysia-hoping-for-a-global-presence.html>


nz: Notification of Roles and Responsibilities Policy amendments

Following a public consultation, the DNCL Board has approved a small number of amendments to the Roles and Responsibilities (RAR) Policy. The amendments are additional provisions around the management of .nz domain name resellers:

< <http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-roles-and-responsibilities-policy-amendments> http://dnc.org.nz/story/notification-roles-and-responsibilities-policy-amendments>


Polish domains average registration in 2014 goes 3000 per day

Poland?s TLD registrar NASK published a report that revealed that an average of 2, 818 domains were registered daily in 2014 by poles, with ?.pl? registrations.

< <http://customstoday.com.pk/polish-domains-average-registration-in-2014-goes-3000-per-day/> http://customstoday.com.pk/polish-domains-average-registration-in-2014-goes-3000-per-day/>


Poles registering 3,000 domains daily in 2014

A new report published by NASK, Poland?s TLD registrar, reveals that an average of 2,818 domains were registered daily in 2014, with around 400 daily ?.pl? registrations.

< <http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/197551,Poles-registering-3000-domains-daily-in-2014> http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/197551,Poles-registering-3000-domains-daily-in-2014>


rs: January edition of RNIDS News

Issue 22 of the RNIDS News corporate newsletter brings an overview of events at RNIDS and in the local and global Internet community in the last quarter of 2014.

< <http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/january-edition-of-rnids-news/id/5959> http://rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/january-edition-of-rnids-news/id/5959>





New gTLDs and Higher Burden of Proof Distinguish URS Rulings

Experience to date with the faster, less costly Uniform Rapid Suspension System illuminated small distinctions between the new rights protection mechanism's bad faith analysis and that of the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, but inconsistencies between URS panels have produced a few grey areas as to what outcomes trademark owners can expect under the new remedy.

< <http://www.bna.com/new-gtlds-higher-n17179923256/> http://www.bna.com/new-gtlds-higher-n17179923256/>


What's the hot domain dot-news? Er, it's .news

Domain specialist Rightside has won the fight for the gTLD dot-news and will roll it out in the middle of the year.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/20/whats_the_hot_domain_news_its_news/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/20/whats_the_hot_domain_news_its_news/>


2014, "Year Zero" for nTLDs

The February 2015 edition of the Afnic Industry Report on Domain Names reviews the launch of the new TLDs.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8784/show/2014-year-zero-for-ntlds.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8784/show/2014-year-zero-for-ntlds.html>


IBCA Presentation to ICANN GAC on Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs

The Internet Business Council for Africa (IBCA) was invited by ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) to present comments it had submitted for the proposed for Protection of Geographic Names in New gTLDs during ICANN GAC session.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150220_the_internet_business_council_for_africa_on_geographic_tlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150220_the_internet_business_council_for_africa_on_geographic_tlds/>


Start Spreading the .News - Rightside Acquires One of the Most Attractive New gTLDs

New gTLDs have been getting released at such a fast and furious pace over the past year (hundreds are now live) that it's hard to keep up with them - even if you have a scorecard. Still, in the midst of all of the clutter one really stands out in the crowd from time to time. As a life long reporter I'm sure it won't surprise you that word today of .news being acquired and soon to be offered by Rightside caught my eye.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150219.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150219.htm>


Domain name services company Rightside posts Q4 revenue of $51.7M, up 14 percent

Kirkland-based domain name services company Rightside announced today that its business is growing on the back of increased interest in new TLDs. The company brought in $51.7 million in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2014, up from almost $45.6 million during the same period in 2013.

< <http://www.geekwire.com/2015/rightside-closes-2014-with-fiscal-growth/> http://www.geekwire.com/2015/rightside-closes-2014-with-fiscal-growth/>


Highlights from Rightside Q4 investor call

Rightside reported fourth quarter and full year financials for 2014 after the bell today.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/19/highlights-from-rightside-q4-investor-call/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/19/highlights-from-rightside-q4-investor-call/>


New Domain Extensions Help a Wide Audience Show Affinity

GoDaddy can certainly be credited with bringing the domain business into the mainstream. This panel of experts in the domain and promotions field presented a panel recently at NamesCon: TLDs: Making the Pivot to Mainstream. The discussion centered upon exploring how search and branding will promote the use of gTLDs, as opposed to the traditional domain extensions such as .com.

< <http://tech.co/domain-extensions-show-affinity-2015-02> http://tech.co/domain-extensions-show-affinity-2015-02>


L?Or?al Wins New gTLD .BEAUTY Beating Donuts & Minds + Machines/Adding To Its Huge Vertical

L?Or?al has won the new gTLD .Beauty beating Donuts and Minds + Machines. We reported earlier today that L?Or?al also won the rights to operate .Hair L?Or?al was also the sole applicant for .skin and .makeup so L?Or?al has basically cornered the new gTLD market for that vertical.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/19/loreal-wins-new-gtld-beauty-beating-donuts-minds-machinesadding-to-its-huge-vertical/> http://www.thedomains.com/2015/02/19/loreal-wins-new-gtld-beauty-beating-donuts-minds-machinesadding-to-its-huge-vertical/>


Scottish Government Moves From .UK To .SCOT

The government of Quebec decided at the last moment the cost was too great to move their domain names from .qc.ca to .quebec, but the Scottish government has decided the cost is not so great for their independence online.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/20/scottish-government-moves-from-uk-to-scot/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/20/scottish-government-moves-from-uk-to-scot/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/scottish-government-moves-from-uk-to-scot.html> http://www.domainnews.com/scottish-government-moves-from-uk-to-scot.html>





Verisign's Q4 2014 DDoS Trends: Public Sector Experiences Largest Increase in DDoS Attacks

Verisign just released our Q4 2014 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends from mitigations on behalf of, and in cooperation with, customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services, and the security research ofiDefense Security Intelligence Services. Many notable observations were made, including a rise in the average size of DDoS attacks against our customers; the most common attack vector continued to be User Datagram Protocol (UDP) amplification attacks leveraging Network Time Protocol (NTP), while Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) also continued to be exploited. Verisign also mitigated more attacks in December than any other month in 2014.

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q4_2014_ddos> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q4_2014_ddos>


APWG helps DNS Belgium combat internet abuse

In 2014, a total of 4,240 hacked .be websites were actively used for phishing or malware. Internet abuse is still on the rise. In late 2014, we became a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) in order to more efficiently combat such abuses.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/apwg-helps-dns-belgium-combat-internet-abuse> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/apwg-helps-dns-belgium-combat-internet-abuse>


Cyber-security: The Kaspersky equation: A Russian antivirus firm impresses the sceptics, again

There is more than one reason to harbour doubts about Eugene Kaspersky and the computer-security company that bears his name. He graduated from an institute close to the KGB and later worked for the Red Army. He has called Edward Snowden, the whistle-blower, a ?traitor? for having broken his contract with his former employer, America?s National Security Agency (NSA). And, like many an executive in his industry, his regular warnings about big, emerging cyber-threats just happen to be good for drumming up business.

< <http://www.economist.com/news/business/21644154-russian-antivirus-firm-impresses-sceptics-again-kaspersky-equation> http://www.economist.com/news/business/21644154-russian-antivirus-firm-impresses-sceptics-again-kaspersky-equation>


Japan Hit by Cyberattacks at an Unprecedented Level

According to the National Institute of Information Communications Technology (NICT), Japan experienced more than than 25 billion cyberattacks in 2014, with 40 percent of them traced back to China, followed by South Korea, Russia, and the United States.

< <http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/japan-hit-by-cyberattacks-at-an-unprecedented-level/> http://thediplomat.com/2015/02/japan-hit-by-cyberattacks-at-an-unprecedented-level/>


First Arabic Cyberespionage Operation Uncovered

The Desert Falcons gang is the first Arabic APT group, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

< <http://threatpost.com/first-arabic-cyberespionage-operation-uncovered/111068> http://threatpost.com/first-arabic-cyberespionage-operation-uncovered/111068>





London ?Playboy? Battles Hefner?s Empire for Use of Web Domain

Michael Ross, a 50-year-old property developer, says he registered the ?playboy.london? website in his kitchen, while joking with his wife and a friend over a few bottles of wine.

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-20/london-playboy-battles-hefner-s-empire-for-use-of-web-domain> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-20/london-playboy-battles-hefner-s-empire-for-use-of-web-domain>


Lawsuit Filed Over Playboy.london

Michael Ross, the London-based real estate exec who fought Playboy Enterprises International at arbitration over the domain name Playboy.london and lost, now has filed suit against the adult entertainment brand.

< <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=191413> http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=191413>


The millionaire former playboy, Hugh Hefner, and a crucial fight over playboy.london

When Michael Ross registered the domain playboy.london in August, it was supposed to be a bit of a laugh. The Brit once dated a Playboy Bunny, visited the mansion in Beverly Hills, and has a "colorful past" as they say on Fleet Street.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/21/hugh_hefner_playboylondon/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/21/hugh_hefner_playboylondon/>



- IPv4/IPv6


IPv6 Security Myth #6: IPv6 is Too New to be Attacked by Chris Grundemann

Here we are, half-way through this list of the top 10 IPv6 security myths! Welcome to myth #6. Since IPv6 is just now being deployed at any real scale on true production networks, some may think that the attackers have yet to catch up. As we learned in Myth #2, IPv6 was actually designed starting 15-20 years ago. While it didn't see widespread commercial adoption until the last several years, there has been plenty of time to develop at least a couple suites of test/attack tools.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150219_ipv6_security_myth_6_ipv6_is_too_new_to_be_attacked/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150219_ipv6_security_myth_6_ipv6_is_too_new_to_be_attacked/>





Coca-Cola Spreads Happiness Online With Emoji Web Addresses Domains for every joyful face By Tim Nudd

Coca-Cola hasn't had much luck making the Internet a happier place lately, but maybe this will help?a fun campaign from Coca-Cola Puerto Rico that puts smiley-face emojis right in the brand's web addresses.

< <http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/coca-cola-spreads-happiness-online-first-emoji-web-addresses-163044> http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/coca-cola-spreads-happiness-online-first-emoji-web-addresses-163044>


RIPE NCC Consultations Report 2015

>From November 2014 to January 2015, the RIPE NCC enlisted independent consultants to carry out interviews with RIPE NCC members and other interested parties in the RIPE community. The aim of these consultations was to check on our progress since the RIPE NCC Survey 2013 and to identify issues that our community would like us to address.

< <https://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-consultations-report-2015> https://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/ripe-ncc-consultations-report-2015>


The History of Sex.com, the Most Contested Domain on the Internet

?On its face, sex.com looks like a no-frills Pinterest for porn, but behind the site lies an ongoing grudge match between the man who invented online dating and a con artist who stole the crown jewel of the internet out from under him.

< <http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-history-of-sexcom-the-most-contested-domain-on-the-internet> http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-history-of-sexcom-the-most-contested-domain-on-the-internet>


How to Get the Lowest Prices at GoDaddy

If you?re a domainer, you shouldn?t be paying list price for domain name registrations at GoDaddy (or any registrar, for that matter).

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/19/how-to-get-the-lowest-prices-at-godaddy/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/19/how-to-get-the-lowest-prices-at-godaddy/>





Sex.co for sale at $200,000

The owner of sex.co, which according to Whois is Amsterdam-based Quattro Media Co, has put the domain on the market with a buy-it-now price of $200,000.

< <http://domainincite.com/18011-sex-co-for-sale-at-200000> http://domainincite.com/18011-sex-co-for-sale-at-200000>


Introducing Premium Domain Brokerage!

We are excited to formally announce the arrival of Premium Domain Brokerage at Flippa!

< <http://flippa.com/blog/premium-domain-brokerage/> http://flippa.com/blog/premium-domain-brokerage/>




Abuse and Harassment: What Could Twitter Do?

The mainstream media has paid a lot more attention to abuse and harassment on Twitter lately, including a recent story by Lindy West on This American Life about her experience confronting an especially vitriolic troll. She isn?t alone?and it appears that for the company at least, the number of Twitter users speaking out about harassment has reached critical mass.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/twitter-harassment-what-can-do> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/twitter-harassment-what-can-do>





Avoiding a 'digital dark age': future-proofing our existence

The notion that dark clouds are forming over the future of our digital existence has been most recently voiced by an executive of a major multinational internet corporation.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-20/avoiding-the-digital-dark-age-future-proofing-our-existence/6148860> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-20/avoiding-the-digital-dark-age-future-proofing-our-existence/6148860>





au: ISPs unveil draft anti-piracy scheme

Under a draft industry code of practice unveiled today by telco group Communications Alliance, ISP customers will be issued with a series of warning notices in response to alleged online copyright infringement.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/568620/isps-unveil-proposed-notice-scheme-copyright-infringement/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/568620/isps-unveil-proposed-notice-scheme-copyright-infringement/>


Aussie ISPs Advocate ?Three Strikes? Solution to Piracy

Under pressure from the Australian government, local ISPs have now published proposals on how to deal with the issue of online piracy. Drafted together with entertainment companies, the draft sees subscribers warned three times before further action is taken.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-isps-advocate-three-strikes-solution-to-piracy-150220/> http://torrentfreak.com/aussie-isps-advocate-three-strikes-solution-to-piracy-150220/>


au: Combating terrorist propaganda online

Today, in Washington, DC, I announced that the Australian Government is providing nearly $18 million to combat the lies and propaganda terrorist groups are promulgating online to gain support and sympathy from vulnerable young Australians. This work forms part of Australia's approach to countering violent extremism.

< <http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2015/FirstQuarter/20-February-2015-Combating-terrorist-propaganda-online.aspx> http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/Mediareleases/Pages/2015/FirstQuarter/20-February-2015-Combating-terrorist-propaganda-online.aspx>





Trans Pacific Partnership. What's the deal being negotiated in our name? ... Intellectual property 

The US is demanding extreme extensions in copyright terms. Already in the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement it secured an extension from 50 years after the author's death to 70, something former productivity Commission economist Philippa Dee believes cost Australia $88 million in extra copyright payments.

< <http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/trans-pacific-partnership-whats-the-deal-being-negotiated-in-our-name-20150220-13jci9.html> http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/trans-pacific-partnership-whats-the-deal-being-negotiated-in-our-name-20150220-13jci9.html>





HTTP/2 Gets Approval, Promises Faster and More Secure Online Exchanges

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (or ?HTTP?) is central to data communication online, and hasn?t undergone a major update since 1999 with the adoption of HTTP 1.1. However, the next version of HTTP could soon become standard.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/http2-gets-approval-promises-faster-secure-online-exchanges> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/http2-gets-approval-promises-faster-secure-online-exchanges>


HTTP/2 finished, coming to browsers within weeks

The Internet Engineering Task Force's HTTP Working Group has finalized its work on Hypertext Transfer Protocol 2, the successor to the HTTP/1.0 and HTTP/1.1 protocols that are the core of the Web.

< <http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/02/http2-finished-coming-to-browsers-within-weeks/> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/02/http2-finished-coming-to-browsers-within-weeks/>


InternetNZ to give away $80,000 in research grants

InternetNZ has announced via a blog post its Internet Research funding round for 2015 is officially open.

< <http://netguide.co.nz/story/internetnz-give-away-80000-research-grants/> http://netguide.co.nz/story/internetnz-give-away-80000-research-grants/>





Australia ranked 20 on OECD fixed broadband rankings

Australia continues to lag behind many other developed nations on fixed broadband subscriptions while excelling in wireless broadband, according to world rankings released by the OECD.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/568256/australia-ranked-20-oecd-fixed-broadband-rankings/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/568256/australia-ranked-20-oecd-fixed-broadband-rankings/>


New Zealand tops OECD fibre broadband subscription growth

New Zealand has topped the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in fibre broadband uptake, seeing a 272 percent increase in fibre broadband connection growth for the year ending June 2014, almost double the rate of increase of Luxembourg, which came second, with 139 percent.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-zealand-tops-oecd-fibre-broadband-subscription-growth/> http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-zealand-tops-oecd-fibre-broadband-subscription-growth/>


OECD broadband statistics update

Mobile broadband penetration has risen to 78.2% in the OECD area, making more than three wireless subscriptions for every four inhabitants, according to data for June 2014 released by the OECD today.

< <http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/broadband-statistics-update.htm> http://www.oecd.org/sti/broadband/broadband-statistics-update.htm>



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