[DNS] auDA Domain News - 2 March

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 2 March

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:35:10 +1100
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The IANA transition in a nutshell

< <http://domainincite.com/18072-the-iana-transition-in-a-nutshell> http://domainincite.com/18072-the-iana-transition-in-a-nutshell>

 

Results Available for 25 February 2015 New gTLD Program Auction

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en>

 

New gTLD Auction Proceeds

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds>

 

Brands urged to do more to stop 'predatory pricing' in next gTLD round

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=fa182016-6b6c-44c4-ac3d-30cd258a22f1> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=fa182016-6b6c-44c4-ac3d-30cd258a22f1>

 

TMCH expects uptick in brand engagement when contended strings go live

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=adcaf39b-81d8-4616-bd9e-30ba91786eec> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=adcaf39b-81d8-4616-bd9e-30ba91786eec>

 

Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Are Like Babies

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies/>

 

Dot-word sensation: Google forks out $25m for a fist of .app-y pills

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/27/google_wins_most_popular_new_internet_extension_for_25m/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/27/google_wins_most_popular_new_internet_extension_for_25m/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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The IANA transition in a nutshell

The US plan to remove itself from its unique DNS oversight role is about creating a coalition of nations to thwart attempts by Russia and other ?authoritarian? countries to increase government control of the internet.

< <http://domainincite.com/18072-the-iana-transition-in-a-nutshell> http://domainincite.com/18072-the-iana-transition-in-a-nutshell>

 

Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on ?Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance?

Chairman Thune, Ranking Member Nelson, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding NTIA?s role in the Internet?s domain name system and the transition of NTIA?s stewardship over certain technical functions related to the Internet domain name system to the global multistakeholder community. I am pleased to appear before you to update you on the current status of the transition planning process as the global Internet community works to develop a transition proposal that will ensure the stability, security, and openness of the Internet.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-assistant-secretary-strickling-senate-committee-commerce-science-and-> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-assistant-secretary-strickling-senate-committee-commerce-science-and->

 

Questions the US Congress should ask in its IANA transition hearing by Milton Mueller

On February 25 the Senate Commerce committee will be holding hearings related to ICANN. For Congress, the hearings will be a progress report on the IANA transition and the ICANN accountability process. Testimony will come from the Assistant Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling, ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade, and business lobbyist and former State Department ambassador David Gross.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/02/23/questions-the-us-congress-should-ask-in-its-iana-transition-hearing/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/02/23/questions-the-us-congress-should-ask-in-its-iana-transition-hearing/>

 

Can we still meet the IANA challenge?

Since the start of 2015, planning for the IANA Stewardship Transition has accelerated steadily. Planning activities have been underway across the Internet community, and public interest in this process has increased. I?m providing this update to the APNIC community after a series of events in Singapore during the recent ICANN 52 meeting. For background, please see my previous blogpost, from August 2014.

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/24/can-we-still-meet-the-iana-challenge/> http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/24/can-we-still-meet-the-iana-challenge/>

 

NETmundial Initiative Terms of Reference contributions deadline extended

An update for anyone interested in contributing their inputs into the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) Terms of Reference (ToR).

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/25/netmundial-initiative-terms-of-reference-contributions-deadline-extended/> http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/25/netmundial-initiative-terms-of-reference-contributions-deadline-extended/>

 

Pakistan Workshop on Internet Governance

The Ministry of IT and Telecom, Government of Pakistan, hosted an outreach workshop on ?Internet Governance and Role of its stakeholders? held on Thursday, 19 February 2015 in Islamabad, and invited APNIC, ICANN and ISOC to share their respective roles in the Internet Ecosystem.

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/26/pakistan-workshop-on-internet-governance/> http://blog.apnic.net/2015/02/26/pakistan-workshop-on-internet-governance/>

 

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DOMAIN NAMES

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- ICANN

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Results Available for 25 February 2015 New gTLD Program Auction

On 25 February 2015, Power Auctions LLC, ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string contention for one new gTLD string: .APP.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en>

 

New gTLD Auction Proceeds

Auctions are the mechanism of last resort to resolve string contention within the New gTLD Program. ICANN expects that most string contention will be resolved through other means before reaching an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds>

 

Elizabeth S. Finberg, General Counsel | Public Interest Registry, to Stephen Crocker

Letter from Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Concerning Delegation of the .OPT TLD (xn--c1avg)              

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/finberg-to-crocker-23feb15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/finberg-to-crocker-23feb15-en.pdf>

 

Lisa H. McDonald, Assistant to the President & CEO | SESAC, to ICANN and EIU

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/mcdonald-to-eiu-22feb15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/mcdonald-to-eiu-22feb15-en.pdf>

 

MPAA Pushes For ICANN Policy Changes to Target ?Pirate? Domains

The MPAA is one of the ICANN partners shaping future policy for the domain name system. With Hollywood being the driving force behind the group the MPAA is particularly interested in making it harder for pirate sites to register and keep their domains, as recent efforts show.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-pushes-icann-policy-changes-target-pirate-domains-150227/> https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-pushes-icann-policy-changes-target-pirate-domains-150227/>

 

Key ICANN 52 Outcomes

Out of the gate, ICANN?s first meeting of the year saw the deeper integration of .BRAND registries into the ICANN community. Two takeaways to consider for .BRAND registries:

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/key-icann-52-outcomes> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/key-icann-52-outcomes>

 

We ?Do It Right? ? ICA on the Record at ICANN 52 Singapore

... While my 777 was traversing the Arctic Circle, ICA dispatched a letter to ICANN CEO responding to remarks he made during the annual gathering of the top tenth of the ?One Percent? at the World Economic Forum?s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. In those remarks, Chehade appeared to accuse domain portfolio owners of ?hogging names? and equate them with ?cybersquatters?, a term generally understood to mean intentional trademark infringers.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/we-do-it-right/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/we-do-it-right/>

 

Title II and ICANN by Michael Roberts

Many voices are hailing February 26th as a watershed day in the history of the Internet in the United States. After a year of loud argument, frequent misrepresentations, and epic flows of political contributions, the FCC has restored the open Internet rules which prevailed from 2010 until struck down in a court ruling last year. And it has done so with new reliance on existing provisions of U.S. telecom law which it believes will pass judicial scrutiny.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150228_title_ii_and_icann/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150228_title_ii_and_icann/>

 

More Evidence Why Doing Good Pays Off and Love Doesn't by Alex Tajirian

The new gTLDs program can't succeed unless two things happen. The approved registries must do good, and ICANN must weed out applicants who are in love. This is to say that registries should put users' good first, and applicants shouldn't get the nod unless their motive is economic and/or social viability. A recent study reveals that leading companies have enjoyed healthy profits because they made doing good their strategic foundation.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150226_more_evidence_why_doing_good_pays_off_and_love_doesnt/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150226_more_evidence_why_doing_good_pays_off_and_love_doesnt/>

 

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CENTR reaches the 70M registrations mark

In early February 2015, CENTR?s ccTLD full members aggregate registrations crossed the 70 million mark. This number includes 57 ccTLDs and IDN ccTLDs in 49 countries. CENTR?s full members have benefited from a 45% growth in registrations over the past five years, or 21.8 million new domain names.

< <https://centr.org/news/domain-name/02-23-2015/3962/centr-reaches-70m-registrations-mark> https://centr.org/news/domain-name/02-23-2015/3962/centr-reaches-70m-registrations-mark>

 

.fr Lock by Afnic : the solution to protect strategic domain names

As of February 24, 2015, Afnic is upgrading its offer with a new service for locking .fr domain names.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8788/show/fr-lock-by-afnic-the-solution-to-protect-strategic-domain-names.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8788/show/fr-lock-by-afnic-the-solution-to-protect-strategic-domain-names.html>

 

.my is the True Malaysian Domain

In the rise of new domain names, it is important for individuals and businesses to decide on the right online identity for them, and choosing a Malaysian identity now bears greater significance than ever before.

< <https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/54e5eed432372.pdf> https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/54e5eed432372.pdf>

 

Those with .nz domain names urged to act before 1pm, 30 March deadline

There?s an important date coming up for thousands of people who hold .nz domain names. Those eligible to get the shorter .nz version of their name before anybody else only have until 1pm, 30 March 2015 to do so.

< <http://dnc.org.nz/story/those-nz-domain-names-urged-act-1pm-30-march-deadline> http://dnc.org.nz/story/those-nz-domain-names-urged-act-1pm-30-march-deadline>

 

Time running out to register your .nz domain name

Those eligible to get the shorter .nz version of their domain are being urged to do so before others become eligible at 1pm, 30 March 2015.

< <http://bizedge.co.nz/story/time-running-out-register-your-nz-domain-name/> http://bizedge.co.nz/story/time-running-out-register-your-nz-domain-name/>

 

Have you registered your .nz domain name?

Do you have a .nz domain name? You may have special registration and reservation rights for the new, shorter .nz version. However, you?ve only got until 1pm, 30 March 2015 so visit getyourselfonline.nz now to find out more.

< <http://bizedge.co.nz/story/have-you-registered-domain-name/> http://bizedge.co.nz/story/have-you-registered-domain-name/>

 

.nz Newsletter - February 2015

The February 2015 newsletter is available. It includes .nz domain name statistics as of January 31, 2015.

< <http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-february-2015> http://dnc.org.nz/story/nz-newsletter-february-2015>

 

New Zealand adds 2,189 .nz domain name registrations in Jan

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 600,389 at 31 January 2015, from 598,200 in December 2014.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-2189-nz-domain-name-registrations-in-jan--1067561> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-2189-nz-domain-name-registrations-in-jan--1067561>

 

.ZA REACHES A MILLION MILESTONE

ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the regulator of .ZA,announces that the number of registered .ZA domain names has reached and exceeded 1 million this week. This milestone is a first in Africa as .ZA becomes the first country domain in Africa to reach 1 million registrations.

< <http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/.za-reaches-a-million-milestone> http://www.zadna.org.za/news/entry/.za-reaches-a-million-milestone>

 

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Brands urged to do more to stop 'predatory pricing' in next gTLD round

Elisa Cooper, vice president of domain product marketing for MarkMonitor, has urged brands to do more to encourage ICANN to tackle predatory pricing during new gTLD sunrise periods. Failure to do so may mean that trademark owners are further held to ransom during the second wave of new gTLDs.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=fa182016-6b6c-44c4-ac3d-30cd258a22f1> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=fa182016-6b6c-44c4-ac3d-30cd258a22f1>

 

TMCH expects uptick in brand engagement when contended strings go live

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) officially opened for business in March 2013, and one of the narratives to date has centred on the level of trademark registrations. At the end of January, 34,400 marks from 104 countries had been submitted to the TMCH, yet the pace of registrations has not really kept up with initial expectations. To discuss why, and how, the TMCH is itself taking the message to brand owners, we spoke to sales and marketing manager Peter Van De Wielle.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=adcaf39b-81d8-4616-bd9e-30ba91786eec> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=adcaf39b-81d8-4616-bd9e-30ba91786eec>

 

Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Are Like Babies

The development of new gTLDs could be equated with the growth of a baby, Thomas Rickert representing the German internet association eco told the Domain Pulse conference in Berlin on Thursday with the greatest development takes place within the first 12 months.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23547> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23547>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies.html> http://www.domainnews.com/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies.html>

 

Google buys .app web domain for $25m

Google has purchased the website domain .app in an auction held by the organisation which oversees the running of the net.

< <http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-31659666> http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-31659666>

 

Google Pays $25 Million to Add ?.app? to ?.soy? and ?.how?

Anyone wondering how serious Google is about tackling its mobile challenges should take a look at Internet domains. Google paid $25 million to control the ?.app? TLD this week, according to ICANN.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/02/27/google-pays-25-million-to-add-app-to-soy-and-how/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/02/27/google-pays-25-million-to-add-app-to-soy-and-how/>

 

With .APP, ICANN's auction piggy bank just got even bigger ICANN

ICANN reports that Google paid over $25 million for .APP in the February 25 domain auction. They were willing to bid $30M, but it's a second bid auction so that was just enough to beat out whoever the second highest bidder was. The auction proceeds piggy bank just nearly doubled from $34M to about $59M dollars, and ICANN still has no idea what to do with it.

< <http://jl.ly/ICANN/59mil.html> http://jl.ly/ICANN/59mil.html>

 

Dot-word sensation: Google forks out $25m for a fist of .app-y pills

Google has spunked $25m on the rights to sell domains ending in ".app", beating off competition from 12 other bidders, including Amazon and almost every large internet registry.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/27/google_wins_most_popular_new_internet_extension_for_25m/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/27/google_wins_most_popular_new_internet_extension_for_25m/>

 

Google buys .app for over $25 million

The fiercely competed new gTLD .app has sold to Google for a record-breaking $25 million.

< <http://domainincite.com/18066-google-buys-app-for-over-25-million> http://domainincite.com/18066-google-buys-app-for-over-25-million>

 

Google pays $25 million for .App domain

Google has won the rights to operate the .App TLD after paying what may be a record-breaking price for a gTLD.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/google-pays-25-million-for-app-domain/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/google-pays-25-million-for-app-domain/>

 

Protecting yourself online in the new domain name age

... In total, more than 1200 new web extensions are due to be launched over the next few years, and the influx of new domains presents both significant opportunities and threats to brands. Here are some key insights to help navigate the new domain name programme:

< <http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/01/protecting-yourself-online-new-domain-name-age/> http://www.itproportal.com/2015/03/01/protecting-yourself-online-new-domain-name-age/>

 

Strong interest in gTLDs

There is a clear demand for more options in internet extensions. This is shown in the results of a survey by the Domain Name Association, an independent party that represents the interests of the domain name industry. The survey was conducted in 10 different countries, and gives a general overview of the global interest in the new gTLDs.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/strong-interest-gtlds> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/strong-interest-gtlds>

 

CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: "They're a Channel, Not Just a Label" by Annalisa Roger

Several years ago, I had a very interesting conversation with a talented marketing executive from Portland, Oregon who joined the DotGreen Community, Inc. Board of Directors. When I told him about the new gTLD program, which was then under development at ICANN, Dave Maddocks immediately understood the value of what new gTLDs would mean to all businesses that have an online location.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150227_cmo_offers_fresh_view_on_new_gtlds_channel_not_just_label/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150227_cmo_offers_fresh_view_on_new_gtlds_channel_not_just_label/>

 

.cymru and .wales are open to all - marking a historic moment for Wales on the internet

Today on 1st March 2015, St David?s Day - .cymru and .wales domain names will be available to everyone, on a first come, first serve basis, putting Wales squarely on the digital map.

< <http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/cymru-wales-open---marking-8728983> http://www.walesonline.co.uk/special-features/cymru-wales-open---marking-8728983>

 

.wales and .cymru domain names available for all

The internet domain names .cymru and .wales will be made available to the public from St David's Day.

< <http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31662922> http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-31662922>

 

.amsterdam now open for business

The .amsterdam pioneer phase starts on Friday 27 March. Up to a hundred pioneers will have the opportunity to register a .amsterdam domain name before wider registration begins. The pioneers will be organisations and people that have special ties with Amsterdam, which they want to emphasise with a .amsterdam domain name. Pioneers will be able to start using their domain names straight away.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/amsterdam-now-open-for-business> https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/amsterdam-now-open-for-business>

 

Trading update and notice of results

... During the Period, eleven of the TLDs in which the Group has a commercial interest went into General Availability. This is in addition to .kiwi, which entered General Availability in May 2014.

< <http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/02/trading-update-and-notice-of-results/> http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/2015/02/trading-update-and-notice-of-results/>

 

Interesting: Minds + Machines patent app for using domain names as currency

So far, we?ve seen some innovation in how new TLDs are distributed and sold, but not much innovation in how they?re actually used.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/minds-machines-currency/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/minds-machines-currency/>

 

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Why Attribution Is Important For Today?s Network Defenders

It makes me cringe when I hear operators or security practitioners say, ?I don?t care who the attacker is, I just want them to stop.? I would like to believe that we have matured past this idea as a security community, but I still find this line of thinking prevalent across many organizations - regardless of their cyber threat operation?s maturity level.

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

 

Webnic Registrar Blamed for Hijack of Lenovo, Google Domains

Two days ago, attackers allegedly associated with the fame-seeking group Lizard Squad briefly hijacked Google?s Vietnam domain (google.com.vn). On Wednesday, Lenovo.com was similarly attacked. Sources now tell KrebsOnSecurity that both hijacks were possible because the attackers seized control over Webnic.cc, the Malaysian registrar that serves both domains and 600,000 others.

< <http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/02/webnic-registrar-blamed-for-hijack-of-lenovo-google-domains/> http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/02/webnic-registrar-blamed-for-hijack-of-lenovo-google-domains/>

 

DDoS Exploit Targets Open Source Rejetto HFS

An automated attack targeting users of the open source Rejetto webserver and file-sharing application tried to inject the IptabLes DDoS tool.

< <http://threatpost.com/ddos-exploit-targets-open-source-rejetto-hfs/111286> http://threatpost.com/ddos-exploit-targets-open-source-rejetto-hfs/111286>

 

Pharming Attack Targets Home Router DNS Settings

A pharming attack has been detected targeting home routers distributed from Brazil?s largest telco, a rare instance of a web-based attack changing DNS settings in order to redirect traffic.

< <http://threatpost.com/pharming-attack-targets-home-router-dns-settings/111326> http://threatpost.com/pharming-attack-targets-home-router-dns-settings/111326>

 

Threatpost News Wrap, February 27, 2015

Mike Mimoso and Dennis Fisher discuss the news of the last week, including the Superfish fiasco, the Gemalto SIM hack controversy and the continuing NSA drama.

< <http://threatpost.com/threatpost-news-wrap-february-27-2015/111312> http://threatpost.com/threatpost-news-wrap-february-27-2015/111312>

 

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How To Recover From A Domain Name Hijacking

Even with over 15 years of experience working on the Internet, and having owned a large online retailer for the past 8 years, I had never heard of and wasn?t familiar with domain name hijacking. That is, until it happened to me. On Feb. 3, 2015, my company?s domain name ? a very valuable one at that, as ShadesDaddy.com is a large, independent Internet retailer of eyewear as well as a content business ? was hijacked by Chinese hackers.

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2015/02/28/how-to-recover-from-a-domain-name-hijacking/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2015/02/28/how-to-recover-from-a-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

Aldi wins ?I love Aldi? domain name dispute

A fan of supermarket chain Aldi has been forced to hand over a website that compared the retailer?s prices to its rivals?, following a cybersquatting complaint filed by the multinational.

< <http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/aldi-wins-i-love-aldi-domain-name-dispute-4267> http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/news/aldi-wins-i-love-aldi-domain-name-dispute-4267>

 

Wow, how was this case not reverse domain name hijacking?

A single member World Intellectual Property Organization panel has denied a UDRP complaint against the domain name alessandro.com, but failed to find the complainant guilty of reverse domain name hijacking.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/wow-how-was-this-case-not-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/wow-how-was-this-case-not-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>

 

eu: This Torrenting App Is Too Good to Be Legal

... Instead, the MPAA has for the past few months demanded that organizations such as EURid, the nonprofit that distributes .eu domain names, withdraw URLs from popular versions of Popcorn Time and that hosting company LeaseWeb withdraw the servers running them.

< <http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-26/popcorn-time-torrent-app-makes-piracy-easier-than-ever> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-26/popcorn-time-torrent-app-makes-piracy-easier-than-ever>

 

au: McD Asia Pacific, LLC v. Nicholas Zivadinovic (Sole Trader) / Zed Creative - Case No. DAU2015-0001

1. The Parties: The Complainant is McD Asia Pacific, LLC of Singapore, represented by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Nicholas Zivadinovic (Sole Trader) / Zed Creative, of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <mcdelivery.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0001> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0001>

 

au: H-D U.S.A., LLC v. Queensland Performance Pty Ltd aka Shadex Industries P/L - Case No. DAU2014-0038

1. The Parties: The Complainant is H-D U.S.A., LLC of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America, represented by Baldwins Intellectual Property, New Zealand. The Respondent is Queensland Performance Pty Ltd aka Shadex Industries P/L of Molendinar, Queensland, Australia, self-represented. 2. The Domain Names and Registrar: The disputed domain names <harleydavidsonaustralia.net.au> and <harleydavidsons.net.au> are registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0038> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0038>

 

au: FJ Westcott Company v. Samuel Leo Klein / Image Melbourne Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2014-0037

1. The Parties: The Complainant is FJ Westcott Company of Maumee, Ohio, United States of America, represented by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Samuel Leo Klein / Image Melbourne Pty Ltd of Macleod Victoria, self-represented. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <fjwestcott.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0037> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2014-0037>

 

au: McD Asia Pacific, LLC v. Nicholas Zivadinovic (Sole Trader) / Zed Creative - Case No. DAU2015-0001

1. The Parties: The Complainant is McD Asia Pacific, LLC of Singapore, represented by Spruson & Ferguson Lawyers, Australia. The Respondent is Nicholas Zivadinovic (Sole Trader) / Zed Creative, of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <mcdelivery.com.au> (the ?Domain Name?) is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0001> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2015-0001>

 

ch: Eva Solo A/S v. Vanoli Eisenwaren & Haushalt AG aka Vanoli AG - Case No. DCH2014-0026

1. The Parties: Claimant is Eva Solo A/S of Maaloev (M?l?v), Denmark, represented by Plesner Law Firm, Denmark. Respondent is Vanoli AG, Thalwil, Switzerland1. 2. Domain Name: The dispute concerns the domain name <evasolo.ch>. The registry for the Domain Name is SWITCH, Zurich, Switzerland.

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DCH2014-0026> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DCH2014-0026>

 

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- IPv4/IPv6

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Why IPv4 is Here to Stay, Part 3: Exhaustion is Just the Beginning

There?s been a lot written about IPv4 depletion recently. You often hear that organizations should adopt IPv6 immediately because IPv4 will soon become a distant memory.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/blog/ipv4-stay-part-3-exhaustion-just-beginning> http://www.thewhir.com/blog/ipv4-stay-part-3-exhaustion-just-beginning>

 

IPv6 Security Myth #7: 96 More Bits, No Magic by Chris Grundemann

This week's myth is interesting because if we weren't talking security it wouldn't be a myth. Say what? The phrase "96 more bits, no magic" is basically a way of saying that IPv6 is just like IPv4, with longer addresses. From a pure routing and switching perspective, this is quite accurate. OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP all work pretty much the same, regardless of address family. Nothing about finding best paths and forwarding packets changes all that much from IPv4 to IPv6.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150301_ipv6_security_myth_7_96_more_bits_no_magic/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150301_ipv6_security_myth_7_96_more_bits_no_magic/>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Navigating the Changing Internet Landscape: Re-launch of the eco International Podcast as the eco International Audio Magazine

We all use web addresses every day, but what do they mean, and how do they work? The Domain Name System functions as the global Internet telephone book, but the Internet map is changing shape.

< <https://international.eco.de/2015/news/navigating-the-changing-internet-landscape.html> https://international.eco.de/2015/news/navigating-the-changing-internet-landscape.html>

 

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf on the future of technology

He is this era?s Alexander Graham Bell. In the early 1970s, Vint Cerf, along with frequent collaborator Bob Kahn, wrote a paper sketching out a way that different computer networks might speak to one another. By 1975, a group working under Cerf at his alma mater, Stanford, had developed a language to enable the inter-network communication imagined in the paper?and, lo, the Transmission Control Protocol was born. The Internet couldn?t exist without its lingua franca, the so-called TCP/IP.

< <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/the-man-who-invented-the-internet/article23198187/> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/the-man-who-invented-the-internet/article23198187/>

 

Google: Make your website mobile friendly by April 21?or suffer

Unless you want to lose search traffic, you need to make your site mobile friendly before April 21.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/google-make-your-website-mobile-friendly-by-april-21-or-suffer/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/26/google-make-your-website-mobile-friendly-by-april-21-or-suffer/>

 

With HTTP/2, Akamai Introduces Next Gen Web

In early 2012 something remarkable happened: a call went out for proposals for a new version of HTTP. From the perspective of an Internet whose warp and weft seemingly shift on a daily basis, this may appear to be just one change amongst many, but because of the importance of HTTP in our daily lives, its impact is difficult to overstate. If you are reading this, it is likely your current job and livelihood would not exist without HTTP. And now, with this call for proposals, the community was about to start work to change and improve that venerable protocol.

< <https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/02/with-http2-akamai-introduces-next-gen-web.html> https://blogs.akamai.com/2015/02/with-http2-akamai-introduces-next-gen-web.html>

 

GoDaddy?s latest patent applications

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just published a handful of patent applications filed by GoDaddy.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/27/godaddys-latest-patent-applications/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/02/27/godaddys-latest-patent-applications/>

 

Call for Nominations for RIPE NCC Executive Board

At the RIPE NCC General Meeting on 13 May 2015, an election will take place to fill two seats on the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

< <https://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/call-for-nominations-for-ripe-ncc-executive-board> https://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/call-for-nominations-for-ripe-ncc-executive-board>

 

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Netcraft: February 2015 Web Server Survey

In the February 2015 survey we received responses from 883,419,935 sites and 5,135,229 web-facing computers. Microsoft showed the largest growth in terms of hostnames, with an additional 12 million sites taking its total up to 253 million.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/02/24/february-2015-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2015/02/24/february-2015-web-server-survey.html>

 

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Sedo Domain Takes a Shine to Top Spot on This Week's Sales Chart After Changing Hands for $95,000

After the flood of domain sales we had over the past two weeks (especially last week) the market was due for a little bit of a breather this week and we got it. While no six-figure sales were reported this time out Sedo came extremely close with Shein.com, a name that tops our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sale Chart after changing hands for $95,000.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150225.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150225.htm>

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INTERNET NEWS

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The Mobile Internet by Geoff Huston

It has been observed that the most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it, and are notable only by their absence. So how should we regard the Internet? Is it like large scale electricity power generators: a technology feat that is quickly taken for granted and largely ignored? Are we increasingly seeing the Internet in terms of the applications and services that sit upon it and just ignoring how the underlying systems are constructed? To what extent is the mobile Internet driving this change in perception of the Internet as a technology we simply assume is always available, anytime and anywhere? What is happening in the mobile world?

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-03/mobile.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-03/mobile.html>

 

Aussie predators at heart of online surge in abuse of children [subscription]

AUSTRALIA is witnessing an ?explosion in online child sex ?exploitation, including a growing number of child sex abuse films being produced locally.

< <http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/aussie-predators-at-heart-of-online-surge-in-abuse-of-children/story-fn59niix-1227242229444> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/aussie-predators-at-heart-of-online-surge-in-abuse-of-children/story-fn59niix-1227242229444>

 

au: 'Sugar daddy' dating website may break sex work laws, police say

A popular "sugar daddy" dating website that links young women with wealthy older men who pay to meet up with them may break sex work laws, police have warned.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-01/sugar-daddy-dating-website-may-break-sex-laws-police-say/6269250> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-01/sugar-daddy-dating-website-may-break-sex-laws-police-say/6269250>

 

Congress Is Poised to Introduce a Bill to Fast Track TPP so It's Time to Act Now

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are stalling while the White House assures its trading partners that this secret trade agreement won't be amended when it comes back to Congress for ratification after the President signs the deal. That's why the Executive is scrambling to get its allies in Congress to pass Fast Track.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/its-time-act-now-congress-poised-introduce-bill-fast-track-tpp-next-week> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/its-time-act-now-congress-poised-introduce-bill-fast-track-tpp-next-week>

 

au: Senators and MPs back data retention scheme but want more safeguards

A bipartisan committee has broadly backed the Abbott government?s proposed data retention scheme, but demanded more certainty about the customer details that would be stored and the agencies that would gain access.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/27/senators-and-mps-back-data-retention-scheme-but-want-more-safeguards> http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/27/senators-and-mps-back-data-retention-scheme-but-want-more-safeguards>

 

au: Still time to speak up about data retention bill, Internet Society says

The Internet Society of Australia has warned that the rush to implement a data retention regime could potentially damage Australia's economy.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/569128/still-time-speak-up-about-data-retention-bill-internet-society-says/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/569128/still-time-speak-up-about-data-retention-bill-internet-society-says/>

 

 

 

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