[DNS] auDA Domain News - 19 March

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 19 March

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:23:34 +1100
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Could Verisign lose $3.3m .gov deal?

< <http://domainincite.com/18184-could-verisign-lose-3-3m-gov-deal> http://domainincite.com/18184-could-verisign-lose-3-3m-gov-deal>

 

Donuts launches first ?not com? ad campaign

< <http://domainincite.com/18172-donuts-launches-first-not-com-ad-campaign> http://domainincite.com/18172-donuts-launches-first-not-com-ad-campaign>

 

Could you survive a .sucks UDRP?

< <http://domainincite.com/18164-could-you-survive-a-sucks-udrp> http://domainincite.com/18164-could-you-survive-a-sucks-udrp>

 

Is the DNS' security protocol a waste of everyone's time and money?

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/is_the_dns_security_protocol_a_waste_of_everyones_time_and_money/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/is_the_dns_security_protocol_a_waste_of_everyones_time_and_money/>

 

Cyber-squatting disputes up 300pc amid web address explosion

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11473282/Cyber-squatting-disputes-up-300pc-amid-web-address-explosion.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11473282/Cyber-squatting-disputes-up-300pc-amid-web-address-explosion.html>

 

Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Can Be Beneficial in Search, But Content Remains the Key

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key/>

 

 

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GOVERNANCE

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Unlock Oxford Law: The biggest challenges to law right now

What are the biggest challenges facing law right now? As part of our upcoming online event, Unlock Oxford Law, we asked some of our expert authors this very question. With constant changes and developments occurring across all the different areas of law, this is a subject that is very much up for debate. Read on to see what our authors said, and to see if you agree. ... ?As for governance of critical internet infrastructure (CII), the greatest regulatory challenge is to find workable mechanisms for enhancing the legitimacy of the current governance structures. This is particularly the case for the regime managed by ICANN. The challenge is especially pertinent in light of the Obama Administration?s recent announcement that it is prepared to give up the last legal vestiges of its oversight powers over the internet naming and numbering system, on the condition that ICANN and the rest of the ?internet community? can come up with appropriate replacement accountability mechanisms.? ? Lee Bygrave is Professor in the Norwegian Research Centre for Computers and Law at the University of Oxford, and author of Internet Governance by Contract and Data Privacy Law: An International Perspective.

< <http://blog.oup.com/2015/03/biggest-challenges-law/> http://blog.oup.com/2015/03/biggest-challenges-law/>

 

Obamanet?s Regulatory Farrago

The Federal Communications Commission last week finally revealed the specifics of its plan to micromanage the Internet as a monopoly utility. In his dissent, Republican commissioner Ajit Pai explained the agency?s rejection of the open Internet after 20 years of bipartisan support:

< <http://www.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovits-obamanets-regulatory-farrago-1426457509> http://www.wsj.com/articles/gordon-crovits-obamanets-regulatory-farrago-1426457509>

 

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- ICANN

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Japanese Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Japanese Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

ICANN is pleased to announce that the Generation Panel for the Japanese Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Root Zone has been seated.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-17-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-17-en>

 

Request for Proposal: DNS Study for the Middle East and Adjoining Countries

ICANN is seeking a provider to conduct a study on the domain name industry in the Middle East and Adjoining Countries ("MEAC Region")1. The goal of this study is to identify and define the strengths and weaknesses in the industry ecosystem within the region, and develop recommendations on how to advance the industry and bring it closer to the opportunities available.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-16-en>

 

Vol. 2: Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions

ICANN is compiling bi-weekly updates on the community discussions and progress of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Processes. This information is positioned to help inform interested stakeholders in the recent developments in the processes, upcoming key dates, latest documents and drafts and a snapshot of any news coverage that occurs over the timeframe.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/vol-2-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/vol-2-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions>

 

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report - Register for the Q3 Call on 23 April 2015

ICANN has announced its FY15 Q3 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 23 April at 15:00 UTC. The call will cover how ICANN has progressed against its strategic and operating plans for the Quarter ending 31 March 2015.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-18-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-18-en>

 

Jeff Sass Asks if ICANN Will Help with ?Universal Awareness?

On February 11th during ICANN 52 in Singapore, The Domain Name Association (The DNA) hosted a breakfast meeting with its members and ICANN President and CEO Fadi Chehad?. The 40+ minute video is worth a watch when you have some time, but I wanted to highlight a question asked by Jeff Sass, CMO of the .Club registry.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/jeff-sass-asks-fadi-chehade-if-icann-will-help-with-universal-awareness/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/jeff-sass-asks-fadi-chehade-if-icann-will-help-with-universal-awareness/>

 

Questions and answers on ICANN, a fundamental Internet organization

An issue that has been touched on occasionally here at RedState, both in Tech at Night and in Coffee and Markets, is the future of the governance of the entire Internet, through the future of ICANN and IANA, basic organizations that govern how the Internet operates.

< <http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/17/questions-answers-icann-fundamental-internet-organization/> http://www.redstate.com/2015/03/17/questions-answers-icann-fundamental-internet-organization/>

 

Registry Stakeholder Group, Registry Stakeholder Group, to Akram Atallah

Government comments on requests to release two-character labels

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/rysg-to-atallah-13mar15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/rysg-to-atallah-13mar15-en.pdf>

 

Rich Bengloff, President | American Association of Independent Music, to Steve Crocker, Fadi Chehad?, Akram Attallah, Christine Willett, Cherine Chalaby, Thomas Schneider and John Jeffrey

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bengloff-to-crocker-et-al-07mar15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bengloff-to-crocker-et-al-07mar15-en.pdf>

 

AFRICA Focus: WEBINAR on the ICANN Accreditation Process

We would like to invite you to join a Webinar on the ICANN Registrars Accreditation Process on Wednesday 18 March 2015 from 16:00 to 17:00 UTC.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-16-en>

 

Celebrating the Rise of the Modern Internet: The First Dot Com Domain Name Turns 30

Thirty years ago in 1985, the Internet was in its infancy. Apple's personal computer, the Macintosh, had only been on the market for a year, and the online service that eventually became AOL was readying its launch. It was during this time, on March 15th, that the first second-level dot com domain, symbolics.com, was introduced online, marking the beginning of the modern Internet.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/celebrating-the-rise-of-the-modern-internet-the-first-dot-com-domain-name-turns-30> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/celebrating-the-rise-of-the-modern-internet-the-first-dot-com-domain-name-turns-30>

 

Update on the 2015 NomCom Cycle

On March 15, 2015 at 23:59 UTC, the 2015 Nominating Committee Application Period closed.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-the-2015-nomcom-cycle> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-the-2015-nomcom-cycle>

 

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30 years of .com

There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.

< <http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/13/living/feat-30-years-dot-com/index.html> http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/13/living/feat-30-years-dot-com/index.html>

 

Could Verisign lose $3.3m .gov deal?

The US government has put its feelers out for information about a possible successor to Verisign as manager of the .gov TLD.

< <http://domainincite.com/18184-could-verisign-lose-3-3m-gov-deal> http://domainincite.com/18184-could-verisign-lose-3-3m-gov-deal>

 

GSA seeking information about commercial services to manage dot-gov registration services

The General Services Administration is seeking information about commercial services that can provide TLD registration services through a secure "DOTGOV.gov" website.

< <http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/gsa-seeking-information-about-commercial-services-manage-dot-gov-registrati/2015-03-18> http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/gsa-seeking-information-about-commercial-services-manage-dot-gov-registrati/2015-03-18>

 

Start-ups protest ?the dark side of .io?

Two technology start-up companies that use .io domain name are to campaign on behalf of the exiled natives of the islands represented by the ccTLD.

< <http://domainincite.com/18181-start-ups-protest-the-dark-side-of-io> http://domainincite.com/18181-start-ups-protest-the-dark-side-of-io>

 

Cheers! .Irish drinks to St Patrick's Day

The new internet extension .irish has been launched on annual boozefest celebration of Irish culture, St Patrick's Day.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/17/cheers_irish_drinks_to_st_patricks_day/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/17/cheers_irish_drinks_to_st_patricks_day/>

 

Sunrise For .IRISH Commenced St Patricks Day

The Sunrise period for the .irish gTLD launched yesterday (17 March), St Patricks Day, and is now available to the global Irish community for use by businesses, brands and organisations all over the world who wish to register early and who want to market and develop products and services clearly identifying with the word ?Irish?.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/sunrise-for-irish-commenced-st-patricks-day/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/sunrise-for-irish-commenced-st-patricks-day/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-for-irish-commenced-st-patrick-s-day.html> http://www.domainnews.com/sunrise-for-irish-commenced-st-patrick-s-day.html>

 

nz: Release of .nz domains: are you ready?

?Second level? domains like the .co in ?.co.nz? and the .org in ?.org.nz? are now optional. You can register .nz names with them, without them, or both.

< <http://www.baldwins.com/release-of-nz-domains-are-you-ready/> http://www.baldwins.com/release-of-nz-domains-are-you-ready/>

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=eb332616-8eae-43c5-a773-0233a697d9a4> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=eb332616-8eae-43c5-a773-0233a697d9a4>

 

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Donuts launches first ?not com? ad campaign

Donuts has launched its first ad campaign, part of its plan to raise awareness about new gTLDs as a category.

< <http://domainincite.com/18172-donuts-launches-first-not-com-ad-campaign> http://domainincite.com/18172-donuts-launches-first-not-com-ad-campaign>

 

Donuts launches ad campaign to boost awareness of new TLDs

Donuts launched its first major, web-based advertising campaign to raise awareness of new TLD choices yesterday evening.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/17/donuts-ad-campaign/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/17/donuts-ad-campaign/>

 

Donuts unveils marketing offensive in drive to promote gTLD expansion

This week Donuts, the largest registry for new gTLD domain names, unveiled its first advertising campaign, aimed at spreading the new gTLD gospel to small businesses in the US.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=26588721-6700-4613-8104-5be271e907ff> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/detail.aspx?g=26588721-6700-4613-8104-5be271e907ff>

 

Donuts Inc. wants to inform the world that Internet domain naming has (finally) evolved

... Now starting Monday, Donuts Inc., a domain name registry with marketing offices in Chicago and operations headquarters in Bellevue, WA., will begin to heavily promote what it's billing as the Internet's next phase ? the so-called "not com" era ? via a new ad campaign titled "Freedom of Choice."

< <http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/03/13/donuts-inc-wants-to-inform-the-world-that-internet.html> http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/03/13/donuts-inc-wants-to-inform-the-world-that-internet.html>

 

gTLD Domain Registry Donuts Launching First Advertising Campaign

Donuts, a domain registry, will launch its first advertising campaign Monday, after raising about $100 million in funding during the past year. The funds are being used, in part, to purchase gTLD names from ICANN.

< <http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/245689/gtld-domain-registry-donuts-launching-first-advert.html> http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/245689/gtld-domain-registry-donuts-launching-first-advert.html>

 

Could you survive a .sucks UDRP?

If you register a .sucks domain matching a brand, could you survive a subsequent UDRP complaint? Opinion is mixed.

< <http://domainincite.com/18164-could-you-survive-a-sucks-udrp> http://domainincite.com/18164-could-you-survive-a-sucks-udrp>

 

.SUCKS Launches With Fears Of Brand-Bashing

The launch of the .sucks gTLD is certainly not without controversy and the gTLD is promoting itself as a "bash-a-brand" gTLD. And rightfully brand owners are concerned that they may be forced to register some of the highest prices for a domain name for any TLD just to ensure a registrant doesn't set up a website to allow internet users to vent their displeasure at their brand.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23614> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23614>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/sucks-launches-fears-brand-bashing/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/sucks-launches-fears-brand-bashing/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/sucks-launches-fears-brand-bashing.html> http://www.domainnews.com/sucks-launches-fears-brand-bashing.html>

 

Investing in .Sucks Could Be the Best $2,500 Companies Might Ever Spend

It was announced this week that the sunrise period for the new TLD '.Sucks' will launch on March 30th, prompting marketing managers across the world to start firing off emails to their bosses to cough up the expected $2,500 needed to secure '[theirbrand].sucks'.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-owen/investing-in-sucks-could-_b_6892646.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-owen/investing-in-sucks-could-_b_6892646.html>

 

2 character domain names become available today

Rightside is releasing 20,000 two character domain names across its TLDs today at noon EDT.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/18/2-character-domain-names-become-available-today/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/18/2-character-domain-names-become-available-today/>

 

ARI Registry Services Signs Unique Operational Model For .STUDY and .COURSES

ARI Registry Services has signed a unique ten year agreement with Open Universities Australia, the owner of the .study and .courses new TLDs, for strategic consultancy, policy development and ongoing operational management of the two namespaces.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/ari-unique-operational-model/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/ari-unique-operational-model/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/ari-registry-services-signs-unique-operational-model-for-study-and-courses.html> http://www.domainnews.com/ari-registry-services-signs-unique-operational-model-for-study-and-courses.html>

 

.study & .courses to launch with support of ARI Registry Services

ARI Registry Services has signed a 10 year agreement with Open Universities Australia, the owner for the .study and .courses new TLDs, for strategic consultancy and operational management of the two namespaces.

< <http://www.ariservices.com/news-.study_&_.courses_to_launch_with_support_of_ARI_Registry_Services> http://www.ariservices.com/news-.study_&_.courses_to_launch_with_support_of_ARI_Registry_Services>

 

GMO loses community bid for .Shop domain name

GMO Registry has lost is Community Priority Evaluation (CPE) for the .Shop TLD.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/16/gmo-loses-community-bid-for-shop-domain-name/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/16/gmo-loses-community-bid-for-shop-domain-name/>

 

Public Interest Registry?s OnGood Initiative to Put Indian NGOs on the Map

India has one of the largest number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the world, but with the rise of NGOs, it becomes exceedingly difficult to trust and validate an NGOs credibility. The new .ngo and .ong TLDs will help legitimate NGOs set themselves apart.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registrys-ongood-initiative-put-indian-ngos-map> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/public-interest-registrys-ongood-initiative-put-indian-ngos-map>

 

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Is the DNS' security protocol a waste of everyone's time and money?

Internet security experts are arguing over whether a key protocol for protecting the internet's naming systems should be killed off.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/is_the_dns_security_protocol_a_waste_of_everyones_time_and_money/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/18/is_the_dns_security_protocol_a_waste_of_everyones_time_and_money/>

 

Is DNSSEC Worth the Effort? by Anne-Marie Eklund L?winder

A blog post has created some attention online through its extremely negative attitude to DNSSEC. Through the years, I have come in contact with many arguments against DNSSEC that suggest that anyone who is critical has not managed to or wanted to familiarize themselves with what DNSSEC is and does. We have received many questions concerning the article, so I feel it's appropriate to respond to the criticism.

< <https://www.iis.se/english/blog/is-dnssec-worth-the-effort/> https://www.iis.se/english/blog/is-dnssec-worth-the-effort/>

 

HTTPS-crippling FREAK attacks become cheaper and easier to carry out

There's more bad news surrounding the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability that came to light two weeks ago. A recently completed scan of the Internet revealed 10 percent of servers that support the underlying transport layer security protocol remain susceptible. Even worse, many of these laggards contain an additional weakness that drastically drives down exploitation costs, in the most extreme cases to just pennies per server.

< <http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/https-crippling-freak-attacks-become-cheaper-and-easier-to-carry-out/> http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/03/https-crippling-freak-attacks-become-cheaper-and-easier-to-carry-out/>

 

US gov't wants HTTPS on its publicly-accessible sites within two years [IDG]

Publicly accessible websites and services of U.S. government agencies will have to move to HTTPS encryption within two years to meet the government's objective that these sites and Web services should be offered over a secure connection.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/570697/us-gov-t-wants-https-its-publicly-accessible-sites-within-two-years/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/570697/us-gov-t-wants-https-its-publicly-accessible-sites-within-two-years/>

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/570697/us-gov-t-wants-https-its-publicly-accessible-sites-within-two-years/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/570697/us-gov-t-wants-https-its-publicly-accessible-sites-within-two-years/>

 

US Department of Defense war against dynamic cyber threats

?Stop responding!? Barry Lyons, the Senior Cyber Architect - Northrop Grumman, Information Systems Sector, heard someone in his operations centre, shout. Lyons? company was being attacked by ?three different attack vectors? at the same time. One appeared to be a sophisticated denial of service attack. But two others were edging along testing other vulnerabilities at the time.

< <http://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/us-department-of-defense-war-against-dynamic-cyber-threats> http://www.australiandefence.com.au/news/us-department-of-defense-war-against-dynamic-cyber-threats>

 

Shared Keys Simplify, Cheapen FREAK Attacks

Researchers from Royal Holloway University in London published a paper demonstrating inexpensive ways to crack the 512-bit export-grade RSA keys vulnerable to the FREAK attack.

< <https://threatpost.com/shared-keys-simplify-cheapen-freak-attacks/111668> https://threatpost.com/shared-keys-simplify-cheapen-freak-attacks/111668>

 

Why the 1# Vulnerability for Cyber Attacks Will Be Apathy by Daren Boozer

Everyone has heard of the cyber security attacks on Target (2013), Home Depot (2014), Neiman Marcus (2014), Sony Pictures (2014), and the United States' second-largest health insurer, Anthem (reported February 2015), but have you heard of the security breaches for Aaron Brothers, Evernote (denial of service attack), P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Community Health Services, Goodwill Industries, SuperValu, Bartell Hotels, Dairy Queen, U.S. Transportation Command contractors, and more.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150317_why_the_1_vulnerability_for_cyber_attacks_will_be_apathy/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150317_why_the_1_vulnerability_for_cyber_attacks_will_be_apathy/>

 

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Cyber-squatting disputes up 300pc amid web address explosion

The release of hundreds of new web address endings over the last eight months has contributed to a 313pc increase in the number of "cyber-squatting" disputes, it has emerged.

< <http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11473282/Cyber-squatting-disputes-up-300pc-amid-web-address-explosion.html> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11473282/Cyber-squatting-disputes-up-300pc-amid-web-address-explosion.html>

 

Cyber-squatting incidents jump 313% following web address expansion

Incidences of so-called cyber-squatting, where scammers seek to abuse a domain name to profit from someone else?s trademark, have rocketed by 313 per cent since the introduction of an expanded list of web addresses eight months ago.

< <http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/03/16/cyber-squatting-incidents-jump-313-following-web-address-expansion> http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/03/16/cyber-squatting-incidents-jump-313-following-web-address-expansion>

 

PIPCU shuts down illegal music site, karaoke-world.co.uk

Detectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) shutdown an illegal UK karaoke website (karaoke-world.co.uk) yesterday (11 March 2015) following a referral from PRS for Music, a membership organisation that represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.

< <http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/PIPCU-shutsdown-illegal-music-site,-karaoke-world.co.uk.aspx> http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/advice-and-support/fraud-and-economic-crime/pipcu/pipcu-news/Pages/PIPCU-shutsdown-illegal-music-site,-karaoke-world.co.uk.aspx>

 

Counterfeit websites removed by UK police

Two thousand websites selling fake luxury goods have been removed since the start of the year in the UK. The fight against fakes will be on the agenda at the 2015 Luxury Law Summit on 19 May 2015 in London.

< <http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/counterfeit-websites-removed-by-uk-police-72769534/> http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/counterfeit-websites-removed-by-uk-police-72769534/>

 

WIPO panel finds that domain name registrant intended to disrupt complainant's business

In a recent decision issued by the WIPO in accordance with the UDRP, a company established in New York under the name Vitamin World Inc was granted the transfer of the domain name ?vitaminworlddiscount.com?. The domain name was registered on March 16 2013 by Healthport 61, an American company.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=527906FC-B240-462E-A703-E596EEFA3E4C> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=527906FC-B240-462E-A703-E596EEFA3E4C>

 

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IPv6 laggards to face tough questions from investors

The head of North America?s regional internet numbering authority has sent a global warning to ISPs that their IPv4 infrastructure will be redundant within five years.

< <http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401627,ipv6-laggards-to-face-tough-questions-from-investors.aspx> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/401627,ipv6-laggards-to-face-tough-questions-from-investors.aspx>

 

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- MISCELLANEOUS

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Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Can Be Beneficial in Search, But Content Remains the Key

At the Domain Pulse conference in Berlin last month, Martin Scholz gave a presentation on how new gTLDs can be advantageous for business.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23613> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23613>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key.html> http://www.domainnews.com/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key.html>

 

Talos Discovery Spotlight: Hundreds of Thousands of Google Apps Domains? Private WHOIS Information Disclosed

Overview: In mid-2013, a problem occurred that slowly began unmasking the hidden registration information for owners? domains that had opted into WHOIS privacy protection. These domains all appear to be registered via Google App [1], using eNom as a registrar. At the time of writing this blog, there are 305,925 domains registered via Google?s partnership with eNom. 282,867 domains, or roughly 94% appear have been affected [2]. (Google reports that new domains which have not faced a renewal period are not affected and many businesses do not opt into their privacy service.) The information disclosed included full names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for each domain. The information was leaked in the form of WHOIS records.

< <http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/whoisdisclosure> http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/whoisdisclosure>

 

Google forgets one little "Yes/No" setting, leaks private WHOIS data

Google is quite the collector when it comes to data. As we well know, sometimes the Mountain View juggernaut sometimes drives right to the brink of controversy, and occasionally right over it.

< <https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/16/google-forgets-one-little-yesno-setting-leaks-private-whois-data/> https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/03/16/google-forgets-one-little-yesno-setting-leaks-private-whois-data/>

 

Choosing a Domain Name for Chinese Websites

In the Chinese market in particular, a good domain name is extremely important for any future marketing of your business.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2399741/choosing-a-domain-name-for-chinese-websites>

 

A day in the domain name community at SXSW

Yesterday afternoon I went downtown to see what all of the domain name companies were up to at SXSW in Austin.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/17/a-day-in-the-domain-name-community-at-sxsw/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/17/a-day-in-the-domain-name-community-at-sxsw/>

 

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HongKong.com and Taiwan.com domains go on sale for first time in 20 years

Some of Asia's most premium online real estate went on sale this week for the first time in decades. Url broker Domain Holdings Group (DHG), which specialises in buying and selling premium domains, announced on Monday that it was selling HongKong.com and Taiwan.com. Urls, or web addresses, connect users with the location of a file on the web, such as a website or server.

< <http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1739374/hongkongcom-and-taiwancom-domains-go-sale-first-time-20-years> http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1739374/hongkongcom-and-taiwancom-domains-go-sale-first-time-20-years>

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

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Twitter puts trillions of tweets up for sale to data miners

You are travelling by plane to see your newborn grandchild. As you board the aircraft, the cabin crew address you by name and congratulate you on the arrival of a bouncing baby boy. On your seat, you find a gift-wrapped blue rattle with a note from the airline.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/18/twitter-puts-trillions-tweets-for-sale-data-miners> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/18/twitter-puts-trillions-tweets-for-sale-data-miners>

 

Facebook Clarifies Rules on What It Bans and Why

With 1.39 billion active users worldwide, Facebook?s social network is the closest thing we have to a universal communication platform. And people post ? or try to post ? just about everything you can imagine.

< <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/facebook-explains-what-it-bans-and-why/> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/facebook-explains-what-it-bans-and-why/>

 

Facebook clarifies policy on nudity, hate speech and other community standards

Facebook has updated its community standards guidelines to provide ?more detail and clarity? on the content it allows or bans on its service.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/16/facebook-policy-nudity-hate-speech-standards> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/mar/16/facebook-policy-nudity-hate-speech-standards>

 

Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests by Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel

Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves. The conversations that happen here mirror the diversity of the more than one billion people who use Facebook, with people discussing everything from pets to politics. Our goal is to give people a place to share and connect freely and openly, in a safe and secure environment.

< <http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/03/explaining-our-community-standards-and-approach-to-government-requests/> http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2015/03/explaining-our-community-standards-and-approach-to-government-requests/>

 

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Data retention: What is metadata and how will it be defined by new Australia laws?

Finally, we know what metadata is, or perhaps more precisely, how the Government is choosing to define it as part of its controversial Data Retention Bill.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-17/what-is-metadata-how-will-it-be-defined-by-new-australia-laws/6325908> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-17/what-is-metadata-how-will-it-be-defined-by-new-australia-laws/6325908>

 

au: No protection for bloggers from metadata laws rules George Brandis

Attorney-General George Brandis has rejected calls to introduce a US-style procedure for journalists to challenge efforts to access their metadata, stressing ?media organisations are not the target of this law?.

< <http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/no-protection-for-bloggers-from-metadata-laws-rules-george-brandis/story-e6frg996-1227265808805> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/no-protection-for-bloggers-from-metadata-laws-rules-george-brandis/story-e6frg996-1227265808805>

 

au: Data retention: Ed Husic warns metadata laws could prove unpopular, result in a 'digital fingerprint'

A Labor frontbencher has warned about the unpopularity of delving into people's phone and internet records, as his party prepares to vote for the Government's contentious metadata laws.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-18/metadata-laws-will-create-digital-fingerprints-ed-husic-says/6330012> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-18/metadata-laws-will-create-digital-fingerprints-ed-husic-says/6330012>

 

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