[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 March

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 March

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:09:11 +1100
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CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by Thomas Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>

 

SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/>

 

Governments go on a kill-crazy rampage with new two-letter domain veto

< <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto> http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>

 

Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?

< <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor> http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor>

 

ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data

< <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data> http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data>

 

Three-Quarters Of Donuts New gTLD Domains Being Renewed

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/>

 

Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-third-internet-sites> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-third-internet-sites>

 

Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites

< <https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html> https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html>

 

 

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Auction for 2 Contention Sets Slated for 25 March 2015

An Auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 25 March 2015 to resolve string contention for two new gTLD strings: PING and SRL.

< <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-23mar15-en> http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-23mar15-en>

 

ICANN Announces 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement Project for the Root Key Signing Key

ICANN today announced the 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement Project for the Root Key Signing Key. An overview of the project and related information is below.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-03-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-03-23-en>

 

CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by Thomas Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill

Members and participants of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) met in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23-24 March 2015.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in Latin America and North America in 2016

ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held 27-30 June 2016 in Latin America/Caribbean Islands and 29 Oct - 4 Nov 2016 in North America.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-23-en>

 

Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2017 and 2018

ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held in 2017 and 2018 in Europe, Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, North America, and Latin America/Caribbean.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-23-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-23-en>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah to Caren Marks

.KINDER new gTLD

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-marks-20mar15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-marks-20mar15-en.pdf>

 

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Secura GmbH

Secura GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-24-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-24-en>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah to Boubker Seddik Badr, Director of Digital Economy | Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, Government of Morocco

New gTLD application for .TATA

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-badr-23mar15.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-badr-23mar15.pdf>

 

Letter from Akram Atallah, Manager Legal | Tata Sons Limited, to Chetan Nage

New gTLD application for .TATA

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-nage-23mar15.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-nage-23mar15.pdf>

 

ICANN Calls For Interests In Hosting Meetings From Mid-2016 To 2018

ICANN has called for expressions of interests from potential hosts for meetings from June 2016 to October 2018.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/23/icann-interests-hosting-meetings/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/23/icann-interests-hosting-meetings/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-interests-hosting-meetings.html> http://www.domainnews.com/icann-interests-hosting-meetings.html>

 

Time To Reform ICANN For Real Accountability

Despite considerable congressional opposition to the move, the Obama administration is still not backing away from its announcement it will be cutting ICANN loose from its last remaining moorings sooner rather than later.

< <http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/24/time-to-reform-icann-for-real-accountability/> http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/24/time-to-reform-icann-for-real-accountability/>

 

Caught on camera: ICANN CEO slams the internet's kingmakers

Video footage has surfaced of ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade slagging off an independent team investigating how the internet's crucial IANA body will be governed in future.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/icann_ceo_iana_transition/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/icann_ceo_iana_transition/>

 

Identify.com terminated

ICANN has terminated the accreditation of defunct registrar Identify.com

< <http://domainincite.com/18227-identify-com-terminated> http://domainincite.com/18227-identify-com-terminated>

 

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Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended

On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. The transfer of .ch domain names from SWITCH to the registrars is proceeding as planned.

< <http://www.switch.ch/news/contract-extension/> http://www.switch.ch/news/contract-extension/>

 

SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017

On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. But a public tender will be called in 2016 for the operation of the registry from July 2017 onwards.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension.html> http://www.domainnews.com/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension.html>

 

Switch renews contract for .ch domain management with Ofcom

The Swiss Federal office for communications Ofcom and the domain name registrar Switch announced that they have renewed their contractual relationship concerning the management of '.ch' domain names until mid-2017.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-renews-contract-for-ch-domain-management-with-ofcom--1072843> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-renews-contract-for-ch-domain-management-with-ofcom--1072843>

 

Verisign adds 750,000 .com names instantly with reporting change

Verisign has boosted its reportable .com domain count by almost 750,000 by starting to count expired and suspended names.

< <http://domainincite.com/18213-verisign-adds-750000-com-names-instantly-with-reporting-change> http://domainincite.com/18213-verisign-adds-750000-com-names-instantly-with-reporting-change>

 

.KY Domains Available For All In September 2015

.KY domain names will be available to all as of 2 September 2015, but the regulatory body is introducing a registration fee for the first time.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015.html> http://www.domainnews.com/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015.html>

 

ICTA Makes Changes to dot KY Domain

The Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) has announced several changes to the management of the .KY domain and is encouraging everyone in Cayman who would like a .KY domain to secure it before the registry becomes accessible to the world.

< <http://www.icta.ky/announcements/icta-makes-changes-to-dot-ky-domain> http://www.icta.ky/announcements/icta-makes-changes-to-dot-ky-domain>

 

Nigeria registers 80,000 domain names in three years

ABOUT 80, 000 Nigeria?s ccTLD name, the .ng have so far been registered in the country since the campaign began in 2012.

< <http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/03/nigeria-registers-80000-domain-names-in-three-years/> http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/03/nigeria-registers-80000-domain-names-in-three-years/>

 

NZ registers 50,000 .nz names direct at second level

Since launching in September 2014, over 50,000 .nz names direct at the second level have been registered in New Zealand.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nz-registers-50000-nz-names-direct-at-second-level--1073015> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nz-registers-50000-nz-names-direct-at-second-level--1073015>

 

New Zealand adds 6,245 .nz domain names in February

New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 606,634 at 28 February, from 600,389 in January this year.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-6245-nz-domain-names-in-february--1073014> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-6245-nz-domain-names-in-february--1073014>

 

ICM Registry Cuts Price on .xxx Domain Names

ICM Registry today announced a price cut for .xxx domain names created in April. Domain purchasers, from April 1-30, can purchase new, one-year .xxx registrations for $12.99.

< <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=192570> http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=192570>

 

ICM's Price Cut on .XXX

ICM Registry today announced a price cut for .xxx domain names created in April. Domain purchasers, from April 1-30, can purchase new, one-year .xxx registrations for $12.99.

< <http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=57> http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=57>

 

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Governments go on a kill-crazy rampage with new two-letter domain veto

ICANN has confirmed to new gTLD registries that governments now get to unilaterally block two-letter domains that match their home ccTLDs.

< <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto> http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>

 

Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?

Should governments have the right to force business-limiting restrictions on new gTLD operators, even though they don?t have the same rules in their own ccTLDs?

< <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor> http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor>

 

Cost v benefit: assessing the ?.porn?, ?.adult?, ?.sucks? defensive registration proposition

The ?.adult?, ?.porn? and ?.sucks? gTLDs are likely to pose particular challenges to brand owners, not least uncertainty over the likely success of Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) actions against registrations in these strings. So, what?s a brand to do?

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=8a8bf1b8-8af0-4892-b896-da3b3f9e8626> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=8a8bf1b8-8af0-4892-b896-da3b3f9e8626>

 

Should Brands Book a .Sucks or .Porn Domain?

Could the new .sucks and .porn Web domain options be a public relations nightmare for brands? Should companies buy these new URLs to preempt pranksters? Should they even consider actually using them as legitimate sites?

< <http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/should-brands-book-sucks-or-porn-domain-163652> http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/should-brands-book-sucks-or-porn-domain-163652>

 

ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data

ICANN?s projection that new gTLDs will see renewals of between 25% and 50% is not based on empirical data from new gTLD registries.

< <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data> http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data>

 

Day 4

As of today, 37,857 Donuts domains have passed through their renewal cycle and 71.0% of those names were renewed by the registrant. They are from the .BIKE, .CAMERA, .CLOTHING, .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE .GALLERY,.GRAPHICS, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .LIGHTING, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES TLDs. Very few of the 37,857 names were bought during Sunrise or the Early Access Period (EAP).

< <http://www.donuts.co/blog/day-4/> http://www.donuts.co/blog/day-4/>

 

Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 3

Up to and including Sunday March 22 2015, 29,262 Donuts domains have passed through the auto-renew grace period and hence their final renewal status is definitively known. Most of these names are from the .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES TLDs, but some are Sunrise names from .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT,.ESTATE, .GALLERY,.GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, and .PHOTOGRAPHY. 27,214 of the 29,262 names were registered after the Sunrise period. The renewal rate on the 29, 262 names is 74%.

< <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-3/> http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-3/>

 

Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 2

Up to and including Saturday, March 21, 6,352 Donuts domains have exited the auto-renew grace period and hence their final renewal status is definitively known. These names are from .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES (the first batch of TLDs we launched). Two thirds of these names were registered after the Sunrise period for those TLDs. The renewal rate on these 6,352 names is 85.3%.

< <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-2/> http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-2/>

 

Donuts Renewal Trends: First Definitive Report

Up to and including yesterday, Friday, March 20 2015, 4,534 Donuts domains have passed through the auto-renew grace period and hence their final renewal status is definitively known. These names are from .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES (the first batch of TLDs we launched). More than half of these names were registered after the Sunrise period for those TLDs. The renewal rate on the 4,534 names is 91.6%.

< <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-first-definitive-report/> http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-first-definitive-report/>

 

Three-Quarters Of Donuts New gTLD Domains Being Renewed

It is now time to look at the renewal rates for the first of the new gTLDs to hit General Availability back in March 2014. Donuts have been publishing updates on their first gTLDs each day and on the third day of renewals for the first of their gTLDs, the renewal rate is sitting at an impressive 74 percent.

< <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23628> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23628>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/>

< <http://www.domainnews.com/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed.html> http://www.domainnews.com/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed.html>

 

All eyes on Donuts as first new gTLD renewal figures roll in

Donuts is about to give the world the clearest picture yet of the ongoing demand for new gTLD domain names.

< <http://domainincite.com/18209-all-eyes-on-donuts-as-first-new-gtld-renewal-figures-roll-in> http://domainincite.com/18209-all-eyes-on-donuts-as-first-new-gtld-renewal-figures-roll-in>

 

Donuts? first new domain names are starting to drop...

Donuts is releasing renewal numbers for its new TLDs daily as the first batch of names exit the auto-renew grace period.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/donuts-first-new-domain-names-are-starting-to-drop/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/donuts-first-new-domain-names-are-starting-to-drop/>

 

Are you surprised by Donuts? renewal rates?

New TLD mega-registry Donuts has been blogging daily renewal rate data for its first domain names released nearly 14 months ago.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/are-you-surprised-by-donuts-renewal-rates/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/are-you-surprised-by-donuts-renewal-rates/>

 

Harvard reserves harvard.porn domain to protect its name

What if there was a Web domain called harvard.porn, or harvard.adult? Thanks to the tech-savvy brains at the Cambridge university, that?s not going to happen.

< <https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/25/harvard-moves-protect-its-name-reserving-harvard-porn-domain/Ee7P8m1zS9dDMGg69FakXL/story.html> https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/25/harvard-moves-protect-its-name-reserving-harvard-porn-domain/Ee7P8m1zS9dDMGg69FakXL/story.html>

 

Will ICANN?s Dotgay Do-Over Be Done Well?

In late January, dotgay LLC announced some good news for those of us who favor LGBTQ community control of a dedicated space on the Web: Following a lively campaign by Internet users and LGBTQ organizations, ICANN questioned the work of the Economic Intelligence Unit, the entity it had charged with reviewing the application of dotgay LLC to own the future .gay gTLD, and ordered EIU to carry out a new review with a new team of evaluators.

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/23/icann_s_dotgay_do_over_will_the_new_eiu_review_recognize_the_existence_of.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/23/icann_s_dotgay_do_over_will_the_new_eiu_review_recognize_the_existence_of.html>

 

Why is .sucks based in Frank Schilling?s office?

The upcoming new gTLD .sucks is being run from the offices of Frank Schilling?s Uniregistry and it has a close business relationship with the registry, DI has discovered.

< <http://domainincite.com/18224-why-is-sucks-based-in-frank-schillings-office> http://domainincite.com/18224-why-is-sucks-based-in-frank-schillings-office>

 

?.bank? domains, which should be more secure, are coming this summer

As soon as this summer, you may type ?.bank? at the end of your financial institution?s URL instead of ?.com.?

< <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-domains-which-should-be-more-secure-are-coming-this-summer-2015-03-25> http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-domains-which-should-be-more-secure-are-coming-this-summer-2015-03-25>

 

Why, Even After A Year, There's Still No Land Grab For New Internet Domains

It?s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet domain names first came to market. These names ?which in technical circles are called ?generic top-level domains? or gTLDs ? were just becoming available in January 2014, when a regulatory change opened the door to these fresh extensions ? snazzy end-tags like .apple, .guru, .pizza, .bike, and .singles ? which were added to the familiar existing domain suffixes ? like .com, .net, .org, and .edu. At that time, I took a stab here in Forbes at what consequences might follow from the instant creation of all this new digital real estate.

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/01/22/why-even-after-a-year-theres-still-no-land-grab-for-new-internet-domains/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/01/22/why-even-after-a-year-theres-still-no-land-grab-for-new-internet-domains/>

 

Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.

< <http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32013708> http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32013708>

 

Why you should buy your .sucks domain name before someone else does

Along with .porn, .adult and now more than 500 others, in June .sucks will become another new internet domain. And what?s to stop someone from registering yourname.sucks before you do? Taylor Swift wouldn?t let that happen

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2015/mar/23/why-you-should-buy-your-dot-sucks-domain-name> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2015/mar/23/why-you-should-buy-your-dot-sucks-domain-name>

 

Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

Not content with her recent purchase of ItaughtTaylorSwiftHowToGiveHead.com, heartthrob chanteuse Taylor Swift has been busy registering more porn domain names, most recently TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/23/taylor_swift_buys_even_more_adult_website_domains/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/23/taylor_swift_buys_even_more_adult_website_domains/>

 

97 percent of Internet pharmacies pose a public safety threat

Buying medications online is a risky business. According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), 97 percent of the more than 10,900 Internet pharmacies, or 10,573 online drug sellers, reviewed by the board are operating in conflict with pharmacy laws and practice standards. Violations have included stolen personal and financial information, virus-laden spam e-mails and even online pharmacies selling pills that contain drywall or rat poison. ... In order to curtail the online selling of counterfeit medications and ensure that online medication purchases can happen with at least some consumer safeguards, the NABP and other organizations have called for the development of the .pharmacy TLD public health initiative, which is designed to help consumers better distinguish between legitimate pharmacists and rogue drug sellers.

< <http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/03/23/97-percent-of-internet-pharmacies-pose-a-public-safety-threat/id=55706/> http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/03/23/97-percent-of-internet-pharmacies-pose-a-public-safety-threat/id=55706/>

 

Dot London Domain is bringing in the big bucks [news release]

Since Casablanca Hire launched its Dot London domain the company has seen a spike in activity. No more so in than with blue-chip clients, world renowned companies and brands who have been talking with Casablanca Hire over events and projects ? with many coming to fruition with Casablanca?s expertise.

< <https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/dot-london-domain-is-bringing-in-the-big-bucks/s66/a564567/> https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/dot-london-domain-is-bringing-in-the-big-bucks/s66/a564567/>

 

Heath Meek director at Casablanca Marquee Hire talks about the importance of dot London domain names [news release]

One of the major steps forward in 2014 was the emergence of the Dot London domain name; it enabled companies and businesses to associate themselves with this iconic city through a they?re domain name

< <https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/heath-meek-director-at-casablanca-marquee-hire-talks-about-the-importance-of-dot-london-domain-names/s66/a564406/> https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/heath-meek-director-at-casablanca-marquee-hire-talks-about-the-importance-of-dot-london-domain-names/s66/a564406/>

 

How Major League Baseball can Boost New Domain Names

If it actually uses its new TLDs, Major League Baseball can have a profound affect on awareness of new domain names.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/how-major-league-baseball-can-boost-new-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/how-major-league-baseball-can-boost-new-domain-names/>

 

Survey says .Com performs better than new TLDs

Interbrand, ostensibly on behalf of Verisign, has released an infographic showing results from a 1,000 person survey about the power of .com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/survey-says-com-performs-better-than-new-tlds/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/survey-says-com-performs-better-than-new-tlds/>

 

This week?s new TLD launches: .Green and .Tires

Three new TLDs are available to the public this week.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/this-weeks-new-tld-launches-green-and-tires/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/this-weeks-new-tld-launches-green-and-tires/>

 

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- DNS SECURITY

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Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites

After scanning over 1.75 million URLs with 750,000 domains, Menlo Security found a third of the Alexa top sites were ?risky.? Sites identified as risky were either already compromised or running software with known security holes. These types of vulnerabilities caused businesses to lose nearly $400 billion to cyber crimes.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-third-internet-sites> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-third-internet-sites>

 

Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites

Stealth cybersecurity company, Menlo Security, today released its "State of the Web 2015: Vulnerability Report." Based on a direct interrogation and analysis of the Alexa top one million sites, Menlo Security found that more than one in three of the top domains are risky - meaning the sites are either already compromised or running vulnerable software - increasing exposure to attack for anyone visiting those sites.

< <https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html> https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html>

 

Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China [IDG]

A majority of the Internet attack traffic in 2014's fourth quarter originated in China, followed by the U.S., according to cloud service provider Akamai.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571285/akamai-most-internet-attacks-q4-originated-china/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571285/akamai-most-internet-attacks-q4-originated-china/>

 

When Cybersecurity Meets Geopolitics

Before American computer-security company FireEye releases a report on new hacker activity, it sometimes gives the U.S. government an advance copy. Dutch competitor Fox-IT trains the Netherlands? cyberwarriors. Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab helps Russian authorities investigate hacking cases.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/23/when-cybersecurity-meets-geopolitics/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/23/when-cybersecurity-meets-geopolitics/>

 

U.S. calls for global consensus on tackling cyber crime

The United States called on Wednesday for an international consensus to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime in financial services and other sectors, saying governments alone cannot tackle the problem.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/uk-cybersecurity-usa-raskin-idUKKBN0ML0VJ20150325> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/uk-cybersecurity-usa-raskin-idUKKBN0ML0VJ20150325>

 

Arbor Networks, Cisco partner on DDoS protection

Arbor Networks and Cisco have partnered to provide the enterprise with new DDoS mitigation solutions.

< <http://www.zdnet.com/article/arbor-networks-cisco-partner-on-ddos-protection/> http://www.zdnet.com/article/arbor-networks-cisco-partner-on-ddos-protection/>

 

System aims to boost net security

Unitec staff and students have teamed up with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology to develop an internet security system designed to alert users as soon as a breach has been detected.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11423004> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11423004>

 

Kiwi firms "underestimating risk" of cyber attacks

New Zealand companies are failing to realise the need to insure against cyber attacks, despite a growing number of incidents, according to a top commercial insurance expert.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571205/kiwi-firms-underestimating-risk-cyber-attacks/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571205/kiwi-firms-underestimating-risk-cyber-attacks/>

 

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US judge orders seizure of foreign domains owned by Chinese company

A federal judge in New York has ordered dozens of global domains owned by the Chinese company Fengtao Software to be seized, for its social media accounts to be blocked, and for payment processors to cut off their services to the company.

< <http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/us-judge-orders-seizure-of-foreign-domains-owned-by-chinese-company/> http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/us-judge-orders-seizure-of-foreign-domains-owned-by-chinese-company/>

 

This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a Chinese software biz

A New York court has tried to knock DVD ripping software biz Fengtao offline by issuing an injunction against its domain names, social networking accounts and online payment systems. Judge Vernon Broderick ordered that dozens of domain names including DVDFab.com, DVDFab.net, DVDFab.jp, DVDFab.de, Ray-ripper.us, Boooya.org and CopyBiuRay.us be taken off the internet.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/new_york_injunction_fengtao/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/new_york_injunction_fengtao/>

 

>From TedCruz.ca to TaylorSwift.porn: How the golden age of domain-trolling was born

The 2016 race has scarcely begun, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz already has an image problem.

< <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/03/25/from-tedcruz-ca-to-taylorswift-porn-how-the-golden-age-of-domain-trolling-was-born/> http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/03/25/from-tedcruz-ca-to-taylorswift-porn-how-the-golden-age-of-domain-trolling-was-born/>

 

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?When will IPv4 become obsolete??

On Reddit?s forum devoted to networking ? r/networking ? a user asks: ?I know that IPv4 is all out of addresses, and most devices are running both IPv4 and IPv6. How long is it going to take before we no longer see both addresses on a device, but only IPv6? 5 years? 10 years? 20 years? Does anyone have an estimate??

< <http://www.networkworld.com/article/2901023/lan-wan/when-will-ipv4-become-obsolete.html> http://www.networkworld.com/article/2901023/lan-wan/when-will-ipv4-become-obsolete.html>

 

IPv6 Security Myth #10: Deploying IPv6 is Too Risky by Chris Grundemann

After a quick break to catch our breath (and read all those IPv6 Security Resources), it's now time to look at our tenth and final IPv6 Security Myth. In many ways this myth is the most important myth to bust. Let's take a look at why... Myth: Deploying IPv6 Makes My Network Less Secure... I can hear you asking "But what about all those security challenges we identified in the other myths?"

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150325_ipv6_security_myth_10_deploying_ipv6_is_too_risky/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150325_ipv6_security_myth_10_deploying_ipv6_is_too_risky/>

 

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Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report

Akamai Technologies, Inc. released its Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform?, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K readiness, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

< <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-032515.html> http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-032515.html>

 

Weebly introduces program for domain name registrars and hosts

Website builder Weebly launched a new program for domain name registrars and webhosts today, enabling them to offer Weebly?s website creation tool to their customers.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/weebly-introduces-program-for-domain-name-registrars-and-hosts/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/weebly-introduces-program-for-domain-name-registrars-and-hosts/>

 

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- DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET

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Heritage Auctions accepting submissions for summer domain name auction

Heritage Auctions is planning another live domain name auction for early this summer.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/heritage-auctions-accepting-submissions-for-summer-domain-name-auction/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/heritage-auctions-accepting-submissions-for-summer-domain-name-auction/>

 

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY

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au: Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam

The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/571223/data-retention-debate-labor-has-vacated-field-says-ludlam/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/571223/data-retention-debate-labor-has-vacated-field-says-ludlam/>

 

 

 

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