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On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM, David Goldstein
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> CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by Thomas
> Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>
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> SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/>
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> Governments go on a kill-crazy rampage with new two-letter domain veto
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> <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>
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> Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?
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> <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor>
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> ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data
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> <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data>
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> Three-Quarters Of Donuts New gTLD Domains Being Renewed
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/>
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> Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites
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> <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-third-internet-sites>
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> Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites
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> <https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html>
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> Auction for 2 Contention Sets Slated for 25 March 2015
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> 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.
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> <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-23mar15-en>
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> ICANN Announces 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement Project for the
> Root Key Signing Key
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> 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.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-03-23-en>
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> CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by Thomas
> Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill
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> Members and participants of the Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing
> ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) met in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23-24
> March 2015.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>
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> Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in Latin America and
> North America in 2016
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> 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.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-23-en>
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> Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2017 and 2018
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> 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.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-23-en>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah to Caren Marks
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> .KINDER new gTLD
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-marks-20mar15-en.pdf>
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> ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Secura GmbH
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> 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.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-24-en>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah to Boubker Seddik Badr, Director of Digital
> Economy | Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy,
> Government of Morocco
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> New gTLD application for .TATA
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-badr-23mar15.pdf>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah, Manager Legal | Tata Sons Limited, to Chetan Nage
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> New gTLD application for .TATA
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-nage-23mar15.pdf>
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> ICANN Calls For Interests In Hosting Meetings From Mid-2016 To 2018
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> ICANN has called for expressions of interests from potential hosts for
> meetings from June 2016 to October 2018.
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/23/icann-interests-hosting-meetings/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-interests-hosting-meetings.html>
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> Time To Reform ICANN For Real Accountability
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> 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.
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> <http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/24/time-to-reform-icann-for-real-accountability/>
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> Caught on camera: ICANN CEO slams the internet's kingmakers
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> 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.
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> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/icann_ceo_iana_transition/>
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> Identify.com terminated
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> ICANN has terminated the accreditation of defunct registrar Identify.com
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> <http://domainincite.com/18227-identify-com-terminated>
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> Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended
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> 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.
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> <http://www.switch.ch/news/contract-extension/>
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> SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017
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> 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.
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension.html>
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> Switch renews contract for .ch domain management with Ofcom
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> 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.
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> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-renews-contract-for-ch-domain-management-with-ofcom--1072843>
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> Verisign adds 750,000 .com names instantly with reporting change
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> Verisign has boosted its reportable .com domain count by almost 750,000 by
> starting to count expired and suspended names.
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> <http://domainincite.com/18213-verisign-adds-750000-com-names-instantly-with-reporting-change>
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> .KY Domains Available For All In September 2015
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> .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.
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2015.html>
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> ICTA Makes Changes to dot KY Domain
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> 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.
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> <http://www.icta.ky/announcements/icta-makes-changes-to-dot-ky-domain>
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> Nigeria registers 80,000 domain names in three years
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> ABOUT 80, 000 Nigeria?s ccTLD name, the .ng have so far been registered in
> the country since the campaign began in 2012.
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> <http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/03/nigeria-registers-80000-domain-names-in-three-years/>
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> NZ registers 50,000 .nz names direct at second level
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> Since launching in September 2014, over 50,000 .nz names direct at the
> second level have been registered in New Zealand.
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> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nz-registers-50000-nz-names-direct-at-second-level--1073015>
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> New Zealand adds 6,245 .nz domain names in February
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> 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.
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> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-6245-nz-domain-names-in-february--1073014>
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> ICM Registry Cuts Price on .xxx Domain Names
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> 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.
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> <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=192570>
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> ICM's Price Cut on .XXX
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> 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.
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> <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
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> ICANN has confirmed to new gTLD registries that governments now get to
> unilaterally block two-letter domains that match their home ccTLDs.
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> <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>
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> Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?
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> 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?
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> <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-doctor>
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> Cost v benefit: assessing the ?.porn?, ?.adult?, ?.sucks? defensive
> registration proposition
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> 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?
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> <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=8a8bf1b8-8af0-4892-b896-da3b3f9e8626>
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> Should Brands Book a .Sucks or .Porn Domain?
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> 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?
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> <http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/should-brands-book-sucks-or-porn-domain-163652>
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> ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data
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> ICANN?s projection that new gTLDs will see renewals of between 25% and 50%
> is not based on empirical data from new gTLD registries.
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> <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-on-registry-data>
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> Day 4
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> 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).
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> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/day-4/>
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> Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 3
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> 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/>
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> Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 2
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> 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%.
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> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-2/>
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> 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/>
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> 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.
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> <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23628>
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-renewed.html>
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> 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>
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> 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/>
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> Are you surprised by Donuts? renewal rates?
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> 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/>
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> 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>
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> 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>
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> 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>
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> ?.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>
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> 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/>
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> 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>
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> 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>
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> 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/>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
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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>
>
>
>
> 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>
>
>
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> 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/>
>
>
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> 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/>
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> 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>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> 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>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES
>
> **********************
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - IPv4/IPv6
>
> **********************
>
> ?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>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - MISCELLANEOUS
>
> **********************
>
> 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>
>
>
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
>
> **********************
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
> **************************
>
> GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
>
> **************************
>
> 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/>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------
>
> David Goldstein
>
>  email: david at goldsteinreport.com
>  web:   http://goldsteinreport.com
>
>  phone: +61 418 228 605 ? mobile / +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home
>
> "Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time
> you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery
>
>
>
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